Category Archives: art history

Ruining Thanksgiving with Illustration

While looking at some illustrations by J.C.  Leyendecker, I was struck by this 1919 Saturday Evening Post cover.  First, I was impressed by the range of tones he produced with an extremely limited palette. Then I was troubled by Leyendecker’s … Continue reading

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15 Dead White Men and Pam Grier

A small sample of the new work…

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Summer: A Time for Action

It’s been a while since I’ve made time for the internet. Summer is in its full glory here in Seattle, and I’m working to match the long boreal days. This Summer I’m teaching, the Drawing and Painting Teen Intensives at … Continue reading

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Encountering the Sublime in Cleveland

This one goes out to anyone who has endured my 19th Century Art lectures, or is otherwise interested in my recent trip to Cleveland.  Made with assistance from Frederic Edwin Church and Carolyn Reddy’s phone.  I also feel indebted to … Continue reading

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Reading List for Young Artists

In my teaching work, students occasionally ask me what books I would recommend for learning more about art-making. I say “occasionally” because I find the majority of young people allergic to the printed word and perplexed by the concept of … Continue reading

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LxWxH (rePlace) Opens July 1st

On July 1st, LxWxH will begin selling their July/August issue: rePlace. The issue contains original works by Julie Alpert, Adam Boehmer, and Ryan Finnerty. There are only 20 issues available, and each box sells for an extremely modest price. (Order … Continue reading

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The One About All Things at All Times

Work on the memory paintings continues. These paintings will be featured/available in July’s LxWxH. This afternoon’s was an ambitious painting: This painting never fails to dazzle me. It’s a kind of visual encyclopedia of the Northern Renaissance. I teach a … Continue reading

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Memory Paintings, Pt. 2

There are more of these each day. As I discussed earlier, in an effort to develop new approaches to painting from observation, I’ve been plumbing the depths of my visual memory. Here are the RULES: 1. Use known paintings. Maybe … Continue reading

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