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climber
north fork
Topic Author's Original Post - Jan 5, 2011 - 10:00am PT
This is a Polish Artist from the 1900's by the name of Zdzislaw Beksinski.
justthemaid

climber
Jim Henson's Basement
Jan 5, 2011 - 10:35am PT
My favorite artist is Irishman Harry Clarke. Illustrator and stained glass artist extraordinaire. Died young in the early 20th century- probably from heath complications from decades of using acid to etch glass. He had a creepy streak as well and was famous for illustrating for Edgar Allen Poe.

This first one is not a painting... it is made by layering acid-etched glass...










One of his Poe illustrations:


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climber
north fork
Topic Author's Reply - Jan 5, 2011 - 10:42am PT
Nice work indeed, would like to see those glass pieces in person. I really liked the Poe painting, it portraits the weirdness of his poetry. Thanks for the post.
justthemaid

climber
Jim Henson's Basement
Jan 5, 2011 - 10:48am PT
The lion's-share of Harry's stained glass work resides permanently in Ireland. They are considered national treasures. I'd like to do a tour someday.
tiki-jer

Trad climber
fresno/clovis
Jan 5, 2011 - 10:53am PT
Always have been drawn to Escher's work.
Way too many fav's to list here but I'll try to start:

Robert Williams
Glen Barr
Rick Griffin
Alex Gray
Frank Atkinson
Frank Frazetta

And the list goes on.......

Hey Justin.....nice thread dude!!
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climber
north fork
Topic Author's Reply - Jan 5, 2011 - 11:10am PT
Tikijer, how's your art these days? Pm me for tollhouse climbing.
Alex Grey is my favorite, checking out the rest.
justthemaid

climber
Jim Henson's Basement
Jan 5, 2011 - 11:19am PT
I'm actually with you Tiki on the Escher. Definitely ranks up in my top tier as well. I've always admired his ability to temper his technical and mathematics skills with true visionary artistic concepts. Pretty hard to wrap your mind around how his mind worked.


I've always wanted to take Escher's piece "Three Worlds" and execute it in stained glass a'la Harry Clarke using 3 layers of etched and sandblasted and painted glass stacked on top of each other. It's been on my back burner for years. Maybe I'll dig it out again.




seth kovar

climber
Reno, NV
Jan 5, 2011 - 11:28am PT
Darrel Anderson


survival

Big Wall climber
A Token of My Extreme
Jan 5, 2011 - 11:33am PT

My grandfather, WWI (France), USMC
Done by my amazing sister.
tiki-jer

Trad climber
fresno/clovis
Jan 5, 2011 - 12:37pm PT
How cool Justthemaid....I was going to post that one as well.
One of my favorites for sure.
But then I always like the 'moebius' strip too;)

That would be really cool if'n ya do that. Would Love to see that someday!?

Justin....will do if things ever dry out.
Got some paintings and some pen-n-ink in the works.
Hard to get motivated sometimes tho' because of the sporadic work.

Another favorite of mine is Maynard Dixon.Born in Fresno. Interesting story. Seen his work while it toured.
Awesome landscapes...Big Sky.
tiki-jer

Trad climber
fresno/clovis
Jan 5, 2011 - 12:42pm PT
Nice find Seth, But let's keep it a (clears throat)"Trad" in nature OK?
None of that sporty digital stuff :D
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climber
north fork
Topic Author's Reply - Jan 5, 2011 - 01:11pm PT

tiki-jer

Trad climber
fresno/clovis
Jan 5, 2011 - 01:27pm PT
Good One!!
go-B

climber
Revelation 7:12
Jan 5, 2011 - 01:28pm PT
Thomas Hill
go-B

climber
Revelation 7:12
Jan 5, 2011 - 01:30pm PT
LeRoy Neiman
go-B

climber
Revelation 7:12
Jan 5, 2011 - 02:25pm PT
Christian Riese Lassen

http://www.lassenart.com/index.asp

Studly

Trad climber
WA
Jan 5, 2011 - 04:09pm PT
Frank Frazetta. He did allot of the covers and illustrations for the Tarzan books, Conan the Barbarian, etc. Sadly, he passed away this past year.
MisterE

Social climber
Bouncy Tiggerville
Jan 5, 2011 - 06:29pm PT
I like Gauguin



Ghost

climber
A long way from where I started
Jan 5, 2011 - 06:41pm PT
Here are a couple of my favorites.

Ed Mell is a fairly well-known painter/sculptor from the US Southwest

Remedios Varo was born in Spain, spent her young adult years in France (in the company of the usual surrealist suspects), and eventually move to Mexico, where she did most of her work. She died there in 1963 (at the far-too-young age of 53). Here's just one sample of her painting
tiki-jer

Trad climber
fresno/clovis
Jan 5, 2011 - 06:47pm PT
Ghost I have that same Ed Mell framed over the mantel here at the hut.
happiegrrrl

Trad climber
New York, NY
Jan 5, 2011 - 06:49pm PT
I'm going to post some images of my nephew's works. His name is Adrian Anthony and he is an unknown. If there happens to be anyone with connections who thinks the kid has talent.... he could use all the help he can get. Not only is he pretty talented(imo), with no art school training, he is a single dad.



Ghost

climber
A long way from where I started
Jan 5, 2011 - 06:50pm PT
Ghost I have that same Ed Mell framed over the mantel here at the hut.

It's framed on the wall of my office in this Seattle tower. I'm looking at it as I type this post. I scored a bunch of Ed Mell prints for next-to-nothing at some shop in Boulder about 15 years ago.

The other one, the Varo print, is on a wall at home. Her stuff is just mind-blowing.
Nate D

climber
San Francisco
Jan 5, 2011 - 07:01pm PT
Yes, tiki, I've always loved Maynard Dixon's landscapes.
Reminded me a bit of an amazing landscape painter who pushed into abstraction, name of Douglas Snow, from Utah. Some of his canvases are massive and so immersive.

small images online don't do 'em justice.




tiki-jer

Trad climber
fresno/clovis
Jan 5, 2011 - 07:01pm PT
I forgot the woodblock prints of Tom Killion.
Our resident Nater-D turned me on to his work about four years ago.
I like the woodblock stuff from Escher so it just stands to reason I'd like his stuff too. Both artist touch on the 'oriental'.
Nate D

climber
San Francisco
Jan 5, 2011 - 07:02pm PT
Whoa, speak of the devil!

I gotta peruse some of those other names ya mentioned, tiki.
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climber
north fork
Topic Author's Reply - Jan 5, 2011 - 07:17pm PT
Happy, that sheet looks awesome, he has an eye for color and detail. A good way to get his name out there, if you don't have connections, is by showing his work at a gallery. Get a portfolio of ten to fifteen pieces on a disc and target galleries that are likely to show his work. Thanks for images, those are drawings or paintings?
happiegrrrl

Trad climber
New York, NY
Jan 5, 2011 - 07:27pm PT
this just in -- I think he uses mixed media but not really sure, as I have to admit I never asked, and haven't seen his work in person(these are posted on his FB). I was at my sisters house over T/G and some oil paintings he had done were on the living room wall, but those were not the same style.

I think he is probably drawing with ink/markers and also paints, but then using scanning pieces and digital manipulation to produce the finished piece.

But I might be wrong.
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climber
north fork
Topic Author's Reply - Jan 5, 2011 - 07:35pm PT
Whatever it is, I like it. Good luck.

Really like that darker woodcut Jerry, reminds me of Ritter and the Minarets.
tiki-jer

Trad climber
fresno/clovis
Jan 5, 2011 - 07:47pm PT
Nater.....that would be Frank H. Atkinson (Sign Painter)
His work influenced the industry bitd.

Happy, yes the 'kid' has talent......I like the zombie looking one on the bottom. Ya know some of the stuff does look a little digital. Cool tho'.
Mtnmun

Trad climber
Top of the Mountain Mun
Jan 5, 2011 - 07:59pm PT
Amazingly diverse interests represented in this group. I love Maynard Dixon and Ed Mell. My friends gallery is now representing Ed in Palm Desert. Of course, who could argue with Gauguin. I hope to have a speck of that notoriety some day.

Here is a re-post of "Free" and another recent work from my studio, "Crow and Bear Discuss Abstraction" and "Cranes" Enjoy, Jude

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"Free" Oil on Canvas 48"x60"

"Cranes" Oil on Canvas 48"x48"

"Crow and Bear Discuss Abstraction" Oil on Canvas 48"x48"



Nate D

climber
San Francisco
Jan 5, 2011 - 08:21pm PT
thisjustin,
So where can we see some of your work, or is Jeremy the artist? I forget...
Ihateplastic

Trad climber
It ain't El Cap, Oregon
Jan 5, 2011 - 08:30pm PT
I just purchased this limited edition/signed screen print of Liberty Cap.

