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Dinotopia Podcast Episode 8

It's Tuesday, which means it's time for Episode Seven of the serialized podcast of Dinotopia: A Land Apart from Time. To listen, click the orange play button below, or follow the link to the SoundCloud file. Will and Arthur Denison attend...Show More Summary

"Fire and Ice" backgrounds

Detail from Frank Frazetta's poster art for Fire and Ice, from Director Robert Rodriguez announced a few days ago that he has completed a deal with Sony to produce a live action version of the 1983 Ralph Bakshi animated film Fire and Ice, based on the artwork of Frank Frazetta. Show More Summary

Photos of Sorolla Painting

Joaquín Sorolla y Bastida (Spanish, 1863-1923) executed many of his famous paintings outdoors under the most challenging conditions, and fortunately there are photographs to show his ingenious panting setups. I can't imagine a more dynamic...Show More Summary

LA Street-Light Colors

LA Streetlights, before (left half) and after (right half) c/o LA Curbed and LA Bureau of Street Lighting Los Angeles is in the midst of a major street light replacement program. They are changing out the sodium vapor lights (left) and...Show More Summary

Alaska Art Adventure Opportunity

The Voices of the Wilderness is an art residency program that pairs intrepid artists with wilderness rangers. Participants not only fill sketchbooks, but they also get a chance to learn about research, monitoring, and education. Over...Show More Summary

Big Cat Safari

Together with a company of dedicated wildlife artists, Spanish paleoartist Mauricio Antón has been leading sketching safaris to northern Botswana in search of the big cats.Mr. Antón also makes splendid videos of the experience. In this one, he talks about the structure of the lion's head and what it's like to see lions in the wild. Show More Summary

Menzel Armor Study

This small study of armor by Adolph Menzel sold at auction last month for two million Euros. The pre-sale estimate was estimated between €100,000 and €150,000. Menzel did several studies of armor in the 1860s, and they all have a lifelike quality, as if they're animated and looking at you.Link to articleThanks, Christian

Dinotopia Episode 6

Today we continue with Episode Six of the serialized podcast of Dinotopia: A Land Apart from Time. To listen, click the orange play button below, or follow the link to the Soundcloud file.Are there meateaters in Dinotopia? You bet! And in this episode we see what happens when you encounter them. Show More Summary

Animal Drawing at Otis

Great schools are made up of great teachers, and one of them is Gary Geraths, who teaches animal drawing at Otis College of Art and Design in Los Angeles. He has brought in camels (and belly dancers) to his class so that students can...Show More Summary

Five Lesson from Sargent's "Escutcheon"

Let's take a look at the watercolor "Escutcheon of Charles V of Spain" by John Singer Sargent (1856–1925) compared to a photo of the actual thing. Here are a few of my takeaways: The heraldic insignia or escutcheon of Charles V of Spain, part of a sixteenth century fountain at the Alhambra in Granada. Show More Summary

Hugh Ferriss — Drama in Architecture

Hugh Ferriss was an architectural illustrator known for his dramatic renderings of early skyscraper designs. He sketched from observation, but he also worked from imagination when commissioned to visualize proposed structures. Here's an example of a rendering of a proposed building, the Convocation Tower designed by Goodhue in 1924. Show More Summary

John Howe Exhibit

Yesterday, an exhibition of John Howe's artwork opened at the Maison d' Ailleurs museum in Yverdon, Switzerland. John Howe is a Canadian artist living in Neuchâtel who has worked alongside Alan Lee as the main concept artist on Peter Jackson's films The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit.For more information, visit Maison d' Ailleurs.

Scott Anderson at the Train Station

Scott Lloyd Anderson, who was visiting from his home in Minnesota, joined us to paint the train station earlier this week, and here's what he painted that day. Scott Lloyd Anderson, Train Station Interior, 10 x 8" oil on panel. Scott says, "Jim and Jeanette were painting the long views of the interior, so I opted for this vignette. Show More Summary

Jeanette's Painting of the Train Station

Hi, folks. Jeanette here. I was standing next to Jim while he was painting the gouache study of the train station last week. I liked the cool light coming in from the west window on the rainy day, and the contrasts on the terra cotta tile floor. Show More Summary

The Koliada

Ostap Kostyuk is a singer is from a village in the Carpathian Mountains. I sketched him in watercolor last night during a performance at Bard College in New York. He and his group recreated the Koliada, an ancient mid-winter ritual still practiced in their villages of Kryvorivnia and Verkhovyna, high in the mountains of western Ukraine. Show More Summary

Amtrak Station

This week, a painter friend named Scott Lloyd Anderson is here in the Hudson Valley, and we decide to go out sketching together. But it's freezing cold and raining all day, so we need to find an indoor subject. Amtrak Station, Rhinecliff, New York by James Gurney, gouache, 5x8 inches. Show More Summary

Spectrum 21

The new edition of Spectrum 21: The Best in Contemporary Fantastic Art is now available.Spectrum was begun more than two decades ago by Cathy and Arnie Fenner as a place to showcase the best in imaginative art. The annual juried selection...Show More Summary

Dave's dog Randy

My friend David Starrett? is the son of Charlie Starrett, the great cowboy actor. A few years ago I sketched David and one of his dad's old holsters. And that's David's loyal dog Randy, a sweet bear of a dog. Jeanette and I got to take Randy on a walk around the block. Randy passed on last week, so so we send our sympathies to David on the loss of his best friend.

Dinotopia Podcast, Episode 5

Today we continue with episode 5 of the serialized podcast of Dinotopia: A Land Apart from Time. To listen, click the orange play button below, or follow the link to the SoundCloud file. The episode opens in the helicoid geochronograph, a water-powered machine that keeps track of time. Show More Summary

Stephen Shore, Photographer

In the 1970's he was taking pictures of things that no one else was. He took a trip across country with the goal of documenting everything: including every meal he ate and every toilet he used. A formative influence was hanging out at Andy Warhol's Factory. Show More Summary

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