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Summer Destination: Colonial Williamsburg

Barbara Ernst Prey | Posted 06.06.2016 | Arts
Barbara Ernst Prey

I was recently invited to serve on the board of the Colonial Williamsburg Art Museums. I had known of the museums since my time at Williams College a...

Watercolor Your World (Easy Watercolor Canvas Art)

Linda Smith | Posted 05.26.2016 | HuffPost Home
Linda Smith

I love simple, yet impressive, DIY projects and crafts. And I also love all kinds of canvas art. Canvas art is easy, inexpensive, and requires no artistic skills (really!). When I wanted a little something to add some color to my foyer, I decided to create some simple watercolor canvases, and I love how they turned out!

Arts Global Footprint

Barbara Ernst Prey | Posted 04.27.2016 | Arts
Barbara Ernst Prey

In our own ways, we both have a global footprint. Hers perhaps hands on and mine in a more subtle way.

A Walk Through the Art Show and the Armory Show

Barbara Ernst Prey | Posted 03.07.2016 | Arts
Barbara Ernst Prey

As I have curated and hung many exhibits I am always interested to see how the artwork is presented.

The Unseen Work of Preparing an Exhibit: An Artist's Perspective

Barbara Ernst Prey | Posted 09.08.2016 | Arts
Barbara Ernst Prey

Two exhibits of my work, Oil and Water and Re/Viewing the American Landscape are currently on view at Blue Water Fine Arts in Port Clyde, Maine. I've been spending summers painting in Maine for close to forty years and exhibiting there for over thirty.

The Art of Giving

Barbara Ernst Prey | Posted 02.20.2015 | Arts
Barbara Ernst Prey

Over the years during the holiday season I've donated a portion of the proceeds from my print sales to support organizations that give back to the community. This year the proceeds will go to support Doctors Without Borders (MSF) in the fight against Ebola.

Gladys Nilsson's Bulging Watercolored Women Cannot Be Contained

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 12.13.2014 | Arts

For some reason, the medium of watercolor -- you know, when pigments are suspended in a water-soluble vehicle -- has, over time, attracted association...

A Unique Way to Celebrate the Arts and Support a Good Cause

Barbara Ernst Prey | Posted 01.21.2015 | Arts
Barbara Ernst Prey

The magazine has a history of supporting the arts, and for many years it featured artwork of respected American Artists as their covers.

An Artist in (the Middle of Nowhere) Iceland [VIDEO]

HUMANITY.TV | Posted 12.13.2014 | Travel

Iceland might boast the most writers, musicians, singers, and artists per capita than any other nation on earth. With a national population only equal...

Emotions, Memories and Reflections

Michael Hafftka | Posted 04.20.2014 | Arts
Michael Hafftka

I am drawn to painting war because I fear it, I fear losing my life or living without freedom. My parents survived the gas chambers and pogroms in which their families perished. The infinite oscillation between victor and vanquished is as present in our world as it was 2000 years ago.

The Importance of Art Conservation: An Artist's Perspective

Barbara Ernst Prey | Posted 01.25.2014 | Arts
Barbara Ernst Prey

The conservator can talk about the nuts and bolts while I try and figure out what was going on in the artist's head and eye. In this case, what did Homer see, how did he chose to paint it, why that and how did he execute it.

Last Weeks for Maine Sublime: Frederic Church's Landscapes of Mount Desert and Mount Katahdin

Barbara Ernst Prey | Posted 12.14.2013 | Arts
Barbara Ernst Prey

It is still not too late to see Maine Sublime: Frederic Church's Landscapes of Mount Desert and Mount Katahdin -- a gem of a small exhibit which closes October 27th

The First Expansive Sargent Watercolor Exhibition in Twenty Years: An Artist's Perspective

Barbara Ernst Prey | Posted 08.18.2013 | Arts
Barbara Ernst Prey

Another artist might not be able to pull it off but Sargent makes it work. His oils, too, have this quality - a dash here, a couple of brushstrokes there, something only a master can execute. It is like jazz - you have to have the basics before you can improvise.

Mirrored Beauty

Posted 06.06.2013 | Arts

Need a creative way to transform your old, vintage snapshots? How about do like Fabienne Rivory, an artist who melds watercolor painting and retro lan...

Best Wishes for the Holiday Season and Peace in the New Year

Barbara Ernst Prey | Posted 02.25.2013 | Arts
Barbara Ernst Prey

BEST WISHES FOR THE HOLIDAY SEASON AND PEACE IN THE NEW YEAR! Maple Sugar 2012 Watercolor 22" x 30" Barbara Ernst Prey...

Watercolors Can Be a Fragile Medium for Artists and Collectors

Daniel Grant | Posted 01.14.2013 | Arts
Daniel Grant

Watercolors just don't have long life spans in comparisons with oil paintings or sculpture. The colors fade, the paper rots or gets eaten by insects.

Not to Be Missed Japanese Paintings at the National Gallery of Art

Barbara Ernst Prey | Posted 06.27.2012 | Arts
Barbara Ernst Prey

One of Japan's most celebrated cultural treasures, "Colorful Realm: Japanese Bird-and-Flower Paintings" by Itō Jakuchū (1716-1800) is on view at the National Gallery of Art in Washington through April 29.

Mega-Architect's Unexpected Hobby

Jacob Slevin | Posted 12.26.2011 | Arts
Jacob Slevin

More and more I've become fascinated with architects' alternative forms of creative expression, those lying outside the boundaries of their core work....