There is still snow on the summit of Half Dome at Yosemite Park but the valley floor was warm as I painted this iconic image. The shadow across the face added to the drama. As I painted, three deer wondered by nibbling on the green grass as dozens of visitor stopped to take in the scene.
The spring runoff of snow has engorged the rivers with water.... To read the entire article click on Painting Half Dome in Yosemite. Comment on or Share this Article →
A friend once compared watching tennis to the thrill of watching paint dry, without the exciting finish. At the time I agreed but when I met my husband, a tennis lover, I soon realized that I would have to find a way to tolerate the game. Enter Rafael Nadal. To read this entire article click on Rafael Nadal Wins French Open. Comment on or Share this Article →
You may have seen my post on Millard Sheets, Millard Sheets Mural Nearly Lost. I have noticed a flurry of articles following that blog and wanted to share the latest by the Los Angeles Times.
Once-stunning Italian Renaissance-style murals by acclaimed California artist Millard Sheets are buried beneath layers of paint and plaster on an exterior wall at South Pasadena Middle School.To read the entire article: Old frescoes would love to see the light - latimes.com
"Ribera; Vermeer; Georges de La Tour and Rembrandt could never have existed without him; And Delacroix; Courbet and Manet would have been utterly different"
The artist Caravaggio had a profound influence on.....to read the entire article click on Caravaggio Adds Dramatic Lighting to the Figure. Comment on or Share this Article →
It may be my imagination but I have recently noticed an increase in figurative paintings in exhibitions and in the top awards of many competitions. Perhaps coincidence or just maybe it is a trend. My gut tells me it is....to read this entire article click on Michelangelo and the Figure. Comment on or Share this Article →