Thursday, December 15, 2011

2012 Calendar!

Introducing our 2012 Fantasy Calendar, now in its 33rd consecutive year! 13 brand new paintings by Boris and Julie with text by Anthony Palumbo. Available at Barnes & Noble, Bud Plant, bookstores and calendar kiosks in (hopefully!) every mall in America,, and everywhere great calendars are sold.

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Cool paintings to see!

Just had to show these! First is a portrait of Boris, recently painted by one of our sons, David Palumbo. The second one, titled "Tooth and Nail", is by another one of our sons, Anthony Palumbo. Being in a family of talented, inspired artists is just about the most wonderful thing we can think of!
Both of these paintings are part of a show at The Artist's House Gallery in Philadelphia, opening January 6.

Monday, August 1, 2011

Art Out Loud!

A really fun day is ahead at The Society of Illustrators in New York City. On September 24 from 1 to 5 pm, we're scheduled to do painting demonstrations alongside 3 of our buddies and fellow illustrators, Donato Giancola, Greg Manchess, and Rick Berry. The link is HERE
We did this a few years ago and had a great day painting and visiting with everyone. Plus, the Society of Illustrators is just a great place to visit!

Sunday, July 24, 2011

Upcoming Conventions!

We're scheduled to be at a few conventions in the upcoming months, so we thought we'd let you know about it!

First, we've been invited to speak at The Calendar Club Conference in Austin, TX on August 5 and 6.

Next stop is Reno, NV where Boris will be the guest of honor at World Con. We'll be joined by our sons, Anthony and David Palumbo as well as Winona Nelson, in giving several talks and painting demonstrations. We'll be there from August 17 through August 20.

Also, along with David Palumbo, we were judges for the art show at Dragon Con where we'll be attending September 2 to September 5 in Atlanta, GA. Anthony Palumbo and Winona Nelson will also join us and, again, we'll be participating in lots of panel discussions (especially a really cool one about our upcoming Tarot Deck and book).

In November, we'll all be going to Illuxcon (November 3 through November 6) in Altoona, PA. We'll be in our usual cozy spot, up in the crow's nest, doing painting demonstrations most of the time.

Also in November, we'll both be the Artist Guests of Honor at Philcon (November 18 to November 20) in Cherry Hill, NJ.

Busy, busy, busy! And thanks to all of those painting demonstrations, we'll still be able to get our work done! See you there!

Saturday, May 28, 2011

Libra Izze!

Izze's not really a Libra, but I thought she'd be a great model for my newest personal project--Astrology Doggies! Years ago I got really interested in creating astrology birth charts for friends (before computers!). I'm really intrigued by all of the symbolism and mythology surrounding the astrological signs and it provides great visual material for art.

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Microvisions Time!

Nomad by David Palumbo

Hey, in case you didn't know about it, it's that time of year again and the bidding has already started! Microvisionsis an annual auction that, in past years, Boris and I have both participated in. All of the proceeds go directly to the Society of Illustrators Student Scholarship Fund. The original 5"x7" paintings are on exhibit at The Society of Illustrators in NYC.
Artists featured include John Cuneo, Tony DiTerlizzi, Zelda Devon, Jesper Ejsing, Tyler Jacobson, Gary Kelley, Chris Moeller, Dave Palumbo, George Pratt and Mark Summers.

Friday, May 13, 2011

Boundary Waters

I just finished this painting a week or so ago. Boundary Waters is an area between Minnesota and Ontario that is packed with beautiful wolves. Since I lived for about 5 years in Marquette, Michigan, which is also on Lake Superior, painting this background gave me a great feeling. I love Lake Superior and I really love wolves!

Monday, April 25, 2011

The Crimson Battle Axe

This is a cover painting that we did for the book "The Crimson Battle Axe" by Curtis Oddo. The book is chock full of action and fantasy. The art was lots of fun to do and the book is lots of fun to read!

Boris and Julie

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Old Spice

This is a painting full of fun and adventure that we did together for Old Spice.

Boris and Julie

Sunday, April 10, 2011

New James Gurney Book!

We just received our copy of Jim's new book, Color and Light: A Guide For The Realist Painter, and you've GOT to check it out! Jim's ability to break down all aspects of painting into a beautifully explained science is truly amazing.
At last year's Illustration Master Class where the two of us are core faculty members, Jim was a guest faculty member. He treated us all to some of the most well thought out and entertaining lectures we've ever seen and now he has put that same information into this book. Aside from his obvious and celebrated artistic gifts, the man's ability for clear, insightful communication is second to none. And to top it off, he's just such a good guy!

Friday, April 1, 2011

Your Highness

This is a poster that was commissioned for the movie "Your Highness"
In the next few weeks we will be posting a number of paintings not yet in our website.
In some cases, unpublished art.

Boris and Julie

Saturday, March 26, 2011


We painted this poster for the French horror comedy film, Rubber, directed and written by Quentin Dupieux. We very much enjoyed the crazy surrealistic sense of humor in the movie and we enjoyed being asked to bring that feeling across in this poster.

Saturday, January 29, 2011

International Artist Magazine

Check out the February/March 2011 issue (Number 77) of International Artist Magazine! Not only for the cover image (Julie's painting, "The Order of Wolves" as well as our friend Greg Manchess's painting, "The Wizard of Oz"), but for the awesome feature inside showcasing work from faculty members of the now-famous Illustration Master Class!