Despite my desperate desire to cling to the last remains of summer, I couldn’t help but fall for the winter landscapes of Julie Goulding. I may feel differently come next February.
Archive for August, 2008
There is a fantastic simplicity to the images Jeannie Lydon paints. Her portraits are incredible, and she has an amazing series of bicycle paintings that bring me back to childhood. Very cool stuff.
Painting can be a time-consuming activity, but Ryan Bown takes it to a whole new level. His “600X” series of paintings are created by arranging painted cotton swabs into portraits (and other non-representational forms.)
Ron Eady covers a great deal of subject matter in his paintings, but his exploration of texture is consistently impressive.
I’ve always struggled with capturing nature in a satisfactory way, but seeing others create fantastic landscapes gives me hope. Bruce Everett for example manages to create paintings that explore the light, textures, and moods found in nature in a highly impressive manner.
I have always loved working with a large variety of mediums, and have often played with combining mediums, so I was incredibly excited to find out about Joe DeCamillis. His series of tiny paintings set into old weathered books is fantastic, and represents for me the perfect combination of art object and painting.
Nicky Hoberman manages to create paintings that are both compelling and unsettling. Her images of little girls, in particular, are disturbingly fascinating. I recommend you check them out for yourself.
Simon Jensen’s paintings celebrate suburban living, which is not a sentiment I’m hearing too often these days. I’m still fairly ambivalent about suburbia, but if it can inspire great art it can’t be all bad.
There isn’t very much information on her site about the work, but Pamela Henderson has some very cool paintings that luckily speak for themselves.