Creature of the Rondout Lagoon

CREATURE OF THE RONDOUT LAGOON

Something disturbed the deep waters of Rondout Creek. View this post on Instagram A post shared by James Gurney Just when I thought...

ARTISTS COLLABORATE WITH MUSEUMS TO EXPLORE TECHNIQUES

A growing number of art museums have teamed up with practicing artists to explore the painting methods of historical painters. Watercolor...

 
 
 

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...

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...

 
 
 

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...

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...

 
 
 
Thoughts about Bastien-Lepage from Breton

THOUGHTS ABOUT BASTIEN-LEPAGE FROM BRETON

Jules Bastien-Lepage, Portrait of my Grandfather, 1874 In his autobiography, Jules Breton said: "Bastien-Lepage (1848-1884) will leave...

RACES IN SKYBAX CANYON

Will and Cirrus lead the skybax races around ancient demisaurian monuments near Ebulon in Dinotopia's great desert. The painting is...

 
 
 

CORNELIUS VARLEY'S WATERCOLORS

Watercolor can convey a lot of information with simple means. Cornelius Varley This looks like a practice sheet to try different ways...

TURNER'S SMALL WATERCOLOR KITS

J.M.W. Turner's super-portable watercolor set consisted of a small set of cake colors in a leather pocket pouch. He also had slightly...

 
 
 

HOW SACRIFICING DETAIL CAN ADD MOOD

In a new YouTube video I show how I painted this moody morning scene in gouache by sacrificing detail and emphasizing light effects. My...

INFLUENTIAL LANDSCAPE PAINTERS

When the Artists Magazine asked "Who's a painter that changed the course of landscape painting?" the first name that popped into my...

 
 
 

OUTLINE VS. TONAL SHAPES IN FACE RECOGNITION

Which is more important for face recognition: outline or tonal shapes? Jim Carrey and Kevin Costner. According to vision scientists...

TÊTE D'EXPRESSION

Tête d'expression was a traditional art-school exercise involving "a study of the face intended to evoke a particular state of mind:...

 
 
 
Vermeer Restoration Reveals Hidden Cupid

VERMEER RESTORATION REVEALS HIDDEN CUPID

A Vermeer painting has restored to reveal a hidden painting within a painting. Cupid was painted over by another hand after Vermeer's...

ARTHUR DENISON AND THE SUNSTONE

Arthur Denison powers up a strutter with a sunstone. On Instagram , Bo Thornchester asks: "Was Arthur's design based on a real-life...

 
 
 

ABSTRACTED REALISM

Some call it "deconstructed realism," while others call it "disrupted realism" or "abstracted realism." Alex Kanevsky The artwork suggests...

HOW NETFLIX CREATES THUMBNAILS

Netflix offers thousands of choices of shows to watch, but members make their choices based on a single image. Images drive the process. Netflix...

 
 
 

MARIO CAPTION CONTEST WINNERS

Here's a YouTube video showing how I painted that picture of Super Mario beyond the Hudson River. We had a "best caption" contest over...

SUPER MARIO ON THE HUDSON

Gouache painting of Super Mario on the far shore of the Hudson. I'm hosting a contest over on Instagram for the best comment, judged...

 
 
 



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 ...

Sunday Mailbag: Why the Switch?

Q: Why the switch to a newsletter from your blog? I've made your blog a daily stop for a long time, and while I've subscribed to your newsletter I'll miss visiting here to see... Read more ...

Why Amazon Is in Business With Judge Judy

The company hopes a new court show starring the straight-talking judge will help turbocharge its free, ad-supported streaming platform, IMDb TV. Read more ...

Casa de los vacíos / Baquio Arquitectura

Casa de los vacíos / Baquio Arquitectura

Cayambe, Ecuador Project Year: 2021 Photographs: JAG Studio Area: 323.0 m2 Read more ...

Ágora MOB / Estúdio Módulo

Ágora MOB / Estúdio Módulo

Joinville - Santa Catarina, Brazil Project Year: 2021 Photographs: Manuel Sá Photographs: Marcus Damon Area: 80729 ft2 Read more ...

What's on TV This Week: ‘Great Performances' and ‘In the Heights'

PBS's “Great Performances” debuts a Halloween-themed episode. And “In the Heights” airs on HBO. Read more ...

‘Succession' Recap, Season 3, Episode 2: ‘Judasing'

Kendall makes his pitch. Even with his siblings, he sounds like a guest on “Power Lunch.” Read more ...

TED Ankara College Foundation Performing Arts Center / Uygur Architects

TED Ankara College Foundation Performing Arts Center / Uygur Architects

Taşpınar, 2881. Cadde, 06830 Gölbaşı/Ankara, Turkey Project Year: 2020 Photographs: Cemal Emden Area: 9405.0 m2 Read more ...

Still Life Art,Bold Expressive Painting "Peonies and Pears" by Santa Fe...

Still Life Art,Bold Expressive Painting "Peonies and Pears" by Santa Fe Artist Annie O'Brien Gonzales

20 "x16"x 1.5" Acrylic on Canvas/Available Read more ...

Chai de la Borderie House / Office Zola architectes

Chai de la Borderie House / Office Zola architectes

Office Zola architectes Location: 17220 Salles-sur-Mer, France Project Year: 2021 Photographs: Javier Callejas Area: 96.0 m2 Read more ...

4534 circles

4534 circles

Still life, acrylic, 6" x 6" $100 Read more ...