Archive for the ‘painting’ Category

7 a.m.

29Apr13

George Shaw paints scenes from Tile Hill in Coventry, England, where he grew up. Even of quiet subject matter, they are unsettling somehow. Perhaps it is in the silence of the places that make them so. (Where IS everyone?) His work appeals to me because they are both mundane and utterly intriguing at the same […]


either way

21Apr13

I am loving these oil paintings by Michael Carson. I like the way the paint is washed-out looking in some areas, and thick and globby in others. He has a background in graphic design and loves fashion, both of which are evident in his work, from the stylish figures, bold divisions of colors, and variation of […]


out of reach

19Apr13

Take a look at these recent oil paintings by Canadian artist Paul Fenniak. He presents us with an apparent moment of a broader story, in a style that reminds us of a handful of art references all at once (Degas, Manet, Beckmann)…and does so in such a way that is utterly refreshing. I also love his […]


I’m enthralled with these narrative paintings by Jerome Witkin. I love how full of content the images are. There’s soo much going on in each painting, and they’re so impeccably executed. The reflections, the way light hits the subjects, the intense presentation of details…there’s so much to appreciate I’m going to politely refrain from typing […]


mille fleurs

17Apr13

Victoria Selbach paints nude women, with a strong interest in the play of light and dark that falls onto the body. (This is perhaps most evident in the fourth image.) I love how deeply individual the women are portrayed.  Light sources are clear in each composition, and the fall of light onto the figures is […]


hands-on

03Mar13

You know how I like HANDS in artwork, and here David Agenjo made a whole series of paintings studying hands. Expressive in color palette and application, he shows a disciplined control over value. Notice the highlighted areas bring the subject matter to life, despite how many colors are competing for attention. Enjoy the hands!  via.


flesh, sea

27Feb13

I’ve intended to blog about Monica Cook for a while now. Her oil paintings are imaginative, albeit a bit disturbing in content. I like how impeccably she paints a portrait, while at the same time adding invented elements to the scenes – sea creatures, sliminess, perishable food items. These slimy details embed questions within the […]


Seattle-based artist Mary Iverson deals with themes of globalization in relation to the environment. Using found images of natural landscapes as the backdrop for her work, she fills the picture plane with grid lines and images of shipping containers.


dark haired

22Feb13

I could not find much information on artist Elena Cermaria, but I did find these paintings of hers. They have a darker, dream-like quality about them – especially those with heavily blue/green color palettes. The third image really stands out with its baroque color palette and lighting. I like seeing the varying colors throughout her […]


Mia Christopher made the following works on paper. As you can tell by the absence of any representational thing, Mia is further investigating the formal elements of painting in her work. There is no mixing of colors on the paper, so one can assume every color was intentionally mixed and selected. I like how the […]