The colors and feel make is seem like a turn-of-the century piece but it is a relatively modern image.

I love this side of Liberty as you rarely see pics of it.

The print just arrived so I had to hold it down on the floor to shoot it.


Nate D

climber
San Francisco
Jan 5, 2011 - 08:46pm PT
ihateplastic,
artist?
Ihateplastic

Trad climber
It ain't El Cap, Oregon
Jan 5, 2011 - 08:52pm PT
Nate... Well, I will unwrap it again and try and decipher the sig. However, I bought it on ETSY and the "artist" is listed as The Elecric Company.

PROBLEM... STs web posting tool is not truncating and it is a mess.)

Give me a minute or two and I'll see what the sig says.
tiki-jer

Trad climber
fresno/clovis
Jan 5, 2011 - 08:53pm PT
I'll answer for him Nate.....its Justin the artist.
But when they both climb its art :D

Some more Fav's:
Thomas BlackshearAlma TademaSinger Sargent
Ihateplastic

Trad climber
It ain't El Cap, Oregon
Jan 5, 2011 - 08:56pm PT
As best I can tell... DAVE TORO is the artist.

If you do a search on ETSY for "limited-edition-classic-travel-posters" you will find it.

I just bought the sister print of Nevada Falls... Now where am I supposed to put these?
Fluoride

Trad climber
West Los Angeles, CA
Jan 5, 2011 - 09:02pm PT
We have some damn talented artists in our own community.

"Empire" by Jeremy Collins.


ps - Jeremy congrats on the cover of the new Alpinist!

Half Dome by Renan Ozturk:



Ihateplastic

Trad climber
It ain't El Cap, Oregon
Jan 5, 2011 - 09:06pm PT
I grabbed these off ETSY so you can see them better...


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climber
north fork
Topic Author's Reply - Jan 5, 2011 - 09:08pm PT
Nate I dropped out of grad school a few years back and haven't done much art since. I'd rather go climbing. I only paint when injured or when it rains for days on end. So recently I started a piece but not much to show. I'll dig up some older work and post it later.
tiki-jer

Trad climber
fresno/clovis
Jan 5, 2011 - 09:15pm PT
I have always loved this one albeit a digital work of art.
MisterE

Social climber
Bouncy Tiggerville
Jan 5, 2011 - 09:42pm PT
For landscapes, Thomas Moran is one of my favorite artists. I have a Yosemite etching of his from the late 1800's that is one of my favorite pieces.



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climber
north fork
Topic Author's Reply - Jan 6, 2011 - 10:47am PT
Francisco Goya. Los Caprichos series of etchings. I saw this show in Vancouver early 2000's.
FeelioBabar

Trad climber
One drink ahead of my past.
Jan 6, 2011 - 10:56am PT
Doug Snow is AMAZING!! Thanks for posting those Nate D.

those paintings are SO huge....truly inspiring pieces.

Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Jan 6, 2011 - 12:36pm PT
This is Denali by our very own very occasional poster The DrillSargeant!


Sorry, didn't take the time to get the focal plane parallel.
Ihateplastic

Trad climber
It ain't El Cap, Oregon
Jan 6, 2011 - 01:14pm PT
Cool!

Does the drill sergeant/David Whitelaw have a site for his art?

I could not find one.
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Jan 6, 2011 - 01:17pm PT
He has been shown in galleries across the country but he rather resolutely
refuses to commercialize. He wields a brush at least as well as a hammer,
and he is baad with that!
Chaz

Trad climber
greater Boss Angeles area
Jan 6, 2011 - 01:30pm PT
A Leonard Knight original

tiki-jer

Trad climber
fresno/clovis
Jan 6, 2011 - 03:47pm PT
IHP, how are you?.....you can commission me to paint a few things.
Jaybro

Social climber
Wolf City, Wyoming
Jan 6, 2011 - 05:15pm PT

i'm with Locker on this!

Watusi

Social climber
Newport, OR
Jan 6, 2011 - 05:37pm PT
Yeah Joan Miro was always one of my favorites as well!!
Ghost

climber
A long way from where I started
Jan 6, 2011 - 05:44pm PT
Yeah Joan Miro was always one of my favorites as well!!

A favorite of Dave Brubeck's as well. He used Miro paintings on the covers of at least two of his albums.
drljefe

climber
El Presidio San Augustin del Tucson
Jan 6, 2011 - 06:09pm PT

Rick Griffin
drljefe

climber
El Presidio San Augustin del Tucson
Jan 6, 2011 - 06:13pm PT
Western landscape fans-
check out Bill Cramer.
He posts here occasionally.

http://www.billcramerpaintings.com/
MisterE

Social climber
Bouncy Tiggerville
Jan 6, 2011 - 07:27pm PT
I gotta admit, I am a HUGE fan of my fiancee's work. I am bias though...





Gene

Social climber
Jan 6, 2011 - 07:29pm PT
Nice Float, Nate D. I'd like to have your climbing talents as well as your artistic ones.

G
Nate D

climber
San Francisco
Jan 6, 2011 - 09:46pm PT
Well gee, thanks gene. I'm a hack at both, but someday...


Now how about the incredible and highly influential Joseph Cornell:



Nate D

climber
San Francisco
Jan 6, 2011 - 09:52pm PT
justthemaid's stained glass is first rate.
I recall Bill Cramer's fine work.
And the DrillSargeant's technique is superb.
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Jan 7, 2011 - 12:35am PT
No wonder you're Mental! That is extremely impressive!

___

Now could you make me a copy of one of my favorites from L'Orsay?


They start 'em young at the Orsay...
"Regardez, mon petit chou..."
jeff_m

climber
somewhere fairly insignificant
Jan 7, 2011 - 12:59am PT
Got to go with Magritte at the moment









Along the Miro lines is this artist (a good guy, too):
http://rafaelperea.com/view-artwork/mixed-media/
tiki-jer

Trad climber
fresno/clovis
Jan 7, 2011 - 01:28am PT
FortMental that is a big piece.
Good job very impressive.

The 'Stand" never ceases to amaze.
Say is that venetian plaster on the back wall in pic behind easel?
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climber
north fork
Topic Author's Reply - Jan 7, 2011 - 10:50am PT
Mental, nice work, looks the same. Master copies are fun to figure out how they did it.


Jeff m. I was about to post Magritte. By far the smoothest painter I've seen in person. The MOMA in SF has some of his work in their permanent collection. You can't find any brush strokes standing a foot from his paintings and his colors are spot on. Going to check the other artist you named.
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climber
north fork
Topic Author's Reply - Jan 7, 2011 - 11:05am PT
Another artist linked to the band Tool
Spider Savage

Mountain climber
SoCal
Jan 7, 2011 - 11:29am PT
Many good posts above. Most of my fav's have been covered.

Here is a fun new artist: Josh Angle, aka "Shag"

http://www.shag.com/gallery.html
tiki-jer

Trad climber
fresno/clovis
Jan 7, 2011 - 01:24pm PT
Spider...I've always liked Shag's stuff too. Retro.

I always thought that Michealangelo's study of the Libyan Sibyl had what appeared to be a climbing pose. As homage I did one in charcoal back in'94.

I have a few more in the works too.
Hangs on the wall here at the hut.
drljefe

climber
El Presidio San Augustin del Tucson
Jan 7, 2011 - 02:04pm PT
Nice family album there, pate.
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climber
north fork
Topic Author's Reply - Jan 7, 2011 - 02:16pm PT
Here's a few of my own...
A couple in progress...
This last series of rain made me paint...
Please throw vegetables at will, but no tomatoes. I hate Tomatoes.
Nate D

climber
San Francisco
Jan 7, 2011 - 02:38pm PT
Justin,
Really like the 4th and 5th one posted! 6th in progress is really interesting as well.
Hope it rains a bit more. :)

Tiki - I knew you saw rock climbing in everything (a familiar affliction), but even in Michelangelo, eh?

Good stuff all, and amazing undertaking Mental. Down to mixing your own paint!
The frame recreation is off the charts obsessive!
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climber
north fork
Topic Author's Reply - Jan 7, 2011 - 02:46pm PT
Thanks Nate, I hope it rains at about 8,300 feet to melt that snow.
tiki-jer

Trad climber
fresno/clovis
Jan 7, 2011 - 08:25pm PT
Hey thanks FM.

You know it Nater, look at architecture the same way!!

Here is a sign from bitd.
Justin, I like the last one dude....gotta finish it.
Ya know perhaps we can colla-beer-ate on beer labels ;)
You guys still brewing??

That was done under stress aand done fast.
Mixed media on Illustration Board.

