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Vibrant Narrative Artworks: Cody Blomberg

 

photo artwork of backpacks with lights inside on a gallery wallGuiding Lights, installation

Our featured artist for today, Cody Blomberg, paints and creates mixed-media pieces with a love for performance and narrative. Currently residing in Seattle, Washington, Cody has a background in theatre and performance. The artist’s theatrical nature shows through in much of his portfolio, which is filled with vibrant, narrative artworks.

 


oil painting of small yellow birds in a treeThirteen Singing Birds, oiil on canvas

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Animated Artwork by Hendrik Gericke


painting of green helicopter on a blue background done in a loose styleCH-53, oil on canvas board

Hendrik Gericke, the face behind the Flying Dutchman Art, was born in South Africa and now lives and works in Sydney, Australia. Trained in fine arts as well as animation, Hendrik’s sense of movement and form is clear in the images he creates using various mediums.

 


abstract image of organic shapes using black inkThe Immigrants want to Sing All Night Long, ink on canvas

Hendrik is skilled in different forms of painting, both traditional and digital,…

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Palette Knife Paintings by Jeanie Gebhart


abstract oil painting using blue and yellow colors.Abstracted Dancer, oil

 

Our featured artist for today, Jeanie Gebhart, paints in oils using a palette knife as her primary tool. This somewhat unconventional painting technique results in images that are an interesting visual leap away from traditional brushwork.

 

When I look at Jeanie’s abstract works I find I am reminded of seeing an image through a foggy window, or through water. Light and shapes are refracted in such a way that…

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Studio Sundays: Op-Artist Bridget Riley

 


bridget riley wearing an apron in her art studio. There are very large artworks in the foreground on a table. Black and white image.

 

 

 

Happy Studio Sunday everyone! Today we’ll take a look at the work of op-art painter Bridget Riley. Riley paints on a large scale and so her studio in East London is suitably roomy. She often creates collage maquettes of her paintings at the beginning of her process, and thus the studio space is well stocked with paper - as well as a large table surface for her to work on both these collages, and the paintings.

 

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Paintings of Cloudscapes by Ian Fisher


oil painting of white clouds in a blue skyAtmosphere No. 38, oil on canvas

Today’s we a taking a look at the artwork of Ian Fisher. Ian was born in Nova Scotia and is currently located in Denver, Colorado. His artworks walk a delicate line between conventional realism and deeply conceptual.


charcoal drawing of a shirtless man wearing white shorts#19, charcoal on paper

I truly adore Ian’s oil paintings of cloudscapes, both from a purely aesthetic, and a critical standpoint. The decision to keep the focus of the works on the sky…

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Sketches en Plein Air by Brian Buckrell

 

acrylic painting of trees at sunset with a glowing red backgroundMcKenzie Beach Sunset, acrylic

Brian Buckrell came to painting after a career in veterinary medicine and agriculture at the University of Guelph in Ontario. He specializes in landscape and figurative work.

 


acrylic painting of a woman smelling a vase of flower on a bright red backgroundFragrance, acrylic

I particularly enjoy the use of colour in Brian’s work, and the slightly reduced, expressive views of the landscapes he paints. The scenery is arranged into larger blocks of colour which are immensely…

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Studio Sundays: Steel Sculptor Richard Serra

 


photograph of Richard Serra facing away from the camera while holding his artwork in his art studio

 

 

 

Today is Studio Sunday, and to celebrate, let’s take a peek into the studio life of minimalist sculptor, Richard Serra. In the photo Serra appears hard at work at an artist’s workshop in Los Angeles, California, around 1990.

 

Serra is perhaps best-known for his large scale, often outdoor abstract sculptures, which he creates using sheets of steel.  These huge, architectural works are often placed in outdoor, public…

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Unknown Landscapes: Matthew Rangel


lithograph of a river system. looks like a map with small diagrams on the sidesGossip-Rocks, lithograph and digital print

Matthew Rangel is a New Mexico- based artist who works with printmaking techniques to create images that reflect on his time spent growing up and studying art in the San Joaquin Valley of California. The images that Matthew produces express a divide between the human-made and natural aspects of the area, and the way these opposing sides function together, or collide.

