Nocturne NotesPhil Starke Evening Journey     20 x 24″     Oil     © Phil Starke    In our fascination with how the eye sees, and translates the world around us to our brains, we have found it particularly interesting to study how the eye sees at night. […]

As part of our series of articles about Derwent’s pencil range artist Rosie Wallace shares this step by step tutorial to create a stunning cat’s eye. Rosie has used Derwent’s new beginner pencil range ‘Chromaflow’ which blend beautifully on Saunders Waterford hot press paper. Materials needed for this tutorial Derwent […]

The Gallery recently acquired a fine piece of late-nineteenth-century, Queensland-made jewellery — the D Mackay and Co. Gold and topaz bangle c.1900 (illustrated). Its making and provenance builds on an earlier Queensland piece already in the Collection — the Hogarth, Erichsen & Co. Archer mourning brooch c.1860 (illustrated). Together, these […]

So I’ve been thinking about a couple of things (which explains the burning smell). Last fall, I tried some “Halloween centers” or stations that my students rotated through. I did this on the day our school was having fall parties and costumes because I knew the kids were going to […]

My first job in the art world was working for Ira Spanierman, who used to run an advertisement with a large headline proclaiming, “We Will Pay Over One Million Dollars for Highly Important Paintings by . . .” followed by a laundry list of famous American artists.  We got calls […]