Archive for the ‘Oils’ Category

Dion Archibald

Monday, February 15th, 2010

I find the muted colour palette and graphic style Dion Archibald brings to his paintings very compelling, and the fact that he often paints landscapes foreign to me means I can pretend I’m on vacation, which is always good when I’m sitting in the dead of February.


Daniela Astone

Friday, February 12th, 2010

The weekend approaches, and that is always a beautiful thing, so I’ve decided to do the only appropriate thing I could think of and present you with the comparably beautiful work of Daniela Astone.  What better  way to enjoy the weekend!


Doug Williamson

Thursday, February 11th, 2010

Contemporary still life subjects plus a technique inspired by the Dutch masters equals incredible works of art by Doug Williamson.  The toy ambulance is my personal favourite, but I encourage you to go through the portfolio and pick your own.


Gillian Iles

Wednesday, February 10th, 2010

Some paintings leave my thoughts very quickly after being seen, but Gillian Iles’ paintings seem to linger in my head long after I’ve walked away.  That isn’t the only reason I like her work, but it is perhaps my favourite thing about her work.


Seth Armstrong

Monday, February 8th, 2010

Some people have an incredible way with words, so much so that it is a pleasure to listen to them speak on just about any topic that should come to them.  Others, like Seth Armstrong, have an incredible way with paint that makes it a pleasure to view every image created.


Sally Chupick

Friday, February 5th, 2010

A fantastic colour palette and stunning sense of light make Sally Chupick’s landscapes really stand out for me, especially during these grey winter days that are often lacking in both areas.


Wendy Chidester

Tuesday, February 2nd, 2010

You could say that Wendy Chidester is a historical anthropologist as much as she an artist.  Her beautifully rendered still life paintings feature well-used antique objects that are imbued with more personality than you could ever hope to find in any modern convenience fresh off the production line.


Lane Bennion

Monday, February 1st, 2010

To my eyes consumer culture has never been as appealing as it is when Lane Bennion paints it. I’m not saying I’m suddenly overcome by an urge to walk around a mall for hours, but I wouldn’t mind spending the bulk of my day going through Bennion’s extensive portfolio.


Corine Perier

Friday, January 29th, 2010

Going through Corine Perier’s site I came to two conclusions: the natural world isn’t usually this unnatural, but it also isn’t usually this much fun. I do love starting the weekend off with some fun.


Inka Essenhigh

Wednesday, January 27th, 2010

Ranging from ethereal to surreal, and covering a great deal of territory in between, Inka Essenhigh’s paintings are bold and stunning.  In my book, those are two very good things to be if you are a painting.