Entries by Ans Taylor

The Daily Grind: Dawson Knives Open House Press Release

Hi everybody, here is the Press Release about my setup at the yearly Open House Show of Dawson Knives – have a read and take a look at their amazing and artfully 100% handmade blades: ‘The Daily Grind’: New local artist depicting 3rd generation Prescott Valley knife craftsmen, celebrating American workmanship in oil. For their […]

Countercultural II

Countercultural II This is part two of ‘Countercultural’, and it goes with this delightful quote I found:  Drinking beer is easy. Trashing your hotel room is easy. But being a Christian, that’s a tough call. That’s real rebellion. Alice Cooper If you’d like to know more about ‘Countercultural’ have a look at this blog post […]

Send Easter greetings by E-card

Happy Easter! Are you celebrating the best news of the year? Share your joy with your loved ones and send this free ‘He is risen’ E-card via email. Just follow the link below, fill in your email (so they know where its coming from) and the email of the recipient, add an optional message, and […]

Passion Prey: flamenco, passion and turmoil

It started rather harmlessly, with me wanting to paint the powerful body language of a Flamenco dancer. I had seen a presentation as a child in Spain, and the passion in her movements made a lasting impression. But while I was still doing research on famous flamenco dancers and watched old black and white flamenco […]

The birds and bees or where does your art come from?

Anytime we admire somebody’s work of art, we wonder how the artwork came into being. There’s the layers of paint and the arrangement and composition of the motive, which by themselves are already fascinating enough. But then there’s also the aspect of why the artist chose the subject, and if the artwork in question has […]

Countercultural! Rebellion in art?

I want to introduce a painting that was formed out of some experiences I made over the last two years. The specific impulse came when I was browsing online and came across a contemporary painting of a half dressed human. While (in my book) the naked human form in its intriguing complexity is a beautiful […]

Portrait Studio tips

One of the highlights of my week is painting at the Portrait Studio at Mountain Artist Guild. Every Friday morning a group of artists is arranging their easels, oil paints, watercolors, or charcoal pads around a live model, who will sit on the lighted pedestal for some hours. There’s some classical music in the background, […]