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Bold Brush Strokes and Drippy Washes

Bold Brush Strokes and Drippy Washes

Landscape Watercolor Painting Tutorials from Fealing Lin Painting with bold brush strokes and drippy washes, Fealing Lin keeps her paintings fresh and lively. Her process involves layering big brushstrokes, transparent glazes, and interesting shapes to capture her subjects. Enjoy these three watercolor painting tutorials from the artist so you can hone your own watercolor skills and paint just the way you want to! Seaside of Oregon (watercolor on paper, 15×21) by Fealing Lin 3 tenets ... Read More »

These Acrylic Flowers Will Make You Want to Grab Your Paintbrush

These Acrylic Flowers Will Make You Want to Grab Your Paintbrush

It’s now the middle of May, and here in Ohio we are in full bloom. I love taking walks around my neighborhood and smelling a medley of floral aromas when a slight breeze passes by. And although spring is tied with fall for my favorite season, nothing compares to seeing the earth sprout back to life with lush foliage and brilliant flowers after a cold winter. Seeing all the lively colors of spring brings me ... Read More »

The frailty of everything earthly

The frailty of everything earthly

If everything you see is great, you are either new to opera or chronically easy to please. Neither condition is anything of which to be ashamed, but the development of standards over a period of years is something to be embraced. Standards make it mean more when something really is worth raving over.  No matter how much you see, if you go back often enough, you will have one of those evenings (or afternoons, as ... Read More »

“Children need pets,” Miss Munsel believes

“Children need pets,” Miss Munsel believes

Born on this day in 1925 mother of four and soprano Patrice Munsel.  //www.youtube.com/watch?v=GcRahDJu9-4 Born on this day in 1885 conductor Otto Klemperer. //www.youtube.com/watch?v=KmO6qQRM8F8 Born on this day in 1917 composer Lou Harrison. //www.youtube.com/watch?v=l393EGdD6Pc Happy 69th birthday soprano Carmen Arlen Balthrop. //www.youtube.com/watch?v=ukgWU6JCZkg Happy 66th birthday soprano Helen Field. //www.youtube.com/watch?v=OWIz-LSYMO4 Born on this day in 1957 soprano Daniela Dessì. //www.youtube.com/watch?v=TMlZIuy2PNw On this day in 1957 the Bob Merrill musical New Girl in Town opened on Broadway. ... Read More »

Golden but not delicious

Golden but not delicious

The cultiest of cult musicals, an All-American take on the Iliad and the Odyssey, the spectacularly witty Golden Apple of John Latouche (words) and Jerome Moross (music), opened Off Broadway in 1953 to some acclaim, moved to Broadway in 1954 and promptly sank, overweighted by its own cleverness. This is a great American opera (all-singing, no talking) and a downright weird choice for the Encores! series at the City Center.   The score (which produced ... Read More »

I am terrified at the thought that so much hideous and bad music will be put on records forever

I am terrified at the thought that so much hideous and bad music will be put on records forever

Born on this day in 1842 composer Arthur Sullivan.  //www.youtube.com/watch?v=i5CcORoKZvI Born on ths day in 1876 composer Raoul Laparra. //www.youtube.com/watch?v=iIqyOtBnOQ0 Born on this day in 1937 conductor Judith Somogi. //www.youtube.com/watch?v=4QKjPR57xB4 Happy 82nd birthday baritone Dominic Cossa. //www.youtube.com/watch?v=FZEtREQxHjE Born on this day in 1938 tenor Ludovic Spiess. //www.youtube.com/watch?v=8gLm13k4l18 Happy 68th birthday conductor Jane Glover. //www.youtube.com/watch?v=5nAk8fNces0 Source: Music-2 Read More »

3 Things You Don’t Want to Forget When Drawing Heads and Faces

3 Things You Don’t Want to Forget When Drawing Heads and Faces

Learning how to draw faces and heads is among the most challenging tasks for any artist. Even small errors are immediately noticeable. To draw a convincing human head, you need a solid strategy. Every head and face is different, of course, but there are some general principles that apply to just about everyone. Here we share three pieces of advice about how to draw faces and heads, adapted from an article by artist and instructor ... Read More »

High school musical

High school musical

On this day in 1988 Carrie: The Musical opened on Broadway at the Virginia Theatre and closed after five performances. //www.youtube.com/watch?v=l3LLzKsy6xI On this day in 1832 Donizetti’s L&8217;elisir d&8217;amore premiered in Milan. //www.youtube.com/watch?v=yOfnUafSDfA Born on this day in 1842 composer Jules Massenet. //www.youtube.com/watch?v=9hnqE_bmAFI Born on this day in 1845 composer Gabriel Fauré. //www.youtube.com/watch?v=Il1GmRGT2MQ Born on this day in 1909 soprano/mezzo-soprano Margaret Harshaw. //www.youtube.com/watch?v=S6dIMx2QVRA Happy 77th birthday tenor Dalmacio Gonzales. //www.youtube.com/watch?v=BDCn_afzXuI Source: Music-2 Read More »

The Fascinating 150-Year History of the American Watercolor Society

The Fascinating 150-Year History of the American Watercolor Society

Turning Darkness Into Light One of our fellow members of the Artist’s Network and editor of The Artist’s Magazine, Maureen Bloomfield, had the honor of speaking at the recent 150th Anniversary celebration of the American Watercolor Society. Her speech was so moving, we wanted to share it with those of you who could not attend the event. *** Cave of Lascaux Lascaux | 15,000 B.C. In a valley in Southern France, in September 1940, four ... Read More »

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