Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Interview with Peri Schwartz

May 24, 2013 by  
Filed under drawings, guest posts, interviews, still life, watercolor

Peri Schwartz, Bottles & Jars #8, 2012 Watercolor on paper 15 x 22 inches   When Peri Schwartz was asked in an earlier interview by Harryet Candee “What is your dearest motto, philosophy, or message for yourself?” Peri Schwartz answered: “This quote from Willa Catha keeps me going: “Every artist knows that there is no [...]

Interview with Sigal Tsabari

Sigal Tsabari , Hidden, 102.5x 102cm 2008-10 oil on canvas click here for a much larger view (true for most all images)   This past summer, in Civita Castellana, Italy, I was fortunate to meet Sigal Tsabari and to watch her slide talk about her work. I was very pleased this summer when she agreed [...]

Interview with Christopher Gallego

Christopher Gallego, Small Studio Jar,, 2008 12 1/8 x 8 7/8 inches click here for a larger view   I’d like to thank Christopher Gallego for taking the time to share his thoughts on painting in our recent email interview. Mr. Gallego studied at the National Academy of Design in New York and teaches workshops [...]

Robert Beverly Hale

May 17, 2011 by  
Filed under Art Books, drawings

  Robert Beverly Hale reciting the initial lines of Arthur O’Shaughnessy’s initial lines from Ode from his book Music and Moonlight (1874)   We are the music-makers, And we are the dreamers of dreams; Wandering by lone sea-breakers, And sitting by desolate streams; World-losers and world-forsakers On whom the pale moon gleams: Yet we are [...]

Michael Kareken – new drawing and TV interview

March 28, 2011 by  
Filed under contemporary realism, drawings, interviews, videos

  Michael Kareken emailed me recently to show me some exciting new drawings of wrecked cars at a salvage yard he’s been working on, exploring a possible new body of work that grows from his incredible exploration of his recycle series subject matter. These drawings are all works in progress but I find that all [...]

An Interview with David Kassan

David Kassan, Self Portrait in Motion Oil/Panel, 40 x 28 inches David Jon Kassan (Born 1977) is a contemporary realist painter best known for his life-size realist portraits. The paintings combine figurative subjects with abstract background textures he says are inspired by such painters as Franz Kline and Robert Rauschenberg. Kassan says, “my effort to [...]

Bill Murphy

Bill Murphy ALONG THE ARTHUR KILL 54 x 62 inches 2010 Watercolor on Paper   Bill Murphy is a Staten Island based realist artist working primarily in printmaking, drawing and painting. His website holds a dizzying array of works done since 1995 but I’m particularly drawn to his Staten Island waterfront images of urban decay, [...]

Mark Karnes

November 25, 2009 by  
Filed under contemporary realism, drawings, interiors, notable painters

Mark Karnes Interior With Sugar Bowl 2000, acrylic on board, 25 x 26 inches Over the past 30 years Mark Karnes has been painting and drawing in his Baltimore home using his familiar daily surroundings as a starting point of his subject matter. He paints neighborhood views through the many windows of his home or [...]

Sketchbooks of Fairfield Porter Online

August 11, 2009 by  
Filed under drawings, masters of perceptual painting

Awhile ago I discovered another online art treasure, the Smithsonian Archives of American Art, Collections Online. Where digitized material from many important American artists(such as Rapheal Soyer, Jackson Pollack, Milton Avery, Arthur Dove, John Peto and John Singer Sargent names to show the range of artists available) including their writings, letters, photos, drawings and sketchbooks [...]