Posts Tagged ‘hands’

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 […]


These paintings are by Los Angeles based artist, Jeff Ramirez. They remind me of parties, more specifically – of the photos I used to take at parties. For still images in oil, they suggest a lot of conversation and laughing to be going on within the imagery. They’re a lot of fun. Look at those […]


Water has not been rendered quite as clear to me than in these paintings of Swedish artist Linnea Strid. She paints individuals (often self-portraits) submerged in water or covered with water. For such a difficult thing to paint on a technical aspect – it’s painting a transparent thing with very-solid-oils after all – she executes […]


masking tape

06Feb11

A great idea to use masking tape as a medium for street art. Here are a couple photos I found from a Paste Magazine article. Oddly enough, the images are of giant hands..i love drawing hands. These are more simplified versions, which works great in these settings.