Flagg Paints the Instrument Makers

FLAGG PAINTS THE INSTRUMENT MAKERS

In 1907, American illustrator James Montgomery Flagg found a newspaper clipping about a remote town in Germany called Markneukirchen,...

Inside the Brooder Box

INSIDE THE BROODER BOX

Huddled under the warm light of the brooder box is a lively new clutch of guinea fowl keets. I set up my stool and dive into the scene...

 
 
 
The Cult of the British Naturalists

THE CULT OF THE BRITISH NATURALISTS

A group of British artists of the nineteenth century hung out with the painters living in rural France. They were especially inspired...

OIL PAINTING WITH TEXTURAL EFFECTS

Tutorial video about impasto techniques for oil painting will premiere on YouTube today at 1:00pm New York time. It will be a good...

 
 
 
The Peaceful Watercolors of J. J. Hilder

THE PEACEFUL WATERCOLORS OF J. J. HILDER

Jesse Jewhurst Hilder (1881-1916) was an Australian watercolorist who was adept at softness and simplicity. Here he groups together...

First-Hand Gleanings from Sargent

FIRST-HAND GLEANINGS FROM SARGENT

In his memoir , painter and sculptor Emil Fuchs said he asked John Singer Sargent for permission to paint in the master's presence...

 
 
 
Joe De Mers, American Illustrator

JOE DE MERS, AMERICAN ILLUSTRATOR

Joe De Mers (1910-1984) was a style setter in the mid-20th century illustrated magazines. He painted glamorous women in romantic situations,...

Hsieh Ming Chang

HSIEH MING CHANG

Hsieh Ming Chang is a Taiwanese watercolorist born in 1955. This painting has an upshot angle of a doorway with carvings and decorations....

 
 
 
Before and After Morphine

BEFORE AND AFTER MORPHINE

Spanish painter Santiago Rusiñol (1861-1931) painted a young woman before and after taking morphine. Santiago Rusiñol - Before Morphine,...

Clebsch Maps

CLEBSCH MAPS

Clebsch Maps are a way of visualizing the pattern of dynamic movement within fluids, such as air or water. They're particularly useful...

 
 
 

PAINTING IS SPLASHING COLOR

If only painting were as easy as splashing color on a line drawing. -- How I Paint Dinosaurs

BEGINNER'S DRAWING KITS

Toy Collector Mel Birnkrant shares his copy of the Donald Duck Paint and Crayon Set. It came with a paint brush, mixing cups, 8 wax...

 
 
 

PAINTING IN A WEIRD FOREST

Let's hunt down the weird magic of the wild woods. I carry my sketching gear far into the woods along an overgrown horse trail. It's...

Can you use other artists' work as reference?

CAN YOU USE OTHER ARTISTS' WORK AS REFERENCE?

Painting by Louis Béroud depicting copyists in the Louvre Joe asks: What is your take on illustrators using other painters' work as...

 
 
 

ZBS AUDIO ADVENTURE OF WORLD BENEATH

The audio adventure of Dinotopia: The World Beneath uses music, full-cast dialogue, and immersive effects to transport you to another...

Tyrannosaurus vs. Edmontosaurus

TYRANNOSAURUS VS. EDMONTOSAURUS

One more gouache prelim showing the T. rex attacking an Edmontosaurus. Here's the finished painting.

 
 
 

GOUACHE AS A PRELIMINARY SKETCH MEDIUM

Gouache prelims are a rehearsal for the final oil painting. Gouache feels like oil set for fast forward. Full YouTube video on gouache...

PREPPING FOR COLOR THUMBNAILS

If you have a line drawing of a composition that you want to try out in color, here's what you can do: 1. Scan it and print it at a...

 
 
 

USING GOUACHE FOR PRELIMINARY SK

For quick preliminary sketches, there's nothing like gouache, watercolor, and water-soluble colored pencils. I use them in combination...

Complexity is a Hierarchy of Abstractions

COMPLEXITY IS A HIERARCHY OF ABSTRACTIONS

Self portrait by František Kupka One of the technologies that is rapidly emerging is neural networks, but scientists are just beginning...

 
 
 



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 ...

Humble Pizza Restaurant / Child Studio

Humble Pizza Restaurant / Child Studio

© Chieh Huang and Alexey Kostikov Architects: Child Studio Location: 342 King's Rd, Chelsea, London SW3 5UR, United Kingdom Category: Restaurant Area: 120.0 m2 Project Year... Read more ...

MT TITLIS Club / Matrix Design

MT TITLIS Club / Matrix Design

Swimming pool. Image © Shenzhen Shi Xiang Wan He Cultural Communication Co., Ltd. Architects: Matrix Design Location: No. 11, Sanhuan Road East, Shishan Town, Nanhai District... Read more ...

Abstract Expressionism Contemporary Art “The Waiting” by Abstract Artist...

Abstract Expressionism Contemporary Art “The Waiting” by Abstract Artist Cynthia A. Berg

A tiny treasure waiting and growing, counting time for just the right moment. 24"x18"x1.5" Acrylic on Panel/Available Read more ...

Cedar and Stone House / Mago Architecture

Cedar and Stone House / Mago Architecture

Courtesy of Mago Architecture Architects: Mago Architecture Location: United States Category: Houses Lead Architect: Hannibal Newsom Area: 3800.0 ft2 Project Year: 2018 Read more ...

Contemporary Art, Abstract Painting, Expressionism, Mixed Media, “COME...

Contemporary Art, Abstract Painting, Expressionism, Mixed Media, “COME CLOSER” by Contemporary Artist Liz Thoresen

40"x30"x2" Mixed Media on Cradled Board/Available Read more ...

Quintas House / Etéreo Arquitectos

Quintas House / Etéreo Arquitectos

© Jimena Montenegro Architects: Etéreo Arquitectos Location: Tafí Viejo, Argentina Category: Houses Team: Santiago Vittar, Daniel Tello, Diego Madrid, María Alexia Diaz Area... Read more ...

Contemporary Impressionist Colorado Landscape Painting, Fine Art Oil...

Contemporary Impressionist Colorado Landscape Painting, Fine Art Oil Painting “Nature's Legacy” by Colorado Contemporary Fine Artist Jody Ahrens

Pretend the abandoned mining town is not there, and you get a glimpse of what this 11,000 foot mountain top has been like for centuries. A carefully selected palette and Jody's... Read more ...

D2 Townhouse / Jake Moulson Architects

D2 Townhouse / Jake Moulson Architects

© Tim Crocker Architects: Jake Moulson Architects Location: Dublin, Ireland Category: Renovation Lead Architect: Jake Moulson Area: 750.0 m2 Project Year: 2017 Photographs: Tim... Read more ...

L2 Residence / Telles Arquitetura

L2 Residence / Telles Arquitetura

© Leonardo Finotti Architects: Telles Arquitetura Location: Barra da Tijuca, Brazil Category: Houses Lead Architect: Bernardo Telles Area: 442.0 m2 Project Year... Read more ...

Vingerhoedskruid. Hummelo, The Netherlands

Vingerhoedskruid. Hummelo, The Netherlands

Foxgloves. Vingerhoedskruid. Hummelo, The Netherlands. Oil on panel. 30 x 24 cm. Read more ...