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Looking for a painting I once borrowed from a library

Painting filter: can you help me track down a painting? I borrowed it from a local public library years ago (they have since stopped loaning out art, don't know why) and can't recall the title or artist. [more inside]
posted by crepeMyrtle on Dec 13, 2012 - 5 answers

Icebergs in oil or bone or what-have-you

What is the earliest depiction (not description) of an iceberg in Western Art? [more inside]
posted by Chrischris on Dec 2, 2012 - 5 answers

How Do I Learn To Speak Artist?

I will soon need cover art for a self-published book. I'd like to get something original rather than buying a stock photo. I am quite ignorant about the world of visual arts. Please teach me how to communicate what I want to an artist--and how to find one? [more inside]
posted by scaryblackdeath on Nov 29, 2012 - 10 answers

Journals of traveling landscape painters or photographers?

Journals of traveling landscape painters or photographers? [more inside]
posted by Cwell on Nov 18, 2012 - 5 answers

What the Font? God Mode

Can you identify the signature on this abstract painting? [more inside]
posted by ostranenie on Nov 17, 2012 - 3 answers

Identify This Pike Place Painting Print?

Help me identify this painting hanging at Pike Brewing Company in Seattle. [more inside]
posted by pmed on Nov 13, 2012 - 3 answers

Can I paint over carpet glue without killing anyone?

Can I just paint over thick carpet glue? Other ideas for beautifying a rough-looking studio space welcome. [more inside]
posted by Ms. Toad on Nov 7, 2012 - 14 answers

It's a sailboat!

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 - 8 answers

Grotesque Paintings of Talking Penises

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 - 4 answers

A framer has damaged my beautiful painting. How much discount should I ask for?

A framer has damaged my beautiful painting. How much discount should I ask for? [more inside]
posted by tonylord on Oct 4, 2012 - 14 answers

How to learn photography and painting

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 - 19 answers

Hobbies! Culture! Art! Beauty!

Developing cultural taste/becoming an expert at new hobbies... are there general principles? (snowflakes inside) [more inside]
posted by 3491again on Aug 27, 2012 - 8 answers

Painting pixels

Looking for advice, tips, links, book recommendations etc about getting into digital art. [more inside]
posted by fearfulsymmetry on Aug 19, 2012 - 5 answers

Who painted this painting?

Who painted this painting? I can't read the signature but want information about this artist? Rob Soba? My GoogleFu has failed me here. Photos of paining and close-up of signature here.
posted by nancoix on Aug 6, 2012 - 2 answers

Tips on setting up an art studio

Need tips on setting up my art studio [more inside]
posted by pakora1 on Aug 6, 2012 - 9 answers

How much green is too much green?

Would it be weird if I painted three out of five upstairs rooms the same soft green color, if they were given different treatments? [more inside]
posted by A Terrible Llama on Jul 25, 2012 - 32 answers

Removall or other eco-friendly paint removers for retail in Twin Citites?

Looking for a lead on Removall 220 available for retail in the Twin Cities area, or recommendations of equivalent (brushable, eco-friendly) paint strippers. [more inside]
posted by longtime_lurker on Jul 10, 2012 - 2 answers

Cheap paper for watercolor practice?

Are there any no-hassle, cheap alternatives to watercolor paper? I want to practice a lot without spending a lot. [more inside]
posted by kristi on Jul 10, 2012 - 16 answers

Help me remix my wedding dress

I have a wedding dress. I have a black tie event in August. I want to wear a modified version of my perfect-for-me wedding dress to said black tie event. What are some things I can do to remix it? [more inside]
posted by two lights above the sea on Jul 5, 2012 - 24 answers

Over the moon

My friend wants me to try to recreate this painting as a decoration for her wedding. The problem is that neither of us have any idea who the artist is/where the image came from. Can you help? Also, it would help me out immensely if I had access to a higher quality image to work from.
posted by corn_bread on Jul 3, 2012 - 10 answers

Painting of two girls in CMA collection

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 - 2 answers

Help us build our studio

Artists: What are your must-have features for an art studio? [more inside]
posted by txmon on Jun 30, 2012 - 14 answers

Where's Caravaggio?

Caravaggio-filter: help me find all the Caravaggios in Rome. Is there a list? [more inside]
posted by grobstein on Jun 22, 2012 - 11 answers

Alternatives to thick acrylic gel?

I'm looking for possible cheaper alternatives/ substitutes for heavy acrylic gels for my paintings. The stuff I get at the art store is a little pricy for the amounts I like to use. I'm hoping there's some kind of (industrial?) paste out there that would act similarly. (basically, a thick medium that I can 'etch' then let dry)
posted by mrmarley on Jun 13, 2012 - 4 answers

Is There a Quick and Easy Fix for My Paint-Chipped Porch?

I need to paint my previously painted cement block porch while putting in the least money, time, and effort. What can be painted over a chipped paint job without it chipping again? [more inside]
posted by paperclip2000 on Jun 11, 2012 - 5 answers

Where can I find this hard to find Monet?

Where can I find a reproduction print... even I guess a poster of this particular version of Claude Monet's Houses of Parliament? [more inside]
posted by Bodrik on Jun 9, 2012 - 3 answers

Please help me find a painting!

Help me find a painting. [more inside]
posted by Thisispiggy on May 31, 2012 - 5 answers

Spider print, spider print, someone hook me up with this spider print

This is a painting by Michael Sowa. I desperately want a print of it for the guest bedroom. Is it available for purchase anywhere? [more inside]
posted by Lou Stuells on May 23, 2012 - 2 answers

Need inspiration for my next work of... well... something.

