|Tom Lovell - Christmas Morning - detail |
|Tom Lovell - The Quiet Wife|
Strong dramatic colors. I love the subtle but powerful falloff of light from the woman's face to the corners of the painting. Wonderful value control on top of everything else.
|Tom Lovell - The Occupation of Paris 1943|
I don't know what is up with this soldiers face/expression. It almost looks like he is sneaking a look at the two women. Maybe he is sympathetic to the downcast Parisians? Whatever it is, I really like the simplicity of the way he was painted. You can see the texture of the tinted ground coming through and a quick application of well placed brushstrokes to give him form and character. Check out the single stroke of grey on his helmet to give it a dull sheen.
|Tom Lovell - The Occupation of Paris 1943 - detail|
|Tom Lovell - The Man Across the Hall |
|Tom Lovell - Son of the Coach|
Lumberjacks can always be counted on to save your bacon. Though once you get to shore, they will tear you to pieces with hooks on sticks. I think this is what is happening here. I didn't read the story so I might be wrong.
|Tom Lovell - Lumberjack Rescue|
It is always a pleasure to see a large scan of an Arthur Rackham!
|Arhtur Rackham - A Terrible Fellow, Little Brother and Little Sister|
- I love the dynamic compositions and paint of Peak's work.
|Robert Peak - Thrust and Parry|
Look at the wavy motion lines, sans Photoshop, coming off the hurdler's arm.
|Robert Peak - One Step Ahead|
|Bernie Fuchs - Earl Campbell Houston Oilers|
always makes me happy. + shapes and values paired with great paint. Reminds me of Cornwell!
|Mead Schaeffer - Couple in the Garden|
|Mead Schaeffer - Couple in the Garden - detail|
|Haddon Hubbard Sundblom - A Talk in the Park|
What a great face!
|Haddon Hubbard Sundblom - A Talk in the Park - detail|
- An artist I was not familiar with, but the great shapes and colors on this really pulled me in.
|George Giguere - Anthony Visiting Celopatra|
- Another new artist for me. The starkness of the edges and shapes are very striking. It feels almost like the wonderful litho pulled travel posters of the early 20th century but with more rendering. It is quite beautiful, I would love to hang this one on my wall.
|Chesley Bonestall - Taj Mahal|
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