Category Archives: From the Easel
Its been a while since I have had the time to sit down and write an article about wildlife art and I apologize to my loyal readers for that. We have been so busy trying to earn money so that … Continue reading
The big advantage that David Maass has when painting wildlife is his ability to paint a world as seen through the eyes of a hunter. He is a master of both design and observation of the natural world. When viewing one of his paintings, it’s obvious that he has been to the scene portrayed in the image. Continue reading
The word giclée (pronounced zee-clay) is derived from the French verb gicler, which means to spurt, spatter, or spew. This term is used because large format ink jet printers are used to print the giclée prints. Ink jet printers operate by means of a print head that literally sprays the ink onto the printed surface.
I received my first digital SLR camera four years ago and I immediately began looking for a photo processing service to handle the images I wanted to print. I had been using Clark Color Labs for the past twenty years for film processing, so I began searching the internet to see if Clark had a website. I was glad to find they did. Continue reading
Art scam is a subject I knew absolutely nothing about until a few days ago. I’ve just gone through an ordeal with a scammer so I got my education first hand. Fortunately, I have been listening to all the media … Continue reading
I never realized I was actually defined as a comtemporary artist. My work does not look like any of the artwork I’ve seen that is being called contemporary art, but yet it meets the definition of the term. Continue reading
Ducks Unlimited is, in my opinion, one of wildlife art’s greatest allies. Not only does the organization provide wildlife artists and waterfowl artists a huge potential for revenue from the sale of artwork, they provide an ever growing resource from which artists can pull from in terms of habitat for the ducks on which we so desperately depend.
As a wildlife artist, it is very important to be able to draw images correctly. If I’m trying to draw ducks, if they don’t look like they are supposed to, the duck enthusiasts out there will be very critical of my work and will not appreciate what I’m trying to portray.
I searched the web for several weeks searching for a web hosting company that could meet the needs of my website. I basically had two criteria at that point. Continue reading
Although you can simply thin acrylic tube color with water, most manufacturere produce liquid painting mediums for this purpose. Continue reading