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Beached Whale Revealed in 17th Century Dutch Painting


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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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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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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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Art Portfolio: Trevor Pye

 

painting of two small houses in a hilly landscape"Dwelling in Landscape 4" Acrylic on Paper by Trevor Pye

 

Today we feature the art portfolio of painter Trevor Pye. These pieces are from Trevor's recent works and they are excellent works of style and colour. I love the soft coziness of these pieces and I think of the idea of the safety of community and the harmony of life away from the city. The range of patterns used to stylize the forms is really quite delightful and helps…

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Chaotic Colour: Jeffrey Newman


acrylic painting of a city with black paint. The background is a rainbow of colors painted in vertical stripesDiverse City, acrylic on canvas

Today’s artist, Jeffrey Newman, is a painter whose art portfolio is filled with frenetic, paint-splattered abstract images that I find to be at once dark and playful.

 


words and paint on paperMy Feelings Embarrass Me, mixed media on paper

 

Jeffrey’s works range from densely packed canvases that are entirely coated in paint, to those he has left almost completely white, with lines of dripped paint crossing the surface.…

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Studio Sundays: Cy Twombly in his Studio


Cy Twombly holding a large piece of paper with a drawing on it

 

 

It’s Studio Sunday! Today we’re taking a look at abstract artist Cy Twombly, seen here in his studio in Rome in 1962. Twombly's studio was part of his home, and reflected his fascination with antiquity and classical European art. Featuring atterned tile floors and high, white walls with tall windows to let in natural light, the studio was also home to many pieces of antique furniture and sculpture. .

 

Born in Lexington City,…

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Sculptural Paintings by Douglas Moulden


painting of a grove of treesThe Space Between

Douglas Moulden was born in Washington, DC, and received his BFA in sculpture from Virginia Commonwealth University. He now lives and works in Frederic, Maryland. Looking at Douglas’ paintings, I can certainly see the sculptural influence. His paintings are unique in the way that they are produced – rather than using a brush, Douglas uses a tool to pipe acrylic paints onto a plywood surface, rather similar to using…

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Artist Website: Mike Salcido

Mixed media painting of heaven on earth done in an abstract style

Heaven on earth, 8ft x 7ft - Mixed media on linen.

 

"My goal is to trigger an emotion from the viewer whether positive or negative, as long as the viewer has a reaction to the work, then he has achieved his goal."

--Mike Salcido, self taught artist, Dallas, TX


oil painting of the earth in an abstract style

Waiting for the time when... earth shall be as one, 42" x 42" - Oil on Belgian Linen


oil painting of the call of thunder

The call of thunder threatens, 60" x 40" - Oil on Canvas

 

If AWESOME is an emotion…

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