The Art of Storytelling

THE ART OF STORYTELLING

Yellow Ribbon - Heather Theurer - 14x11 oil on board As the years have passed and I've experienced more of life, I've discovered with...

Avengers: No Surrender

AVENGERS: NO SURRENDER

Around a month ago, Marvel Comics commissioned me a set of four connecting covers for the "No Surrender" storyline from the Avengers...

 
 
 
Still MORE Things for the Holidays

STILL MORE THINGS FOR THE HOLIDAYS

Above: Art by Todd Schorr This is something of an "also for your consideration" addition to Howard Lyon's post last Friday... which...

Artist of the Month: Frederick Remington

ARTIST OF THE MONTH: FREDERICK REMINGTON

William O'Connor Dash for the Timberline 1889 "My drawing is done entirely from memory. I never use a camera now. The interesting never...

 
 
 
Some Things for the Holidays

SOME THINGS FOR THE HOLIDAYS

You might be looking for something for yourself or another artist in your life, this time of year. I'll list some books I have recently...

The One Thing I Look For in Portfolio Reviews

THE ONE THING I LOOK FOR IN PORTFOLIO REVIEWS

I review a lot of portfolios in a year. Between conventions and seminars and events and emails and classes I teach, I've guesstimated...

 
 
 
10 Things.Painting Like a Writer

10 THINGS.PAINTING LIKE A WRITER

Flow...one of my stream-of-consciousness pieces...but even when the elements barely relate, it still has to work compositionally Creative...

The Modern Dragon

THE MODERN DRAGON

It's the 21st century and Dragons Still Exist. Dragons are mythical creatures that have somehow clung on as useful symbols for all...

 
 
 
Some Thoughts on Master Studies

SOME THOUGHTS ON MASTER STUDIES

As we grow and develop in life one of the many ways we learn is through the emulation of others. Whether we copy someone else's way...

Studio Safety, Part 1:  Ventilation

STUDIO SAFETY, PART 1: VENTILATION

In this article we are going to cover proper studio ventilation for the artist, with a focus on dealing with solvents. We will cover...

 
 
 
Coloring Contest Winners!

COLORING CONTEST WINNERS!

Moonlight Reverie by Annie Stegg Gerard We are excited to announce the winners of our Muddy Colors Coloring Contest! The challenge...

Art in a Political Age

ART IN A POLITICAL AGE

Diego Rivera I think we can all agree we're in a crazypants time right now, and more than ever, thanks in large part to the advent...

 
 
 
Up & Coming

UP & COMING

It's no secret that I had always dreamt of becoming a professional artist when I grew up. I was in a constant search for knowledge-and...

Familiar Faces

FAMILIAR FACES

Desires - 2016 - Model - Naomi Giancola There is nothing quite like using a friend or loved one as a source of inspiration to drive...

 
 
 
'Turn Down' Throwing down some ink

'TURN DOWN' THROWING DOWN SOME INK

Hey folks, for this months post I thought I'd take you on a journey with me through the inking of a piece called 'Turn Down'. So I...

ART TIP OF THE MONTH 5

There's so much to learn when you're slinging paint and pencil, so here's the fourth installment in my new monthly segment, Muddy Colors:...

 
 
 
Prince Marko and the Dragon

PRINCE MARKO AND THE DRAGON

A few weeks ago, I came back from Serbia where I attended a variety of promotional activities regarding the publication of my new book...

Taking Time to Explore

TAKING TIME TO EXPLORE

I hope that I am always a student first, and an artist second. It is how I have approached my career as to this point and I plan to...

 
 
 
Remember, Remember

REMEMBER, REMEMBER

As we all recover from our tryptophan comas we'd like to take a moment to remind you about a couple upcoming events. We are excited...

Happy Thanksgiving!

HAPPY THANKSGIVING!

From all of us at Muddy Colors! We hope you'll all find a little bit of time today to reflect on the blessings in your life that you...

 
 
 



Selestranda House / bark arkitekter

Selestranda House / bark arkitekter

© Lise Bjelland Architects: bark arkitekter Location: Time, Norway Architect In Charge: Katrine Grimnes Area: 88.0 m2 Project Year: 2016 Photographs: Lise... Read more ...

☆☆우르르쾅쾅 번개모임☆☆

☆☆우르르쾅쾅 번개모임☆☆

올해 얼마남지 않은 시간에 번개 스케치 합니다 1.장소:스타필드 고양 2.일시:2017.12.18.월요일 10:30 3층 푸드코트 입구 3.기타등등:주차비 무료 Read more ...

Contemporary Fine Art Map Print, "TEXAS TWILIGHT-WINDMILL" by Contemporary...

Contemporary Fine Art Map Print, "TEXAS TWILIGHT-WINDMILL" by Contemporary Artist Brian Billow

16"x20" Mixed Media on Paper $49.00 Read more ...

Aarhus School of Architecture Reveals Winners of Drawing of the Year 2017

Aarhus School of Architecture Reveals Winners of Drawing of the Year 2017

1st prize - The One Day Unit / Charles Weinberg and Shai Ben Ami. Image Courtesy of Arkitektskolan Aarhus The Aarhus School of Architecture has revealed the winners of their... Read more ...

Female Portrait Oil Painting “Wedding Day” by Illinois Artist Marilyn Weisberg

Female Portrait Oil Painting “Wedding Day” by Illinois Artist Marilyn Weisberg

It's a summer wedding. She's the bride, a bridesmaid, or just a guest. Imagine a cool breeze at the end of a balmy day, a shimmering lake, and music floating through the air... Read more ...

Colorful Contemporary Abstract Collage Art Painting "Forest Footpath" by...

Colorful Contemporary Abstract Collage Art Painting "Forest Footpath" by Santa Fe Contemporary Artist Melanie Birk

12"x12" Mixed Media on Canvas/Available $250.00 Read more ...

Christmas Card Competition 2017

Christmas Card Competition 2017

People of Boulder, It's been a while since the last Boulder media artblog competition, but we thought we'd try and end the year on a high by announcing an in-house artblog... Read more ...

Red Art,Contemporary Abstract Fine Art Painting “Dimensions of Passion” by...

Red Art,Contemporary Abstract Fine Art Painting “Dimensions of Passion” by Intuitive Artist Joan Fullerton

FRESH OFF THE EASEL... 24"x24" Acrylic on Cradled Panel/sold Commissions welcome. Visit to Read more ...

Pinwhell House / CEEarch

Pinwhell House / CEEarch

© VietLu Architects: CEEarch Location: Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam Architect In Charge: Ho Hung Cuong Area: 111.8 m2 Project Year: 2016 Photographs: VietLu © VietLu Text... Read more ...

New Pastel 18x24

New Pastel 18x24

Price On Request This new pastel is one of the latest I've completed. I have been working on several this a autumn and will post them as they are completed. I have some ideas... Read more ...