Archive for the ‘Oils’ Category

Jared Gillett

Monday, January 25th, 2010

Do yourself a favour and set some time aside today to go through Jared Gillett’s portfolio; there is a wealth of great work to be found there.


Stella Im Hultberg

Friday, January 22nd, 2010

Stella Im Hultberg’s approach to her work is varied in both medium and style, though the same mysterious dark haired woman appears quite frequently in her paintings, suggesting a narrative thread that ties these works together. The result is an impressive collection of images that is both beautiful and captivating.


Cesar Santander

Thursday, January 21st, 2010

Don’t let anybody tell you that art can’t be fun, and to prove my point I give you exhibit A: Cesar Santander’s fantastically rendered toy paintings.


David FeBland

Wednesday, January 20th, 2010

I love moments in life when I am reminded of the transformative power of light.  Usually these moments come when I stumble around a corner to find that a familiar street is suddenly bathed in the light of the setting  sun, or I wake up and look out the window to see the neighbourhood is filled with reflected light from a blanket of new snow. This time around it is the work of David FeBland that has reminded me just how beautiful the world can be when seen in a new light.


Jenny Scobel

Tuesday, January 19th, 2010

Culling together imagery from many sources, and blending multiple mediums together in a single work can be a dangerous practice in the wrong hands, but in Jenny Scobel’s hands the results are stunning and powerful works of art.


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!


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!