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George Vicat Cole

Victorian era painter George Vicat Cole was the middle of three generations of painters; his father, George Cole, and his son, Rex Vicat Cole, were both painters of note. His daughter, Mary Blanch Cole, was also an artist, but I’ve been unable to find any information about her online. George Vicat Cole was noted for […]

Eye Candy for Today: Julian Alden Weir’s The Factory Village

The Factory Village, Julian Alden Weir In the collection of the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Use the “Download” or “Enlarge” links under the image on their site. In this late 19th century scene — that makes factory life seem almost idyllic — I love Weir’s textural applicaiton of paint and the way he uses it […]

DIY Pochade Boxes – make your own cheap pochade box from simple materials

As I pointed out in my previous post on making DIY pochade boxes out of cigar boxes, the cost of a commercial pochade box can sometimes be prohibitive, particularly for those on a tight budget or who are as yet uncertain if they want to commit serious resources to plein air painting. So blog posts […]

Gobelins students’ animations for Annecy 2017

As I’ve been noting every year since 2006, each year at this time, small teams of graduating students from Gobelins, l’école de l’image (Goeblins School of Communications) in Paris create short animations (usually about 1 minute) to be used as introductions to each of the five day’s events at the Annecy International Festival of Animation. […]

Eye Candy for Today: Giacomo Guardi gouache painting of Venice

View of the Rialto Bridge, Giacomo Guardi Gouache on paper, roughly 5 x 9 inches (13 x 24 cm); in the collection of the Morgan Library and Museum. On the Morgan’s page, you can use the Download link under the image, or the Zoom tab above it. When using the zoom, it’s helpful to know […]

DIY Cigar Box Pochade Boxes – make your own cheap pochade box from a cigar box

As I described in my original post on the subject (which will be updated shortly), pochade boxes are small, usually wooden boxes, meant to serve as a portable artist’s palette and easel for painting on location. Many also contain storage for supplies. Most are equipped to be mounted to camera tripods, but some are simply […]

Eye Candy for Today: Monet’s Springtime

Springtime, Claude Monet Link is to zoomable version on the Google Art Project; downloadable version on Wikipedia; original is in the Walters Art Museum. In this painting by Monet of his first wife and frequent model, Camille Doncieux, we can see the painter’s fascination with light and color. The foliage is gesturally indicated, with mere […]

James Gurney’s How to Make a Sketch Easel

As I will point out in an article soon to follow this one about DIY pochade boxes, there are a lot of blog posts and videos out there that offer do-it-yourself instructions for making outdoor painting kits, from simple watercolor kits in bag to complex pochade boxes. Unfortunately, most of them, however well intentioned, suffer […]

Heinrich Hermanns

Heinrich Hermanns was a German painter and printmaker active in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. He studied at the Kunstakademie in Düsseldorf, and in addition to his training and the influence of other German painters, he took inspiration from the French Barbizon School and later the Impressionists. Hermanns was noted for his painterly […]

Eye Candy for Today: Carl Larsson ink and watercolor

The Veranda. From A Home (26 watercolours), Carl Larsson Ink and watercolor, roughly 13 x 17 inches (32 x 43 cm); in the collection of the Nationalmuseum, Stockholm (zoomable file); high resolution downloadable file on Wikimedia Commons. This delightful pen and watercolor is part of a series of similar pieces that were intended to be […]

Treasure trove of high-res images from Nationalmuseum Stockholm

In a gesture to make up for the inaccessibility of much of the museum’s collections during a major renovation to the building, the Nationalmuseum Stockholm has just released 3000 high resolution public domain art images from its collection to Wikimedia Commons. There is an article on the museum’s website here. The images are arranged on […]

Bilquis Evely

Bilquis Evely is a comics artist based in São Paulo, Brazil who is currently the artist on the new Wonder Woman series from DC Comics. Evely has worked on a number of titles for DC — including Batman, Legends of Tomorrow and the Shadow — as well as titles for for Archie Comics and Dynamite […]

Emelie Preyer

Liker her father, Johann Wilhelm Preyer, Emelie Preyer was a noted 19th century German still life artist who devoted much of her career to painting carefully composed arrangements of fruits. While Preyer senior was an excellent painter, I think Emelie outdid him with her more visceral portrayal of texture and sensitivity to the subtle effects […]

Eye Candy for Today: Marie-Denise Villers portrait

Young Woman Drawing, Marie-Denise Villers In the collection of the Metropolitan Museum of Art. When I first encountered this painting, it was hanging in a gallery at the Met in such a way that those entering the gallery were immediately confronted with it, and couldn’t help but be struck by its presence. The painting is […]

Sina Pakzad Kasra

Sina Pakzad Kasra is a concept artist and illustrator whose digital painting and drawing styles range from sketch-like to refined and atmospheric. At times, his textural approach appears nicely painterly, particularly in those images that have more naturalistic environments. Show More Summary

Robert Zünd

19th century Swiss painter Robert Zünd studied with several noted Swiss landscape painters, including Alexandre Calame and his teacher, François Diday. Carrying forward the emphasis on truth to nature of his teachers, Zünd became noted for his richly detailed landscapes, many of which were large in scale. He also was influenced by the study of […]

Eye Candy for Today: Rubens red chalk profile portrait

Profile Head of an Old Man (“Niccolò da Uzzano”), Peter Paul Rubens Red chalk and red chalk wash, over a layer of opaque light gray. Roughly 9 X 6 inches (22 x 16 cm). In the collection of the Morgan Library and Museum. In this beautifully realized chalk drawing the bony geometry of the face […]

Jonas Lie

Jonas Lie was a painter born in Norway to a Norwegian father and an American mother. After the death of his father he emigrated to the U.S., joining his mother and sisters in New York. He became known for his paintings of the city, and in particular of the Atlantic coast in New England and […]

Eye Candy for Today: Hiroshi Yoshida spring woodblock print

Spring in a Hot Spring (Onsen no haru), Hiroshi Yoshida Woodblock print, roughly 11 x 16 inches (27 x 40 cm); in the collection of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston; also on Ukiyo-e Search. With the visual appeal of both a drawing and a painting, Shin-hanga master Hiroshi Yoshida also combines the sensibilities of […]

Art Museum Day 2017

Tomorrow, Thursday May 18, 2017, is Art Museum Day here in the U.S. Organized by the Association of Art Museum Directors, it’s an event in which participating museums open their doors for free and often feature events, tours and museum shop discounts. Unlike the broader Museum Day, organized by the Smithsonian and generally held in […]

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