Archive for April, 2008

Costa Dvorezky

Friday, April 18th, 2008

There isn’t much to say about the fantastic paintings Costa Dvorezky creates that they don’t say for themselves.  I didn’t even have to say fantastic, but I really wanted to.

Aron Wiesenfeld

Thursday, April 17th, 2008

Today I’m going to recommend that you go visit Aron Wiesenfeld’s site, and spend some time with his highly impressive works.  I think you’ll be glad you did.

Tom Neely

Wednesday, April 16th, 2008

Tom Neely’s watercolours are reminiscent of old watercolour stills from Disney cartoons, back before computers took over the animation.  Only Neely’s themes are a bit darker, and occasionally a bit more graphic, nudity wise that is.  

Speaking of graphic (how’s that for a segue!) Neely happens to have a graphic novel out (available on his site.)  I know, I know, this is “Paint”Blog, not “GraphicNovel”Blog, but hey, I couldn’t resist.  I bought a copy last year at the Toronto Comics Art Festival, and it is fantastic! 

Matt Bahen

Tuesday, April 15th, 2008

Matt Bahen applies his paint thick and rough, which seems very appropriate for the war imagery he creates in his work.  His paintings don’t focus on the violence, but concentrate instead on the lengthy time spent setting up and waiting for the battles.  These quiet moments possess their own brand of intensity, as do the paintings themselves.

Thanks to David for the link.

Robert Bellm

Monday, April 14th, 2008

robertbellm.jpgRobert Bellm’s paintings seem at times to be extracted panels from a fantastic comic,  a comic where all the characters wear jumpsuits for all occasions.   His newest paintings, mostly of birds, are quite beautiful as well.

Rita Vindedzis

Sunday, April 13th, 2008

ritavindedzis.jpgIt’s a lazy Sunday and I’m looking for some pastoral landscapes to put me in the right frame of mind to enjoy the day.  Luckily, Rita Vindedzis has just what I’m looking for.  She has a blog too. 

Marci Washington

Saturday, April 12th, 2008

marciwashington.jpgThere is no shortage of great art being created in the world today.  
Exhibit A: Marci Washington.  
Her series of dark and moody portraits re-create an elizabethan world that seems to have been infected with a touch of vampirism.  Highly enjoyable.

Jenny Brillhart

Friday, April 11th, 2008

jennybrillhart.jpgVisiting Jenny Brillhart’s site for the first time was an emotional event for me.  First there was love, love for the work because it is amazing.  Then came bitter jealousy, which happens whenever I see someone doing something I wish I had done first.  Then back to love, because hey, they’re great paintings.

Jill Moser

Thursday, April 10th, 2008

jillmoser.jpgI have to admit, I am biased towards representational paintings, especially ones that seem to be telling a story.  That doesn’t mean however that I am incapable of appreciating work that doesn’t fit into this category.  In fact, I am quite blown away by Jill Moser’s paintings, and they aren’t typical representational paintings at all.  
Of course, the argument could be made that they are just as representational as a landscape or portrait, they just represent something different, but that’s a topic for another day.  Today, let’s just enjoy the work.

Pamela Mingo

Wednesday, April 9th, 2008

pamelamingo.jpgThere will be lots and lots of amazing work to peruse should you find yourself over at Pamela Mingo’s site.  Maybe you should find yourself there now!