Great Pen And Ink Artists, Part 3: Edwin Austin Abbey

American artist and illustrator Edwin Austin Abbey was among the most respected, liked and admired artists of his day both by his colleagues and the public. He’s been a particular favorite of mine for many years. Abbey was equally excellent in pen and ink, drawing in dry media and oil painting. Although born in the […]

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New Sketches! Poppy Seed Cases

It’s that time of year when flowers start to go to seed. These are from Papaver rhoas, the Flanders poppy, named when millions of bloomed in the summer following the end of WWI, covering the pulverized ground in France where huge battles were fought. To this day, in England and France, this red poppy is […]

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