Category Archives: Richard D. Burton

Necessary Reference Books For Drawing The Human Figures

Over the years when I drew or painted the human figure, I referred to books I had on the shelf. I still do this. It was especially necessary when I recently took on the assignment of drawing panels to be … Continue reading

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Review of Five of Most Popular Posts

Who and What Inspired Wassily Kandinsky? Wassily Kandinsky was a brilliant, well educated student of life. In 1896, at the age of 30, he was pursuing a promising career as a law and economics instructor. Fortunately for the world of … Continue reading

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Trail of Tears Saga: Anguished Spirit

So, I awakened a few months ago, and was dreaming of a most unusual event in history. It really happened, and was known as the “great removal”. A scourge in the annals of American history.  It was also known as … Continue reading

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Abstract Art – What is it?

The world of art went through fundamental changes in terms of style toward the end of the nineteenth century. Trying to mirror reality or capturing a moment in time was no longer the purpose of art. The brush strokes, marks, … Continue reading

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Original Americans, Indians, and the Trail of Tears – Painting in Progress

The painting I most recently finished began as a practice painting for a portion of a work in progress, Anguished Spirit (Trail of Tears). I drew the composition in full size some weeks back, and decided to paint the lower … Continue reading

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Trail of Tears

Having been raised in New Mexico, Southwest Art, Indians, cowboys, ranches, cattle and etc., are common themes when it pertains to art. As I mentioned in my previous blog post, I recently awakened (precisely at 3:00 a.m.) one morning with … Continue reading

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Western Art

I have always been a fan of Western and Southwestern art. Having been raised in New Mexico, cowboys and Indians were a tradition.  If I recall correctly, they didn’t take the hitching rails out of downtown Carlsbad until I was … Continue reading

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