This week’s “So You Think You Can Paint” was filled with trendsters wanting to check it out as part of SF’s featured micro-hood the “mid-riff.” The walls were full of flowers and landscapes to boot, I took the opportunity to see how fast I could … Read More →
Category Archives: Painting
Soak in this visual I Spy – I ran into Alexis‘ artwork at Red Poppy Art House near 23rd and Folsom. It explores femininity in an awesomely stimulating way. While the colors are bold, discovering all of the imagery requires somewhat of a scavenger hunt. … Read More →
I caught Parker’s “Focus” exhibit at the Modern in Ft Worth. His line is so CLEAN. The psychedelic colors titillate my eyes, though I wish that I DIDN’T notice that these were all faces. Parker varies his subject matter from time to time but all … Read More →
Breath-taking method mixing realism and dreamy abstract colors. It twistingly mitigates an otherwise brutal subject matter (perhaps mimicking effervescence of memories, or the state of mind in the moment when life passes before you).
Incredible respect to anyone who can paint cactuses and make ME think that its serene. Great lighting. Click here for more.
Great realism and emotion. The hardest part about figure painting in my mind is making the subject seem like an actual person you would pass on the street, not just a painting-person.
Odd content at times, but interesting in its 1) HUGE attention to space. Total working of a scene from floor to ceiling 2) shifting between photorealism and more painterly strokes within the same piece. I could use that talent.
So much control and thought went into these works! I can’t even do this with my hands. I’m happy when anyone finds a way to artistically express themselves, because it means we get to enjoy an additional level of that person as an individual by … Read More →
Something so little as shape produce DRASTICALLY different manifestations of an idea. Idea: Colorful. Compare Arnaud Loumeau’s geometric piece above with the organic free flow of Stephanie Toppin below. Anytime I try to aim for organic free flow it often comes out as a repetitive … Read More →
Such a distinct style. The heaviness and texture has a purpose as if she is sculpting the paint to make these graciously sad figures. See the AMAZING stop-animation music video she did for Grizzly Bear here