Monthly Archives: July 2013

Dancing In The Dark Under The Dome of Heaven

An artist visiting the coliseum in 1824 easily found opportunities for pictures because, they were framed by a legion of arches. Rome’s Forum is bounded by two colossal bookends, two triumphant arches  which offered pre-framed views of the Sacra Via.  … Continue reading

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Drinking Darkness

Ever make a pirate’s treasure map? It needs to look old. As a boy I did it. As a boy my son did it, too. The key is to make it look worn, weathered and burned. The most effective technique … Continue reading

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In The Footsteps of The Venetians

I have been on the road, in the air and across the sea.  In Venice I traced the techniques and locations of past masters like J.M.W. Turner, John Singer Sargent, James Abbott McNeil Whistler, Francesco Guardi and Canaletto. Making an … Continue reading

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