Archive for January, 2012

More Studies…




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Through the 20’s & 30’s pulp magazine and books were being produced by the thousands. The only way to grab the reader’s attention was to have a eye catching cover. One of the best of the cover illustrators was J. Allen St. John.



He did 100s of these covers, the most famous is for Tarzan stories by Edgar Rice Burroughs. When the pulp business started to die out he became a teacher, first at the Art Institute of Chicago and then at (the school I went to) The American Academy of Art in Chicago.

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“I am enough of an artist to draw freely upon my imagination. Imagination is more important than knowledge. Knowledge is limited. Imagination encircles the world”-Albert Einstein

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Winter means it’s a bit too cold to paint in my “studio” so back to basics, sketching master paintings. One of the best ways to re-start, practice, train,

Studies of Goya, Rembrandt and Rubens

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