Posts Tagged ‘oil’

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 […]


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 […]


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 […]