February 3rd, 2021

Collage and Cubism

This is a re-post of New York Times senior art critic Jason Farago’s excellent interactive analysis of the relationship between collage and early cubism. The article focuses on Juan Gris’ mixed media work, “The Table” on display at the Philadelphia Museum of Art.

Link to New York Times article: https://nyti.ms/3axG9SZ

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January 26th, 2021

Bighorn Sheep

ARTIST: Mark Fraley, United States

ARTIST STATEMENT: My sketchbooks are my playground. I find so much pleasure in trying new things. This particular depiction of a bighorn sheep is no different. I knew what combination of elements I wanted to include, but not exactly how they would interact with each other or in what […]

August 6th, 2015

Red-tailed Hawk

Artist: Mark Fraley, United States Artist Statement: I love to play with a variety of tools and techniques. For this first page of a new hardbound 8.5 x 11 Alpha Series sketchbook, I sketched out the image of red tailed hawk, a fascinating bird my son and I love to watch here in Colorado. I […]

January 9th, 2015

Painting Tutankhamun

British watercolorist Elaine Hill created this dramatic two-page spread and added the following description of her technique: “This is my watercolour painting of King Tut Ankh Amun’s (Tutankhamun) beautiful death mask created from a copyright free photo by Mr. Jon Bodsworth. I visited Egypt in 2010 where I actually saw the mask on a 50th […]