I have a couple small (approximately 3"x5" in) paintings that I picked up in a thrift store. Likely not worth much, but I like them and would like to find out more about them. Here is one
, here is the other
. [more inside]
posted by BeBoth
on Dec 27, 2013 -
Decided to take a break from photography. Would like to learn how to draw / paint. Can anyone recommend a good book / textbook for reference purposes?
posted by NYC-BB
on Dec 21, 2013 -
It's been a while since I primed my dining room walls, and I'm not sure if I need to re-prime my walls before painting. Advice paint experts? [more inside]
posted by ratherbethedevil
on Dec 9, 2013 -
I'm painting a wall dark blue and re-doing the ceiling in white. The place where wall and ceiling meet is very
uneven, and I'd like a nice clean line between the two. This seems to be a pretty common problem, and the standard solution seems to be creating a neat line somewhere other than the actual wall-ceiling joint. But some say paint the wall color up a bit onto the ceiling and some say paint the ceiling color down a bit onto the wall. Given the colors I'm dealing with, which will look better?
posted by neroli
on Dec 2, 2013 -
I'm trying to find the artist who made this painting
. I purchased the painting in Orta San Giulio, Italy, about 5 years ago.
The signature says "Bertocchi" although it may say "Beitocchi". The painting came in a larger frame, I think I spent about $200 for it, however it may have been slightly more.
Would like to get more works by this artist on this location.
posted by Farce_First
on Nov 17, 2013 -
Can I paint my stainless steel fridge with chalkboard paint? I've found lots of tutorials on how to do it with a regular white fridge (whatever those are made of) but nothing on stainless. Should I try to sand it? Do I need primer? Please advise. [more inside]
posted by exceptinsects
on Sep 1, 2013 -
We have inherited a portrait of Prof. Jacques Stock painted in the late 1930's. Based on family tradition he might have been a professor of art.
Is there some site or some way we can search the web based on the face in the portrait? We've tried many different ways to search by name and keep coming up with nothing.
The artist was a family member who died several years ago. The portrait was discovered after he died.
We do know the family member studied portraiture under Thomas Eakins, but that is about all we have to go on.
Many thanks for any help you can give.
posted by fgdmorr
on Aug 11, 2013 -
I need to get my 2 BR apt in the Washington, DC area painted before I move in. But my only personal-networking options have fallen through: the co-op itself is presently too short-staffed, and it turns out the guy recommended by my realtor can't do it until August.
I really need it painted ASAP--although I'd also like a neat, professional job. Is it realistic, to want to get it painted much sooner than August? If so, how can I go about finding a good and reliable painter or company, being new to the area?
(Bonus if you have a painter/company in the area whose work you liked and you would recommend!)
posted by theatro
on Jul 8, 2013 -
Photos of the painting are here
, including a close-up of the artist's signature, David B. Young. The painting belongs to a relative, and I'm trying to find out more information about the artist for her. [more inside]
posted by OrangeDisk
on Jul 6, 2013 -
I've got a black IKEA Expedit bookcase that I've used as a surface the last two years or so, and it shows. For various reasons, I can't really move it from where it is right now (it's part of some custom built in furniture). How can I repaint or restain this thing to look a little better? [more inside]
posted by Apropos of Something
on Jun 5, 2013 -
Can someone tell me a term for this painting style? Pig Painting
Specifically the small appendages and rotund body shape. I'm looking for more paintings of pigs in this style if you know of any good ones. Thanks!
posted by meta87
on May 6, 2013 -
I am searching for the name of a painter. I am going to describe one painting I clearly remember. I saw these paintings when I was a child.
The book of his works had the same theme of monkeys and skeletons involved in everyday activities.
In the painting I remember, a skeleton (it may have been a couple) is in a bed with white sheets and leaning over to put out the light on a nightstand. There is a monkey or baboon sitting on the room's window sill.
The images are realistic bordering on illustrations.
This is all I have. And this is why I came to metafilter.
