MENZEL AND HIS MODELS

Adolph Menzel, Study of Three Heads, 1898 "Menzel required great efforts from his models, often bringing them to the point of total...

WHY ARE SHEEP SHORN IN FROSTY WEATHER?

Why are sheep shorn in the late fall, as the weather is getting frosty? Don't they need their warm coats? The farm manager explained...

 
 
 

COPYING THE SHEEP SHEARERS

Jean-François Millet (1814-1875) wanted to paint a woman and a man shearing a sheep. He started by sketching the scene in pencil on...

OSCAR REUTERSWÄLD, MASTER OF ILLUSION

Oscar Reuterswäld (1915-2002) has been called the "father of the impossible figure." He created many drawings that looked solid, but...

 
 
 

WATERCOLOR OF ANOTHER ARTIST BY POLENOV

Polenov's watercolor portrait of a another artist at work reminds us of a basic strategy in watercolor painting. In the dress, notice...

SPECTRUM FANTASTIC ART QUARTERLY

The new book called Spectrum Fantastic Art Quarterly takes a fresh look at what's already been published about Frank Frazetta. Instead...

 
 
 

SELF PORTRAIT WITH SLEEPING BABY

There's nothing like a sleeping one-month-old baby to make a new dad sit still for an hour or two. Yeah, that's me, minus 34 years.

SCULPTING A BOBBLE HEAD DOG

I made a little bobblehead sculpture of Smooth to give my son for his birthday. There are basically two types of bobble head designs: 1)...

 
 
 

KOOLASUCHUS NAMED VICTORIA'S STATE FOSSIL

Car-sized monster amphibian Koolasuchus has been chosen by public vote as the state fossil emblem of Victoria, Australia. It was one...

ANISOTROPIC MATERIAL

Some surfaces reflect a different value depending on the angle they're seen by the viewer. This surface property is called anisotropic. Such...

 
 
 

BONGO, THE PLESIADAPIS

Bongo is a good animal to have on your team. He's 3.5 feet long and likes to eat frogs and nuts. He's good at rock climbing, with a...

UNDER A FREEZING WATERFALL

This Japanese woodblock print by Utagawa Kuniyoshi (1797-1861) shows a man sitting under a waterfall. Here's an explanation: "The priest...

 
 
 

HOW TO MAKE AN ART VIDEO

The upcoming issue of International Artist Magazine has my top tips for making art videos. Instead of calling them "Dos and Don's,"...

LOUISE WRIGHT PAINTS A FASHION ILLO

It's rare to see step-by-step sequences for illustrations done over a century ago. British illustrator Louise Wright creates a fashion...

 
 
 

COLOR IN FRENCH ART PRINTS

The Clark Art Institute in northwestern Massachusetts is presenting an exhibit of French printmaking called Hue and Cry: French Printmaking...

JIM LAWLOR'S 'REMEMBER WHEN'

Jim Lawlor ran the "Remember When" shop and soda parlor in Germantown, NY. It was full of memorabilia of the grand old days of soda...

 
 
 

SARAH BERNHARDT'S INKWELL

Sarah Bernhardt (1845-1923) was not just an actress. She was also a sculptor. In 1879 she created this bronze inkwell in the form of...

NORCHIA IN PERSPECTIVE

Norchia is the site of a necropolis created by the ancient Etruscans in Italy, with fake buildings carved out of volcanic tuff. On...

 
 
 
Enchanted Goes Next to Tennessee

ENCHANTED GOES NEXT TO TENNESSEE

" Enchanted: A History of Fantasy Illustration " will travel next to Tennessee in May 20, 2022 through September 5, 2022 "Skeleton...

ASK YOUR QUESTION ABOUT PERSPECTIVE

The thing I found the most challenging on this one was the perspective drawing. Scart Road, Bantry, watercolor, 9 x 12 inches.I knew...

 
 
 



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 ...

Contemporary Intuitive Abstract Painting "ORCHESTRATING NEW VISIONS" by...

Contemporary Intuitive Abstract Painting "ORCHESTRATING NEW VISIONS" by Intuitive Artist Joan Fullerton

24"x 24"x3/4" Mixed Media on Cradled Panel/Available Read more ...

Vintage Magic Posters

Vintage Magic Posters

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Manuel Orazi - Mil DCCCXCVI, 1895

Manuel Orazi - Mil DCCCXCVI, 1895

Astrological & lunar chart / Sorciere Intro / Witch Within Magic Circle Solar system / January 1896 - Sabbat Sun compass / February Imprecation / March Horoscope / April Love... Read more ...

No.150 Chengfu Road / URBANUS

No.150 Chengfu Road / URBANUS

Haidian District, Beijing, China Project Year: 2021 Photographs: UK Studio Area: 10448.0 m2 Read more ...

Mehra Musings Residence / Studio Sangath

Mehra Musings Residence / Studio Sangath

Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India Project Year: 2021 Photographs: Space Tracing Company Area: 480.0 m2 Read more ...

Ellegoorsestraat. Doetinchem, The Netherlands

Ellegoorsestraat. Ellegoorsestraat. Doetinchem, The Netherlands. Oil on panel. 18 x 40 cm. Read more ...

Blue Art, Contemporary Abstract Painting, Expressionism “Elegante

Warm blues give this piece a summery and exotic feel. 10"x10" x3/4"Mixed Media on Panel/Available $100 Click H ERE to purchase. Visit to Read more ...

Colorado Landscape, Western Landscape, Monk "Sacred" by Colorado Artist...

Colorado Landscape, Western Landscape, Monk "Sacred" by Colorado Artist Nancee Jean Busse

A few years ago, I was in Monument Valley and saw a group of monks experiencing this sacred American place. The image has stayed with me for years. Raven regards Monk; Monk... Read more ...

Raspberries

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COMIC STRIPS OF THE 1960s

When a giant star runs out of hydrogen to burn, it fades and dies but not before it flares up in one final burst of heat and energy, called a supernova. The supernova era for... Read more ...