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WIP Weekend: Landscape painting, now with real paint

This week I did something I haven’t done in quite a while, and broke out my oil paints. I love oil painting–the versatility of the medium, the tactile feel of the paint itself–but it’s not very convenient. When you compare the amount of setup and cleanup required when oil painting …

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WIP Weekend–Cliff Coast Painting

Here’s this week’s landscape painting! Current challenge: water and grass. The two stages of progress below each represent about one TV episode’s worth of work because that is a totally legitimate way to measure time. And here is the finished version of the painting I posted about a couple of …

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The front of the Art Institute of Chicago, with banners advertising Van Gogh's Bedrooms in three arched alcoves
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One Bedroom, Three Ways

Even if you don’t know that it’s his, Vincent van Gogh’s Bedroom is an incredibly well-recognized staple of art history. Painted for the first time in 1888, this space in van Gogh’s ‘Yellow House’ in Arles is just one of many representations of the artist’s search for a place he …

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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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Detail of Bruce Riley's Half Life
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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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