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  • September 23, 2020

    In his latest instructional video, TRIADS: Painting with Three Colors, painter James Gurney explores three color palettes and gives a good introduction to the basic concepts of painting with limited palettes. Though not specifically about triadic color schemes in the classic sense (in which the […]

  • September 23, 2020

    Sunny Autumn Day by George Inness Oil on canvas, approximately 32 x 42 in. (81 x 106 cm). Link is to the Cleveland Museum of Art, which has the original in its collection and offers both a zoomable and downloadable version of the image. It’s Read More ... […]

  • September 22, 2020

    Jakob Schmutzer Was an Austrian artist active in the late 18th and early 19th centuries. He was primarily an engraver, and also a painter, but what I find most appealing, and what you will find most often if you research his work on the internet, Read More ... […]

  • September 22, 2020

    Legendary animator Richard Williams chased his masterpiece, The Thief and The Cobbler, the way Captain Ahab chased Moby Dick.  "The path to my fixed purpose," cried Ahab, "is laid with iron rails, whereon my soul is grooved to run."  Neither man could swerve from the rails […]

  • September 21, 2020

    When I first saw The Wizard of Oz movie as a kid, it scared the living crap out of me. It was not until years later that I fell in love with the cast of characters. I have wanted to … Continue reading &rarr […]

  • September 21, 2020

    Runner up this week goes to Mark Williams Really well done! And the win goes to... HerrD! What an imagination you have! This is both terrifying and tragic. Well done you! Your prize will be posted to the blog later … Continue reading &rarr […]