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Moby Dick Covers

  Moby Dick is one of the most well-known stories in western literature. The mere mention of...

This Month in Covers

With the beginning of fall, September also brings a new round of books and graphic novels to the...

Perfect Passage, Subtle Observations

Frank Tenney Johnson was a fan of doing nocturnes, or night paintings. The conditions to capture a subject absorbed in moonlight depend on your ability to recognize subtle value and color. Specifically value.  Study the light in this Johnson painting. Besides the dense, solid black shadows under the horse and foliage, notice how subtle the mountain sits in the background while the cowboy’s shirt floats in the foreground plane of the piece, even though they’re…

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