Author: Oliver Huntington

Learn All About Pentimento | The Pros and Cons of Repainting Your Work

Painting Regrets? I Have a Few Have you ever started a painting, perhaps gotten partially or completely finished, and then changed your mind about part of your work? To fix the problem, you either can start over or paint over the work. Undoubtedly, repainting over an artwork is a fairly common situation among artists. In fact, the process for this called “pentimento.” Meaning repentance, pentimento is an Italian word referring to an alteration to a painting resulting in a recovering of a portion or all of a work. And, if we are careful about our painting alterations, it won’t harm...

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Why Donald Judd Brought Art to Marfa, Texas

Untitled by Donald Judd on the grounds of the Chinati Foundation; concrete, 98½ x98½ x194 (each cube). Photo: Carol M. Highsmith / Buyenlarge / Getty Images; Archive photos The small desert city of Marfa, Texas, has become an unlikely magnet for artists and art lovers The artist Donald Judd collected more than 13,000 books, many of which are now housed in a curated library in Marfa, Texas, the town Judd made his home from 1979 until his death in 1994. Curiously, Judd organized his books not alphabetically or by subject but in order of their authors’ birth. Like much...

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Moon Bear Sculpture £1950

Moon Bear with Cubs £1950 Includes VAT at 20% and 24 hour UK mainland delivery Moon bear sculpture with cubs 40x30cm in Raku fired ceramic. One-off Raku fired ceramic sculpture available for immediate delivery. UK and international shipping by arrangement. Dimensions are approximate. VAT is payable if the buyer is resident within the EU. Raku fired Animal Sculptures One-off ceramic animal sculptures Raku fired sculpture is bisque fired in an electric kiln and then heated rapidly to 980C before being immersed in a combustible material, such as sawdust. The glaze melts in the firing, developing a distinctive crackle finish,...

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My Modern Met’s Art + Culture Guide to Chicago

Photo: Chicago skyline by CK Foto/Shutterstock.com It’s hard to beat the charm of Chicago. The Midwestern city has everything you’d need to for a fun urban getaway—it’s steeped in history with great museums, stunning architecture, and amazing art both in its museums and in public. My Modern Met had the chance to visit some of Chicago’s top spots—including places to play, stay, and socialize. Here’s our travel guide to art and culture in the Windy City. Places to Stay in Chicago The Blackstone Hotel, 636 South Michigan Avenue Photo: Courtesy of The Blackstone The Blackstone Hotel is a history...

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Collage on Canvas

Been having a good time with the series of houses and homes…Here is a process shot of where I’m at.  I have 7 house to put on the horizon line but before I do that I’m playing with the back ground behind where the house will be.  No great plan just wanted to make the gray scale homes with the black roofs….from there it will be me hooking into the intuitive nature of the process.  “doing something and reacting to it and then switching directions to see what else will...

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