Sunday, January 29, 2023
Cats Juggling Balls
Cats Juggling Balls by Utagawa Kuniyoshi (1797-1861) According to the Ōta Memorial Museum of Art, "Kuniyoshi was an ukiyo-e artist w...
Saturday, January 28, 2023
Botanical Art or Plein-Air Painting?
Is there a difference between botanical art and plein-air painting? While both may result in attractive images of plants, the botanical art...
Friday, January 27, 2023
The Mackays of Scotland have a clan badge that says "Manu Forti," which means "with a strong hand." When I was just 13 y...
Thursday, January 26, 2023
Susan asks: "Do you recommend black umbrellas for plein-air artists?" No, I really don't. Here's why I don't think a b...
Wednesday, January 25, 2023
Alice in Larvaeland
No, it's not AI art—not digital either. I painted it for fun in acrylic during lunch break while I was a 22-year-old working as a backgr...
Monday, January 23, 2023
Sign painters and show-card artists in the golden age of penmanship had a variety of styles of applying shadows to make letters stand out. A...
Sunday, January 22, 2023
Developing Neural Pathways
Learning to paint requires developing two different sets of neural pathways. One is the cognitive / perceptual skill of strategic observati...
Saturday, January 21, 2023
The Rhinecliff Hotel
The Rhinecliff Hotel overlooks the Hudson River alongside the railroad tracks. For many years it was the scene of lively Irish music session...
Friday, January 20, 2023
The Death King Louis II of Hungary
Louis II was a king of Hungary whose life was framed with drama. At his premature birth he was kept alive by court doctors who killed animal...
Thursday, January 19, 2023
Head Study in Watercolor
Head of a Woman (1893) by Julian Fałat (Polish:1853-1929), watercolor on paper, National Museum, Warsaw Julian Falat studied in Kraków and ...
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