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.
Archive for June, 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 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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.)
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.