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Greens for the Oil Painter - Plus a Workshop Review!

Looking for green this Saint Patrick's Day? I'm pleased to announce that The Artist's Magazineas made my Brushing Up article on greens for the oil painter available as a free download. The article appears in the June 2017 issue, butShow More Summary

Anxiety and the art fairs, NADA edition

Contributed by Sharon Butler / Thanks to the ongoing disaster known as the Trump administration, anxiety was in the air at the art fairs this year. Unconstitutional  deportation, hate crime, heedless military intervention, politicalShow More Summary

Alex O’Neal: Hiding Places in a Dream

Contributed by Katarina Wong / Alex O’Neal is a Cooperstown, New York based artist whose recent show “Hiding Places in a Dream” at Linda Warren Projects in Chicago was a visual knock-out – a dizzying array of hyper-saturated canvases balanced with intimate, small-scale drawings. Show More Summary

Two Coats of Paint Resident Artist: Jim Shrosbree

This month Two Coats of Paint welcomes Jim Shrosbree to the studio for a seven day artist’s residency.  A professor of painting and drawing at Maharishi University in Fairfield, Iowa, Shrosbree uses diverse materials such as ceramic, plaster, wire, aluminum, and suede to create intimately-scaled sculptures and wall-based objects. Show More Summary

A.I.R. at a the Kochi-Muzris Biennale

Contributed by Sharon Butler / Last year I visited Jayanthi Moorthy‘s studio and suggested she get in touch with Kathryn Myers, a UConn colleague of mine who has facilitated cultural exchanges with Indian artists, curated numerous shows...Show More Summary

Picabia: A curious man

Contributed by Katie Fuller /  “Our Heads Are Round So Our Thoughts Can Change Direction,” the Francis Picabia exhibition at MoMA, tells a story of a curious man with a need to experiment with more than one style, medium, process, or subject. Show More Summary

Email from Kelsey Miller: Printmaking at the Housatonic Museum

Contributed by Sharon Butler / In an exhibition on view at the Housatonic Museum in Bridgeport, wildlife trafficking, environmental conservation, sexuality, religion, gender, and the illusion of domestic bliss are among the issues addressed through a diverse range of printmaking practices. Show More Summary

Some New Small Plein Air Paintings

Contrary to popular belief, I've been painting. Yes, I've been designing my new web site, creating my new online course plus working on a dozen other projects, but I have indeed been painting. With that in mind, I thought I'd share with you some of my recent small plein air paintings. Show More Summary

On the road: Yogyakarta, Indonesia (Part 1)

Contributed by Elana Herzog / In January I spent a week in Yogyakarta, Indonesia, on the island of Java, where I had a glimpse of a lively, burgeoning contemporary art scene. My guides were Sally Smart, an Australian artist based in Melbourne and Yogyakarta, and Entang Wiharso, an Indonesian artist based in Yogyakarta and Rhode Island. Show More Summary

New! Online Painting Course: Outdoor Study to Studio

New Online Course! As many of you know, I've developed a series of books and videos over the years that bring my plein air painting methods to folks who can't attend my workshops in person or who would like a supplement to the material I teach. Show More Summary

Douglas Witmer’s simplicity

Contributed by Becky Huff Hunter / It is timely that Douglas Witmer’s solo exhibition, “Dubh Glas” at Tiger Strikes Asteroid (TSA) in Philadelphia, opened shortly after the Guggenheim’s Agnes Martin retrospective closed to the public. Show More Summary

The fairs! The fairs!

In March, the art fairs come to New York, and I’ve put together a brief list, with descriptions and helpful links to the individual fairs. Note that many have lectures and panel discussions, so make sure to check out their websites before planning your weekend. Salon Zürcher | New York / 33 Bleecker St / Feb 27 – … read more... "The fairs! The fairs!"

Quick study

This week: The obituary for prolific New Yorker cartoonist James Stevenson, a review of “Painting Paintings, an exhibition of David Reed’s paintings from the 1970s, and the shitty review of Amy Feldman’s show in Berlin. James Stevenson, a prolific cartoonist at The New Yorker and children’s book author, has died at 87. Show More Summary

New Online Course for Plein Air Painting Coming Soon - Plus Coupons!

Not everyone can fly out to Arizona or Maine to take a plein air painting workshop with me. For those who are unable to travel because of cost or obligations, I've created a series of books and videos. I've also created three onlineShow More Summary

A better bonfire at the Whitney: Painting from the 1980s

Contributed by Jonathan Stevenson / “Fast Forward: Painting from the 1980s,” the Whitney’s trenchant exhibition of American work, immediately recalls the Reagan era, when bluffness trumped irony and a turbocharged version of squareness...Show More Summary

Studio visit with Lucia Hierro

Contributed by Kate Liebman / On Valentine’s Day I visited Lucia Hierro in her studio in the Bronx where she has been working for more than two years. Nearby, a group of former factory buildings are in the process of being converted into artist studios and lofts. Born and raised in New York City, Lucia also spent a few years in … read more... "Studio visit with Lucia Hierro"

President’s portrait

From the label text at the National Portrait Gallery in Washington, DC: American artist Gilbert Stuart was commissioned to paint this portrait after the success of his first portrait of Washington in 1795. Martha Washington convinced...Show More Summary

Virtuosity: David Humphrey at Fredericks & Freiser

Contributed by Jonathan Stevenson / David Humphrey’s visual and intellectual virtuosity – augmented by the smooth surface finality of meticulously applied acrylic paint – is such that he seems to accomplish everything he wants in a given painting. Show More Summary

Quick study

This week: Links to a painting review of Mimi Lauter’s show in LA, the winner of the 2017 White Columns/Shoot the Lobster Award, Anish Kapoor in Brooklyn, Olafur Eliasson’s early paintings, stolen painting resurfaces, rough sketchesShow More Summary

2017 College Art Association Conference intel

This week the College Art Association Annual Conference takes up residence at the New York Hilton Midtown. For non-members, onsite registration costs $595 for the entire five-day event, which features presentations, panel discussions, reunions, and more. Show More Summary

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