When I started trying to promote my own artwork online I kept coming across other people's art that amazed or compelled me in one way or another. This blog has been a way for me to practice thinking and writing about art, as well as learning more about my peers and all the incredible art that is being made out there.

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Thursday, May 28, 2009

Kim Cogan

Back to some more traditional work. These are gorgeously painted and of course I just can't resist a good night scene. There's plenty of daylight equally well done at kimcogan.com
(please click on these, especially the second piece, to see a little more detail)

"Night Owl" 38x50in. 2009

"Williamsburg at Midnight" 34x64in. 2008

"Room Without a View" 24x36in. 2009

Brian Despain

More robots (at: despainart.com).
One little side-path leads to a whole superhighway of this sort of thing (Check out the links on his website and those on Eric Joyner's as well). I thought these were particularly gorgeous in their rendering. And I've always maintained that there's no clear line between fine Art and illustration. Case in point...

"Escape" 16x20in. 2008

"The Stranger" 6x8in. 2007

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Eric Joyner

Robots and donuts. Those are the main ingredients here. Oh there's also trains and motorcycles, the occasional spaceman and oh yeah, lots and lots of talent.

"All Was Not Lost" 2008

"Spring" 2007

"Summer" 2007

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Peter Tankey

Here's more realism, this time from Australia. His best work are these beautifully rendered and colorful bits of trash but I'm also including some portraits just because they could be described in exactly the same way.
See more work at petertankey.com

"Tin Can Study" 25 x 25cm 2008

Untitled 84 x 84cm 2008

portraits untitled 25 x 25cm 2009

Monday, May 18, 2009

Alastair Heseltine

I wanted to break up the monotony of figurative painting (I'll be back to it soon enough).
I first saw this guy's woodpile on a blog by Carson Ellis, One of my earliest posted artists. That woodpile is really really cool (That's non-art lingo for "ironic juxtaposition of media and subject matter creating a tension between process and content." Ha.)

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Ilya Zomb

Here are some unique and whimsical narratives. There's a great deal of work at zombart.com but the reproductions of some of the older work is not so great, which is a shame.
These are relatively big files so it's really worthwhile clicking on them to view them larger.

"The Pleasure of Walking on Water" 44" x 50" 2006

"Harmony with Grapes" 42" x 50" 2007

"Leisure of Three Graces" 50" x 38" 1998

Thursday, May 7, 2009

Javier Marticorena

This is good solid painting and would be strong work regardless of the subject matter. But I do enjoy his sometimes intriguing choices

See more at myartspace.com
and even more at www.asupinta.com

"El Piano" (detail) can't seem to find the whole painting but that's OK.

"La Inmunda" 130x130cm 2005

"Light To Go" 30x30cm 2007

"Like an Animal" 30x30cm 2006

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Robert Anderson 2

An artist I described earlier (see November 2008) as having something of a split personality in his work has added a couple more selves in his skull. It still amazes that all his selves are really good.
He's posted most of this work at artist-listing.com

"Sheep Pasture Near Taos NM" 30" x 42"

"A Life in Gold and Red" 60" x 48"

"Into the Moving" 48" x 54"

Unknown title
(Robert, if you see this let me know!)

Monday, May 4, 2009

Chris Charlebois 2

Here are a couple new pieces (see my earlier post) that unerringly evoke the mood of humble natural scenes. I've walked in woods on winter days and this is what I saw. This is how it felt.
(more like early spring for that last piece)

"Separate but Equal" 2009

"South Dyke 2" 2009

"London Landing"