I'm not an artist by any stretch, but I recently discovered that I kind of like painting with acrylics-- and I've badly needed a hobby for a while now. But I also need inspiration and so I'm looking for images that I can use as examples, but that I can make my own. For example, I really liked this and so my very first (and so far only) painting was this (1,2). I'm liking very geometrical or line-based repeating patterns that are either brightly multi-colored or monochromatic designs, but even though I have rulers and compasses, I also have a very unsteady hand so the design has to be kind of forgiving. Can you help me find images or sites where I might be able to find an idea for my next one? [more inside]
posted by mireille on May 18, 2012 - 18 answers

Please help decipher the signatures of a drawing and painting

My wife and I bought a sketch and a watercolor, both of which have visible signatures, but that we cannot decipher. Images: Sketch Img 1 & 2, Painting Img 1 & 2. Does anybody recognize the artists or have any suggestions on how to ID the artists? [more inside]
posted by comradechu on May 16, 2012 - 3 answers

Amateur Sericulture

What is the most efficient way to harvest spider webs for an art project? [more inside]
posted by cirrostratus on May 14, 2012 - 2 answers

Was "The Scream" sold a few weeks ago also sold a few years ago?

Recently, Munch's "The Scream" sold for about $120 million. Somehow I had in my mind the idea that (a version of) "The Scream" was sold at auction a few years ago. Did I imagine this? [more inside]
posted by lewedswiver on May 13, 2012 - 6 answers

Help a crazy cat lady compile a collection of photographs and paintings.

Help me find black and white vintage photographs or old paintings that feature at least one person and at least one cat. [more inside]
posted by MaryDellamorte on May 2, 2012 - 11 answers

Fodder On My Wings

Where can I find a large (or any size) print of this painting of Nina Simone by Gabriel Jarnier? It appeared on the cover of Simone's album "Fodder On My Wings."
posted by hermitosis on Apr 18, 2012 - 1 answer

Painting my way to Marrakesh.

I love the walls in this photograph. Moroccan, textured, uneven. I'm moving into a new place soon. I don't know much about painting. What do I need to do to make my walls look like this?
posted by Jairus on Apr 3, 2012 - 17 answers

Help Me Price My First Painting Job

How much do I charge to paint two small rooms for a friend? [more inside]
posted by xingcat on Mar 31, 2012 - 10 answers

Help identifying an Impressionist painting

Need help identifying an Impressionist painting. [more inside]
posted by MetalFingerz on Mar 29, 2012 - 13 answers

Where in Montmartre (Paris) did Maurice Utrillo stand when he painted this view of the "Maquis"?

My late grandfather painted an interpretation of one of Maurice Utrillo's depictions of the "Maquis" of Montmartre, in Utrillo's time a very poor area of the well-known Paris neighbourhood. Which Utrillo work did my granddad use as a blueprint, and where exactly was Utrillo's vantage point? [more inside]
posted by goodnewsfortheinsane on Mar 26, 2012 - 12 answers

Where's Painting's Cutting Edge?

Any recommendations for blogs/sites about the cutting edge of contemporary painting? I'm casting a wide net here in terms of subject matter, abstraction vs. representation, etc.
posted by Toecutter on Mar 20, 2012 - 3 answers

Refinish or am I just finished?

Can this piece of furniture be refinished or painted over? [more inside]
posted by drpynchon on Mar 19, 2012 - 14 answers

How can I collect old, accurately represented painting on a budget?

I'd like to start collecting art. I know, collect what you love - and I intend to. This is for my home, though if the pieces also have financial value down the road, so much the better. I really like older, typically Renaissance or Medieval portraits or action-filled landscapes (particularly those that feature animals (e.g. da Vinci's Lady with Ermine). As a non-expert with a budget of <$500-$2000, how do I go about buying interesting art without being fleeced? [more inside]
posted by arnicae on Mar 17, 2012 - 14 answers

We need a painting of Elric ASAP

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 - 5 answers

New career as artist

Advice needed on making a living as an artist. [more inside]
posted by Kiwi on Mar 4, 2012 - 9 answers

It is hard to forget a river of babies

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 - 4 answers

How to pick the right color

Where can I find good websites, books, magazines, etc. that explain the principles of picking good paint colors to use when painting rooms in my house? I tend to pick a color and paint the room, only to find that I don't really like the color. Are there design standards/rules (e.g. the rule of 3s for photography)?
posted by GernBlandston on Feb 14, 2012 - 8 answers

Turn a picture into a painting... with some flare?

I'm looking for a company that will take a plain photo of my dog, and create a painting from it, but add a little flare. I'd like my dog to be in a suit, maybe wearing glasses, in front of a book case. Here's an example: http://i.imgur.com/o8BSE.jpg [more inside]
posted by thankyoumuchly on Feb 2, 2012 - 16 answers

Help me build up a Louis Wain art collection.

Help me build up a Louis Wain art collection. [more inside]
posted by GlassHeart on Jan 16, 2012 - 3 answers

Orange wall ISO design help

Help me design my VERY ORANGE WALL. [more inside]
posted by lackutrol on Jan 13, 2012 - 13 answers

Source for Chinese handscrolls?

Is there an online store that sells reproductions of famous Chinese and Japanese handscrolls? [more inside]
posted by tnygard on Jan 13, 2012 - 2 answers

Japanese ink drawing called "The Colt?"

Obscure art filter: seeking a Japanese (I think) pen and ink drawing of a horse titled "The Colt." [more inside]
posted by workerant on Jan 12, 2012 - 5 answers

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