NBC News – Next with Kyle Clark Interview

With the pandemic in full force, I haven’t had a haircut in three months, so I look a bit more shaggy these days, but this video answers some of the questions about how I create my monofilament paintings. As you watch, I talk about the vertical and stippling brush strokes I use. Stippling is the

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A Little on Copyright for My Artist Friends

Okay, the following is a bit long-winded but recently I’ve had more and more visual artist friends complain to me about others using reproductions of their art on products or documents and asking me about suing the copyright violator. I’m not a lawyer and not offering legal advice, but there are a few things I’ve

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Drawing a snow leopard

Started drawing a snow leopard. I work on charcoal stuff in brief moments between doing everything else, so here are my first two moments spent on this drawing. If I weren’t legally blind I could get this done faster. (First two sittings on drawing.) I start with the absolute darkest area of any charcoal drawing and

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A Friday Night Show

Five hour night at gallery in Denver, CO meeting over 3,200 new friends, collectors and answering questions about my monofilament and abstract linear techniques. Friend snapped photo sometime during evening. I almost lost my voice before the night was over, but talking with people at gallery shows and sharing my monofilament and abstract linear works is

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Repairing a Repair

SO, when someone repairs a break in ivory and doesn’t do it properly, the joint is almost always an ugly mess and it eventually breaks again at the same spot – and then it gets sent to me for proper restoration. Problem is that I must first mechanically remove all the old glue that was

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Why is scrimshaw valuable and collectible?

To understand why scrimshaw is both valuable and collectible, we must first and foremost recognize that scrimshaw is art, and art has value for its own sake. Also, unlike painting, scrimshaw has often been done on a unique canvas of ivory, a canvas far more valuable than any foundation of stretched cloth or linen. But

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Stay Tuned…

This is the first blog post for Scrimshaw Studio. I’ll post news, updates, interesting projects, resources and more, in order you keep you up to date on things. Stay tuned…

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