Kostya Lupanov Self Portraits

russian painter kostya lupanov

Just another great painter on my facebook friends list: Russian artist Kostya Lupanov. He seems to really love playing around with paint. He mostly sticks to portraits but anything he paints is almost always freaking awesome. I thought I would share some of his self portraits as I love the tradition of artists painting themselves. Do friend him on facebook if you like how he throws paint around as he paints much more than self portraits. Continue Reading

George Bush Paintings

george bush on the leno show

President George W. Bush was recently on the Tonight Show with Jay Leno to talk about the opening of the Bush library and to give the talkshow host a portrait painting. Apart from finding it funny that George W. Bush would open a library named after himself, I found him to be quite charming.. just as many mass killers are. Here’s some funny comments from the last Bush paintings post I made..Continue Reading

Moran Prizes in Australia

doug moran art competition

Entries close on the 25th of this month for the Moran prizes in Australia. It’s one of the more popular art competitions around with a total of $300,000 up for grabs. The prizes include the Doug Moran National Portrait Prize and The Moran Contemporary Photographic Prizes. Painter Ben Quilty will be one of the judges for the portrait prize, so I’m thinking if you do painterly paintings you probably should enter.Continue Reading

Artist Belinda Eaton Interview

I recently asked the contemporary artist Belinda Eaton a few questions about her art. She was featured on the Star Portraits with Rolf Harris television program from the BBC.

1. You were recently featured on the “Star Portraits with Rolf Harris” program on the BBC. How was that experience?Continue Reading

Rolf Harris’s Portrait of the Queen

Australian expat Rolf Harris, now based in the United Kingdom caused a bit of a stir with his portrait of the Queen. The entertainer briefly made the “wobble board” famous and more recently hosted the “Animal Hospital” television program in Britain, but has never been known as any kind of serious artist.. a cartoonist, sure.. but probably not someone that you would expect to get to paint the Queen of England.Continue Reading