Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Book Covers Painted

Vincent Van Gogh
Jillian Tamaki cover for "Goblin Market and Selected Poems" by Christina Rossetti

Art and writing supplied by Uvi Poznansky

Rant Chuck Palahniuk design: Rodrigo Corral illustration: Jacob Magraw-Mickelson
More to browse here. And here. And also here.

Thursday, October 31, 2013

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Photos as Sources

Vija Celmins on Art21 (PBS):
Celmins received international attention early on for her renditions of natural scenes—often copied from photographs that lack a point of reference, horizon, or discernable depth of field. Armed with a nuanced palette of blacks and grays, Celmins renders these limitless spaces—seascapes, night skies, and the barren desert floor—with an uncanny accuracy, working for months on a single image. Celmins has a highly attuned sense for organic detail and the elegance of imperfection. One series of works take as their subject delicate spider webs. 
Celmins at the Hammer Museum  (drawings)

Peter Doig describes his process in The Guardian:
My paintings either start as images I have seen in photographs or things that I have photographed. I then might make a drawing with oil paint from the photo. The photographic element is usually only a part of the composition - something that involves perspective or dimension for which I need a reference; something that is distorted maybe and would be unbelievable if drawn straight out of my head. Having said this, I have been trying to get away from the photograph and use drawings or memory as a start.

Saturday, March 9, 2013

Painter on Painter

Let's keep at the mirrored and folded repetition of Painter Painter and watch two painters speak about one another's work:

Thursday, February 21, 2013


Jonas Wood "Rosy's Masks" via Saatchi
Sarah Dwyer "Absolution" via Saatchi

The Walker just opened Painter Painter, and the Saatchi Gallery has an upcoming show called Painters' Painters. Hmmmmm... well. The zeitgeist says think about painting that embraces painting.

James Elkins asks, "How long does it take to look at a painting?"

MOCA's First 30 years has a helpful encyclopedia of movements in more recent history.

Shannon Bool "Warrior at Rest" via Saatchi

Thursday, February 7, 2013

Plein Air

Christopher Martin Hoff

Christopher Martin Hoff

Christopher Martin Hoff

Christopher Martin Hoff

Albert Namatjira

Elton Wirri
Lee Piechocki

John Singer Sargent
John Singer Sargent