"Watercolor Week" begins tomorrow, with new YouTube videos every day of the week. Here's a preview of what's coming: And tomorrow is the release of the 72 minute DVD and download called "Watercolor in the Wild." See you then.
The Artist and His Model, Dean Cornwell This beautiful piece by the brilliant American illustrator Dean Cornwell was in a private collection for years, and was sold at auction last October. The Heritage Auctions site has details. For those who don’t have a Heritage account, you can see the image in high resolution (2.8mb) through […]
I noticed this label for "Troll Caught Tuna" from the "Wild Planet" company, and it got me to thinking in a fantasy vein.First off, I didn't know trolls worked as fishermen. What would a fishing boat look like if it were run by trolls?...Show More Summary
Colorado painter Michael Lynch paints both in the studio and on location, but even his studio work has the kind of vibrant immediacy associated with plein air painting. Lynch’s paintings, particularly his smaller plein air pieces, have a wonderful surface character — in which the painter takes evident joy in the placement of his brushstrokes, […]
Mead Schaeffer (1898-1980) was a Golden Age illustrator whose work evoked a lush world of drama, intrigue, and romance. His early oil canvases are reminiscent of N.C. Wyeth, Dean Cornwell, and his teacher, Harvey Dunn, which makes him...Show More Summary
Portrait of a Seated Lady, Jean Auguste Dominique Ingres In the Metropolitan Museum of Art.
19th century Danish painter Anders Andersen-Lundby was known for his serene, atmospheric winter landscapes, often cast in the muted light of early evening.
Summer Solos, Part 1: Brenda Goodman Summer Solos, Part 2: Debra Ramsay Summer Solos, Part 3: Helen Miranda Wilson A corner of the gallery space with six gouaches on paper I don't get to DUMBO often, but when I do I'm always struck by the 19th Century quality of it--the low-rise buildings, cobblestone streets and proximity to the East River (even though traffic is passing
Today marks a milestone. This is the 3000th post on GurneyJourney. I started the blog in July of 2007 and have been posting at least once a day since then. Thanks to all of you who make this blog a part of your routine, whether you're a new visitor or a regular. Show More Summary
Painters of the nineteenth century had a way of building up tones with crosshatched strokes, which they referred to as "chopped straw." John Henry Hill, "Plums," Watercolor The technique gives a fuzzy effect reminiscent of engravings of the period. Show More Summary
Jason Norton is a Visual development artist based in California, who works in the gaming industry. Though there isn’t yet a great deal of work on his current or former blogs, there is enough of his sharp, lively style to leave me looking forward to more. [Via Concept Art World]
Tobias from Austria asked for more information about my new video "Watercolor in the Wild." I'll be releasing it this coming Monday, the 11th of August.The video is 72 minutes long, all shot in HD video on location.I did this study of a taxidermy Galápagos tortoise while sitting in the Royal Ontario Museum in Toronto. Show More Summary
A Hare in the Forest, Hans Hoffmann On Google Art Project; high-resolution downloadable file (21mb) on Wikimedia Commons; original is in the Getty Museum, which has some background on the painting. Interesting to compare this oil painting by Hoffmann to Durer’s famous watercolor/gouache study of a hare, on which this, and Hoffmann’s own watercolor/gouache study […]
Greg Budwine is an illustrator and painter from Texas, whose gallery paintings evoke a sense of contemplative stillness. Working in acrylic, Budwine often chooses deceptively simple subjects, such as a single leaf, from which he constructs sophisticated statements. In many of his pieces, the presumably flat “background”, rich with texture and vibrant color, is as […]
Much to my delight, and considerable surprise, GoComics, the online repository of newspaper comics from both Universal and United Media syndicates, has been placing online the wonderfully off-kilter and reality-warping cartoons of B....Show More Summary
Frederick Henry Townsend (1868-1920) drew this cartoon for the British humor magazine Punch. OUR EVENING ART CLASSES HAVE COMMENCED Mr. X. (our dear Professor, who always puts things so tellingly): "In conclusion, I can only repeat what I said last Term—'It's all light and shade, Ladies, whether you're painting a battle-piece, a bunch of grapes, or a child in prayer!'"
British painter and illustrator Frank Cadogan Cowper was born a bit late to have been a Pre-Raphaelite painter, but like his contemporaries Henry Payne and Byam Shaw, he took to their style and subject matter so strongly as to be known as a Neo-Pre-Raphaelite (it that’s not an inherently self-contradictory term). Cowper’s work fell into […]
New York based artist Richard works at a nexus of painting and architecture. He is best known for his large scale murals, many of which use a trompe l’oeil approach that actually changes the perception of the building itself, rather than simply using it as a canvas. He also does the latter, however, presenting views […]
John Singer Sargent's (1856-1925) biographer Evan Charteris tells the story of one of the oddest episodes of the artist's career, which occurred while he was staying in England shortly before Christmas, 1891. Towards the end of the day he was riding homeward. Show More Summary
This 1860s pomological manuscript documents the varieties of pears (birensorte) and apples (apfelsorte) unique to Switzerland Pomology is a branch of botany relating to the study and cultivation of fruit [W]. I don't believe a post devoted to fruit drawings has ever appeared on BibliOdyssey. Show More Summary