Tuesday, February 20, 2007

Viewing The Lady

Viewing The Lady
8 X 10 inches
Oil on wood panel.

This is my lovely wife, Anne, (who is an artist, herself) in the Denver Art Museum, closely inspecting, Portrait of a Young Lady, c. 1620, by Paul Van Somer, a Dutch artist. I loved the color of the room and the way the light played on the gold frame.

Sorry about the photos. I shot a number of them, but it was very difficult to get it right. The true color of the painting is somewhere between the two.

Saturday, February 3, 2007

Lady Lowering Her Robe

Lady Lowering Her Robe
2 1/2 X 3 1/2 inches
Watercolor on paper

I decided to try another watercolor. This is a small one, ACEO size (Art Cards Editions and Originals,) painted on Strathmore 140 lb. acid free watercolor paper. ACEO cards are done in many different mediums and are highly collectable. They are all the same size, desined to fit in trading card albums, and are also beautiful in a small frame. They are actively traded on eBay, where you can find this one.

e also beautiful in a small frame.

Thursday, February 1, 2007

Three Musicians
8 X 10 inches
Acrylic on wood panel

I can't begin talking about this painting without talking about Karin Jurick first. Although I had taken many photos of people in museums, it was not until I saw her paintings that I realized the potential they had for interesting subjects to paint. I look at her blog almost every day and marvel at the magic that comes from her brushes. She is a real talent and a wonderful source of inspiration to those of us trying to get better each day. Take a look at her paintings here, and I guarantee, it will make your day.

This is a painting of three people looking at, The Three Musicians, by Diego Valezequez, in the National Gallery in London.

I love London, and it is always a joy to go to Trafalgar Square, not just because of the view, but for the fact that the wonderful National Gallery is there. One of the great things about it is that even if you are a starving artist, the great art of the world is available to you, because they do not charge admission. They do count on donations, however, so please reward them for the beautiful experience you are sure to have if you go there.

And when you go, be sure to see Vincent's, Sunflowers.