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WIP Weekend: Mountain Landscape

This is a digital painting that I’m working on just for fun. I’m using it as a technical challenge, to force myself to paint a subject with really deep atmospheric perspective because it’s something that I think I need to improve. My reference is a photo that I took a …

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Mad Art Cast #SciArt and the Blackest Black with Glendon Mellow

Welcome to an exciting episode of Mad Art Cast with special guest artist Glendon Mellow who is well known and loved for his fabulous writing at the Symbiartic blog at Scientific American. We talk to Glendon about the origins of the #sciart hashtag which has, over the past few years …

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Augmented Vision and Innovative Painting

Artists today are very lucky. We truly benefit from the multitude of documentary images made possible by technology. Technology assists scientists to make the invisible visible in a myriad of ways and scales. We can gaze upon pictures of enormous ancient galaxies or explore the minute organelles of living cells. …

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Serotonin Painting

This painting is acrylic on canvas and is 16″ x 20″. This is a patron supported art project. This is painting of serotonin molecules acting as neurotransmitters in the brain. Because of the widespread use of SSRIs (selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors) this is the depiction and story of serotonin that …

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Mad Art Cast: Update on Happy Birthday, Frida Kahlo and New York Maker Faire!

On this week’s episode Ashley reveals her super power, A visits Hollywood, Amy visits New York, and Brian does his laundry. Also fireflies and tufts and stuff. Trust me, it’s worth a listen. Scroll down to see images from The Frida Exhibit at the New York Botanical Gardens in NY. …

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The Chemistry of Rose Scent

I created a painting about the chemistry of the scent of roses. Chemist, Dr Ray Burks was my science advisor on this project and one of the main points she expressed to me is that the volatile aroma chemicals in flowers, the stuff that we smell, is very complex. Something …

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A Pair of Pears

This week I successfully remembered to not eat all of my pears* before I could get around to painting them! Anyways, I thought it might be interesting for people to see what the progress of one of these paintings looks like and how I work. This was one of the …

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Mad Art Cast: The beauty of science and art, plus Dr. Nicole Gugliucci

This week’s Mad Art Cast features the crew discussing an article in Forbes about the beauty in art and the beauty in science. It’s like it was custom made for our ‘cast! Even better? I went to Dragon*Con at the beginning of September and brought along a handheld voice recorder …

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