Shell Seeker, 2014
oil and acrylic on canvas
16 x 23 inches
Abstract Artists -The greatest Adventure in all the land!
I love my morning time when I peruse through the internet and google my way to sheer joy. I began my search this morning looking at abstract oil painters and then meandered my way to a site that held the work of John Harris. I was first drawn to his paintings of Yachts. John Harris is renowned for his brilliant yacht paintings, illustrating the excitement and unpredictable nature of the sea and I loved how they were more abstract.
John Harris is a British artist and illustrator, known for working in the science fiction genre. His paintings have been used on book covers for many authors..read more.
Then I was hooked and had to find his site. I spent an enjoyable 20minutes watching a video he created called the Secret History of the Earth. Worth watching. I took the liberty to screen grab some sections that I found lovely. Inspiring. Real. Moving.
This body of work, which is a reflection of Man’s relationship with the earth, is a deeply personal one for John.
He takes us from the genesis of the project right through to its fullest form of expression.
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Apr. 1, 2013′ (2013) from the ‘9×9 painting’ series by Japanese abstract painter Hiroshi Matsumoto (b.1953). Oil on canvas, 9 x 9 cm. via the artist on Flickr.
Amazing if we take the time to look we can find inspiration everywhere from every corner of this earth. I loved how politely you are welcomed to his site. Welcome to www.hiroshimatsumoto.com
I agree with Hiroshi that you can get lost in exploring the paths of colour. I particularily was drawn to this piece as I liked the soft colour combination. Lovely!
“I love oil paint, it’s texture, viscosity, slow-drying time and smell. I paint abstract. I never know what it is going to be until it’s complete. When I start to paint, I always put some colours on the canvas without thinking. My choice of colours is often accidental or intuitive. I try to catch the chance meeting of colour with composition. Sometimes I get lost, and then other times I find myself walking along a path that brings me back to where I belong. Abstract is for me a concrete way to share an inner sense, place and time with you directly and deeply.” Artists Statement Hiroshi Matsumoto .
I have been studying abstract painters and I have wanted to learn more about putting space and a visual resting place in my work. I was drawn to the work of Nicolas de Staël. I was saddened to learn that after a robust successful career he ended his own life.
I am mindful that we all must focus on that which is good and uplifting and not be thwarted by word or criticism of others. Life is a gift and we must treasure the moments we find beauty. Encourage painters. They are brave.
Nicolas de Staël was a painter known for his use of a thick impasto and his highly abstract landscape painting. He also worked with collage, illustration, and textiles.His painting style is characterized by a thick impasto showing traces of the brush and the palette knife, and by a division of the canvas into numerous zones of color.
De Staël’s painting career spans roughly 15 years (from 1940) and produced more than a thousand paintings. His work shows the influence of Gustave Courbet, Paul Cézanne, Henri Matisse, Pablo Picasso (especially Picasso in his Blue and Rose periods), Georges Braque, Fernand Léger and Chaim Soutine, as well as of the Dutch masters Rembrandt, Vermeer and Hercules Seghers. During the 1940s and beginning in representation (especially landscapes, but also still lifes, and portraits), de Staël moved further and further toward abstraction. Read More:
I was particularly drawn to this piece. La Rout d’Ouzes 1954
What a beautiful woman and what beautiful work. Simply elegant.
I learned a new word reading about her:
“Ingegerd Råman is the doyenne of Swedish Ceramics and Glass. For almost five decades this legendary designer has worked with Swedish Glassworks such as Johansfors, Skruf and Orrefors, and heightened the aesthetic experience of everyday objects in Swedish homes. Her pared down, quietly elegant style with a focus on materiality and functionality, has won her many ardent followers and many awards. She has exhibited widely both at home and abroad and her designs are in the collections of major museums such as The National Museum in Stockholm, the Victoria and Albert Museum in London and the Stedelijk in Amsterdam to name a few.doyenne of Swedish Ceramics and Glass. For almost five decades this legendary designer has worked with Swedish Glassworks such as Johansfors, Skruf and Orrefors, and heightened the aesthetic experience of everyday objects in Swedish homes. Her pared down, quietly elegant style with a focus on materiality and functionality, has won her many ardent followers and many awards. She has exhibited widely both at home and abroad and her designs are in the collections of major museums such as The National Museum in Stockholm, the Victoria and Albert Museum in London and the Stedelijk in Amsterdam to name a few.
Always curious, and not afraid to try something new, Ingegerd Råman continues to take on new challenges, and at the age of 73, shows absolutely no signs of slowing down. Read More
Gale is a studio artist focused on the encounter between the I and the you, on the space between seeing and being seen. I happened upon this artist this morning and found her work intriguing , honest and approachable.
I love the painterly quality of her work.
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I remember that song I sang as a child in Children’s Church. Brighten the Corner Where You Are. Keep Gods light glowing where you are.
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I enjoyed creating this Summer Secret Forest and it did brighten the corner where I am.
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This morning I came across the works of Katherine Bradford. I slapped myself for not knowing who she was. I must live in a silo with no windows. I must get out more. Perhaps take a trip to New York or maybe even walk down the street.
I am mumbling. This artist’s work intrigued me because it immediately took me back to Hawaii and I wished I had painted bathers. Perhaps I will.
Here is a wonderful article that goes on wildly and shares a lot. Read it. Hyperallergic “Bradford arrives at what he (Phillip Guston) went on to define as “the simultaneity of thinking and making.” You get the feeling she changed the painting from a benign view to a disconcerting one, and that the transformation was inevitable.”
“Look long enough at Bradford paintings and all kinds of incongruous details will rise to the surface of your consciousness.” ( Hey this (by)writer is good.)
Spend some time looking at her work. You will be glad you did.
“Today what we need most is the life of the imagination. Informal notebooks provide a space where you don’t feel intimidated, where you can experiment and vary your approach from page to page.”
I particularly loved this piece.
Katherine Bradford, “Fathers” (2016), acrylic on drop cloth, 70 x 96 inches (click to enlarge)
This is the painting that started my wonderful discovery of Katherine Bradford. It was enough to encourage me to search for more of her work. I love to surf art in the morning during my quiet time and I came across this article:
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