Key It Up- Value Keys and Their Impact on Paintings

By: Courtney McCreary Hi Everyone~ One of the most important things to consider when painting is which value key you want to work with in terms of colors and values. Each key universally conveys different moods, which can give the viewer a certain feeling to associate with the painting. This week I’ll briefly describe the three main value keys used in painting and their corresponding … Continue reading Key It Up- Value Keys and Their Impact on Paintings

Meet Emil Underbjerg

By: Melanie Rosato Let me introduce you to Emil Underbjerg, an illustrator and print-maker who utilizes dynamic line qualities to set his figures apart from other artist’s work. Through extensive sketching and planning the artist creates plans for linoleum cut and screen prints that have the resolution to stand alone as finished work. The variation in line weight and orientation create exciting textures and tone … Continue reading Meet Emil Underbjerg

Complementary Colors Study

By: Staci Srebro Hello everyone, This week’s post is a continuation of the previous week’s where I  talked about complementary colors. I wanted to apply complementary colors to one of my drawings themed around flowers. After inking the drawing in a black outline, I will be coloring it using a mainly red and green color scheme. I chose this color scheme because I used to … Continue reading Complementary Colors Study

The Hyper-Realism of Lee Price

By: Melanie Rosato Lee Price is from New York and attended Moore College of Art in Philadelphia, Pa to achieve her BFA (basically in the backyard of where I’m writing this post from!). She went on to study at various institutions and with personal mentors. Her large-scale, hyper-realistic oil paintings have strong personal, social, and conceptual meanings. While the subject is almost always the artist … Continue reading The Hyper-Realism of Lee Price

Meet Margaret Brundage

By: Melanie Rosato Margaret Brundage was born with the name Margaret Hedda Johnson in Chicago, in 1900. She progressed artistically and became the youngest student to attend the Art Institute of Chicago, where she studied fashion design. After her education she pursued a freelance career in fashion illustration until she found her place in the pulp art scene in the early 1930s. Brundage is fittingly … Continue reading Meet Margaret Brundage