Thank you for your help.
posted by M83
on Mar 16, 2013 -
Have an oil painting, self portrait of my old man, there is an L shaped rip around 6x4in flap. What's the best way to repair it?
posted by daveo'h
on Mar 15, 2013 -
Suggestions on spot cleaning marks off an acrylic on canvas painting? I recently bought a painting on eBay, not terribly expensive, not terribly valuable either, but it's nice and I like it very much. It needs to be cleaned up a bit. [more inside]
posted by Capt. Renault
on Feb 12, 2013 -
Maybe you know this art print? Years ago I lost a piece of art that I loved but didn't know anything about. It was a sketch of a dry-docked small (single-person? in the perspective it looked to be about a 12-foot craft) sailboat, sail down, in a field of waving shore grass, looking out towards the sea and the back of the boat. The surf was far away, maybe 100 yards or so, and the boat was positioned in the lower right-hand quadrant of the piece though not in the corner. The original medium was was pencil or charcoal on paper. When I see it I think "New England coast" and "loneliness". It was a yellowish-greenish-sepia tone, or perhaps that was just the paper it was litho'd on. I recall it was an official print numbered in pencil on the matting and framed in a low-profile chrome frame. Do you know the work? Can you speculate on the name of the artist? I'd really like to be able to attempt to get another copy. [more inside]
posted by carsonb
on Oct 9, 2012 -
On a deadline: Help me find the name of an amazing, bizarre, crude, disgusting artist whose childish paintings of people in extreme situations surrounded by thought/speech balloons/bubbles I saw in a Lower East Side gallery around 2010-2011. [more inside]
posted by StopMakingSense
on Oct 8, 2012 -
I'd like some guidance on learning how to paint, and learning how to take photographs. [more inside]
posted by sciurine
on Sep 23, 2012 -
I'm trying to identify an oil painting of two young girls that was (still is?) in the Cleveland Museum of Art's collection. [more inside]
posted by quiet coyote
on Jun 30, 2012 -
We need a painting or inked picture of Elric of Melnibone yesterday. Are there good options for finding artists besides DeviantArt? [more inside]
posted by kittensofthenight
on Mar 9, 2012 -
This is a long shot, but I'm trying to identify a painting that I saw at the Philadelphia Museum of Art about 4 years ago. All I remember is that it was a large painting that looked like a forest scene - at first glance it looked simply like a river within the forest, but upon looking at it again, you can see that the river is made up of hundreds upon hundreds of babies. I've tried googling, and exploring the Philadelphia Museum of Art's webpage, but to no avail. I am hoping someone knows this crazy painting!
posted by Neely O'Hara
on Feb 22, 2012 -
Which changes, events, discoveries, or epiphanies led to the most dramatic improvement in your painting or drawing ability? [more inside]
posted by cupcakeninja
on Dec 14, 2011 -
In 1971 Artforum magazine published an essay,
'After Modernism', by American composer Morton Feldman, about Modernism's endgame and what it meant for contemporary painting. I have repeatedly looked for it online but have had no success. Just curious to see if it is on the intertubes somewhere, thanks.
posted by Phlegmco(tm)
on Nov 23, 2011 -
Ok, this is nearly impossible to Google: Is masking tape/painter's tape easy to paint over? On purpose? [more inside]
posted by snapped
on Oct 25, 2011 -
My brother has asked me -('cause I is a genius with this new Net thing) to identify a painting he came across in France, and additionally to translate the Japanese hieroglyphics contained within said pic. Tin-Eye was no help as it only linked to 4 expired Ebay-France pages. [more inside]
posted by Wrick
on Aug 6, 2011 -
Last fall, I painted primer onto a newly-built shed, and have not gotten to painting it beyond that until now. It's been a rainy winter. The primed shed has some dirt on it. What do I need to do to get it ready to paint? [more inside]
posted by everichon
on Jun 20, 2011 -
I have a big, big room I'd like to paint. Do I really need to sand and wash every inch of the walls? [more inside]
posted by chowflap
on Mar 21, 2011 -
Should I paint, or dust and clean my condo popcorn ceiling texture? Not looking to remove! [more inside]
posted by foxhat10
on Mar 10, 2011 -
I'd like to add a Latin or French phrase meaning "from life" (i.e., short for "painted from life") to my signatures on paintings to differentiate my work from artists who rely on photos and video monitors instead of live models for their work. I'd like it to be pithy and idiomatic, and so I'm somewhat reluctant to rely on Google Translate . . .
posted by Toecutter
on Feb 6, 2011 -