Tom Hudson

Camera lust Nikon Z 7

I love Nikon’s color science and my Nikon D750 has served me well–it’s one of the best pieces of gear I’ve ever owned. When Nikon introduced its full-frame, mirrorless camera the Z7 two years ago, I wanted one. The Z7’s 45mp is a significant upgrade to the D750’s 24mp.  Initially, the Z7 was criticized for…

J. L. David’s Cupid and Psyche

Jacques-Louis David is one of my favorite artists. David’s reputation was cemented for me the first time I visited the Louvre. David made a career revitalizing well-known stories and allegories. From the beginning of his career, David transformed shopworn subjects into works of startling originality. In David’s masterful hands, familiar themes, such as the Death of Socrates,…

Grumpy review: Kindles

I’ve used my Kindle Oasis for several years and thought I’d share my impressions with you. Let’s start with the negatives. Cons Goodreads. Amazon embeds Goodreads in the Kindle. You cannot turn it off, even if you do not have or want a Goodreads account. I almost returned my Kindle when I discovered this ‘feature.’…

What’s wrong with Rembrandt oils

When I was starting, my budget restricted my paint choices to the cheapest brands. When I had some extra money (haha), I’d treat myself to a tube of Rembrandt paint. Rembrandt was decidedly low-end among the professional-grade oils, but a step up from my day-to-day paints. Rembrandt oils are still at the lower end of…

Thinking of using Linux?

I have a Windows computer but I use my Linux laptop for most work and prefer it over Windows. I describe myself as a ‘normal ++’ user, not a power user. This post is for those of you who are thinking about Linux. Why use Linux? Linux is faster than Windows. Linux distributions are bloat…

David Teniers video

I completed a new video about the great Flemish artist, David Teniers. I was inspired to create the video by my memory of the Cleveland art museum’s painting by Teniers. Because of Covid, I still haven’t resumed my weekly visits to art museums. I miss it.

More RGH oils

I’ve written a lot about the small paint manufacturer RGH for several reasons. First, I always support the small suppliers who are inspired by a high view of the craft. Suppliers such as RGH and James Grove are rare. Importantly, they continue to produce the all-important lead-based paints. Also, I use their stuff in my…