Archive for June, 2009

John Brosio

Tuesday, June 30th, 2009


If you were thinking about taking up storm chasing I’ve got a much better alternative for you; simply visit John Brosio’s website and spend a little time with his ‘Tornado’ series of paintings. His works definitely qualify as forces of nature.

Ria Brodell

Monday, June 29th, 2009


An entire universe is being created by Ria Brodell, a universe of fantasy, adventure and epic battles, rendered in muted colours and soft lines.  It’s a good place to spend some time.

Bonnie King

Friday, June 26th, 2009


Bonnie King does not hide her brushstrokes in creating her quiet studies of architecture and signage, and I think this goes a long way toward producing the deeply personal resonance that exists in her paintings.

Martha Rich

Thursday, June 25th, 2009


It’s almost unfair of me to post about Martha Rich right now because her site is mid-upgrade, but there there’s plenty of great work to be seen, and I find myself impatient to share her raw and crazy-fun paintings.  My recommendation; go now, bookmark it, and then go again later when the site is fully refurnished.

David Kapp

Wednesday, June 24th, 2009


I’m really enjoying the way David Kapp uses birds-eye views and dutch angles to capture the movement and energy of crowds and traffic, not always an easy feat in a static image.

Neil R. Young

Tuesday, June 23rd, 2009


Apparently this week’s “not-a-theme” is “artists-who-share-their-names-with-famous-people”.  In that light I give you the work of Neil Young. His abstract works are explorations of colour, light and texture, and I really enjoy how form and architecture occasionally peak through and reveal themselves in these explorations.

Thanks to Vera for the link!

Robin F. Williams

Monday, June 22nd, 2009


What better way to come back after the birth of a child than with an artist who finds so much inspiration from childhood. Of course, the children portrayed by Robin F. Williams probably aren’t the ones you want showing up at your kid’s birthday party, unless you’re Rod Serling, but they sure make for fantastic paintings.

Asleep on the job

Wednesday, June 17th, 2009


Please excuse the delayed posting schedule this week, PaintBlog’s newest contributing editor (pictured above) has just moved in, and while his input will certainly prove invaluable to the site over the coming years, we may experience some brief disruptions in service in the coming days as we hammer out the finer points of his contractual demands (round-the-clock feedings being tops on the list.)

Kenny Mencher

Monday, June 15th, 2009


I always appreciate it when a painter allows the internet into the studio to see their painting process, and Kenny Mencher’s blog is set up for just that purpose. His film-noir inspired works are displayed through various stages of completion, and a great step-by-step article on his process is also available.

Michele Montalbano

Friday, June 12th, 2009


Michele Montalbano creates an amazing sense of space and anticipation by focusing on open doorways and long hallways in her interior scenes.