ferdinand hodler

i have sorely neglected my proposed daily painting posts, but perhaps i can make up for it by showing you some beautiful portraits by swiss artist ferdinand hodler (1853 – 1918)

vanessa by johnny

this is a painting of vanessa paradis by johnny depp. i mean really, as if we couldn’t possibly love him more right? then he goes and pulls a gustav klimt on everyone and women the world over swoon with delight.

yigal ozeri

these are oil paintings. p-a-i-n-t-i-n-g-s. by new york based israeli artist yigal ozieri

paint my portrait

really really really my favourite things. i’m sure i’ve harped on about them enough hey? if someone could teleport me to the national portrait gallery in london right now i’d be a very happy woman indeed. well, here are some more i have been staring at recently… click on the…

tauba auerbach

tauba auerbach manipulates large pieces of raw canvas into various configurations through folding or rolling. she then lays the canvas out flat and paints its surface with an industrial spray gun aimed at different angles to achieve a trompe l’oeil effect… examine the works’ surfaces closely and you find that…

simen johan

in his ongoing series until the kingdom comes, simen johan depicts a natural world hovering between reality, fantasy and nightmare.  merging traditional photographic techniques with digital methods, johan’s images are crafted over time and may include a synthesis of landscapes from various geographical locations and animals photographed in captivity or in the wild.

eric ravilious

eric ravilious (1903 – 1942) was an english painter, designer, book illustrator and wood engraver. i especially love his design work for wedgwood ceramics. though this first image is what caught my eye…

claude lazar

the work of claude lazar almost perfectly depicts the weather i woke up to this morning. the seasons are a changing my friends.

jenny parsons

i wandered into the dorp street gallery in stellenbosch (which is actually no longer in dorp street, but has moved to the corner of church & bird streets) and discovered the work of jenny parsons, an artist from cape town whose fynbos paintings are so beautiful. just love love love…

milenko

milenko stevanovic is an art student from belgrade, whose main interests are landscape & figurative painting – he enjoys working directly from life. i love the bright colours and thick brush strokes.

trucks

a series of works painted outside on site at the lowe’s parking lot by shane neufeld via art hound