June Spotlight on the Artist

Spotlight on the Artist

Saturday June 6th 5p-7p

You will not want to miss this month's Spotlight on the Artist Event, Horse/Feathers by D.R. Jones

Come early for a Live Demonstration starting at 4p

Click here during the evvent to see a live feed!


Blind People Can Finally “See” Art Through Touch In This Museum Of Madrid

 by Lokkie

Image credits:   Artesycosas

Image credits: Artesycosas

The Museum of Prado, located in Madrid, is one of the most famous art galleries in Europe, receiving thousand of tourists from all the globe every year. It has just released a wonderful exhibit that will allow the blind to enjoy some of Western art’s greatest masterpieces by recreating them in textured 3d paintings that allow the paintings to be “viewed” when touched.

These 3D copies of the paintings, developed with help from experts who are also visually impaired, were created using a 3D printing technique called Didu. The idea is that the raised 3d images will make it easier for blind people to perceive and create mental images of the six paintings in the exhibit. The paintings come with audio guides and braille texts, and non-blind visitors can receive darkened glasses to experience the new paintings as they were intended.

The 3D-printing technique was developed by Estudios Durero, a design agency in Bilbao, Spain. The technique involves optimizing a photo of the image to represent its physical details, printing it with a specialized printer, and then treating it with a special 12-hour chemical process to give it volume.

This exhibition will be open until June 28th. If you’re in Madrid, visit the museum to try touching even the famous Gioconda!

More info: museodelprado | estudiodurero.com (h/t: boredpanda.es)


Mona Lisa (Da Vinci)


Vulcan’s Forge (Velázquez)


The Nobleman With His Hand On His Chest (El Greco)


The Parasol (Goya)


Noli Me Tangere (Correggio)


Still-Life With Artichokes, Flowers And Glass Vessels (Juan Van Der Hamen)

Image credits:     abcnews

Image credits: abcnews

Article Credit: boredpanda


Abstract Technique shared by Gaylon Dinger

One of our elite artists, Gaylon Dingler, has been gracious enough to share a technique he uses for abstract painting.

He first gets his ideas for the abstracts by crinkling up paper, by folding rather than wadding. He then flattens the folds with a hammer to make crisp sharp edges. He then carefully unfolds the paper in the sunlight. When he sees a possible design, he stops and photographs it.

Once he has just the right picture, he crops it and plays with the values.

Gaylon abstract 4.jpg

Next, he does a final crop and starts putting his own input into the composition with computer paint and brush.  This is what he then uses to transfer the design to his canvas.

This is the final result, “The Broken Road Two”