Monday, July 28, 2014

Scott Noel: A Life in Paint

Scott Noel, Enceinte, oil on linen, 34 x 46 inches courtesy of the Gross Mccleaf Gallery   Scott Noel: A Life in Paint By Elana Hagler (Guest Writer for Painting Perceptions)   As I enter through the door in the side of the large industrial building in Manayunk, a slightly run-down but vigorous town of [...]

Barnet Rubenstein 1923-2002

November 23, 2011 by  
Filed under contemporary realism, guest posts, still life

  I recently received a wonderful essay from a former student of Barney Rubenstein who is generous and kind enough to share some of his experience studying with Barnet Rubenstein. Barney (as he was known) was an important figurative painter in Boston, painting primarily still-life, often painting take-out food containers, cardboard boxes, jars of cookies, [...]

Film footage of Claude Monet painting

November 20, 2011 by  
Filed under The ViewFinder

Film footage of Claude Monet painting

“Colour is my day-long obsession, joy and torment” – Claude Monet Here is some brief YouTube film footage of Monet painting. AD Films and Nick Wallace Smith made this film available of Monet painting his Giverny water lilies in plein-air. Regretfully you aren’t able to see much of the actual painting but I’m inspired by [...]

Nicole McCormick Santiago

Nicole McCormick Santiago Nap Time No. 2, oil on canvas, 48 x 63 in.   click here for a larger view   Many thanks to Nicole McCormick Santiago, a terrific young painter who was gracious to agree to an email interview. I was intrigued by her paintings when I first saw them posted here in [...]