PATHWAY INTO THE GLACIER

Pathway into Nekron's glacier, a background painting from the Bakshi/Frazetta animated film Fire and Ice, cel-vinyl acrylic, 8 x 10.”

IMAGINEFX MAGAZINE REVIEWS "GRADIENTS"

I'm honored that my video "Gradients" received an "Artist's Choice" ★★★★★ award from ImagineFX magazine. Here's the review:"Meets the...

 
 
 

YOUR QUESTIONS ABOUT PLEIN-AIR PAINTING IN OIL

On Instagram, I posted about this plein-air still life in oil, and some of you had questions: fefecru : "Can I ask you what umbrella...

HOWARD BRODIE'S PORTRAITS

Joe DiMaggio by Howard Brodie, 12x16" 1936 Before he worked as a war reporter and a courtroom sketch artist, Howard Brodie (1915-2010)...

 
 
 

AROUND THE FEASTING TABLE

Wishing you and the colorful characters in your life a happy Thanksgiving.

BOOKS ARE ON THEIR WAY

If you ordered a signed book today or yesterday, your package is on its way. Signed books from my website

 
 
 

'NATURE IS ALWAYS NEW'

Ivan Shishkin, Flowers at the Fence, oil, 1880 Vladimir-Suzdal Museum-Reserve Shishkin said: "Nature is always new and always ready...

BROCK'S PARIS SK

C.E. Brock, pen & ink, 8" x 8" , 1902 Charles E. Brock was an English illustrator who produced a series of illustrations for William...

 
 
 

DINOTOPIA BACK IN STOCK

Signed copies of the Dinotopia hardback book are back in stock in our web store.

FEATURE ARTICLE ON PETER HELCK

Illustrator Peter Helck (1893-1988) is featured this month in an entire single issue of Illustration Magazine. Photo by Alvis UpitisHelck...

 
 
 

INSIDE THE FAMOUS ARTISTS SCHOOL

The Famous Artists School, which was formed more than 70 years ago, was an early pioneer of remote learning. Some tantalizing glimpses...

USING TRAFFIC CONES FOR STREET PAINTING

After yesterday's YouTube video , Chelsea White asked: "Wait, you can do that?? You can just go to a library and politely ask to borrow...

 
 
 

PAINTING MAIN STREET AT PORT JEFF

This is the view looking across E. Main from the library in Port Jefferson, New York. I've already had one guy park in front of me,...

REVIEW OF GRAPHIC WITNESS: FIVE WORDLESS GRAPHIC NOVELS

Telling a story purely with illustrations is a challenge not unlike making a silent movie. There can be dramatic moments of action...

 
 
 

MONSTER EYE

Eye of an underwater monster, background art from the Bakshi / Frazetta animated film “ Fire and Ice ,” 1983, acrylic and airbrush. Here's...

WYETH AND MORE IN ALBANY

There are four great exhibitions going on in Albany, and they're all in one museum: The Albany Institute of History and Art. The first...

 
 
 

PIPELINE OF MEANING

Our eyes work with our brain to make sense of the world. At any given moment our conscious attention is fixated on one spot, but we're...

GRAPHENE PROTECTS PAINTINGS FROM FADING

In Vincent van Gogh's sunflower paintings, some of the red lead pigments have turned white because of the reactions of paint impurities...

 
 
 

BRANCH AUTONOMY THEORY

By thinking of a tree as an individual organism, we misunderstand it. It's better to think of a tree as a colony of branches. According...

SKETCHING ON THE SUBWAY

In 1980 Tom Kinkade and I decided to take a summer off from art school to ride the freight trains across America from California to...

 
 
 



Emma Elliott presents new marble sculptures at on form 18

Emma Elliott presents new marble sculptures at on form 18

Emma Elliott is one of forty sculptors selected for on form 18, a biennial exhibition of sculpture in stone at Asthall Manor in the Cotswolds. She joins world renowned and... Read more ...

Intervention at the Mies van der Rohe Pavilion Reflects on the...

Intervention at the Mies van der Rohe Pavilion Reflects on the Rehabilitation of Large-scale Housing Blocks

© Anna Mas The Mies van der Rohe foundation presents “ Never Demolish ” a temporary intervention by curators Ilka and Andreas Ruby that explores the “ Transformation of 530... Read more ...

House in Amatepec / Manuel Cervantes Estudio

House in Amatepec / Manuel Cervantes Estudio

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Smooth skating, Edward Gorey

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Hypnotic tales, Richard Scala

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It's the Devil I love, Aeron Alfrey

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Te Kanegson Enigma

Te Kanegson Enigma

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BIG Designs European AI and Cybersecurity Hub in Bratislava

BIG Designs European AI and Cybersecurity Hub in Bratislava

© Bjarke Ingels Group and Bloom Bjarke Ingels Group revealed the design for a tech campus in Bratislava , an urban village of interconnected buildings organized around a... Read more ...

PowerHYDE / billionBricks Homes / billionBricks + Architecture BRIO

PowerHYDE / billionBricks Homes / billionBricks + Architecture BRIO

BillionBricks Location: Math Jalgaon, Maharashtra, India Project Year: 2021 Photographs: Photographix Photographs: Read more ...

Brazilian Houses: 10 Designs with Rustic Stone Flooring

Brazilian Houses: 10 Designs with Rustic Stone Flooring

Montemor House / Brasil Arquitetura. Nowadays, many architects have been looking for inspiration in traditional techniques, adapting them to more contemporary designs. In this... Read more ...

Tony Kushner, Oracle of the Upper West Side

The most important living American playwright has a number of new projects on the horizon - and plenty more to say about how to make and enjoy art in an era of ongoing turbulence. Read more ...