Wednesday, June 13, 2012

A Post in Lines & Colors

Charley Parker, the author of the art blog Lines & Colors dropped me a line to let me know that he had created a new post about my current batch of paintings, most of which are soon to be shipped to Tree's Place Gallery for a two person show July 14th. I'll be paired up with M. Collier, a terrific artist from northern California, and I think it's going to be a really good show.

Lines and Colors is one, if not the, most comprehensive, and entertaining art blogs out there. It covers nearly all aspects of the art world from paleo art to contemporary drawings and paintings. Here's his own list of the areas he covers on his blog: "Lines and Colors is a blog about drawing, sketching, painting, comics, cartoons, webcomics, illustration, digital art, concept art, gallery art, artist tools and techniques, motion graphics, animation, sci-fi and fantasy illustration, paleo art, storyboards, matte painting, 3d graphics and anything else I find visually interesting. If it has lines and/or colors, it's fair game". 

This is my third post on his blog, and I'm always honored to be included on Charley's site. Thank you Charley, I really appreciate it! If you'd like to read the post click here.


Karin Jurick said...

I'm so proud to know ya Neil. Charley Parker's blog is THE best and features you so well.

And I love 'Hereford'. Beautiful.

Amarjeet Prasad said...

Interesting thoughts and ideas

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Mark Martin said...

Hey! You have such an interesting and informative page. I will be looking forward to visit your page again and for your other posts as well. Thank you for sharing your thoughts about oil painting. I am glad to stop by your site and know more about oil painting. Keep it up! This is a good read.
Most Renaissance sources, in particular Vasari, credited northern European painters of the 15th century, and Jan van Eyck in particular, with the "invention" of painting with oil media on wood panel. However, Theophilus (Roger of Helmarshausen?) clearly gives instructions for oil-based painting in his treatise, On Various Arts, written in 1125. At this period it was probably used for painting sculptures, carvings and wood fittings, perhaps especially for outdoor use. Early Netherlandish painting in the 15th century was, however, the first to make oil the usual painting medium, and explore the use of layers and glazes, followed by the rest of Northern Europe, and only then Italy. Early works were still panel paintings on wood, but around the end of the 15th century canvas became more popular, as it was cheaper, easier to transport, and allowed larger works. Venice, where sail-canvas was easily available, led the move. The popularity of oil spread through Italy from the North, starting in Venice in the late 15th century. By 1540 the previous method for painting on panel, tempera, had become all but extinct, although Italians continued to use fresco for wall paintings, which was more difficult in Northern climates.
Wein Sculptures shone at Kaminski Auctions Modern and Art Glass Sale, March 25th, 2012

Oil paintings MA