★ ‘Portrait of Elsa’ by Frank Bernard Dicksee
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★ ‘Portrait of Elsa’ by Frank Bernard Dicksee

★ I love the rich saffron yellow and warm tone of this beautiful ‘Portrait of Elsa’ by Victorian painter, Frank Bernard Dicksee (before 1928). Born in London in 1853 to noted artist, Thomas Dicksee, Frank was taught how to paint from a young age, and achieved success early in his career… Continue reading

★ Magazine Illustration by Irving Nurick (1948)
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★ Magazine Illustration by Irving Nurick (1948)

★ Great watercolour illustration by prolific American artist, Irving Nurick, as featured in the January 1948 edition of Ladies Home Journal. I know that photographs tend to dominate magazines these days, but I think there’s so… Continue reading