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Eye Candy for Today: Julian Onderdonk landscape

Late Afternoon, Julian Onderdonk The link is to the image page on WikiArt, which unfortunately doesn’t have much information about the size or location of the original. If you click on “View all sizes” under the image on their page, you can access a reasonably high res version of the image. Presumably, this is oil on canvas. Texas painter Robert Julian...

Tyl Destoop

Originally from Belgium, Tyl Destoop is a watercolor painter living in the Normandy region of France. Destoop has a pleasantly free rendering style, matched with solid draftsmanship and compositional skills. I particularly enjoy his urban scenes. His website offers a selection of his paintings, most of which are available for purchase. You can find...

Eye Candy for Today: George Elgar Hicks genre painting

The Dead Goldfinch (“All that was left to love”), George Elgar Hicks; oil on canvas; roughly 24 x 30 inches (62 x 75 cm). Link is to zoomable image on Google Art Project; downloadable file on Wikimedia Commons, original is in the Art Gallery of South Australia. Genre painting, which became popular in the 18th and 19th centuries, focused on scenes of...

David Nakayama

David Nakayama is a free lance illustrator, concept artist and illustrator. He is known in particular for his cover art for Marvel Comics, as well as work for DC Comics, Fantasy Flight Games, Upper Deck and others. Nakayama’s comics covers combine the fun, over-the-top energy and sensationalism characteristic of mainstream American comics with firm...

Eye Candy for Today: Emelie Preyer still life

Still Life with Peach, Apricot, Grapes and Hazelnuts on a Tablecloth, Emelie Preyer 19th century German still life painter Emelie Preyer shows her characteristic touch with the textural surface and beautifully balanced color of these simple fruits and nuts. Her composition is thoughtfully conceived, and the value and color relationships lead your...

Megan Lightell

Megan Lightwell is a contemporary Tennessee based painter working in the tonalist tradition. Her serene, atmospheric landscapes are painted with a restrained palette, compressed values and an emphasis on soft edges. I particularly enjoy her compositions which she projects depth with receding planes of increasingly muted chroma and value. Be conscious...

Eye Candy for Today: Hugo Darnaut landscape

Woodland Stream, Hugo Darnaut, oil on panel, roughly 18 x 12 inches (46 x 32 cm); link is to downloadable file on Wikimedia Commons; original is in a private collection; image via Dorotheum auction. Austrian painter Hugo Darnaut (AKA Hugo Fix), who was active in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, gives us a tranquil scene of a small stream winding...

Eudes Correia

Originally from Brazil, Eudes Correia is a watercolorist based in Lisbon. Correia’s focus is on people, usually outside, walking sitting, riding bikes and other everyday activities. His website galleries are divided into sections for “People” and “Tourists”. His approach is a wonderful balance of solid draftsmanship and loose, free application of...

Eye Candy for Today: Joseph DeCamp’s Guitar Player

The Guitar Player, Joseph Rodefer DeCamp; oil on canvas, roughly 50 x 45 inches (126 x 115 cm); in the collection of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, which offers a downloadable version of the image. On closer inspection, this beautiful and serene image by Boston School master Joseph Rodefer DeCamp reveals much less detail than an initial glance might...

Yoshitaka Amano

Yoshitaka Amano is a Japanese illustrator, concept artist, and designer of scenes, characters and costumes for film and gaming. In addition, Amano is known for his work for both Japanese and American comics, as well as his gallery art. His style blends influences from Japanese woodblock prints, American and European comics and pop culture as well...

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