This one turned into a logo. Watercolor on Illustration Board.
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climber
north fork
Topic Author's Reply - Jan 7, 2011 - 09:12pm PT
Jerry that beer label is classic. We need to brew some, haven't in a while but some fugg looks good to drink.
nita

Social climber
chica from chico..waiting on spring days..
Jan 7, 2011 - 09:26pm PT
I'm a big fan of Chiura Obata's art..I also love the Supertopo artists. Matisse..mtnmum..Miss L.. Jeannie..Annie Cashner and all S.T's. Great photographers .


Tiki, I forgot about that.
tiki-jer

Trad climber
fresno/clovis
Jan 7, 2011 - 09:32pm PT
Of course Nita that last one was used by Patagonia for a catalog right?
TFPU.

Justin, Thanks. How about 'Shuteye Stoat' (tm).
Slater

Trad climber
Central Coast
Jan 7, 2011 - 10:05pm PT
OK JR if you don't think this is art then 'EXCUSE ME'!!

http://www.surfline.com/video/featured-clips/outer-banks-shackfest_51353

or how 'bout this!

Them is river surf... Sumatra I think. Tidal Bore. Look at that symmetry! Nature imitating art.
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climber
north fork
Topic Author's Reply - Jan 7, 2011 - 11:10pm PT
You're excused Tom. That photo is indeed art. Let's see some slatervision!
Slater

Trad climber
Central Coast
Jan 7, 2011 - 11:13pm PT
Did you check out that video link?
Those dudes were doing hand held video INSIDE the wave while getting tubed.
Outside the box thinking my friends, that is cutting edge stuff... a liquid medium, but still art.
tiki-jer

Trad climber
fresno/clovis
Jan 7, 2011 - 11:48pm PT
That was cool Slater....nice camera angles.

Speaking of Art and Liquid.
MisterE

Social climber
Bouncy Tiggerville
Jan 8, 2011 - 01:41am PT
Nice! Getting into sculpture!

I really like our Guemes-Island neighbor's work. His name is Phillip McCracken:




Nate D

climber
San Francisco
Jan 8, 2011 - 05:44pm PT
Obata's "Lake Basin in the High Sierra" in the de Young 3 blocks away from my abode is stunning!
tiki-jer

Trad climber
fresno/clovis
Jan 8, 2011 - 07:16pm PT
I agree Lolli. I like Klimt too.

And then I admire Alphonse Mucha's work immensely.
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climber
north fork
Topic Author's Reply - Jan 8, 2011 - 07:16pm PT
Pate, Dianne Arbus is one of my favorites and thanks for not posting the transvestite.
This is another photographer. Sebastiao Salgado
Check out his website if you want to see depressing reality.
Patrick Oliver

Boulder climber
Fruita, Colorado
Jan 8, 2011 - 07:43pm PT
Here's a line drawing I did some years back...

Nate D

climber
San Francisco
Jan 8, 2011 - 07:52pm PT
Wow, Pat. Took me a few minutes.
MisterE

Social climber
Bouncy Tiggerville
Jan 8, 2011 - 08:46pm PT
Tiki-jer, that work you posted reminds me of another favorite artist - Maxfield Parrish...



tiki-jer

Trad climber
fresno/clovis
Jan 8, 2011 - 09:57pm PT
MisterE, I agree.....I mean how can you forget Parrish.
Mtnmun

Trad climber
Top of the Mountain Mun
Jan 8, 2011 - 11:08pm PT
"Country Girl"
guido

Trad climber
Santa Cruz/New Zealand/South Pacific
Jan 9, 2011 - 01:49am PT
Don Stewart-one of my favs.

Gave up a promising career in neurosurgery for his true passion.

Composite art with a ball point pen. www.dsart.com

philo

Trad climber
Somewhere halfway over the rainbow
Jan 9, 2011 - 01:55am PT
This has become one of my all time favorite threads. Keep em comin'.
Nate D

climber
San Francisco
Jan 9, 2011 - 02:28am PT
The Salgado images are powerful, and remind me of some of the moving scenes in the film Baraka, like this one:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OPqgZsA3fx4

trailer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XO1nSVy8q8I


Thanks for sharing Don's unique work, guido.
BruceAnderson

Social climber
Los Angeles
Jan 9, 2011 - 04:51am PT
A couple months ago my wife and I moved from L.A. to the little village of St. Antonin in southwest France. These are some sketches (and a painting in progress) I've been doing.


Captain...or Skully

climber
leading the away team, but not in a red shirt!
Jan 9, 2011 - 08:50am PT
Wow! This thread is astounding. Fabulous stuff in here, eh?
nita

Social climber
chica from chico..waiting on spring days..
Jan 9, 2011 - 12:04pm PT
Mr B.Anderson,..WOW..WOW>>>.Love your art work!!! Seriously...
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climber
north fork
Topic Author's Reply - Jan 9, 2011 - 12:19pm PT
Mntmun and B. Anderson really like your guys work and Sully those walls look amazing. The large scale needs to be seen in person. Those are your works, right?

Guido thanks for that, never heard of him before but really like his work as well. Doctors are over rated anyways. Hehehe.
Mtnmun

Trad climber
Top of the Mountain Mun
Jan 9, 2011 - 12:32pm PT
Thanks guys. B. Anderson very impressive. Fort Mental could be dangerous if he did origionals. Not to take away from his beautiful reproduction.

"Santa Cruz Harbor" Oil on Canvas 48"x60"



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climber
north fork
Topic Author's Reply - Jan 9, 2011 - 12:38pm PT
Mtn....do you have a website?
Peter Haan

Trad climber
San Francisco, CA
Jan 9, 2011 - 12:41pm PT
He does, Just-in, it is

www.judebischoff.com
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climber
north fork
Topic Author's Reply - Jan 9, 2011 - 12:44pm PT
Thanks Peter.

Edit. Just checked it out and f-ing A awesome. My favorites were your Lake Sabrina and El portal paintings. Thanks for the art Jude and all others as well.
Mtnmun

Trad climber
Top of the Mountain Mun
Jan 9, 2011 - 02:32pm PT
You are so welcome JI. You can see Cardinal Pinacle in the background of Lake Sabrina.

Bruce Anderson, I realized who you were when I was out running this morning. An amazing talent you are. Can you post up "Madonna with Condom"?
BruceAnderson

Social climber
Los Angeles
Jan 9, 2011 - 02:41pm PT
Madonna with Condom...hmmmm....got me there.
there is a little village here in France named Condom though. seriously.
and thanks for the compliments folks.
tiki-jer

Trad climber
fresno/clovis
Jan 9, 2011 - 02:47pm PT
Wow Mr. Anderson.....I like the street scene w/ red shutters and the Donkeys. Would like to see you finish the roof line sketch.

Mtn....I like the nature series.

This was a commissioned painting for Sugar Shane Mosely (the boxer).
Mtnmun

Trad climber
Top of the Mountain Mun
Jan 9, 2011 - 03:17pm PT
nice Tiki Jer, really fine work.

Oops, wrong Bruce, I was thinking of Bruce Bigelow from Santa Cruz. Your still an amazing talent.
tiki-jer

Trad climber
fresno/clovis
Jan 9, 2011 - 05:20pm PT
Hey thanks Jude. But I forgot to mention that too was a reproduction.
My bad.
The client had a calender of Angels and I used that as referance.
But I kinda painted her to have my wife's features.
The name of the artist evades me presently........off on a info quest!!

Found it! "Winged Figure" by Abbott H. Thayer.
tiki-jer

Trad climber
fresno/clovis
Jan 10, 2011 - 10:15am PT
Thanks Fort....whats not fair is not getting paid for anything these days.
Chief

climber
The NW edge of The Hudson Bay
Jan 10, 2011 - 11:53am PT
Great thread, so much more inspiring than the usual ST fare.

A couple favorites.

Norval Morrisseau


1937 CF Martins left and center, 08 Musselwhite on right


Also big on;

Lauren Harris
Emily Carr
Charles Edenshaw
Bill Reid
Harold Baker
Van Gogh
Monty Dollack

phylp

Trad climber
Millbrae, CA
Jan 10, 2011 - 01:30pm PT
Seeing original art of high quality is one of the advantages of living near a major city. For a fairly small amount of $, you can be a member of your local museum, and look at art over time. There are pieces at SFMOMA and the deYoung that I've sat in front of for hours now. Diebenkorn, Thiebaud, Rothko, on and on. The Oakland Museum has a great collection of the Bay Area artists, Bischoff, Oliveira, etc.

My vacations are 99% one of two things: climbing trips or looking at art trips. Last April, we spent two weeks in Rome, looking at amazing art every day. There are so many great art cities, London, Paris, NYC, DC.

Looking at art in person, standing in front of a painting, walking around a sculpture, is a magical experience. I cannot put it into words. Emotion, beauty, transendence...

