Tuesday, September 30, 2008

A Blast from Boris' Past

This is a true vintage illustration that I did in 1965. At the time I had a job doing illustrations for a chain of department stores. Not terribly exciting, but it gave me a good feeling for detail and lots of patience. This one was somewhat more interesting than the usual pen and ink drawings that I would do on a daily basis since it was in tempera. Woopy doo!!


Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Boris and Julie Calendar Preview 2010!

Here's a cropped close-up of the cover painting we just finished for our 2010 calendar, published by Workman Publishing. Just think...by the time you can see the full image, we'll have all had another birthday!

Boris and Julie

Saturday, September 20, 2008


What does this have to do with anything? Go to My Pal Walter and find out!

Boris and Julie

Thursday, September 18, 2008

November Issue of Heavy Metal Magazine

The latest installment in our Tarot series featured in Heavy Metal Magazine is now on the newsstands! We show three new Tarot cards each issue, and since the four of us are creating the set, one of us gets a break. This month, it was Boris' turn to just hang out and listen to Rachmaninoff.

Sunday, September 14, 2008

New Painting by Julie

Here's my most recent painting, A Rose For Peter, a private commission.


Friday, September 12, 2008

Our Tarot Project at Tor.com

It's been said that she is THE most influential force in the direction of science fiction/fantasy art today and we would wholeheartedly agree--Irene Gallo of Tor Books has posted an interview with us in her super popular blog The Art Department. She is introducing our ongoing and upcoming Tarot card project. Thanks, Irene! Once again, your energy and enthusiasm inspires us!

Julie, Boris, Tony, and David

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Painting in Progress

These are stages one and two of painting a head. In the first picture the pencil drawing is glazed with a thin coat of burnt sienna acrylic.
In the second picture, oil colors are blocked quickly one next to the other with a flat brush, in this case a number 4.

The picture on the left shows the blending of the colors. This is done with a soft, round, watercolor brush, number 6 for this one.
In the picture on the right we see the finished head. Details have been added as needed.
The whole process of painting the head has taken one hour. The size of the head is around 3.25" from the top of the head to the chin


Saturday, September 6, 2008

First Friday in Philly!

Our sons, Anthony and David Palumbo, had a show last night at The Artist's House on 2nd Street in Philadelphia...
Alana Bograd, Anthony Palumbo, and Don Riggs

Anthony Palumbo's painting at The Artist's House Gallery, Lilia

Molly McIntyre, Dave Palumbo, and Boris

Dave Palumbo's painting at The Artist's House Gallery, Pink Man Blue Bird

Alana and Julie

Boris, David, and Anthony

Street Musicians singing "Waterfalls" for us.

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

New Drawing By Julie

A sculptor for Yamato Toys is doing a sculpture of a painting I did in 1992, "Golden Lover". I did a drawing of the back view to help him with the process.