On Monday's live stream, we had people from Wales, Canada, U.K., Germany, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Slovakia, India, Phillipines, France, Singapore, Malaysia, South Korea, Puerto Rico, California, Arizona, Texas, Baltimore, Ohio, and NYC (to name a few). Show More Summary
Yesterday at a college coffeehouse, I did a little gouache demo on Facebook Live. In case you don't do Facebook or missed the live stream, here's the archived video. The demo is broken up into six chapters because the stream kept freezing for some reason. Show More Summary
Thanks for everyone who joined in to the Facebook Live stream, and stuck with oddly intermittent broadcast (we had an awesome connection, but it kept freezing and dumping us out.) Anyway, here's the 15 minute gouache demo. We'll go through...Show More Summary
Portraits in the Wild is now available. At the bottom of this post are links for the download and the DVD. They're both 10% off until midnight tonight. (Link to YouTube trailer) Also, don't miss the Facebook Live stream starting at 12:00 noon Eastern Time today. Show More Summary
Bunnies, gouache, 5 x 8 inches If they're awake, bunnies are always on the move. They don't hold still for even a second because they're too busy dancing to their own music. To paint them, I watch for a characteristic pose and then I commit to it. Show More Summary
Cindy Procious is a Tennessee based painter who portrait, figurative and still life subjects in a refined style that speaks to her admiration for the 17th century Dutch masters. She often presents her still life subjects, in particular, in the kind of deep chiaroscuro favored for classic northern painting. She works in the kind of […]
Le Pont Royal, Paris; Thomas Shotter Boys Watercolor and ink over graphite. Link is to zoomable version on Google Art Project; downloadable file on Wikimedia Commons; original is in the Yale Center for British Art, which also has both zoomable and downloadable files. 19th century British watercolorist Thomas Shotter Boys has given us a view […]
Caricature tip: Don't worry about which features to make bigger. Instead think about which ones to make smaller. Louis Philippe as a pear by Honoré Daumier after Charles Philipon, 1831 If one part of the face must be big, make it bigger. Show More Summary
Jim is a regular in the diner. He sits at the counter at seat #2 and Rocky sits on his right. What I didn't know is that Jim has been taking painting classes. (Link to YouTube) A Regular, casein and gouache "Portraits in the Wild" releases as an HD download ($14.95) and a DVD ($24.50) on Monday, June 13 at noon. Show More Summary
What is represented by these black and white compositions? Perhaps it would be easier if we rotated the images 180 degrees: It doesn't take much information for our visual system to be able to recognize a face. We're hardwired to find faces in patterns of information. Show More Summary
On Monday the 13th I'll be releasing a new video about painting portraits in the wild. This isn't your usual studio portrait demo. It's about people who are not posing. Painting portraits from life takes on a new intensity when yourShow More Summary
In this short video, paleo sculptor Gary Staab documents all the steps required to a life-size bronze mammoth (Link to YouTube). The piece was commissioned by the Omaha Zoo.Gary Staab's website explains the steps involved in his sculpture of a super croc.
I just reached an important milestone: 30K followers on Instagram and YouTube at around the same time. To thank everyone—for following, commenting, and sharing, I made this little video (Link to video YouTube).JamesGurneyArt on InstagramGurneyJourney YouTube Channel
Yesterday and today we're back in the New York Botanical Garden, where I'm the Artist in Residence. The theme for the exhibition this summer is American Impressionism, so I thought I'd choose a favorite subject of garden painters, the rose. Show More Summary
Japanese illustrator Akiya Kageichi, who also goes by the handle “Golden Gravel” draws nicely complex line and color compositions that often appear layered, or have a collage-like character to their arrangement. His interesting use of fine line, color, texture and pattern give your eye a lot to play with as you wander through his images. […]
A few weeks ago, I did an interview for an online article, but the author didn't publish the interview—just used it for background, so here it is 1) Tell me a little about your creative process. Once inspiration hits, how do you approach...Show More Summary
Eshu Bumpus is a storyteller who tells African, African-American, and World stories to a variety of groups. Here's a video of him. His grand boubou or bubu was a fun costume to sketch. I liked the big pipe folds on the back and the half-lock folks on the right.
Larry Francis is a Philadelphia artist, both in the sense of living in the city, and in taking the city as his subject. His scenes of Philadelphia’s parks, streets, buildings and people are vibrant with a kind of immediacy that testifies to his practice of working on location as much as possible, even in some […]
Portrait of a woman, Florence Rodway Link is to zoomable vdersion on Google Art Project; downloadable file on Wikimedia Commons; original is in the National Gallery of Art, Australia. Charcoal and chalk on paper, roughly 23 x 18 inches (58 x 46 cm). This forceful but sensitive portrait drawing by 19th century Australian artist Florence […]
Yesterday I was down at the barn painting a goat and a sheep. It wasn't a sketchbook page this time, but rather full size profiles painted in acrylic on plywood. Luckily I had Sofie to advise me.The farmer, Lenny, asked me to help him with a farm-to-table display that he's setting up for the Country Living Fair starting today at the Rhinebeck Fairgrounds.