Author: Oliver Huntington

Breaking Down What Goes Into Old Masters Paintings

The Painting Techniques Behind The Rocks at Belle-Île by Claude Monet There is no better art teacher than your own two eyes. Spending time with a painting and studying it — looking at its colors, how brushstrokes are layered, and how forms are “built” — is the best way to truly understand the art of painting and the secrets behind any Old Masters paintings that you love. Here Dan Scott, an Australian landscape painter and instructor, shares his insights into a beautiful painting by Claude Monet after spending quality time studying it as both an art instructor and an observer....

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Stan Lee of Marvel Comics, 1922-2018

I was sorry to hear that Stan Lee, the comic book writer, editor, and publisher of Marvel Comics, passed away today at the age of 95. He was the co-creator – along with artists Jack Kirby and Steve Ditko – of some of the best-known and successful superhero characters, including Spider-Man, the Hulk, Doctor Strange, the Fantastic Four, Daredevil, Black Panther, the X-Men, and more. There are countless tributes out to Stan Lee today, and you can read some good ones here and here. But some of the little facts that I find interesting are these: His real name...

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Owl Creek Residence Was Designed as a Place to Create Deeper Connections

Owl Creek is a residence designed by Skylab Architecture that’s located on a hillside in Snowmass, Colorado, with expansive views of the mountain. The idea behind the design was to create a place that could inspire deeper connections between the family, with friends, and the world around them. With a challenging piece of sloped land, construction wasn’t easy but they fixed the issue by directly anchoring the structures into the ground. The result is a stand-alone, 4,200-square-foot home built for two families to share with unbelievable views all-year round. Photo by Jeremy Bittermann Photo by Robert Reck Photo by...

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The World’s Largest Collection of Buddhist Texts Is Now Available Online

“The exposition on the graduated path” by Kadam Master Sharawa Yontan Drak (1070-1141) Thanks to the Buddhist Digital Resource Center (BDRC) and the Internet Archive, the world’s largest collection of Tibetan Buddhist literature is now available online. Dedicated to preserving and sharing Buddhist scholarship, the BDRC has archived over 15 million pages of Buddhist works since it was founded in 1999. Now, thanks to its collaboration with the Internet Archive, these texts will be available—free of charge—to an even wider audience. Used by laypeople and monks, these texts are culturally significant pieces of Buddhist history. As a politically neutral non-profit,...

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Solo Show 2018

I’m delighted to announce my new Solo Show 2018 will be held at Beaux Arts Gallery in Bath. The exhibition opens Monday 19 November. If you can’t make the private view on Saturday 17 November 6-8pm, the exhibition runs until 22 December. For my Solo Show 2018 I’ll be featuring a significant new body of work, including Brief Encounter (above) depicting an encounter between an African bull elephant and herd. I will also be exhibiting a pack of new wild dog sculptures (below), Asiatic bear sculptures inspired by my recent visit to Animals Asia in Vietnam, and a number...

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