All posts tagged: painting

Kim McCarty

Kim McCarty

i love the watercolours of artist Kim McCarty. Working rapidly, at times using only a single color and at others a haunting, bruise-inspired palette of acid yellows, greens, and browns, McCarty’s portraits evoke the sense of uncertainty, ambivalence, anxiety, and loss with which we view today’s generation.

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Isca Greenfield-Sanders

Isca Greenfield-Sanders

Isca Greenfield-Sanders encapsulates summer and nostalgia in her paintings. she finds, scans, edits, and prints vintage photographs, alters them with watercolour and pencil, then mounts details from the images onto tiles before, finally, painting over them in oils. Her primary interest is the figured landscape and its relationship to memory—how universally recognizable places (beaches, family picnics, […]

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Conrad Jon Godly

Conrad Jon Godly

it amazes me what some people can do with paint. the feeling of rock and cold and mist and altitude that these pieces by Swiss artist Conrad Jon Godly convey is just unbelievable. Godly originally studied as a painter at the Basel School of Art in the 80s, and then was a professional photographer for almost 2 decades […]

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Jaclyn Conley

Jaclyn Conley

the current exhibition over at Buy Some Damn Art features work by canadian artist Jaclyn Conley. whenever i’m faced with the “what would you do if you had a million dollars?” question i always fantasise about investing in a lot of great art. but, you and i can do that right now – that’s where Buy […]

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Lucie de Moyencourt

Pichulik Brave Women: Lucie de Moyencourt

while i was enjoying the new Pichulik website yesterday i particularly loved their Brave Women series – intimate portraits of the women who wear Pichulik pieces. the first feature is on Lucie de Moyencourt who works as an architect, set designer, illustrator and painter. lucie de moyencourt was born in 1983 in paris, she grew up in south africa, where […]

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Emily Ferretti

Emily Ferretti

i love the cool hued work of Aussie artist Emily Ferretti. she is represented by the Sophie Gannon Gallery. these pieces also appear in her book! Ferretti’s oil-on-linen paintings of plants, rocks, domestic settings, sporting ephemera and architectural details are remarkable for their lightness of touch and subtleties in process, tonality and mark making, sidling the […]

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Helen Frankenthaler

Helen Frankenthaler photographed by William Grigsby

today i’m inspired by the work of legendary abstract expressionist Helen Frankenthaler. her huge colourful paintings look like gigantic watercolours, but are in fact painted with oils & acrylics. Helen would work directly on unprepared canvas, and dilute the oil paint with turpentine (later she switched to acrylic paint), causing it to soak into the […]

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Pepa Prieto

Artist: Pepa Prieto

i am fascinated by the work of artist Pepa Prieto, who was born in southern Spain, went to boarding school in England and now lives and works in New York. she has quite a varied body of work stemming from 2005 to now, but something i find consistently beautiful are those brush strokes that seem to coil […]

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Nasturtiums

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if there’s one thing i will always remember about my mom’s garden, and perhaps my childhood in general, was the abundance of nasturtiums. this humble little flower seemed to grow in every garden in south africa – a bit of a weed, really. almost a lowly little bloom. i remember it having a peculiar smell, […]

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Ian Grose

small-paintings

Ian Grose is an artist who lives in Cape Town whose focus is painting. he has a tumblr called Small Paintings that are, well, small paintings. and extraordinary ones at that. i simply love his portraiture, but also enjoy the tiny (often quite abstract) landscapes. if you live in Cape Town, or have ever spent […]

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