"A painting technique in which semi-opaque or thin opaque colors are loosely brushed over an underpainted area so that patches of the color beneath show through."From The Artist's Handbook, by Ray Smith.
A weekly digest to highlight some of the posts I found most interesting, most provocative, or otherwise caught my eye from the Science Artists Feed. Sit back, have a coffee and enjoy.
Click here for earlier scumbles.
- - - Foraminiferal Sculpture Park: a question of scales, Geology in Art.
Darwinian Theory of Beauty, Gurney Journey. James Gurney's straight-on take about Denis Dutton's recent TEDTalk.
Making my own dinosaur, The Tyrannosaur Chronicles. Kid-friendly site!
Color and Light: A Guide for the Realist Painter, lines and colors. Charley Parker reviews James Gurney's new incredible book, which in part grew out of Gurney's blog posts.
The "Lost Women": science popularizers and communicators in the 19th century, Bioephemera.
Pink Dinosaur Wrap-Up, Art Evolved. Admin & catalyst for this charity drive Peter Bond gives us a grand finale: all 248 pink dinosaurs created by dozens of artists collaged together in a single image.
The artwork has changed drastically between conception and execution. Therefore it has no meaning, The Art of a Carbon-Based Lifeform.
Slide lecture given about biomimicry, Hybrids of Art and Science.
Sketching at the Royal Ontario Museum, News from the Studio.
Walcott's Quarry #123: Waiting it Out, eTrilobite.
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Great science-art posts not in the Feed:
An artist's interpretation of a teenager's head exploding in science class, A Journey Around My Skull.
Geology History in Caricatures: Dr. M. in extasies at the approach of his pet Saurian, History of Geology.
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For next week:
There's been a change on deviantArt, that popular website for artists. They now have RSS feeds for individual galleries. I'll be adding a few of these to the Science Artists Feed for next week, including some of my favourite artists who consistently challenge and delight.
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Original artwork on The Flying Trilobite Copyright to Glendon Mellow
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