I'm actually just about to leave to go up to SFMOMA for an hour...
tiki-jer

Trad climber
fresno/clovis
Jan 13, 2011 - 08:16pm PT
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d-know

Trad climber
electric lady land
Jan 13, 2011 - 08:19pm PT
thomas woodruff
http://thomaswoodruff.com/the-sun/
Disaster Master

Social climber
Born in So-Cal, left my soul in far Nor-Cal.
Jan 13, 2011 - 09:28pm PT
Disaster Master

Social climber
Born in So-Cal, left my soul in far Nor-Cal.
Jan 13, 2011 - 09:38pm PT
tiki-jer

Trad climber
fresno/clovis
Jan 14, 2011 - 02:07am PT
Another Banksy.

Not sure if its Banksy
Nate D

climber
San Francisco
Jan 14, 2011 - 02:48am PT
Very cool. Thanks for sharing - as I wasn't familiar with Bansky's work.

This somewhat temporary work was done with a pressure washer on dirty concrete by Paul Curtis. Coined "Reverse Graffiti".
Mighty Hiker

climber
Vancouver, B.C.
Jan 14, 2011 - 02:53am PT
FortMental, is all that stuff by Banksy?
RtM

climber
DHS
Jan 19, 2011 - 02:43pm PT
I have always been partial to Dali's work. But I have to disagree with the comment that his work is all small:

The Hallucinogenic Toreador - 157in x 118in
Tuna Fishing - 119in x 159in
The Last Supper - 65in x 105in
Portrait of My Dead Brother - 69in x 69in
The Railway Station at Perpignan 116in x 158in

No famous melting watches or putrification, but I actually prefer his later work, it has the most incredible detail.



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Topic Author's Reply - Jan 21, 2011 - 11:29am PT
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Topic Author's Reply - Jan 21, 2011 - 11:43am PT
Phylp / Nate, what's at the MOMA right now?
Nate D

climber
San Francisco
Jan 21, 2011 - 02:02pm PT
Sounds like Phylp gets out much more, and will know much better than I, but here's the list of current exhibitions:
http://www.sfmoma.org/pages/exhib_events

I had hoped to get there to see the Cartier-Bresson photo exhibition, but it likely won't happen. But hopefully when it opens in a month or so, I'll make it there to see the Eadweard Muybridge show.

One of the most memorable exhibits for me in recent years was of Olufar Eliasson's work.


I almost like his photographic series of Iceland more than his interactive conceptual work with light



Any recent favorites Phylp (with images to post)? Anyone else?
tuolumne_tradster

Trad climber
Leading Edge of North American Plate
Jan 21, 2011 - 07:51pm PT



tiki-jer

Trad climber
fresno/clovis
Jan 21, 2011 - 09:09pm PT
Nice Table!!
Ihateplastic

Trad climber
It ain't El Cap, Oregon
Jan 22, 2011 - 07:54pm PT
Here's how Banksy survives in the 'hood...

phylp

Trad climber
Millbrae, CA
Jan 23, 2011 - 10:48am PT
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The day I went up I looked again at "the Anniversary show" which highlights the historical progression of aquisitions of the collection. We arrived just before the start of a docent tour. I usually don't do docent tours - they often do not stay long enough at any particular piece for my taste - but this one was good because of the historical tidbits about the art donors to the museum.

We also went to the exhibit on wine and art, which was quite clever and fun.

Nate, I agree with you, the Olufar Eliasson exhibit was FANTASTIC. I was mesmerized by some of his stuff and he was a new artist for me.

It would be fun to do a "supertopo goes to the museum" event! Maybe I'll try to organize one the next time there's a good new exhibit opening at one of Bay Area museums.
Peter Haan

Trad climber
San Francisco, CA
Jan 23, 2011 - 10:54am PT
The Call


High Board

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Topic Author's Reply - Jan 24, 2011 - 11:26am PT
Phylp thanks for the update, and yes I would be interested in a ST moma get together.

Peter, whose the artist and those are digital right? Like the call

Jerry, great climbing with you yesterday, slab is a humbling experience for me, scary but FUN.
tiki-jer

Trad climber
fresno/clovis
Jan 25, 2011 - 10:01am PT
A Supertopo art hop would be fun.

Justin.....yeah slab can give ya grey hair.
Good lead btw. Got to remember to stretch my calves tho.


From a game we as game developers were trying to market.
Early 90's. Ya know for every game on the store shelves, there are hundreds that never make it due to various reasons.
I have some climber sprites(character animation) that I'll have to post sometime as an aminated .gif

Art thread but climbing related ;)
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Topic Author's Reply - Jan 25, 2011 - 10:13am PT
Jerry that game looks badass any Xbox 360 copies? I ran into Kenny Rose yesterday, and he said him and Mac did Falling Star on Fri. So up top we were following their chalk, what a small world, huh? I'm going to Oakland this weekend but maybe next weekend we can get back on it.
tiki-jer

Trad climber
fresno/clovis
Jan 25, 2011 - 10:54am PT
Sounds good.....we'll slab it up.
Oaksterdam huh?

Naw that game never made it :(
I think it was on the original Sega platform.
But the industry progressed in leaps and bounds.
8 bit graphics, then 16 bit, then 32......and so on.
Our programmers could not keep up and the Boss was a punk.
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Topic Author's Reply - Jan 25, 2011 - 11:23am PT
Yeah going to watch Supercross but I'll be doing some club'n as well :?
For sure need some more slab training, but I also want to go try Moby Dick.
tiki-jer

Trad climber
fresno/clovis
Jan 30, 2011 - 02:08pm PT
Another art bump

Please see link below......have brush will travel!

http://www.slide.com/r/E1kJ6A6-7T8P6d3c7MZQ5cEU6ifgU47P?previous_view=lt_embedded_url

bluering

Trad climber
Santa Clara, CA
Jan 30, 2011 - 02:18pm PT
Good stuff so far. I dig the classics though;



Imagine the skill to sculpt like this from marble??? Whoa!!!
The Pieta

Moses

And Perseus with the slain Medusa (outside the museum where the infamous David resides)

I have been blessed to have been able to see all these in person. Amazing stuff.
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Topic Author's Reply - Jan 30, 2011 - 02:27pm PT
Gerry with a G. Huh. Congratulations on your gallery space, look forward to checking it out. Looking @ that slideshow reminded me of my house painting days, which I don't miss at all. Them fumes is no good makes me think dizzzzzzy. Nice though, did you laquer and finish the cabinets? Even black glaze in the detail, now that's where you make money. I'm starting to feel dizzy.
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Topic Author's Reply - Jan 30, 2011 - 02:33pm PT
Bluering, he was obsessed. It is said he spent night and day, missing meals and sleep for his work. I think this dedication is what makes his work. Much like climbing where your obsession takes over.
bluering

Trad climber
Santa Clara, CA
Jan 30, 2011 - 02:39pm PT
Yes, TJI, he was. I would call it passion, but there is rumor of obsession. It is said that the chip on the right shin of Moses is a result of Michelangelo throwing his chisel at Moses in frustration that he appeared so lifelike that he wasn't indeed real.

Brilliant artist and all-around dude.
Ihateplastic

Trad climber
It ain't El Cap, Oregon
Jan 30, 2011 - 03:26pm PT
Does this count?




tiki-jer

Trad climber
fresno/clovis
Jan 30, 2011 - 03:49pm PT
Wow!! Simon thats pretty cool. Did you find that or perhaps family member?.....recall you saying your daughter illustrates?

Justin, no lacquer at all. Never did that sheet. All waterbase.
Special recipe ;D
Ya full name sounds prestigious.....until they find out otherwise...teehee.
Ihateplastic

Trad climber
It ain't El Cap, Oregon
Jan 30, 2011 - 03:53pm PT
I found that today on a totally unrelated search. My guess is this is a Russian/Ukrainian woman based on the background in the image and her look/style of dress. A search online for typewriter art turns up a few practitioners.
tiki-jer

Trad climber
fresno/clovis
Jan 30, 2011 - 03:56pm PT
Ya but look bottom right behind her....looks like a pack to me :D
Nate D

climber
San Francisco
Jan 31, 2011 - 01:34pm PT
Way to keep this thread going guys. Typewriter art - whoa.

That Jerry (tiki-guy) with a G can do just about anything - 2-D, 3-D, 4-D perhaps?

Here's an awesome commemorative piece he made for me and some of the "Lost Boys":

Ger, post up a pic of the Half-Dome piece for the fairgrounds. I wanna see!