 


lithograph of a map overlaid with a drawing of a mountain scapeDue East over Stokes…

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Curated Art Collection: Strange Nature

purple tree painting using watercolour techniqueJanuary Morning, watercolour and gesso on paper, Agnes Friedlander

Today I have put togther a collection of artworks by various artists, all depicting nature in a way that is strange, bizarre, or just slightly off-kilter. Sometimes the image is an almost recognizable landscape, simply rendered in an interesting, unusual style, and other times the image leans closer to being more completely abstract.These paintings, drawings, and mixed…

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Detritus Art: Annie Terrazzo


collage of b&w newspaper articles with a woman's face drawn in colorMaintanability, mixed media

Denver, Colorado born artist Annie Terrazzo creates artworks out of materials that many of us would just as easily throw away. This detritus art is both visually engaging, and thought provoking. Much of Annie's work uses newspaper as a medium and a surface, and creates an interesing dialogue about the fate of the printed word in an increasingly digitized world. These newspapers and magazines have become trash…

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Costume Design by Kat Jeffery


drawing of woman wearing a dress with sketches of dress designs beside itRhoda Marley final dress

 

Our featured artist today, Kat Jeffery, uses her background in dance and stage performance to create costumes that are perfect fits for both performers and theatre sets.Trained as a dancer, an having garnered much experience on stage herself, Kat has an intricate understanding of how fabrics and outfits will move with a performer, and the sorts of effects that can be created.

 


four women walking towards the camera in a forestDesdancia film still

 

In…

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Ceramic Artworks by Elaine Clapper


ceramic teapot with green and red glazingTeapot blue series

Today’s featured portfolio is the website of Elaine Clapper, a ceramic artist from Ohio. Elaine’s works mainly with functional objects, such as vases, bowls, and pitchers, creating objects that are functional, but could easily stand to be displayed as sculptures.

 


three red and brown ceramic potsThree tall lidded pots red series

The ceramic techniques that Elaine uses create finished products that often appear bluish in colour, and remind me…

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Inspiring Tattoo Art by Erin Burge


arm tattoo of goldfishKoi Goldfish Sleeve

Today we are featuring the work of tattoo artist Erin Burge. Looking through her online portfolio, I see many examples of an artist who enjoys both the sheer celebration of colour, and a practiced realistic drawer.


painting of the quill of an arrow and splashes of colorHeaded in the Right Direction, acrylic and graphite on wood panel

Erin’s paintings are often partly abstracted, and many use of splattered, paint and large, loose brushstrokes. These abstractions, overtop…

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Art for Dog Lovers: Nicoletta Poli


oil painting of two dogs playing in a lake with mountains in the backgroundLittle Sister, oil on canvas

Nicoletta Poli is a painter with a particular affinity for seaside landscapes, and dogs. Nicoletta’s style seeks out the basic elements of a scene and renders it in a minimal but colourful image. In her watercolours especially, individual brushstrokes can form major parts of the scenery, land or water.


oil painting of a road with a lighthouse in the backgroundNorth Wind, oil on canvas

Nicoletta primarily paints in oil. I find the Dog Art series, in which black…

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Arctic Paintings by Linda Lang


oil painting of an iceberg with purple skyArctic Light, oil on canvas

 

Today we are taking a closer look at the artworks of landscape painter Linda Lang. Linda draws inspiration for her paintings from numerous expeditions into Canada's arctic circle. She is a passionate conservationist and brings a clear love of the northern wilderness into her arctic paintings.

 


painting of an arctic fjord with glacier and mountainsView From Glacier, Pangnirtung, oil on canvas

 

I find Linda's use of shadow and large, simplified forms very…

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