Lines and Colors art blog

Month: July 2006

  • “Painting a Day” Blogs (Round 4)

    As I mentioned in yesterday’s post about the challenges and rewards of taking on the practice of doing “a painting a day”, the hardest thing about doing one small painting every day and then posting it to a blog is, of course, making the time. All of us are pulled in various directions and maintaining…

  • “Painting a Day” Blogs (Round 3)

    Our story thus far: in October of last year I wrote a post about Duane Keiser, a painter and teacher from Virginia who, in December of the year before (2004), had committed himself to the excellent but demanding practice of doing one small painting a day. Most of his daily paintings were about 5×7″, or…

  • Edmund Dulac

    French illustrator Edmund Dulac began his career in the first decade of the 20th Century, just as the new technology of color separation was making the economical printing of color book plates possible. Dulac moved to London because of the publishing opportunities and was soon working as an illustrator in the new genre of illustrated…

  • Jack Ziegler

    Jack Ziegler is, of course, quite mad. Some may say it’s toaster mania, some may suggest worst case wonkiness, but I know, because I have a treasured copy of the long out-of print classic cartoon collection of the same name, that it’s Hamburger Madness! Jack Ziegler has been drawing cartoons for The New Yorker, and…

  • Fourmi (Sylvie Lacroix)

    Fourmi is the professional name (or simply the site name, I’m not sure) of Belgian visual development artist Sylvie Lacroix. Lacroix has done art direction, concept art and promotional illustration for a number of European TV projects and films. The Fourmi web site contains examples of work from various stages of the visual development process.…

  • Scott Robertson

    Specialization in art has a long history, from the Dutch genre painters of the 17th century who specialized in still lifes or interiors, or the artists who specialized in painting birds or other animals and would contribute their specialty to another, more recognized work (e.g. Frans Synders painting the eagle in Ruben’s Prometheus Bound), to…