Paintings by Guido Vedovato

Guido Vedovato was born in 1961 in the north of Italy. Self-taught, he progressively became, in the 1970s, a naĂŻve painter and sculptor, it started as a hobby then he became more and more professional. Source: Paintings by Guido Vedovato

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Lush Thread Painting Gives Us a “Tiny Window” into Enviable Outdoor Scenes

CĂ©cile of Tiny Windows creates lush thread painting that depicts people in outdoor environments. From the desert to tropical palms to snow-covered mountains, we get a peek into their lives as they enjoy the scenery. I don’t know about you, but most of my day-to-day life is spent at a desk in front of a … Continue reading Lush Thread Painting Gives Us a “Tiny Window” into Enviable Outdoor Scenes

Culture Type Picks: 18 Best Black Art Books of 2018

THE INCREASED INTEREST among some museums in mounting exhibitions featuring the work of African American artists has translated into a growing number of catalogues published to document them, which is wonderful. Many of those catalogues made Culture Type’s 2018 list of best-illustrated art books, along with a few monographs, and a volume documenting a private … Continue reading Culture Type Picks: 18 Best Black Art Books of 2018

The Art of Letterlocking: The Elaborate Folding Techniques That Ensured the Privacy of Handwritten Letters Centuries Ago

Part of honing your skills as an artist involves learning how to draw the world around you: animals, people, landscapes and so on. The other part involves getting to grips with art techniques - mastering composition, light, shadow and so on.

Huntz Liu art

Colorful Cut Paper Art by Los Angeles-Based Artist Huntz Liu

Huntz Liu, Three Dimensional Illustrations. Artist Huntz Liu hand-cuts thousands of pieces of paper to form his jaw-dropping three-dimensional illustrative sculptures. Don’t miss Supersonic Art on Instagram! Source: Huntz Liu, Three Dimensional Illustrations.Artist Huntz Liu...

Digital art by Romain Bonnet

“A former professional flamenco guitarist, I took my musical retreat in the South of France to dedicate myself to another form of art that allows me to associate several forms of artistic expressions, such as painting or manipulated photography. Source: Digital art by Romain Bonnet

Celebrating Harald Sohlberg, one of the greatest masters of landscape painting in Norwegian art

In February, London's Dulwich Picture Gallery will present the first ever exhibition outside of Norway of Harald Sohlberg (1869–1935), one of the greatest masters of landscape painting in the history of Norwegian art. Timed to coincide with the 150th anniversary of Sohlberg’s birth, it will bring together over 90 works, including archive material, to reveal … Continue reading Celebrating Harald Sohlberg, one of the greatest masters of landscape painting in Norwegian art

What is a semi-professional artist?

There are two ways of looking at what a semi-professional is. Either they are somebody who is receiving payment for an activity but NOT as a full-time occupation NOR relying entirely on it for a living Or they are somebody who is spending a lot of time on an activity and aspiring to reach the … Continue reading What is a semi-professional artist?

Intricate Landscape Paintings Highlight the Wild Beauty of the Natural World

Intricate Landscape Paintings Highlight the Wild Beauty of the Natural Michelle Morin paints idyl­lic land­scape art that will ignite your sense of wan­der­lust. Her works, devoid of peo­ple, show­case the beau­ty of the wild. Bunch­es of bram­bles, tall grass­es, and fields of flow­ers rule her com­po­si­tions and cre­ate intri­cate rela­tion­ships between col­or and form. “ … Continue reading Intricate Landscape Paintings Highlight the Wild Beauty of the Natural World

Picasso 1932: Love, Fame and Tragedy at Tate Modern

One of the best things about Tate Modern's Picasso exhibition is it contains some terrible art. I mean real howlers. Paintings in which we see the modern master fluffing his lines and losing his form. It's such a relief. Not because we learn he is fallible like the rest of us - we're not idiots, … Continue reading Picasso 1932: Love, Fame and Tragedy at Tate Modern

Magasins Généraux window signs

Contributed by Production Type Source: http://www.buildingparis.fr © Building Paris/Julien Lelièvre. License: All Rights Reserved. In 2013, T&P Work UNit has been commissioned to conceive BETC’s new offices in Les Magasins GĂ©nĂ©raux warehouses, Pantin, France, a former granary well known for becoming the favorite graffiti artists’ playground for almost a decade (interactive exploration of the building). Parisian studio … Continue reading Magasins GĂ©nĂ©raux window signs

The boathouse – colour palette

William Glackens debt to the Impressionists can be seen in the intense colours, the energetic brushwork and textured surface.   I call this the boathouse.

Monet the magpie – colour palette

The Magpie was one of Monet's early attempts at capturing the effects of snow on the landscape.  This palette is called the Magpie.

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Clarence Doore, pulp artist

It wasn't that long ago that men's magazines had covers like this. It takes some mental effort to imagine an elephant as a "killer brute" attacking a scantily clad woman. The illustrator who painted that cover was named Clarence "Boo" Doore (1913-1988). Source: Clarence Doore, pulp artist

Soul Of The Street Calendar 2017

Street Carts Calandar for OceanBank Ha Noi Hanoi Saigon Sai Gon Ho Chi Minh Vietnam Vuon Illustration Children Picture Book Source: Soul Of The Street Calendar 2017

Screwing Up Flat Bids: 5 Strategies To Prevent & Fix Low Flat Bids

Day 21: 25 Insights in 25 Days New Year Marathon Underestimating A Flat Bid Happens To Everyone! Over the years here on Mixing Light, we’ve talked a lot about various financial issues when it comes to running your own color […] The post Screwing Up Flat Bids: 5 Strategies To Prevent & Fix Low Flat … Continue reading Screwing Up Flat Bids: 5 Strategies To Prevent & Fix Low Flat Bids

Artist of the Day: Silki Doodle

Discover the art of Silki Doodle, Cartoon Brew's Artist of the Day. The post Artist of the Day: Silki Doodle appeared first on Cartoon Brew . Source: Artist of the Day: Silki Doodle

The Power of Cropping

In his concept sketch, Oscar Björck (Swedish, 1860-1929) shows a fisherman hastily putting on his gear, responding to a distress call. Sketch for A Signal of Distress " Et nødskud " by Oscar Björck His wife and kids anxiously peer out through the window. Source: The Power of Cropping

Street Art – Newtown Canvas

Newtown sometimes feels like a modern contemporary museum of art; the show is on the street.  The following pieces have popped up over the last week or so, and I noticed them on my morning walk. These three pieces are street poster art.  The posters are usually handmade or printed graphics on thin paper.   Please post … Continue reading Street Art – Newtown Canvas