Monthly Archives: July 2011

Attention Michigan Artists:

Works Progress Administration Poster There is a contest taking place until February 15th where artists, designers, graphic artists, etc. are invited to create a poster in the WPA style to help promote Michigan. The DIA currently has an exhibition of … Continue reading

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Tulsa Artists Create Personalized Gifts from Unusual Hand Painted Portraits from Photographs for Upcoming Holiday Season

Tulsa, OK (PRWEB) September 18, 2006 The artists of Inkling Creations have been branching out their services to provide custom personalized gift items for the upcoming holiday season. “What keeps most people busy shopping right up until Christmas Eve … Continue reading

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Online Photography Courses – Tips For Better Executive Portraits

Executive portraits are always in demand and some photographers choose this area as their sole means of income from photography. The reason being twofold; the demand is high and the rates can be as high as double or more of … Continue reading

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Let Nature Walk Right In Front of You

Sunrise River II by John Hulsey, oil on canvas. "You can observe a lot by just watching." – Yogi Berra I was reminded of this quote as I was sitting on the boardwalk in Constitution Marsh on the Hudson River … Continue reading

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Familiar

Winter Sun by Alex Colville, 2005 Canadian artist Alex Colville paints highly detailed images in the pointillist style – unusual because of the slow exacting methods it requires – yet his subjects are so “usual” that his methods of achieving … Continue reading

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Build Your Own

Pygmalion and Galatea by Jean-Leon Gerome, ca. 1890, The Metropolitan Museum of Art Gerome is well known for his beautiful paintings but he also took up sculpture late in his career and created a sculpture based on this same subject. … Continue reading

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Joel Ely: Portrait Insights

View more artists’ videos at: www.npg.org.uk BP Travel Award 2005 winner Joel Ely gives insights into his portraiture practice, including collaborating with his sitters, circular motifs and a flamingo called Spike. More about the artist: www.joelely.com Video Rating: 5 / … Continue reading

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Create a Painting On My First Try? Yes, Please!

Artist Al Gury is known for his direct or alla prima painting knowledge. The oil painting, above, shows his decisive ability tocreate complex colors and shapes through successive layers. I love saying the phrase 'alla prima' but it's way harder … Continue reading

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Ragamuffins

Young Boys of Wartime Liverpool by Virgil D. Haynes, 1943, private collection. Virgil Haynes took this photo while serving in WW II working at the 38th Station Hospital in England and France. After the war he and his wife Audrey … Continue reading

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Guest Post: The Convivial Museum Photo Essay

I asked Wendy Pollock and Kathleen McLean, authors of the new book The Convivial Museum, to share a guest post about the book. They collaborated on this photo essay that demonstrates the simplicity and power of their vision and showcases … Continue reading

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