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Topic Author's Reply - Jan 31, 2011 - 02:54pm PT
Hinterlands!!!!!!!!! That is BADASS!!!!!!
Mtnmun

Trad climber
Top of the Mountain Mun
Feb 2, 2011 - 04:25pm PT
New Bears: Oil on Canvas 36"x36"

"Spirit Bear"

"Balanced Bear"
TKingsbury

Trad climber
MT
Feb 2, 2011 - 04:54pm PT
Not sure if this link has been posted...

http://www.googleartproject.com/
Nate D

climber
San Francisco
Feb 2, 2011 - 05:46pm PT
Cool, thanks for the link, TK!
The Wolf

Trad climber
Friend of Dope Miller
Feb 2, 2011 - 06:50pm PT
The Wolf

Trad climber
Friend of Dope Miller
Feb 3, 2011 - 12:17pm PT
bump for some great art
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Topic Author's Reply - Feb 3, 2011 - 12:19pm PT
SHEEET yeah! Badass climbing art. Mnt, sheet yeah as well.
survival

Big Wall climber
A Token of My Extreme
Feb 3, 2011 - 01:16pm PT
My own crude attempts at sculpture.

























Art Kitty.....
philo

Trad climber
Somewhere halfway over the rainbow
Feb 3, 2011 - 01:18pm PT
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north fork
Topic Author's Reply - Feb 3, 2011 - 01:19pm PT
Locker that chick is hot.

Edit: That's Meg Witmann Right?
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Topic Author's Reply - Feb 3, 2011 - 01:55pm PT
Yeah Survival, I want one of those.
Byran

climber
Feb 3, 2011 - 03:25pm PT
How about some H. R. Giger to darken things up




He also designed the aliens for the Alien movies.
Byran

climber
Feb 3, 2011 - 05:58pm PT
This dude is pretty cool too

tiki-jer

Trad climber
fresno/clovis
Feb 4, 2011 - 11:35am PT
Survival.....those are knott crude at all. I want the orange one!!!
Those are awesome.

NateD you ol' dog. Thanks Bro for the kind words.
I'll post up when I get a chance.....got to move into the gallery.

Let's slab it up again Justin!
Call me.
phylp

Trad climber
Millbrae, CA
Feb 5, 2011 - 07:55pm PT
Bryan, that is pretty amazing. Why is he wasting his time with windshields!
Nate D

climber
San Francisco
Feb 7, 2011 - 09:13pm PT
no doubt.
Seamstress

Trad climber
Yacolt, WA
Feb 7, 2011 - 11:22pm PT
Hummerchine

Trad climber
East Wenatchee, WA
Feb 8, 2011 - 02:20am PT
Enjoy a little Petra art (my baby girl...)!
bluering

Trad climber
Santa Clara, CA
Feb 13, 2011 - 04:44pm PT
That's my boy!




from a near-3year old....
phylp

Trad climber
Millbrae, CA
Feb 13, 2011 - 08:42pm PT
Fort Mental- I saw the Rape of Proserpina in Rome last Spring, as well as large number of other stunning Bernini works. Really just jaw-droppingly spectacular in person.
Phyl
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Topic Author's Reply - Feb 14, 2011 - 10:29am PT
Hummer, I really like those images, are they digital?

Blue, that picture of your boy with the pacifier is classic. That's how I'm going to start painting, now. The kid likes Blue rings huh? Looks cool man keep him at it.
BLD

climber
Feb 14, 2011 - 11:38am PT
Rainy day painting with my 7 year old. I asked her to explain what she had painted.
"Daddy it's a window with curtains and it's sunny outside!"
BLD

climber
Feb 14, 2011 - 11:42am PT
Raining again.
nita

Social climber
chica from chico..waiting on spring days..
Feb 14, 2011 - 12:30pm PT
BLD,
I totally agree with Fortmental..

The Sunny outside picture is.. impressive art work!
bluering

Trad climber
Santa Clara, CA
Feb 14, 2011 - 03:46pm PT
BLD, those are some nice pieces. She has talent!
phylp

Trad climber
Millbrae, CA
Feb 14, 2011 - 07:17pm PT
Randisi - Nice of you to take the time to put up a few more views of The Bernini sculpture.
I haven’t posted any photos to this thread for two reasons. Firstly, because I feel overwhelmed at the thought of picking just a few favorites, and secondly I feel a bit guilty taking up CMac’s server space for non-climbing related photos. Is that silly of me?

In lieu of a photo of something a click away, I’ll just provide a link to one of my favorite US museums:
http://www.phillipscollection.org/homepage.aspx

But I will post a photo of a piece that not many people get to see, since it’s in my house. It’s a piece by an artist named Robert Herdlein, who is a friend of mine:

I’m a big fan of color field and I never get tired of looking at that piece.

More of Bobby’s work can be seen here:
http://www.focusdesign.com/art/docs/june102.htm

I also love the abstract expressionists. My own paintings (usually landscape but sometimes still life) are very loosely figurative, and heavily influenced by both the aforementioned schools.

Here's one of mine:
BLD

climber
Feb 15, 2011 - 12:26am PT
Here's a Photo of (someones?)work of art. This painting is on the ceiling of a concrete bunker above Tennessee Beach near Sausalito, CA. I wish I could do that! I love the other etchings and cracks visible in the field.
Bluering......I like your kids work. I have wine boxes full of that early years work. I have to save it......just cant help it......love it!
BruceAnderson

Social climber
Los Angeles
Feb 15, 2011 - 01:28am PT
These are some small oils I just finished of our little terrier Stella right after she had a bath.
phylp

Trad climber
Millbrae, CA
Feb 15, 2011 - 12:02pm PT
I really like those Bruce!
survival

Big Wall climber
A Token of My Extreme
Feb 15, 2011 - 12:19pm PT
Nice work Bruce!


Here's an acrylic on paper I just did and gave Jill for Valentines Day.

It's a copy of an old Maynard Dixon.



k-man

Gym climber
SCruz
Feb 15, 2011 - 12:49pm PT
MisterE, those stained glass works are Awesome!
FRUMY

Trad climber
SHERMAN OAKS,CA
Feb 15, 2011 - 12:51pm PT
Thanks folks really nice. I don't know why but I really like the little terries Bruce. Also the kids work.
Nate D

climber
San Francisco
Feb 15, 2011 - 07:32pm PT
Yes, the dog paintings are really nice. Love how the eye(s) are so photorealistic but the rest is so painterly.

And Phylp, thanks for sharing Robert's work and your own. Post up more!
Your piece also seems to have a conceptual influence, no? For some reason John Baldessari comes to mind, though I know stylistically that's not quite right.
phylp

Trad climber
Millbrae, CA
Mar 8, 2011 - 02:56pm PT
Here are two pieces from an exhibition currently at the SF Legion of Honor, called "Pulp Fashion, the art of Isabelle de Borchgrave", which Daphne and I went to this past weekend. The artist is inspired by fashion (mostly women's dresses) from recent times, or from paintings and recreates them COMPLETELY out of handmade paper, which she paints, punches etc.

The dresses and other objects are all full size. Even the mannequins are made of paper!

The Legion of Honor and the de Young have been criticized for presenting too much of the "decorative arts" rather than "fine art". I'm not interested in the whole "but is it art" debate. I do enjoy seeing these exhibits, as do many others - they are very popular with the public. When we were there it was packed with people walking around with their mouths dropped open in amazement at the perfection of the craft. Everybody was commenting how much they wanted to touch them.
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Topic Author's Reply - Mar 8, 2011 - 03:06pm PT
Good photos but one needed to see in person for full enjoyment it looks like. Thanks for the bump.
Nate D

climber
San Francisco
Mar 8, 2011 - 04:50pm PT
Thanks for the share, phylp, as I was curious about this show.
tiki-jer

Trad climber
fresno/clovis
Mar 9, 2011 - 10:41am PT
Hey Mental.....you never cease to amaze. Awesome Dude!!

Mr. Anderson....great doggy!

Survival....good job...did see like it?
Maynard Dixon is one of my Fav's...never thought to emulate him....might have to give it a try;) Thanks.

Great stuff......keep it rolling.
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Topic Author's Reply - Mar 9, 2011 - 11:16am PT
Fort mental. Two words, fuk yeah.
Elcapinyoazz

Social climber
Joshua Tree
Jun 6, 2011 - 07:51pm PT
Bump.

Upthread FortMental said "Dali comes to mind. His paintings are all disappointingly small, many no bigger that an 8 X 10 sheet of paper"

Odd sentiment. I've seen lots of Dali works (the Dali museum in St. Pete, FL is fantastic) and some of them are absolutely huge, one of them posted in that post is IRL about 6' x 4'. The Hallucinogenic Toreador is enormous, as is the Columbus landing one (can't recall the actual title). I wouldn't think of his stuff as being typically small at all, although one of the most impressive pieces to me was fairly small, about 20x30ish and not the surrealist stuff people think of, it was a still life of a bread loaf in a basket done to essentially prove to his mentors/teachers that he'd mastered the "normal" painting techniques/style.

Nate D

climber
San Francisco
Jun 6, 2011 - 08:29pm PT
Me likey too, Fort.

