Artist Michele Usibelli and M. Graham Artists’ Gouache

Michele Usibelli and M. Graham Gouache Paint

Check out this video of artist Michele Usibelli using M. Graham Artists’ Gouache Paint for her studio and plein air work. M. Graham Gouache is made in the time-honored tradition of binding pigment with pure honey and gum arabic, just as it was for Dürer and Boucher. The base of Northwest blackberry honey protects the color’s brilliance and offers direct, smooth application.

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Last Day of the LA Art Show: Melissa Morgan Fine Art Booth #41

If you’re at the LA Art Show today, we highly recommend you check out Melissa Morgan Fine Art in Booth #41. We were thoroughly captivated by works by artists Anthony James (whose work we had previously known only by reputation) and Andy Moses (who we’ve been fans of since meeting him at his show at Produce Haus a couple years ago).

Anthony James presented by Melissa Morgan Fine Art

“Anthony James is a sculptor, painter, and performance artist famous for setting fire to a Ferrari in a birch forest and entombing the ravaged car and trees in an installation called Kθ (2008). His practice incorporates a variety of industrial objects, steel vitrines, aluminum sculptures, detritus, and wall-mounted installations, his use of vitrines drawing comparisons to Damien Hirst and Jeff Koons. James is fixated with speed, mechanization, and the search for new practices to reflect themes of death, destruction, and rebirth.

Andy Moses presented by Melissa Morgan Fine Art

“Andy Moses is a Los Angeles-based artist noted for his particular take on color and the relationship between space, shape and light. Moses paints with pearlescent pigments on concave canvases, which curve inward like the old Cinerama movie screens of the 1950’s.

CU – Andy Moses

Moses pushes the physical properties of paint through chemical reactions, viscosity interference, and gravity dispersion to create elaborate compositions that mimic nature and its forces. Moses also works with convex canvases, which utilize an outward curve, causing his pearlescent colors to shift and change as different amounts of light hit the surface at any given point.”

Call for Entries: BP Portrait Award

Portrait of Neema Tambo by Gaela Erwin

The National Portrait Gallery invites entries for the BP Portrait Award 2019. The prize money for the Award currently stands at one of the largest for any global arts competitions, with first prize being £35,000, second prize £12,000; third prize £10,000; the BP Young Artist Award, awarded to one selected artist aged between 18 and 30, £9,000, and the BP Travel Award £8,000.

2019 will mark the Portrait Award’s 40th year at the National Portrait Gallery and 30th year of sponsorship by BP. This annual event is aimed at encouraging artists over the age of eighteen to focus upon and develop portraiture in their work. The competition has a huge international reach, the  2018 competition received 2,667 entries from 88 countries.

To enter, artists are invited to upload a photograph of their finished painting to the BP Portrait Award website, which will be viewed anonymously by the judges in the first round of the competition. The entrants who are successful in this round will then be invited to hand-deliver or courier their work to a venue in London for the second round of judging and final exhibition selection.

Artists can enter at npg.org.uk/bp  between now and 21 January 2019. Full competition rules and guidance for digital submission can be found online. The BP Portrait Award 2019 exhibition will run at the National Portrait Gallery from 13 June to 20 October 2019.