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The Sleeping Dogs of Cecil Aldin

Cecil Aldin (1870-1935) was a British illustrator who loved to draw dogs. He illustrated a book called Sleeping Partners featuring his dogs "Cracker," a white bull terrier, and "Micky," a dark Irish wolfhound. Micky was the tolerant type who would let his buddy walk all over him. Show More Summary

Embassy in Yemen Closes

Sad to see that the USA removed its ambassadors from Sanaa, Yemen today. It was just a few years ago that they had one of my paintings there as part of the Art in Embassies Program.

Dinotopia museum exhibition opens this weekend

"Birthday Pageant" from Dinotopia: The World Beneath, Oil on canvas mounted to panel A Connecticut newspaper has released a feature article about the upcoming Dinotopia exhibition at the Stamford Art Museum and Nature Center. I'll be...Show More Summary

World Beneath Podcast Episode 2

Last week we began airing the first episode of the serialized audio dramatization of Dinotopia: The World Beneath. Now it's time for Episode 2.You can listen to the episode with the play button above or at the Soundcloud link. In this episode we meet Lee Crabb again, who offers Arthur some advice about traveling into the World Beneath. Show More Summary

Making It Documentary

(Link to video)Producer Tony Moorman is about to release an hour-and-a-half video about the trials and tribulations of making a living as a professional artist.The small crew traveled to various artists' studios, and interviewed a large number of people at Spectrum Live in Kansas City and Comic Con in San Diego. Show More Summary

Gibson featured in Illustration magazine

The upcoming issue of Illustration magazine (Issue #46) features the work of Charles Dana Gibson. Gibson (1867-1944) was an illustrator from the Golden Age whose portrayals of self-confident women became a style icon known as the 'Gibson...Show More Summary

The Other Abstract Art Movement

Left: Female Bust by Picasso, 1937. Right: Popeye by E.C. Segar, 1929-1937 While Picasso was experimenting with abstraction in the world of galleries and museums, another abstract art movement was playing out right under people's noses in the realm of comic characters. Show More Summary


(Following text quoted from Wikipedia) Dreamland was an ambitious amusement park at Coney Island, Brooklyn, New York City from 1903 to 1911.Dreamland was supposed to be refined and elegant in its design and architecture, compared toShow More Summary

Lessons from a Kickstarter Campaign

Last summer, Cherngzhi (Erwin) Lian of Singapore conducted a Kickstarter campaign to create "The Perfect Sketchbook"—a pocket-size gem with artist-grade cotton watercolor paper and a built-in gray scale. The campaign was successful, raising $53,850, just over the goal. Show More Summary

Interactive Sketchbook Contest

A lot of artists are having fun making their drawings interact with the real world, so I thought we could do a contest here on GurneyJourney.The idea is to draw or paint a picture in your sketchbook that relates in some way to actual objects in the environment around it and then take a photo of the interaction. Show More Summary

Giant Rodent Painting in the News

Scientists at York University in the UK and Montevideo in Uruguay have published some new ideas about Josephoartigasia, the extinct giant rodent that I reconstructed a few years ago. They asked if my painting could be used for the press announcement. Show More Summary

World Beneath Podcast, Episode 1

Last week we finished airing the last of the Dinotopia podcasts, but now I have another treat for you: the serialized audio dramatization of Dinotopia: The World Beneath. You can listen to the Soundcloud file at this link or click the play button above. Show More Summary

New Gurney/Nissan Race Car Announced

Last night during the Super Bowl, Nissan released a commercial called "With Dad." The ad tells an emotional human story while introducing a new race car, which was designed and built at Dan Gurney's All American Racers. When we visited AAR a couple months ago, they had just finished building the top-secret car and shipped it off for testing. Show More Summary

Howard Pyle's Palette

Blog reader Walt Morton, asks:"Did Howard Pyle teach or endorse a particular palette of colors? He was so methodical and analytical, I believe he had an ideal palette underlying his methods.Yet I find no printed evidence." Offhand I didn't know the answer, so I reached out to my lifelines. Show More Summary

The Action Art of Mort Kunstler

On Thursday we visited the exhibition "Mort Kunstler: The Art of Adventure" at the Norman Rockwell Museum in Stockbridge, Massachusetts. Mort Kunstler, "Buried Alive for Four Months," Stag Magazine, 1965. The exhibit spans his entire...Show More Summary

Mosaic Imps Sweater

Yoo hoo, knitters! Jeanette says: "I began this sweater in 2011, and almost frogged it, but I persevered and 4 years later it’s done.I usually knit in the round, and this flat knitting really slowed me down! Mosaic knitting requires flat pattern pieces, done on straight needles. Show More Summary

Animation Exhibition in Mexico

"Watch Me Move," an exhibition that explores the art form of animation from its origins to the present day, is currently on display at the Museo Marco in Monterrey, Mexico through March 1. (link to video)Museo Marco website

WAMC Public Radio Interview

Yesterday in Albany, New York, I visited our public radio station WAMC and had a 20 minute conversation with my favorite radio guy, Joe Donahue. Link to audio interview.They'll be giving away sets of my art instruction DVDs as a pledge premium during the fund drive next week.

Dinotopia Exhibition coming to Connecticut

Next month, the Stamford Museum and Nature Center will host a major Dinotopia exhibition. There will be over 50 original paintings from several of the books, including Dinosaur Parade, Waterfall City, and Dinosaur Boulevard. The artwork is completely different from the Lyman Allyn show a few years ago. Show More Summary

Book Review: Goodbye Old Man

In the spring of 1915, Fortunino Matania traveled to the front lines of the Great War to research his illustrations for the British illustrated journal The Sphere. Neuve Chapelle, 1915, by Fortunino Matania, Royal Worcestershire Regiment...Show More Summary

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