This is pretty neato:



Non-Sign II by Lead Pencil Studio
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Topic Author's Reply - Aug 4, 2011 - 12:23pm PT
Anyone in the Fresno area, tonight at the Sorenson Gallery, Tikijer will be displaying some of his art. Hope you have a good showing tiki.
Keith Leaman

Trad climber
Seattle
Aug 4, 2011 - 01:12pm PT
I've always thought that climbers were among the most talented, interesting, creative, intelligent, inspiring people on the planet.
These threads on ST continue to support my belief.

Here's one of my oil paintings.
A watercolor of Tahquitz' Open Book.
I work on really big paintings.

Thanks-KL
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Topic Author's Reply - Aug 4, 2011 - 02:00pm PT
Forgot the show is 5-8.


KL- I like your work and that painting is huge. How long did that take? Thanks for sharing it.
Keith Leaman

Trad climber
Seattle
Aug 4, 2011 - 04:18pm PT
TJI- Thanks for the kind words. I emulated painters like Moran and Bierstadt in the 60's and 70's.
Your stark images are reminiscent of surrealists like de Chirico. Not to put too fine a point on it, but Cezanne is considered a post-impressionist and the "father of modern art", while Picasso, though inspired by Cezanne, is thought of as the first Analytical Cubist (although some believe that honor should really go to Braque-especially Synthetic Cubism).

There are usually 3-4 artists who work on the large backdrops. That one took us about a week. Check out this set for Wagner's "Ring" Opera: sculpted foam over steel and ply, then polyshielded and painted. We spent 2 years making sets for one Opera!
Mental-Nice drawing of Pigeon Spire. Your style reminds me of Gunnar Widforss' large watercolors hanging in the Ahwahnee Hotel. You must have had training? Fun thread!
KL
phylp

Trad climber
Millbrae, CA
Aug 4, 2011 - 05:32pm PT
It's always a treat to see this thread come back and to see the new additions from the many talented climber-artists among us, as well as to see what people are viewing at museums and exhibits.

If you are in the SF Bay area, the "Steins" exhibit at SFMOMA is well worth seeing. Besides the wonderful art (many excellent Picasso and Matisse), the curation is excellent! One of the most interesting features are the large scale (whole wall size) reproductions of photos of rooms in the different Stein's apartments and houses - which shows how they lived with several dozen paintings hung on the walls of one room - 3 or 4 high, arranged from floor to ceiling.

Next week, we have tickets for the Picasso show at the de Young. I'll report back about it!
Nate D

climber
San Francisco
Aug 4, 2011 - 06:07pm PT
Yeah for Tiki! Man I wish I could be there. Best to ya, pal!

Cool work, Keith. Thanks for sharing. Do any of the sets you've worked on travel and get used at other Opera houses? I've seen quite a few nifty sets and drops in recent years backstage at the San Francisco's War Memorial Opera house. Fun stuff.
Keith Leaman

Trad climber
Seattle
Aug 4, 2011 - 06:48pm PT
Nate D-
Yes, they rent out sets. Google their site and select- about us- there is another site for rentals, some of which I worked on.
KL
TYeary

Social climber
State of decay
Aug 4, 2011 - 10:49pm PT
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Mtnmun

Trad climber
Top of the Mountain Mun
Aug 4, 2011 - 11:10pm PT
The TACO HAS TALENT!!! I am so impressed by the creative drive, the ability to be on the edge and channel the muse. The aliveness displayed in the posted art has me very curious.

What is it about this clan, who scale walls and as Eckart Tolle says, climb to find that moment when it is just you and the rock. The noise stops and you find God. This ability to find this place and channel the inspiration into art. But not just art, magnificent manifestations.

Mtnmun

Trad climber
Top of the Mountain Mun
Aug 23, 2011 - 10:48pm PT
Here are my latest projects to reach completion. The landscapes were painted on site at Scottsmans Creek above Washington CA. and in The Gold Lakes Wilderness.


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Topic Author's Reply - Aug 23, 2011 - 10:52pm PT
Like em both, but especially that second one. Better not let cragman see these:)
Thanks mtn.
Nate D

climber
San Francisco
Aug 24, 2011 - 12:02am PT
Those ARE neat, mtn.! And cool you did 'em en plein air.
pk_davidson

Trad climber
Albuquerque, NM
Aug 24, 2011 - 01:08am PT
Your style reminds me of Gunnar Widforss' large watercolors hanging in the Ahwahnee Hotel.

No trip to the valley is complete for me without a visit to those...

great stuff...
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Topic Author's Reply - Aug 24, 2011 - 11:20am PT
Mtnmun Bump. I need to see your work in person cause the sh#t looks awesome and unique.
Studly

Trad climber
WA
Nov 2, 2011 - 10:40am PT
actual photo from inside the boulder of Short Circuit. I was a little confused myself with what I was seeing!
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Topic Author's Reply - Nov 2, 2011 - 12:23pm PT
http://www.funlobby.com/index.php/201003121574/acrylic-on-flesh-paintings-by-alexa-meade.html

Alexa Meade
That's a real person sitting in a chair after being painted by Alexa with Acrylic paints.
Nate D

climber
San Francisco
Nov 2, 2011 - 09:12pm PT
That is really interesting stuff, TJI.
Wouldn't have guessed.
phylp

Trad climber
Millbrae, CA
Nov 4, 2011 - 01:30pm PT
Yesterday I went to SFMOMA and saw the Richard Serra "works on Paper" exhibit. It was fabulous! Totally not what I thought it might be. I guess I was expecting a series of line drawings as studies for his steel works. But, no! This huge show (17 rooms total) features a lot of wall sized paint pieces, many of them "solid" black. It's the texture, scale and interaction of the pieces in the room that makes these so wonderful.

Really worth checking out.
Phyl
paul roehl

Boulder climber
california
Nov 4, 2011 - 09:43pm PT
I have a show of landscapes coming up at the Monterey Museum of Art starting in November. Opening is from 5-7pm November 17th and the show runs through to March 4th. If you're in the area drop by.
phylp

Trad climber
Millbrae, CA
Nov 5, 2011 - 01:09pm PT
Bump for Paul's work.

Paul, your work looks wonderful. I will definately take a drive down there to see more of your work in person. Thanks so much for sharing the news.

Phyl
Srbphoto

climber
Kennewick wa
Nov 5, 2011 - 01:36pm PT
Paul - better hope this lady doesn't get a job at the MMA

http://news.yahoo.com/blogs/upshot/million-dollar-mistake-german-museum-204133529.html
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Nov 5, 2011 - 02:27pm PT
OK, here's my try at artsie photography - a shot of sunlight through wavy
obscured glass on a painted wall processed for infrared. No, really!

Mtnmun

Trad climber
Top of the Mountain Mun
Dec 11, 2011 - 11:23pm PT
"Lovers Leap" Oil on Canvas 30"x40"

Spent several days last summer painting this piece on site with Horse Tail Falls to my back and the Pyramid Creek Cascade at the bottom of the painting.
laughingman

Mountain climber
Seattle WA
Dec 11, 2011 - 11:48pm PT


From Dante's purgatorio

I think it was done by Gustave Doré if I recall...
paul roehl

Boulder climber
california
Dec 12, 2011 - 12:25am PT
nita

Social climber
chica de chico, I don't claim to be a daisy.
Jan 3, 2012 - 02:44am PT
WOW^^^

Nate D

climber
San Francisco
Jan 3, 2012 - 01:07pm PT
amazing.

The guy really knows how to read the landscape.
phylp

Trad climber
Millbrae, CA
Jan 3, 2012 - 01:24pm PT
Paul- It's on my "list" to go down to Monterey to see your work very soon!

I was in NY at the beginning of December and saw the amazing de Kooning retrospective at MOMA. I went in thinking he was not one of my favorites and came out a believer.

Here's a link to MOMA's media presentation of the show:http://www.moma.org/interactives/exhibitions/2011/dekooning/

Phyl
Ed Hartouni

Trad climber
Livermore, CA
Jan 12, 2012 - 10:46pm PT
Jan Groover died:
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/01/12/arts/design/jan-groover-postmodern-photographer-dies-at-68.html


phylp

Trad climber
Millbrae, CA
Mar 1, 2012 - 08:51pm PT
Today we went to see the exhibit
"The Cult of Beauty", about the aesthetic movement, at the Legion of Honor in San Francisco.

It's a well done exhibit of painting, furniture, other objects of utility like fireplace screens, clothing and tea pots, etc. While the style is not something I personally want in my minimalist modern space, they are quite beautiful.

