Basics of Adobe® CC: Photoshop®, Illustrator® & InDesign® Jason Hoppe is ending the old year and bringing in the new with a great series  “Learning Path” entitled Learn Graphic Design about Adobe CC ! Even if you feel fairly confident in your skills with Adobe, this is a great refresher  course  . . .   because you know they are always changing everything and inventing new ways…

The Other Art History

In what I hope to be an upcoming series, “The Other Art History,” the authors re-write all of the art history books available to you in your schooling and bring you information necessary to think about “Other artists who have largely been excluded (or perhaps more accurately, occluded) from our understanding of movements throughout art…

Try Boxshot Lite Free!

Boxshot Lite (I am not an affiliate, but) … This website was a little fun for free.  Although paid hi-res formats are available, I was able to place my “Dogwoods Everywhere” pattern on this book cover.“>Try it!! “Dogwoods Everywhere” (c) Abby Reid AFR 2018

Figuring Out Allegory in Art … What?

Vermeer, Caravaggio, Titian and Bernini All Used Them. “Allegories — complex narratives built on layers of symbolism” Did that make it any more clear?  Not for me either! Read on …. Do-you-shy-away-from-this-painting-approach?

Paradise Experiment.

This is the kind of fine art photography and digital compositing that blows me away.  This is way more than owning a DLSR and computer with a graphics card! I would welcome your (positive) feedback and invite guest  bloggers knowledgeable in this field. LEMANSHOTS – FINE PICTURES AND DIGITAL ART via Paradise Experiment.

Calling all artists, performers, musicians and writers: Veterans arts festival and competitions kick off

CALLING ALL ARTISTS, performers, musicians and writers: Veterans arts festival and competitions kick off calling-artists-performers-musicians-writers-veterans-arts-festival-competitions-kick-off “The 2018 National Veterans Creative Arts Competition began January 1. During the months of January, February and March, Veterans enrolled at VA medical facilities or outpatient clinics are invited to enter their art, music, dance, drama and creative writing entries…

Artists Magazine Annual Art Competition

artists-magazine-annual competition TO quote their prospectus: Early-Bird Deadline: April 2, 2018 Regular Division—$35 per image Student/Beginner Division—$15 per image Deadline: May 1, 2018 Regular Division—$40 per image Student/Beginner Division—$20 per image All deadlines are at 11:59 PM EST, on the specified date.

“7 Things You Didn’t Know About Gustav Klimt” WHO?

“7 Things You Didn’t Know About Gustav Klimt” WHO? Today’s educational moment. I will admit that I did not remember this artist’s name, although I did recognize his work and style. While some may view this artist as an eccentric (and probably rightfully so), I wish to recognize the fact that he worked in a…