Archive for January, 2010

Erin Ann McCarty

Friday, January 15th, 2010

I love these vibrant and detailed paintings by Erin Ann McCarty, who according to her website is in her last year of school. I can’t wait to see what she comes up with after graduation!


Todd Schorr

Thursday, January 14th, 2010

Combining 1950’s american pop culture, surrealism, the cold war, and astonishing technical ability, Todd Schorr is creating a body of work that just might make your brain explode with amazement. Don’t say I didn’t warn you.


Alli Good

Wednesday, January 13th, 2010

Stunning line quality and an equally stunning sense of humour have made me an instant fan of Alli Good’s paintings. I’m hoping her Etsy shop is back in action soon, I would love to see some of these made into prints!


Katharine Harvey

Tuesday, January 12th, 2010

Painting and photography have had an interesting ongoing relationship, and that relationship continues in Katharine Harvey’s new paintings.  If you’ve ever taken a handheld photograph at night with a long shutter you’ll recognize the distorting effects of time on light that form the basis of these images.  Harvey adds a new twist however, as she meticulously applies paint to canvas, transforming a random mechanical camera process into a deliberate organic one.


We Have a Winner!

Monday, January 11th, 2010

Congratulations to Deborah, winner of the “Favourite PaintBlog Artist” giveaway!

While it was never my intention to declare a “winner” among the artists I do believe it only fair to give kudos to Tiina Heiska (whose painting sits atop this post) for being named on three different occasions as a reader favourite. Four other painters were singled out more than once; Mary Jane Ansell, Yury Darashkevich, Terry Miura, and Eric Zener (paintings by each artist to be found below the fold, in alphabetical order.)

Thank you to everyone who participated, it’s been a great opportunity for me to reflect back on these past two years and remember just how many amazingly talented artists are crawling over this old globe of ours, creating incredible works of art.


Paul Ferney

Friday, January 8th, 2010

It’s not an easy trick to pull off, but Paul Ferney manages to capture the subtle and complex range of hues and tones of nature on a recurring basis. My day just got a little brighter.

Note: Today is the last day to cast a vote for your favourite artist from the archives and be entered into the first ever PaintBlog giveaway. The winner will be announced next week, good luck!


Maryam Foroozanfar

Thursday, January 7th, 2010

It’s a case of quality over quantity over on Maryam Foroozanfar’s site, though, given the vast number of hours that must go into these incredible portraits you could make an argument for quantity as well.


Karl Dempwolf

Wednesday, January 6th, 2010

The work of Karl Dempwolf is so vibrant his paintings almost feel alive, and his warm and inviting colour palette is just the thing to counter-balance the snowy landscape outside my window this morning. His website is here, but I recommend visiting the Wendt Gallery website for a really great look at more of his work.

A quick reminder; you have until this Friday to nominate your favourite artist from the archives and be entered in the PaintBlog book giveaway!


Judith Hoffman

Tuesday, January 5th, 2010

Judith Hoffman has set up an interesting project for herself to kick off the new year; she will be creating and posting a new painting 5 days a week all year long, each one based on an image found in that day’s newspaper. I’m looking forward to checking in on her project as the year unfolds.


Cuckoo Collection

Monday, January 4th, 2010

Welcome to the first post of 2010!  To be honest, I was having a hard time trying to single one artist out for this first post of the year, so when I received a message about the Cuckoo Collection, a hybrid gallery/art project, I realized my problem had been solved. The Cuckoo Collection is a (mostly) online project featuring works by great artists like Mathew Borrett (see above image), Scott Griffin, Amy Bowles, and Phil Taylor (see images below the fold), so there’s a little something for everyone there.

Thanks Bettina for the link!

Also, thanks to everyone who’s made their picks already, and if you haven’t chosen your favourite featured artist(s) from the archives yet, be sure to do so in the comments here to be entered in PaintBlog’s first ever contest!