Archive for October, 2008

Happy Halloween!!

Friday, October 31st, 2008

I’ve always loved Halloween, and I’ve always loved dressing up for Halloween, so this year I thought I’d dress PaintBlog up too.  Introducing “SculptureBlog”!  

How appropriate that today on SculptureBlog we have the artist Ray Villafane, who on Halloween does crazy amazing work with pumpkins!  He even has a tutorial on his site if you’re interested in taking your own jack-o-lantern to the next level.

Aleksandra Rdest

Thursday, October 30th, 2008

Aleksandra Rdest creates paintings that could be mistaken for microscopic views of amoeba swimming in coloured waters.  There is a sense of alienness that lives right up alongside with pure natural beauty in her works, which is a sensation I imagine scientists feel when they discover new life through their microscopes.

Ryan Sanchez

Wednesday, October 29th, 2008

I’m having a hard time looking away from Ryan Sanchez’s paintings, because every time I look at them I see something new in them.  Very cool work!

Anna Leyland

Tuesday, October 28th, 2008

Anna Leyland has a number of incredibly fun portraits on her site, including this great monochromatic Debbie Harry.   Almost makes me miss the 80′s.  Almost.

Martin Ouellette

Monday, October 27th, 2008

I’ve always loved photography that utilizes a shallow depth of field, so it’s no surprise that I’m loving Martin Ouellette’s photo-realistic paintings that embody a narrowly focused macro view of the world.  Great stuff.

Jeff Schaller

Friday, October 24th, 2008

Jeff Schaller has a great pulp-novel-cover sensibility that is highly entertaining.  Check it out here.

Rachel Salomon

Thursday, October 23rd, 2008

There is always something a bit off in the worlds that Rachel Salomon creates.  The colours have shifted into a slightly surreal palette, the figures aren’t always behaving as expected, and even mother nature seems to be behaving suspiciously .  It’s all very subtle, but the elements add up to some incredible narrative paintings.

Mark Lague

Wednesday, October 22nd, 2008

Mark Lague finds an incredible amount of beauty in city landscapes, and transfers that beauty onto canvas with incredible accuracy. Which is not to say he paints in a highly realistic style, but rather, his paintings capture light, composition and colour in a highly impressive manner. My favourite thing about his site is that he offers incredibly large views of his work, so you can really get in there and see the brush strokes. Fantastic!

Mark Dixon

Tuesday, October 21st, 2008

I’m pretty keen on Mark Dixon’s abstractions.  His landscapes in particular are drawing me in.

Hyeonggon Kim

Monday, October 20th, 2008

I am highly impressed with the way Hyeonggon Kim handles portrait work.  The shadows, textures, and shapes of skin and bone subject matters can be very tricky to represent, but when it’s done well, it’s an amazing thing.  See more amazing paintings here.