Emil Hünten's Preliminaries

EMIL HÜNTEN'S PRELIMINARIES

Emil Johann Hünten (1827 - 1902) was a German military painter who studied in Paris and Düsseldorf. Emil Hünten, Frederick the Great...

Al Parker Book Review

AL PARKER BOOK REVIEW

In recent years, the leading midcentury American illustrators, such as Tom Lovell , Coby Whitmore , Harry Anderson , and Albert Dorne...

 
 
 
Rusiñol's Gardens

RUSIÑOL'S GARDENS

A previous post on Santiago Rusiñol (1861 - 1931) showed a woman before and after taking morphine. But Rusiñol was probably best known...

Miyazaki: Digging into the Subconscious

MIYAZAKI: DIGGING INTO THE SUBCONSCIOUS

Watercolor concept art by Hayao Miyazaki Animation director Hayao Miyazaki said: “I try to dig deep into the well of my subconscious." Watercolor...

 
 
 
Humans Team Up with Computers to "Breed" Images

HUMANS TEAM UP WITH COMPUTERS TO "BREED" IMAGES

Here's a piece of digital art made by ArtBreeder , a website that generates images by machine learning, and then lets you "crossbreed"...

The Posters of Ludwig Hohlwein

THE POSTERS OF LUDWIG HOHLWEIN

Ludwig Hohlwein (1874-1949) produced simple and recognizable poster designs that influenced many graphic artists in his time. From...

 
 
 

PAINTING AN OLD SCHOOLHOUSE IN WATERCOLOR

I visit the Machado School in Morgan Hill, California, painting the back of the building. I share some instructional tips for rendering...

Nihonga Painting

NIHONGA PAINTING

Nihonga painting by Takeuchi Seiho Nihonga is the name for a a water-based painting tradition from East Asia that uses some opaque...

 
 
 
A Dinotopia Procession

A DINOTOPIA PROCESSION

Here's an unpublished Dinotopia painting. I painted it as a possible cover design for an FAO Schwartz catalog. But we went with another...

Wildlife Art Show Opens Tomorrow in Cincinnati

WILDLIFE ART SHOW OPENS TOMORROW IN CINCINNATI

An exhibit of over 250 pieces of original wildlife artwork by 80 contemporary artists-including three of my dinosaur paintings-opens...

 
 
 
Dark Crystal: Behind the Scenes

DARK CRYSTAL: BEHIND THE SCENES

When Netflix released the fantasy series "Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance," they also shared a behind-the-scenes documentary called...

CURE FOR STUDIO FATIGUE: POLKA!

Randall asks: "How do you keep awake and concentrating during long work stretches?" James Gurney: "First I try some yoga stretches,...

 
 
 
William John Leech

WILLIAM JOHN LEECH

William John Leech often asked his first wife, Elizabeth Saurine, to model for him. Several of his paintings feature her elegant profile. William...

New Book on Austin Briggs

NEW BOOK ON AUSTIN BRIGGS

Austin Briggs is one of my favorite illustrators of the mid-20th century, based on what I have read about him in the Famous Artists...

 
 
 
Cincinnati to host wildlife Show

CINCINNATI TO HOST WILDLIFE SHOW

A special exhibit of artwork by contemporary wildlife artists, including three of my dinosaur paintings, opens on September 12 at the...

Burger Hill, from below

BURGER HILL, FROM BELOW

Burger Hill near Rhinebeck commands a lofty vista of the Catskills and it's a favorite sledding spot in the winter. Drayton Grant Park...

 
 
 

PAINTING A DETAILED SCENE AT THE COUNTY FAIR

I visit the Dutchess County Fair and paint the colorful cotton candy trailer. In the video I offer 12 tips that help me create the...

The Lot Behind the Car Dealer

THE LOT BEHIND THE CAR DEALER

It's late afternoon and the sun is setting behind the car dealership in Kingston. I'm struck by a view that looks back to the lot where...

 
 
 
New Article: Sketching at the Airport

NEW ARTICLE: SKETCHING AT THE AIRPORT

My next article in International Artist Magazine is about sketching at the airport. Here's a tip: The international terminals have...

BRANDON'S ESSENTIAL ART BOOKS

Thanks to concept artist and illustrator Brandon Dayton for listing "Color and Light" as one of his top four basic art instruction...

 
 
 



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 ...

Contemporary Impressionism Pumpkin Picking Art Original Oil Painting

Contemporary Impressionism Pumpkin Picking Art Original Oil Painting

Pumpkin Picking oil on panel 6x6 inch It's that time of year! The mornings are cool and crisp. Afternoons are warm and sunny. Pumpkin everything, hot cider, flannel shirts and... Read more ...

Glass Sculpture, Fine Art “RED STARBURST ON GRAY” by Florida Contemporary...

Glass Sculpture, Fine Art “RED STARBURST ON GRAY” by Florida Contemporary Artist Mary Ann Ziegler

This starburst is a dramatic red on gray. It can be hung with no visible hardware so it appears to be floating on your wall. The dimensional piece can be seen as an accent... Read more ...

Contemporary Art, Abstract Expressionist Fine Art Painting, Art for Sale “FLIRT

Contemporary Art, Abstract Expressionist Fine Art Painting, Art for Sale “FLIRT

10"x10"x1.5" Acrylic on Cradled Panel/Available $150 View Purchase info HERE This painting is one of a series of twelve. They are sold separately, but would exhibit beautifully... Read more ...

Abstract Contemporary Art Painting “SHOOTING STARS“ by Santa Fe Contemporary...

Abstract Contemporary Art Painting “SHOOTING STARS“ by Santa Fe Contemporary Artist Sandra Duran Wilson

This little painting is part of my galaxy series. It has interference paints that really glow and change colors when viewed from different angles. It is painted on panel and... Read more ...

Mark Webster - Abstract Futurist Chess Player Oil Painting

Mark Webster - Abstract Futurist Chess Player Oil Painting

Mark Webster - Futurist Chess Player Oil Painting - Abstract Geometric Portrait Oil Painting. 10x8" Oil on Canvas. Check Availability MarkAdamWebster.com Read more ...

Abstract Contemporary Art Painting “SHOOTING STARS“ by Santa Fe Contemporary...

Abstract Contemporary Art Painting “SHOOTING STARS“ by Santa Fe Contemporary Artist Sandra Duran Wilson

This little painting is part of my galaxy series. It has interference paints that really glow and change colors when viewed from different angles. It is painted on panel and... Read more ...

Tamron to Release 20mm, 24mm, and 35mm f/2.8 Lenses for Sony E-Mount

Tamron to Release 20mm, 24mm, and 35mm f/2.8 Lenses for Sony E-Mount

It's a great Friday for the gear lovers out there. First, Fujifilm revealed the X-Pro3 with a very interesting hidden LCD concept; then, Ricoh announced the development of a... Read more ...

KTM Motohall / HOFBAUER LIEBMANN WIMMESBERGER architekten + X Architekten

KTM Motohall / HOFBAUER LIEBMANN WIMMESBERGER architekten + X Architekten

© Hufton + Crow Architects: HOFBAUER LIEBMANN WIMMESBERGER architekten , X Architekten Location: Mattighofen, Austria Category: Showroom Lead Architects: Peter Wimmesberger... Read more ...

Last week on Art With a Needle

Last week on Art With a Needle

If feeling sorry for yourself qualifies as performance art, I had a very arty week. Trying to not walk around any more than necessary on the broken ankle, I read books, did... Read more ...

Tadadadada BATMAN!

Tadadadada BATMAN!

Tadadadada BATMAN! I heard it was Batman day today! pascalcampion Read more ...