Archive for December, 2008

Narangkar Glover

Wednesday, December 31st, 2008

Welcome to the very last post of 2008!

Today brings you the beautiful work of Narangkar Glover.  Her simplified compositions elevate her subjects into iconic images that embody both a state of calm and a sense of somberness. Check out her blog here and her portfolio here, I propose it will be among the most satisfying things you do with the rest of your year.

Julie St-Amand

Tuesday, December 30th, 2008

Julie St-Amand’s cityscapes are rendered in a rough, scratched, and weathered manner, much like the actual buildings she is depicting.  I’ve always felt that buildings and environments that have been scarred by time are far more interesting than the new, and St-Amand’s work really captures that sense of time, history, decay and renewal in her paintings.  

At the moment her site is only available in french, but anglophiles needn’t be afraid, the site is easily navigable.

Jon Todd

Monday, December 29th, 2008

I love the way Jon Todd allows the wood to show through the paint in this work to create the eyeshadow. In fact, all of his works are full of great details like that, and as a bonus he offers the option of viewing the works quite large on his site.  Great stuff!

Happy Holidays!!!

Wednesday, December 24th, 2008

PaintBlog will be taking a few days off to celebrate the holidays, but will be back before the New Year arrives.

Merry Christmas!!  Happy Hanukkah!!  Joyful Festivus!!

Lucie Bause

Tuesday, December 23rd, 2008

I really enjoy the simplified nature of Lucie Bause’s landscapes.  Her quick brushwork manages to distill the information found in the natural world into something both recognizable and new.


Monday, December 22nd, 2008

The husband and wife team of Nicho and Candy (aka Noferin) have joined to create a cast of recurring characters to inhabit their paintings and sculptures.  The strong narrative sense in the paintings suggests that an animated film isn’t far off, but in the meantime I’m having a lot of fun exploring this new world.

David Leonard

Friday, December 19th, 2008

I was looking to get a fix for my urban landscape craving this morning, and I found David Leonard. There is a load of great work on his site, so stay out of the snow and spend some time over there.

Kris Lewis

Thursday, December 18th, 2008

There are some great portraits to be found over on Kris Lewis’s site. His predominantly female subjects possess an aloofness to them, and for some reason make me think of Cate Blanchett. That might just be me though.

Shawn Barber

Wednesday, December 17th, 2008

Shawn Barber’s primary source of inspiration comes from tattoo culture, resulting in his incredibly impressive “tattooed portrait” series.  Viewing this body of work as a whole feels like watching a well crafted documentary about a sub-culture, made by a knowing insider who genuinely cares about his subject.

Jim Salvati

Tuesday, December 16th, 2008

Jim Salvati appears to be bringing a fashion photography sensibility to his paintings, which, when combined with his painterly style, makes for some darn good looking portraits.  

I found Jim’s work on Artist A Day, a site that appears to be doing something a bit similar to what PaintBlog is doing, only they feature work by artists of all mediums, and have been doing it for longer.