The March/April challenge of The Artists Journal is devoted to imaginative painting and magical realism. The address and guide short article element the attractive portray by James Gurney revealed in the photos previously mentioned, and a step-via of his procedure in building it.
I’ve had the enjoyment of seeing this specific painting in human being, and it’s a strikingly attractive example of Gurney at his best in combining the models of the Victorian painters with modern fantasy topics. (Imagine if you will, Lawrence Alma-Tadema painting dinosaurs!)
This is a really good concern of a very good journal. Regretably, the Artists Community web site, for motives that elude me, is not extremely powerful in promoting the bodily journal. (They really don’t evidently associate the address with a listing of contents and excerpts unique to that concern, and from there link to the buying web page.)
If you’re lucky adequate to have a bookstore in your space that carries a rather vast array of journals, you may perhaps nonetheless be capable to find a copy.
You can also entry Gurney’s post, complete with photographs, on-line if you are ready to give them your e-mail tackle. You can link to the report from this website page, and when on this site, enter your email tackle and you’ll have immediate accessibility to the report.
The full issue (and the journal in normal), are worthwhile.
James Gurney was a specifically proper artist to tap for this situation, given that he’s the author of an outstanding ebook devoted to the matter: Imaginative Realism: How to Paint what Doesn’t Exist (Strains and Hues evaluation below).