This week's article
features learning points from another, lesser known, Hudson River School Artist...Thomas Worthington Whittredge. Worthington also posed for a famous painting of an American statesman. Can you guess who?
the pic of Whittredge in his studio came from… Continue
Added by Robert J. Simone on August 17, 2009 at 8:16am —
For me, painting is a pilgrimage - a journey into the mystery of creation and, through that sacred path, ultimately a journey into the deepest reaches of my soul. If in my painting I am successful in reaching my goal, then I see it as a bridge into you.
Whether I am painting in the breathtaking Hudson Valley, near Tuscan castles, or on a sun-drenched beach in Maui, my paintings capture the underlying brilliance - the spiritual energy - that underlies all of nature. At this point of… Continue
Added by Linda Richichi on August 16, 2009 at 10:00pm —
I have never been to the Northwest and am so excited to be visiting these two states. I won't have but from Wed. - Sunday in the Portland area of Oregon. Then on Monday we leave to visit a friend in Bellingham, Washington for the following week. I know we are planning some time on a boat when we get to Bellingham -- visiting a few islands, and also a trip to Victoria one day.
If you have any ideas for a "must see" or places to paint, please let me know. I will post pictures when I… Continue
Added by Marsha Hamby Savage on August 15, 2009 at 8:38pm —
9x12 Arches Watercolor block... didn't leave myself anywhere to sign it... eek... I think it turned out really well... the orange is much richer in person than on the… Continue
Added by Capt Elaine on August 13, 2009 at 7:53pm —
After photographing the dressage show at the Cottonwood Arena in Bozeman, MT, I had a whole day to myself to do some painting. Because I had to carry my full complement of professional photo equipment on this trip, I decided to pack lightly in the painting department, and so off I went with my compact watercolor kit.
Horses were turned out in green fields -- it's been a wet summer in Montana, and the grass hasn't yet gone brown. It was a pleasure to just sit under a tree and watch… Continue
Added by Terri Miller on August 11, 2009 at 4:39pm —
Well this one turned out ok, I was able to correct some things that I didn't like in the second version (like people thinking the ocean was distant mountains...eek) but I don't think this palmetto tree has the punch that one did...I also think the landscape version… Continue
Added by Capt Elaine on August 10, 2009 at 6:30am —
9x12 140lbs Cold pressed Arches watercolor block. I like this one, so much so I can't decide whether to do it again or not... I'm thinking I might turn it to a portrait format, and try to do the sky totally wet in wet instead of trying to glaze it in… Continue
Added by Capt Elaine on August 7, 2009 at 9:00pm —
Last week I posted an article suggesting that you revitalize an otherwise dull painting by adding a shot of "red" somewhere near the middle, a la George Bellows. This week's post about "Obtaining Brilliant Color
" takes the idea one step further. In the article
I introduce a Hudson River School Artist you… Continue
Added by Robert J. Simone on August 6, 2009 at 10:16am —
9x12 Strathmore 140 cold press Watercolor spiral pad...I'm not particularly happy with this one... it was the 'test' work before the 'real' work... I'm not that pleased with the sky on the 'real' one yet either... so I may end up doing this three times. I did watch a… Continue
Added by Capt Elaine on August 4, 2009 at 8:28pm —
Added by Bob Herbert on August 2, 2009 at 10:00pm —
I was going through old photos the other day when I came across some photos of my camping vehicles that I have had over the years, that I used on my watercolor painting trips. From 1973 to around 1990 I had two VW Mini Buses.
This photo of my 1969 Dodge Camper Special with the 3/4 ton cab-over camper, I had back in the early to mid 90's. This was a great vehicle to use to paint from and I could take the wife and two kids with me. I drove it many… Continue
Added by Donald Maier on August 2, 2009 at 1:00am —
Have you ever worked for a couple of hours on a painting and thought you really handled those subtle neutrals very well. Satisfied with your effort you took the piece home, put it on your easel and then relaxed in another room with a nice glass of red. Later you take an eager look at the painting only to be a little disappointed. The drawing is good, the subtle temperature changes are there, composition, paint handling, all decent...yet something… Continue
Added by Robert J. Simone on July 30, 2009 at 10:20am —
" Grito " painting oil 100x81cm- Artist CARMEN LUNA
CARMEN LUNA Artista
De nacionalidad española.
Ha vivido muchos años en Madrid y Zaragoza. Actualmente reside en Sevilla.
Realiza estudios de Dibujo, Pintura, Grabado y Composición, Pintura Gestual y Expresionista con la profesora de arte italiana Cris Acqua.
Su producción artística es abundante y original.
Su búsqueda expresionista de los gestos en… Continue
Added by CARMEN LUNA on July 29, 2009 at 7:00am —
at The Judge's Choice
Horses in Oil Landscapes
Web Site: www.tommythompsonart.com
"Horses in Oil for Horse Lovers"
Growing up on a farm in Mississippi, Tommy Thompson found it a natural thing to do--to ride horses. He grew up riding… Continue
Added by Tommy Thompson on July 28, 2009 at 10:40am —
The painting in the background of my profile photo was donated and sold at auction for the benefit of Hope International.org, a faith-based non-profit organization which provides micro-loans to people in impoverished countries. This enables them to start and maintain a business which enables them to be self-supporting, giving them dignity and income.
Added by Carolyn M. Opderbeck on July 24, 2009 at 5:48am —
Added by Lawrence Chrapliwy on July 24, 2009 at 4:59am —
July 21, 2009
Not surprisingly there are labels given to artists that describe their state of development, their place on the totem pole. There are student artists, emerging artists, artists to watch, and master artists to name a few. I suppose, or least I hope, that out of all the different labels given to artists, the one I will never outgrow is developing artist. I never want to stop learning, growing and accumulating knowledge.… Continue
Added by Robert J. Simone on July 23, 2009 at 8:16am —
I’m not blog savvy, I sense that blog entries should be short.
This one might not be. ..and…no spell, grammar, fragment or run on checks.
I just returned from hanging a show in Pacifica, CA. This is my favorite drive on the planet.
The views from highway-280 are breathtaking. Fog fingers rolling in over the Coastal Range, Skyline Blvd. flanked by miles of Eucalyptus and then….... . up and over the hill, there it is , right where I saw it last. What a… Continue
Added by Alice Weil on July 22, 2009 at 7:30pm —
And again my models left when I started, ... bugger.
It was just too hot to paint they said and I had to
agree, 61% humidity with 25 dgr. Celsius is somewhat
"Bootschilders schilderen." Giesbeek, Holland.
(Painting boat-painters.) Oil on panel.
24 x 30 cm.
visit my weblog… Continue
Added by Rene PleinAir on July 22, 2009 at 11:03am —
I was looking through some old photos today for some subjects to paint in my studio. As I was doing so, I was so turned off by the dead flat colors in the photos and was thinking about each image in the stack and trying to inspire myself as to how it would look as a painting, with lots of color put into it that I just did not see in the photo themselves. As I thought about it, I remembered how much better some of my paintings turned out that were done by redoing ones done on location. The plein… Continue
Added by Donald Maier on July 22, 2009 at 12:30am —