Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Guiliam Gabron

Guiliam Gabron, Antwerp, 17th century

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Ernst Stuven

Thursday, January 6, 2011

Georgia O'Keefe

Jonquils, 1936

“So I said to myself – I’ll paint what I see - what the flower is to me but I’ll paint it big and they will be surprised into taking the time to look at it - I will make even busy New Yorkers take time to see what I see of flowers.”

“I found I could say things with color and shapes that I couldn’t say any other way - things I had no words for.”

“Nobody sees a flower - really - it is so small it takes time - we haven’t time - and to see takes time, like to have a friend takes time.”

- Georgia O’Keefe (1887-1986)

Monday, January 3, 2011

Muted Complementaries

This Istanbul interior, by the American plein air painter Kenny Harris, is both simple and complex. It makes use of the quiet harmony of muted complementaries: a red-green scheme framing a yellow-blue scheme.