Painting Articles

Saint Michael’s Musical Piece

I was asked recently by a local church to create a piece for their retiring organist. Here’s how I approached creating this lyrical piece.

Workshop with Patricia Lovett

By Maryanne Grebenstein – This post is the third in a series describing a week-long trip I organized to take a group to London and Cambridge. The first post talked about the manuscripts we saw in London and the second post is about the exhibits and manuscripts we saw...

Making a Small Bestiary

Many of you know that bestiaries are medieval books about beasts. They contain beautiful paintings and elaborate descriptions of natural items – primarily animals, but they can also include fish, rocks, and fantastic beasts.

Golden Rule for Book Design

By Maryanne Grebenstein – True confession: I’m a total traditionalist. Although I have a great appreciation for the fun and spontaneity of a wild, modern layout that runs off the page, in my own work I like to stick to the classics. I enjoy using historic examples as...
Fooling the Eye

Fooling the Eye

By Maryanne Grebenstein – You may have experienced something like this: You walk into a restaurant that is housed in a...

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