Category Archives: other artists

Train wrecks, Car crashes, and Paintings in need of Triage…

Detail from “The Gross Clinic” by the 19th century American painter Thomas Eakins.  The entire painting may be viewed below the fold, but I warn you, it ain’t for the faint of heart… Yesterday I announced I’ve been working a … Continue reading

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Raymar Contest Finalist for July 2012…

I was packing up the last few bits and pieces from my downtown studio with the plans of moving everything back into my home studio when I received an email from a friend congratulating me as one of the finalists … Continue reading

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From the Dept. of Good Health & Safety Practices – as applied to using Oil Paints…

Clearly, I have been going about painting pictures in the wrong manner… (Source: http://www.odditycentral.com/videos/indian-artist-paints-with-his-tongue.html) Indian Artist Paints with His Tongue By Sumitra on March 6th, 2012 Category: Art, Videos Now here’s a hobby that’s bound to leave a bad aftertaste. Ani K, from Kerala, … Continue reading

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Speculating on Sorolla…

Okay, if you are an artist or painter and have met me in person, or if you are a friend, or know of me by reputation – then you probably know I am a certified Sorolla Nut. Meaning, a slobbering … Continue reading

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A Basic Rule of Thumb…

Pssst!  Come over here!  Yes, I’ve got the secret to becoming successful painter! Guaranteed to make you rich and famous as an artist. To be lauded and toasted amongst your peers and patrons alike. It’s soooo simple and easy! All you have … Continue reading

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Abstract Realism…

I was recently cruising the web and stumbled across Sherrie McGraw’s lovely site filled with wonderful painting and interesting text. And on it was a short essay she wrote that really clicked with me. I encourage you to read it because I think she … Continue reading

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The Academic Way…

Here are three short clips of a lecture given by Michael John Angel, of the Angel Academy of Art in Florence, Italy. In them, Mr. Angel provides a quick overview of his academy’s instructional methods. (With his talk essentially becoming … Continue reading

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