Posts Tagged ‘painting’

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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


Painting lately, so am sharing some paintings that interest me. Alex Kanevsky‘s paintings are both vague and revealing at the same time. Vague, because of the blurred quality created by the lack of detail and loose brush strokes; and revealing because of the personal nature of the actions being depicted. I like how Alex disguises […]