Category Archive: Painting

Living In An Era That Still Benefits From “Fictional” Heroes

“Superman” created by Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster. The above painting is titled “Superman”.  It was created by the brothers Tim and Greg Hildebrandt. (Click on the images if you wish to view them individually.) -… Continue reading

René Magritte – Sometimes Realizing And Sharing Dreams Is As Important Or More Important Than Enforcing Realities

I read a quote recently that said something like this: “I would rather have written only Alice in Wonderland than the entire Encyclopedia Brittanica.” I was visiting a college library a few weeks ago.  If you… Continue reading

Ansel Adams & Georgia O’Keeffe – It Takes Time To See

“. . . to see takes time like to have a friend takes time . . .”                                                                        ~ Georgia O’Keeffe The above artwork is a photo of Georgia O’Keeffe by the photographer… Continue reading

Shared Love and Coveting of Artworks

The above artwork is “Portrait of Mrs. Frank Millet” by John Singer Sargent. – – – - I’m unusual. I’m a connoisseur of magazines. “Connoisseur” and “magazines” probably don’t belong in the same… Continue reading

Young Georgia O’Keeffe, Hilda Belcher, Eugene Speicher, and Séverine Pichon

The above artwork is by Hilda Belcher. It is likely a portrait of the artist Georgia O’Keeffe.  It is titled “The Checkered Dress” and was created in 1907 when Georgia O’Keeffe was a student… Continue reading

One More Option – Composing In Two And Three Dimensions At The Same Time

Most visual artists compose in 2 dimensions.  They understand centering, balance, and asymmetry.  But exponentially fewer artists understand composing in both 2 and 3 dimensions at the same time. Here are excellent examples… Continue reading

John Larriva – Venturing Beyond Their Expected Elements

(Click on the image if you wish to view it individually.) The above oil painting was recently created by John Larriva.   The painting, inspired in part by works by Herbert James Draper, evokes modern pyschological… Continue reading

Anwen Keeling – 2 of 2

Artworks by Anwen Keeling. The above artwork is titled “Glow.” (Click on the images if you wish to view them individually or larger.) Suspense: Silence: Radiance: Shimmer: Indigo Depths: Is that a dagger I… Continue reading

Anwen Keeling – 1 of 2

Artworks by Anwen Keeling. The above artwork is titled “Drifting.” (Click on the images if you wish to view them individually and larger.) “Harriet”: “Doorway 2004″: “Odalisque”: “Mirror Mirror”: “Drowsy Numbness”: “If Love Was… Continue reading

Robert Lange – There Are No Ordinary Moments

“Live Well” by Robert Lange.  It is said the Taj Mahal in India was created as a monument for a lost love.  The emperor, experiencing an inconsolable loss, created the Taj Mahal to remember, honor, and show others… Continue reading

Frida Kahlo Continues To Teach Anyone Willing To Listen, Watch, And Learn

I continue to be fascinated by Frida Kahlo.  I read any book I can find on her.  While reading about her today, this thought came to my pen: There are at least two… Continue reading

Artworks as Expressions Refusing to be Treated as Second Class

Or stubbornness if you will. The above by Gustav Klimt is titled “Mäda Primavesi.” I am still reading Anne Frank’s diary and Roger Ebert’s book “Awake In The Dark,” a compilation of reviews and… Continue reading

Vincent Fantauzzo’s Portrait of Heath Ledger

Artwork by Vincent Fantauzzo. (Click on the image if you wish to view it individually.) It is not often I encounter a portrait where immediately I think, “Oh yes, THAT is everything you… Continue reading

Responding To A Request From The Colorado Art Ranch

A representative from the Colorado Art Ranch sent me this thoughtful email: Hi! I just discovered your wonderful site and blog.  I wonder if you can recommend some artists whose work explores sexuality. … Continue reading

The Art of Rebellion

If you lived in an era or a culture where you thought many rules were primitive or misguided, what would you do? Would you speak out? “Great Art” has often been the work… Continue reading

John Asaro

Artworks by John Asaro: (Click on the images if you wish to view them individually or larger.) © All rights reserved by John Asaro. http://johnasaro.com/ – – – - Most Recent Artworks   All the Artists’… Continue reading

Stephen Wright – Drawing The Insides Out – Part 1 of 2

Artworks by Stephen Wright: (Click on the images if you wish to view them individually or larger.) Self-portrait: © All rights reserved by Stephen Wright. http://galleryhenoch.com/ P.S. – Mr. Wright, if you ever read… Continue reading

Edward Hopper – What We Experience When We Are Without

Artworks by Edward Hopper: “Great art is the outward expression of an inner life of the artist, and this inner life will result in his personal vision of the world . . .”… Continue reading

Jean-Léon Gérôme

Artworks by Jean-Léon Gérôme: (Click on the images if you wish to view them individually or larger.) – – – - Jean-Léon Gérôme painted at least 3 exceptional paintings of naked slave women… Continue reading

Xavier Ramonède – XAV – Lusts For Life – 2 of 2

Artworks by Xavier Ramonède, aka “XAV”: (Click on the images if you wish to view them individually or larger.) © All rights reserved by Xavier Ramonède. http://www.sushixav.com/ http://sushixav.blogspot.com/ http://www.myspace.com/xaaav – – – -… Continue reading

Akseli Gallen-Kallela

Artworks by Finnish artist Akseli Gallen-Kallela: (Click on images if you wish to view them individually or larger.) I usually don’t show a detail (a cropped area of the larger image area) when I… Continue reading

Frederick Carl Frieseke – American Impressions – Remembering What He Would Not And Did Not Want Anyone To Lose

Artworks by Frederick Carl Frieseke: (Click on images if you wish to view them individually or larger.) Some people have a tendency to stereotype artists as simply being narcissistic.  While artists may have… Continue reading

Gustav Klimt’s Lost Paintings

Artworks by Gustav Klimt: (Click on the images if you wish to view them individually or larger.) “If you can’t please everyone with your deeds and art, please just a few.” – Gustav… Continue reading

Robert Henri – Ashcan (Ash Can) School of Painters

Artworks by Robert Henri: (Click on images to view them individually or larger.) Both Edward Hopper and George Bellows were students of Robert Henri. Robert Henri on Wikipedia Ashcan School on Wikipedia -… Continue reading