In particular, I admired the James Whistler paintings. When I look at his work in person it seems to me that he was ahead of his time, and setting the stage for the greater freedom in brushwork, mood etc that followed him. Maybe someone who knows more about art history than I can comment.

bit'er ol' guy

climber
the past
Mar 1, 2012 - 10:14pm PT
what could be more posser thanthis sandbag thread, oh i no Largos debussy thread
S.Leeper

Social climber
somewhere that doesnt have anything over 90'
Mar 1, 2012 - 11:26pm PT
my desktop

StahlBro

Trad climber
San Diego, CA
Mar 1, 2012 - 11:57pm PT


Mosaic glass surfboards
Mtnmun

Trad climber
Top of the Mountain Mun
Mar 2, 2012 - 12:29am PT
phylp

Trad climber
Millbrae, CA
Mar 2, 2012 - 01:47pm PT
Stahlbro, the mosaics are beautifu,l but the market has got to be limited to wealthy people with big houses who love to surf! Can there possibly be enough of that category for the artist to make a living off them? Phyl
SteveW

Trad climber
The state of confusion
Mar 2, 2012 - 02:52pm PT


Courtesy of SherriL
G_Gnome

Trad climber
Pebble Wrestling.... Badly lately.
Mar 2, 2012 - 05:45pm PT
I was always very partial to Neirman.


S.Leeper

Social climber
somewhere that doesnt have anything over 90'
Mar 2, 2012 - 06:54pm PT
G Gnome...beautiful!
StahlBro

Trad climber
San Diego, CA
Mar 2, 2012 - 07:02pm PT
Phyl,

She does all kinds of really interesting glass work besides the surfboards. This is kind of an experiment because she enjoyed the concept. She has a show going on in Carlsbad right now. My girlfriend helped her set up and open the show.

It will be interesting see how it is recieved. Debbie and I are headed down next week to see how it is going. I agree it is probably a small target list, by they are really well done and a surfer looking for an art piece for the house might get stoked ;-)

Rob
phylp

Trad climber
Millbrae, CA
Mar 29, 2012 - 09:36pm PT
We went to SFMOMA today to see two current exhibits. I highly recommend both of them.

One is the artist Mark Bradford, who does the most gorgeous intricate textured collages/paintings:


This is a new artist for me, and I'm thrilled that SFMOMA introduced me to his amazing work.


The other exhibit is RINEKE DIJKSTRA A Retrospective

Large scale color photographs and several videos


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Topic Author's Reply - Jun 19, 2012 - 12:32pm PT
Anyone else got some new work?
paul roehl

Boulder climber
california
Jun 19, 2012 - 12:44pm PT
paulroehl.com
This one is fairly new (about a month old) and is somewhat on topic.

Thanks Nita... The website is paulroehl.com.
nita

Social climber
chica de chico, I don't claim to be a daisy.
Jun 19, 2012 - 01:54pm PT
Paul, I love your art work... wish i had some extra money to buy some of your art...(-;...just dreaming.

How big is the panel? ....and can you- *please put a link to your website under your picture..Thanks..

Edit..Paul, it didn't highlight...so here it is. http://www.paulroehl.com/gallery.html

Dang.. Beautiful Art!!!
Norwegian

Trad climber
Placerville, California
Jun 19, 2012 - 01:55pm PT



























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.the void be art
tiki-jer

Trad climber
fresno/clovis
Jun 20, 2012 - 09:46am PT
Alright Justin.....glad to see you're active again!
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Topic Author's Reply - Jun 20, 2012 - 12:38pm PT
How's it going Gerry? Any upcoming shows? Hopefully you've been getting some stone in your hands lately.

Timid, that nutcracker is too funny.
Nate D

climber
San Francisco
Jun 20, 2012 - 01:02pm PT
Nice detail Ger!

You getting out on the rock at all Justin? Glad to see you're painting.

Sure wish I could squeeze in some painting time, but I could resurrect the doodle thread with some "work". :)

Thanks for sharing everyone!
bc

climber
Prescott, AZ
Jun 20, 2012 - 01:07pm PT
Some of my recent oil paintings.
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Topic Author's Reply - Jun 20, 2012 - 02:15pm PT
Nate, I have been feeling better as of late and have done a little climbing. Not as much as I'd like but I'll take what I can get. Hopefully you aren't to busy with work and have done some climbing too. Let's see them doodles.

Nice bc and Paul and Ger.

tiki-jer

Trad climber
fresno/clovis
Jun 20, 2012 - 04:48pm PT
Wow BC.......very nice work!!

Hey Thanks Nate and Justin. Not much stone lately. Real busy.
Tried to get out for this weekend but commitments are first and play second. Still have to pick up my shoes from Barry!!
Tobia

Social climber
Denial
Jun 20, 2012 - 05:01pm PT
phylp

Trad climber
Millbrae, CA
Jun 20, 2012 - 10:04pm PT
Everyone's new work is wonderful!

You know that feeling you get when you go to an area that has climbing near by but for whatever reason you can't get on the rock? I, and I'm sure a lot of you, get that same feeling when I'm travelling and can't get to a local art museum. I've been here in the DC area for four days and haven't had time for any art. My nieces just have no interest. And the time with them is too precious to do both.

So, I am jonesing for my art fix.
spectreman

Trad climber
CO
Jun 20, 2012 - 10:56pm PT
BC, Your paintings are awesome!!
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Topic Author's Reply - Jun 20, 2012 - 11:12pm PT
Good luck Phylp. If you can sneak away to the Smithsonian art museum it's a good one. The Korean war memorial is some of the coolest sculptures I've ever seen. Have fun and hopefully we get to see some pictures of art that you got to see. Laters.
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Topic Author's Reply - Jul 19, 2012 - 04:44pm PT
William Schaff
http://www.flickr.com/photos/samsa1973/sets/1144287/
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Topic Author's Reply - Jul 19, 2012 - 05:45pm PT
What's going on Dwain? You healing up?
Keith Leaman

Trad climber
Seattle
Jul 19, 2012 - 05:55pm PT
I've been working on very large projects for many years (a few years ago I completed a 4,000 sq ft ceiling mural of clouds for the Jones Museum of Archaeology in Moundville, AL). So these small plein-air quick oil sketches are an enjoyable departure.Here's my friend Jon (Anthropologist, musician, artist etc...) painting at one of my favorite bouldering areas in So Cal.
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Topic Author's Reply - Jul 19, 2012 - 05:56pm PT
That sucks, but hopefully the MRI shows good news. Let's do some tollhouse this winter if you're around.
Keith Leaman

Trad climber
Seattle
Jul 19, 2012 - 06:06pm PT
Cosmic-
Have you tried Japan drier with the oils? Small amounts are recommended, but I use it liberally, so paintings dry in a few hours. Acrylics are my usual medium too, especially for murals, used with an extender.
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Topic Author's Reply - Jul 19, 2012 - 06:08pm PT
Yeah that sounds good, We'll figure it out on December 22nd. Good luck next week.
phylp

Trad climber
Millbrae, CA
Jul 19, 2012 - 09:50pm PT
Keith, I've often wondered which of the "well known" artists of times past might have painted with acrylics if they had been available.

I've always thought Van Gogh. I've heard him described as a colorist but I've never agreed with that description.. Though I love his work, it's not for his use of color. Much of it gets muddy and I'm not sure that was his intent. Given the way he worked, I wonder if it's just the result of painting too fast with the oils of his time.

Another one who comes to mind is Turner.

Anybody have an opinion?
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Topic Author's Reply - Jul 19, 2012 - 10:03pm PT
I would agree that color wasn't Van Gogh's specialty. His brush marks and the texture and movement that resulted from it is what made him special. One thing about his color was it wasn't realistic, it was stylized and in this way maybe he can be seen as a colorist.

I do think Van Gogh would have loved acrylics, because his paintings were heavily layered and you could tell he worked fast.
paul roehl

Boulder climber
california
Jul 20, 2012 - 01:43am PT
survival

Big Wall climber
Terrapin Station
Aug 14, 2012 - 12:25pm PT
Hey man, whatcha doin'?

Uh....nuthin', just...trippin' ballz!

Norwegian

Trad climber
Placerville, California
Aug 14, 2012 - 12:25pm PT
2 dimension imagination

Elcapinyoazz

Social climber
Joshua Tree
Aug 14, 2012 - 12:50pm PT
Survival: Capitol Reef?
paul roehl

Boulder climber
california
Aug 14, 2012 - 09:46pm PT

Finished this one just about a year ago.... between Santa Cruz and Half Moon Bay. It's 4x6 feet.
matisse

climber
Aug 14, 2012 - 10:20pm PT
Paul your stuff is beautiful
tiki-jer

Trad climber
fresno/clovis
Aug 14, 2012 - 10:42pm PT
I agree!! Truly Classic.
Sparky

Trad climber
vagabond movin on
Aug 14, 2012 - 11:11pm PT
One of my favorite local artists from Pasadena is Aaron Waugh. I have the following 3 prints framed in my home-


and my favorite is Untitled but I like calling it Sweet Soul


Here are a few others

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Topic Author's Reply - Aug 24, 2012 - 10:56am PT
Randisi, who did the window and curtain paintings and is the one with the milky way a painting as well? Cool stuff.

