Robert McGinnis was the king of paperback covers. The golden age of pulps was also the golden age of his art. He was an astute painter. There were many who can draw scantily clothed women. But McGinnis has the gift of composition. His lines were clean and sensual, his anatomical details lifelike.
We all know Van Gogh's "Starry Night" and Munch's "The Scream," but few are familiar with these artists' lesser-known works. From dogs to owls, read on to discover 11 of the most surprising and amusing animal paintings by famous artists.
Do you have labels that seem almost impossible to remove? I'll share how I removed price stickers and glued paper from a cardboard box with a few tools and simple steps.
Many cathedrals and churches in Britain have memorial brasses that were set in the stone floors to mark burial places in medieval times. Since Victorian times it has been a popular pastime to make rubbings of these brasses and it can be fun and educational at the same time.
Artist, Linda Wages, acquired a God-inspired talent during her later adult years. Her drawings are examples of how our early experiences generate expressions of beauty later in life.
This is the story of the Elephant Parade, its history and development, its aims and objectives, illustrated with images from just one of its world stopovers in the City of Bangkok
Every item in my home has a story behind it. One of my most treasured items is a Burmese kalaga which is the traditional name for an embroidered tapestry from Myanmar (Burma). This style comes from the Mandalay region and the tradition goes back...
Landscape paintings - or 'shan shui' ("Mountain and water") paintings - have been a part of Chinese art for many thousands of years. They have deep spiritual and political meanings and are an expression of the artist's inner soul. "Chinese Landscape Paintings" takes a look at Chinese landscape paintings throughout the centuries, the basic components of a shan shui painting, and landscape paintings in modern-day Chinese art.
It’s easy to feel drawn to the texture and nuance of a Southwestern landscape. Throughout the day and year, the light hits our exaggerated mountains, plateaus and valleys...
Do you think architectural landmarks are free of copyright? Not so, in some European countries. Here's shocking news of some that are still under copyright! Could you be a "copyright infringer?"
How acrylic plastic (Plexiglas) can be used to create home or office furniture and decor along with modern works of art.
This is a quick and fancy way to make things extra hospitable for out-of-town guests. You can find this form of towel origami at hotels, but it's equally nice to do at home.
Many photos and a summary of what you can see at the Homestead Heritage, Waco, Texas, located a few miles north of Waco on Gholson Road. A map and contact info is included. There are many crafts and excellent craftsmen in this community.
Are you an adult? Do you like to color? Are you also an artist? Want to make your own coloring book? It's not as hard as you might think.
Learn how to make your own vinyl wall quotes using your Cricut die cut machine. Read this easy tutorial.
It is my goal to save the world, one book repair at a time! In this article I demonstrate how to make a simple book repair to a child's book. The spine cover came loose and it was a very easy repair.
The curious art of taxidermy has fascinated societies for centuries, and this macabre past time has gone through many iterations and interpretations, and continues to divide opinion.
In this post you are able to view original linocuts created by Peggy Woods as well as descriptions on the documentation sheets accompanying most of the pieces. Learn the process of how linoleum cut art prints (a.k.a. linocuts) are created and printed.
If you are looking for a gift that makes a statement (and satisfies a sweet tooth), candy bouquets are sure to hit the spot! Unlike fruit bouquets or floral bouquets, candy bouquets are simple to make and don’t have a quick expiration date. Learn how to whip one together below!