So, it's time to paint my 100 year old house in Portland. How to choose colors? Are there any good online resources, in particular image galleries of homes painted specific colors? (i.e., "this 1925 craftsman is painted Benjamin Moore 741 Eggplant, with trim colors 219 Cream Soda and 987 Driftwood Sand") [more inside]
posted by dacoit
on Oct 3, 2009 -
(Asking for a friend) Is there a place on ye olde interwebbes where I can see a gallery of all the artwork currently on display at the Chelsea Hotel? ALTERNATELY can anyone help me identify this painting? [more inside]
posted by shakespeherian
on Sep 25, 2009 -
My grandmother had a painting hanging in her bedroom for many years, and I'd like to find a print of it. Hoping that someone here can identify it for me. [more inside]
posted by thanotopsis
on Sep 11, 2009 -
IDThisBookFilter: I'm looking for a fantasy book by several authors which features a family of painters who can trap people in a painting if they mix their bodily fluids in with the paint. [more inside]
posted by snoogles
on Aug 5, 2009 -
Help to find a print of a painting for my MIL. Difficulty:only have a description of the subject matter, not the title nor artist. [more inside]
posted by Wild_Eep
on Jun 23, 2009 -
Painting Filter: I am purchasing some second hand wicker chairs for my porch. What's the best way to repaint them? [more inside]
posted by Weaslegirl
on Jun 6, 2009 -
Help me identify a painting I saw, loved, and forgot... A group of "bohemians" are eating/drinking/sitting under a bridge... there may or may not be a bonfire... it may or may not be night... I use the word "bohemian" because it has stuck in my mind... I don't know whether that's part of the title, whether the painting is German, or whether it just struck me as abstractly "bohemian" - I had just become an artist :> - I saw it in a museum, most likely in NY, San Francisco, or London - sorry for the slight reeds of info - anything sound familiar to anyone?
posted by LittlePumpkin
on May 23, 2009 -
I'm looking for an American illustrator from the 1940s/50s who painted detailed, photorealistic, optimistic visions of the future, often with scientific explanations of how and why things would pan out this way. [more inside]
posted by gentle
on May 18, 2009 -
How will I know when I'm done scraping the paint off of this window molding? What are the final steps before painting? [more inside]
posted by OmieWise
on May 7, 2009 -
I'm going to be making this
Parsons side table of poplar and MDF soon (Popular Mechanics link). How can I get the painted finish like the one in the picture? [more inside]
posted by jroybal
on Apr 24, 2009 -
I dumped a substantial portion of matzoh ball soup on a canvas. After it dries I'm going to glue the larger chunks down, and then I need to varnish/shellac/something the canvas. What would work best? [more inside]
posted by andoatnp
on Apr 22, 2009 -
My grandmother just gave me an old framed print of a 1903 painting
entitled "Summer-Girl" by a James Arthur. I haven't had any luck finding out who Mr. Arthur was, but he seems to have been a capable artist and popular enough to have prints made of his work. There's a torn look to the top of the print, as though it were ripped from a book of prints, but I can't find any info about that book or where the image comes from. If anyone knows more about James Arthur, this picture or his other work, I would be most grateful. Thanks!
posted by ktoad
on Apr 11, 2009 -
I live in Madison WI and am looking to move to a larger city, under the impression that being in a larger city will provide me with more exposure and greater opportunities. I was thinking of moving to the outskirts of Chicago because it's close to my family in Madison and I love it there. I also miss Denver CO where I was born, but am unsure what kind of an art community it has. Does anyone know what cities are best for making a living as an artist? I have a degree in illustration but am also trying to get into gallery shows as well if that helps. Thank you very much for any advice.
posted by RaceTheDream
on Mar 31, 2009 -
I'm trying to remember a famous painting or graphic in which the artist presents a word such as "blue" painted in red. Or vice-versa. Or some other color combination.
posted by Jeff Howard
on Mar 29, 2009 -
What is the name of a contemporary American figurative painter, in his 40’ies, lives on the East Coast, possibly Philadelphia, who paints very realistic, elongated female nudes? [more inside]
posted by ssimon82
on Mar 20, 2009 -
I want to paint the miniatures in a Transformers boardgame as a gift for a friend. Can people please point me to reference images for the models in this pic
? The more, the merrier. TIA.
posted by krisjohn
on Mar 4, 2009 -
Art Lovers: Help me track down the identity of a painting I saw at the Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York). [more inside]
posted by TheOtherGuy
on Feb 20, 2009 -
How do I find out who owns this painting?
I would like to use Thomas Gotch's "The Child Enthroned"
to illustrate an article in a scholarly publication. I need to get a good b/w reproduction of it and permission to publish worldwide in print and online. The trouble is, I can't work out where it is, and so don't know who to write to for permission etc.
I've tried ARTSTOR and google, but am not getting anything - how do art historians go about sourcing material like this?
Given that it's on wikimedia commons, do I even need to?
posted by melisande
on Feb 16, 2009 -
Where in NYC can I see works by Egon Schiele and Gustav Klimt on display right now? [more inside]
posted by D.Billy
on Feb 14, 2009 -
Google fu is failing: Who is the artist who painted the image of the little girl walking the bear that the main character owns in Amelie
posted by Astro Zombie
on Feb 5, 2009 -
I'd thought it was a Goya, but the (self?) portrait I'm looking for isn't turning up amongst his collected works. The striking feature of the Renaissance-y painting is the joyous, somewhat impish expression of the subject. [more inside]
posted by Ogre Lawless
on Feb 4, 2009 -
Having read a little about Vincent Van Gogh's life, I have a feeling there must be hundreds of technically proficient painters around with an interesting (and joyful) view on the world who will never be discovered because their personal story is not compelling enough. Where might I start looking for them and their work?
posted by zaebiz
on Jan 7, 2009 -
I once owned a t-shirt that had a painting of a dog walking through a neighborhood at night. Help me identify the painting. [more inside]
posted by IvyMike
on Jan 2, 2009 -
I seem to remember reading somewhere, or possibly listening to a story on NPR, which talked about Norman Rockwell being a subversive artist. The tone was of a researcher having talked to his contemporaries and concluding that Rockwell was in a way being ironic or sarcastic in his paintings. I also vaguely remember hearing/reading that there were small clues in some of his paintings indicating this. Any help finding more information on this? [more inside]
posted by efalk
on Dec 25, 2008 -
I'm building my friend a diorama (for lack of a better word) for Christmas, and I need suggestions on models.
I've picked out this pretty bad assed dwarf
(please don't buy out the remaining stock, I need to order it tonight still). Now I need to find something suitably awesome for it to be fighting.
Any suggestions you have would be awesome.
I also need to find a kick butt female dwarf, but all the minis I've found so far are either 90% breast, or awfully bad looking. [more inside]
posted by JonnyRotten
on Dec 8, 2008 -
Does anyone have any recommended interior painters in the GTA? Specifically, not that expensive, fairly quick but do a decent job (standard fare I'd imagine). [more inside]
posted by purephase
on Dec 2, 2008 -
Artfilter: I've decided to take up oil/canvas painting. I have good artistic sensibilities, but no formal training and no supplies. What do I need to know/own? [more inside]
posted by charmston
on Nov 16, 2008 -