Pecha Kucha (pronounced in 3 syllables “pe-chak-cha”) is a presentation format in which a presenter shows 20 images for 20 seconds each for a total presentation time of 6 minutes and 40 seconds.
Painting is a process of applying paint and then responding to it, and sometimes it takes many months of doing absolutely nothing to the painting in order to get it right.
Though it’s often thought of as a term more suited to the business world, “branding” is essential for an artist. It helps for marketing work and also for making it.
Portraits are vertical. They’re so vertical that we even named the vertical option for printing a page “portrait” (to distinguish it from the “landscape” orientation). Portraits are vertical because people tend to be vertical.
Ginou Choueiri’s Potato Portraits are just some of the wonderful things to be found on Sweet Station…
These days, there’s a lot of talk about discounting artwork in order to suit the shrinking wallets of potential clients. While that may be a good idea for the ridiculously inflated prices of the Christie’s Auction House gang, for those of us who are selling to real people, it isn’t.
I’ve long struggled with panel as a support and working small has never been my specialty, but, by combining the two and painting miniatures on Masonite, I’ve found a new way of working and pulled myself out of a creative block!
The fact that I can’t make a self-portrait without help probably says a lot about me—both as an artist and as a person—but I happen to think it’s a very good thing.
This photo of Lizzi Miller in Glamour Magazine is further proof that portraiture can make a bigger difference in people’s lives than any other genre or artform.
On this, the 170th birthday of photography, I’d like to take a moment to thank the medium and the tool that’s so often maligned in fine art.
The artist David Hockney believes that many of the old masters, including the likes of Vermeer and Caravaggio, used optics—lenses, mirrors, and cameras (both lucidas and obscuras)—to create their astonishingly realistic paintings. I’m inclined to agree with him.
Style is only a part of an artist’s hand, and Abshalom Jac Lahav’s 48 Jews on view at the Oregon Jewish Museum right now makes that very clear.