Friday, August 21, 2015

Laura Jones

Laura Jones is an Australian artist based in Sydney.
Her paintings are about colour, but also about the paint itself - its texture and application.
She works quickly and intuitively, and there is a wonderful vigour and immediacy to the brushwork.

Monday, January 13, 2014

Susan Jane Walp

Images used with kind permission of the artist.

See more of Susan's work, or enquire about learning from her, at her website: susan jane

Monday, September 23, 2013

Claudio Bravo

Born in Chile, Bravo moved to Spain where he studied the work of painters such as Velazquez, Zurbaran and Melendez.

Saturday, August 17, 2013

Olga Antonova

Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Man Ray

Little Basket with Pears, 1948, 16 x 17 3/4 inches

Saturday, June 15, 2013

Rachel Ruysch

Rachel Ruysch (1664 - 1750) was a Dutch flower painter. Her father was a botanist, and her meticulous works are known for their botanical accuracy.
She worked for many years as a court painter, and continued to paint into her eighties, producing over a hundred works that are known today.
This painting has the very dark background that was popular in still life paintings of the period, used as a foil for the bright colours of flowers and fruit, and the glint of crystal or brass. Later, after seeing the lighter backgrounds in the work of her contemporary, Jan van Huysum, she began to lighten her own, while keeping them neutral.