Saturday, April 19, 2014

Richard Raiselis’ view from above

February 25, 2009 by  
Filed under cityscape painting, contemporary realism

Richard Raiselis Palimpsest: Site of the Boston Massacre 2005 Oil on Linen 22″ x 24″ Painting large cityscapes in a busy downtown area can be sheer madness trying to keep your wet paint off the coats of passers by and more importantly, preserving your sanity and concentration. Richard Raiselis finds the solution by setting up [...]

Michael Kareken – Recycles Masterly Painting

February 23, 2009 by  
Filed under contemporary realism, landscape painting

Michael Kareken Scrap Paper Pile with Water Cannon 2007 Oil on Canvas 36″ x 48″ Michael Kareken paints trash as if it mattered. His paintings of a busy Minneapolis recycle center over the past three years are displayed on his website where he separates his subjects into Metal, Paper, and Glass in the same manner [...]

Andrew Lenaghan’s fun with parking

February 19, 2009 by  
Filed under cityscape painting, contemporary realism

Andrew Lenaghan Coney Self Portrait 12 1/16 x 24 inches Oil on Panel 2006 This car mirror self-portrait knocks me out! What an amazing idea, painting a expanded perspective view of the inside of car where the curvilinear elements of the car interior echo the fisheye-like distortion of the expanded viewpoint which also compliments the [...]

Without Nature there is no conversation

February 17, 2009 by  
Filed under contemporary realism, still life

Jim Phalen Two Pomegranates 12 x 12 inches Oil on Canvas I was just visiting the wonderful painter Jim Phalen’s website, which shows his magically and intensely observed still lifes of pomegranates, Styrofoam trays, fishes and various other objects of interest to him. His paintings are worthy of careful investigation but I was struck by [...]

Lucy Barber

February 15, 2009 by  
Filed under contemporary realism, landscape painting

Lucy Barber Greenhouse oil on paper on panel, 12″ x 16″ The quiet poetic feel of this little painting takes my breath away. Every element seems perfectly seen, captured and working together for the color feeling as a whole. The reflected glare on the greenhouse windows has just the right degree of punch. Her views [...]