Loose, Bold and Unique… The work of Robert Joyner

In so many conversations we have with other artists, the statement “I wish I could feel more loose when I paint” has come up rather frequently. Kim and I have said this to each other numerous times. When the subject of painting loose comes up, the…

California Dreamin’
Analog to Digital Fun

Kim and I participate in a monthly mail art group. Each month we send and receive an original postcard to/from a member of the group. I had so much fun creating this for Jacki Long, that I decided to take this piece a step further and turn it into a…

Thomas LaBadia - Color

Still Life Study Hall 04 – Exploring Color

This week we continued to work on still life, but this time with the addition of color. Thomas and I both enjoy working with color, both in graphic design and in art. Thomas has a great intuition for color, but for me, it has sometimes been…

Still Life Study Hall 03 – Still Life Success

This week we continued to work on still life. We both studied the inspiring work of Jim Dine. If you are not familiar with his work, he created a series of amazing charcoal drawings, exploring tools as the subject matter.

Still Life Study Hall 02
Adventures in Still Life (Continued)

Who knew still life could be so much fun? Kim and I have continued to work on still life studies and as you can tell we have really been having fun. Below are are few of the pieces we have been working on, along with our thoughts on each piece.

Study Hall - Braque

Still Life Study Hall 01
Adventures in Still Life

Because we are currently studying still life drawings and paintings, we decided that it would be a perfect place for us to introduce our weekly art practice with you and welcome anyone that would like to join us in what we are calling "Study Hall."

Jean-Michel Basquiat

Jean-Michel Basquiat (1960 – 1988), Neo-Expressionist Painter

In his short life, Jean-Michel Basquiat was a pop icon, cultural figure, graffiti artist, musician, and neo-expressionist painter. He was a precocious child, and by the age of four he could both read and write.

Public Domain Postage and Revenue Stamps

Resources for Artists: Public Domain Postage and Revenue Stamps

Elusive Muse is pleased to present a few public domain images from the British Library's Philatelic Collection. They include a wide variety of items: not only postage stamps, but also revenue stamps (both adhesive and non-adhesive), postal…

Amedeo Modigliani

Elusive Muse: Italian Painter Amedia Modigliani (1884 to 1920)

Amedeo Clemente Modigliani (July 12, 1884 - January 24, 1920) was an Italian artist of Jewish heritage, practicing both painting and sculpture, who pursued his career for the most part in France. Modigliani was born in Livorno (historically referred…

Stella Im Hultberg

The Daily Muse: Stella Im Hultberg
Mixed Media Artist – Solo Exhibition

Spoke Art is pleased to present “Stranger”, a solo exhibition by Portland-based artist Stella Im Hultberg. Comprised of new oil paintings and loosely rendered watercolor and India ink sketches, “Stranger” is an exploration into the fragmented…

Herb Kornfeld

The Daily Muse: Herb Kornfeld (1915-2001)

Herb Kornfeld was an American School painter whose prolific career spanned eight decades (painting until his death in 2001) and helped forge a new style referred to by art critics as “California Modernism.” A landscape painter—who considered the…

Elusive Muse: Public Domain Pattern & Wallpaper Designs

Resources for Artists:
Pattern & Wallpaper Designs

Elusive Muse is pleased to present a few public domain images of vintage pattern and wallpaper designs. These would be great to use as drawing references or in collage.

Eugène Atget

The Daily Muse: French Photographer Eugène Atget (1857 – 1927)

Eugène Atget (February 12, 1857 – August 4, 1927) was a French photographer noted for his photographs documenting the architecture and street scenes of Paris. Born outside the French city of Bordeaux, he was orphaned at seven and raised by his…