There is a pretty good variety of works over on Carson Ellis’ website, but my favorites have to be his watercolours. They are playful and fun, and they make me jealous because my own watercolours never turn out quite so well. He has a blog too.
Archive for January, 2008
I’ve always been a sucker for rooftops, so finding Jennifer Harrison’s heavily textured and simplified clusters of rooftops, inspired in part by Toronto’s old alleyways, made for a very good day.
The photo-realistic portraits by William Lazos feel like still shots from movies. Movies where bad things happen to people. But in a good way.
I don’t get to travel nearly as much as I would like, but you know what they say: “If you can’t travel yourself, might as well go look at some paintings by someone who has.” OK, nobody says that. But Scott Woods has done some travelling, and made some darn fine art as a result. He also has some great photography and illustration work on the site.
I like what I see over at Matt James site. His work is playful, narrative, and bold and that all adds up to good in my books.
There are some great character studies over on Victoria Stusiak’s site.
It looks like Jim Bourke has been spending a great deal of time looking at hands, and it’s paid off. His older works are impressive as well.
I really like the fish-eye effects Andrew Morrow uses in his urban environments. His epic war scenes are impressive too. In fact, there is a little something for just about everyone here.