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August 8th, 2018

The Daily Paint By Number: First Strokes of Taste Of Italy

3568I've begun painting the PaintWorks piece Taste of Italy. And there is a ton of detail here and with the glorious opportunities thereunto and the advanced techniques I have a chance to employ, I get a 'tyranny of choice' situation. It's impossible to choose

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August 6th, 2018

A Glance At "Pencilgraphing", a Vintage How-To-Draw Book From the Thirties

3567It's evolved that one of the things I'm coming to greatly enjoy as age presents itself to me is the idea of antique and vintage art instuctionals. There have been people who want to make a living teaching the average you'n'me how to make drawing a

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August 5th, 2018

Vintage Walter T. Foster Publication Celebrating The "New" Acrylics

3566Very old how-to-draw publications find their way to Powell's, as I've shown before. This one here is an unexpected delight, and timely into the bargain.This is the front cover of what appears to be a periodical, or at least an occasional series, c

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August 3rd, 2018

3565So, this is a first for this blog ... an 'unboxing' post. Only this isn't any sort of tech toy. This is a Dimensions PaintWorks PBN kit, the most advanced one I've seen yet, a light-year ahead of any I've done so far.The-clock-she-is-a-ticking, so let'

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3564.So, I glide-pathed gracefully into the end of Royal & Langnickel's PAL28-3T: 50's Diner. Of the various projects I've done since PBN has re-introduced itself to me, and me, it, this has been by far the most fun and satisfying.Whoever designed the

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