Ponderings from an Oil Manufacturer

Colleen-Maxey-Scenic Brook in Northumberland near Unison

I am writing this from an express train traveling from London to Edinburgh. It is the third week of January and the snow is unusually deep here in Britain. I am on an adventure from my home base at Jack Richeson and Co., Inc.in Kimberly ... Read More...

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Dianne Massey Dunbar Interview

Diane Massey Dunbar Headshot

"I paint ordinary objects and scenes from everyday life. While I have the highest respect for artists who paint vistas and exquisite nudes and the like, I believe that there is a great deal of beauty in the world that often goes unnoticed. ... Read More...

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The Spirit Forges Ahead While the Brain Has To Figure It Out

"Stepping Out" by Nancy Boren

A few years ago, I was fortunate to be involved in an unexpected conversation one day at my studio with an artist friend. I didn’t know when we started talking that the next few minutes would so significantly sharpen my understanding of one ... Read More...

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Keep It Simple! Using a Limited Palette

"Garapatta Spring" by Kathleen Dunphy OPA 24x18

When I first started painting, I'd walk into art supply stores and spend hours looking at all the different pigments and brands of oil paints available, and drool over all those luscious colors: aureolin yellow, cinnabar green, quinocradone ... Read More...

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Uber Umbers and Other Colors from the Earth

"Cleopatras Garden" by Margret Short OPA

Throughout the ages since the very first scrawls were made in caves and tribal hunting events were recorded on walls, people have been using colors made of ochres, umbers, madders, bugs, mummies, minerals, shells, iron oxides, and plants. ... Read More...

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