Paul agree with the rest and appreciate you posting them.

Here's some digital work of mine from a few years ago.
Mtnmun

Trad climber
Top of the Mountain Mun
Aug 24, 2012 - 11:12am PT
"Monika" Oil on Canvas 48"x48"

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Topic Author's Reply - Aug 24, 2012 - 11:37am PT
Mntmun, that is amazing. I think it would be cool if we all got together and organized an event of artists of supertopo. Anyone else think so?
phylp

Trad climber
Millbrae, CA
Aug 24, 2012 - 06:50pm PT
It would be cool, but it would probably have to be a virtual event, wouln't it? We're spread out all over the place.

I paint as a "hobby" although I hate that word for it. Haven't painted in a long time due to time contraints but have strongly felt the need to paint the past month. I've started on a landscape, here is a segment of the work in progress:


The frustration is seeing that it's mediocre, but knowing I just have to work through a half dozen mediocre pieces until I get some semblance of skill back, after such a long time away. Additional frustration of thinking I probably don't have the time to work consistently.

Regardless of the product, it's so mesmerizing to be painting again. There's no feeling like it. It's almost as good as being in the zone on a route.
Nate D

climber
San Francisco
Aug 24, 2012 - 09:59pm PT
Regardless of the product, it's so mesmerizing to be painting again. There's no feeling like it. It's almost as good as being in the zone on a route.

Aye, I understand the feeling, though just for a minute or two of drawing or doodling squeezed into everything else in life. (So I understand the frustration as well.)

Thanks for sharing the work in progress, and I'm intrigued by your second digital piece, TJI. Love the diversity of the artwork shared by the artists of ST.

Nate D

climber
San Francisco
Aug 24, 2012 - 10:06pm PT
Neato.

Give us some credits/links, Randisi.
Never seen the simple Goya piece - I like it.
And Wyeth's work is just so good I could eat it, although a Thiebaud would likely taste better.


tiki-jer

Trad climber
fresno/clovis
Aug 24, 2012 - 10:39pm PT
Quikie comp for a proposed video"Climbing" game for Sega or Nintendo BITD when things were 16 bit or 32 bit.
TYeary

Social climber
State of decay
Aug 24, 2012 - 10:48pm PT
TY
tiki-jer

Trad climber
fresno/clovis
Aug 24, 2012 - 10:55pm PT
TJI, what programs do you use?
NateD.....I always love your doodles!
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Topic Author's Reply - Aug 24, 2012 - 11:28pm PT
What's up Gerry? That was done with photoshop. Let's do some climbing.

Randisi, liking all those pieces of art.

Phylp, cool to see your in progress work.

Nate please do some more doodling at work, cause I'm really liking that dome/ landscape.

Tyeary and ger very good looking rocks :-)
Is that your art tyeary?
tiki-jer

Trad climber
fresno/clovis
Aug 25, 2012 - 12:28am PT
Justin! Got to schedule some stuff out still.....work has kept me from fun all summer bro....Tollhouse perchance?
Mtnmun

Trad climber
Top of the Mountain Mun
Aug 25, 2012 - 01:28am PT
Bullwinkle told me he was contemplating a book of climber art, perhaps we can do a show around the final product if he decides to move forward with it. There is a lot of talent here.
pud

climber
Sportbikeville & Yucca brevifolia
Aug 25, 2012 - 01:47am PT
little Z

Trad climber
un cafetal en Naranjo
Aug 25, 2012 - 12:33pm PT
too much! that's some serious creativity...

survival

Big Wall climber
Terrapin Station
Aug 25, 2012 - 04:48pm PT
Awesomeness is upon this thread.
mouse from merced

Trad climber
merced, california
Aug 27, 2012 - 10:37pm PT
Chiemsee?
mouse from merced

Trad climber
merced, california
Aug 27, 2012 - 10:52pm PT
mouse from merced

Trad climber
merced, california
Aug 27, 2012 - 10:53pm PT
tiki-jer

Trad climber
fresno/clovis
Aug 27, 2012 - 11:15pm PT
Sorry photo manipulation is not ART!
What kinda"Cid" you on !???????
Sierra Ledge Rat

Mountain climber
Old and Broken Down in Appalachia
Aug 28, 2012 - 06:57am PT
Donald Flather

Lawren S. Harris



mouse from merced

Trad climber
merced, california
Aug 28, 2012 - 10:54am PT
It's a new batch of "White Lightening." What else could it be for silly's sake?

I apologize if my "art" is not "real."

Otherwise, please piss up an old goldline.
little Z

Trad climber
un cafetal en Naranjo
Aug 28, 2012 - 12:46pm PT
easy Mouse, I think Tiki was refering to Cosmic's contribution up-thread.
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Topic Author's Reply - Aug 28, 2012 - 01:36pm PT
The great debate of what is real art:-) Many believe landscape paintings aren't art, that they are decorations with no artistic merit, because they lack meaning. I disagree with this thought and with Tiki's too. Photography is art, photomanipulation is art, at least in my view, but some people disagree. Art is the expression of one's self (or thoughts) through their meduim of choice.

Tiki, Tollhouse isn't in season, how about some Shuteye?
guido

Trad climber
Santa Cruz/New Zealand/South Pacific
Aug 28, 2012 - 11:20pm PT
Enoch Bolles
http://www.americanartarchives.com/bolles.htm

Wade Icey

Trad climber
www.alohashirtrescue.com
Aug 29, 2012 - 12:08am PT
Sorry photo manipulation is not ART!




sez you.
tiki-jer

Trad climber
fresno/clovis
Aug 29, 2012 - 10:13am PT
TJI.....turning a photo RED is considered ART?
Cosmic's photomanipulation is art and that kind has a long standing tradition here on the Stand.
So Mouse....should I piss up your Goldline or mine?
I was being facetious BTW....lighten up!
can't say

Social climber
Pasadena CA
Aug 29, 2012 - 10:42am PT
my bedroom door
artwork by Mike Cedeno
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Topic Author's Reply - Aug 29, 2012 - 11:10am PT
Yeah tiki some may consider it art. Definitely not a strong piece in my mind, extreme minimalist:-) But I do consider photograpy art and it is a photo. Lucky I am no art critic though, because then I'd love paintings of Campbell soup cans and Marilyn Monroe painted over and over in different colors.
Mtnmun

Trad climber
Top of the Mountain Mun
Aug 29, 2012 - 11:12am PT
"Art is what ever you can get away with". Andy Warhol
Nate D

climber
San Francisco
Aug 29, 2012 - 03:43pm PT
Did I or anyone else ever throw in this crosslink to another relevant discussion here on ST?

http://www.supertopo.com/climbers-forum/1790709/Masterpiece


Yeah TJI, I can't imagine anything much more excruciating than being an art critic.

Ger - go climbing SOON! According to Warhol's definition, climbing is most definitely ART.
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Topic Author's Reply - Aug 29, 2012 - 03:58pm PT
Missed that the first time Nate, but some good discussion in there. Funny you presented Duchamp, cause I was thinking of his toilets too.

And Climbing is performance art.
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Topic Author's Reply - Aug 29, 2012 - 04:18pm PT
I mentioned Alex Grey already, but here's some of my favorites
mouse from merced

Trad climber
merced, california
Aug 29, 2012 - 04:40pm PT
Oh. I'm very sorry about that, if it's the case. I have only gotten to the point in my computer edumacation that I just didn't think of it as "old hat, done that."

I have thought this over enough to say what I think. It is tough to be original in anything. Time, effort, cost of materials all go into art. Some art is less exhausting in these respects than others. There is a Cain and Abel effect among art guys who work, work, work, and art guys who simply need to go click, click, click, apparently.

Take that away and discuss it. I'd just like to see more art, by whatever definition.

"Pulchritude wins out every time over landscapes."--Peter Paul Reubens
Guido is THE MAN!
phylp

Trad climber
Millbrae, CA
Aug 29, 2012 - 08:56pm PT
This Just In - I LOVE that Alex Grey stuff. Thanks! Phyl
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Topic Author's Reply - Aug 29, 2012 - 10:21pm PT
Glad you like those Phylp, you're welcome.
tiki-jer

Trad climber
fresno/clovis
Aug 30, 2012 - 10:35am PT
Tami with the punchline! Guffaw!!I imagined the sound of a vaudville-like snare drum........A 'rimshot' if you will......and nearly spit my coffee onto the screen! Thanks Tami!


And TJI.....I always liked his stuff too!
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Sep 1, 2012 - 01:21am PT
If "sorry photo manipulation is not art" then, by the same definition, great photo manipulation is definitely not art either.

But I disagree enthusiastically.

[Click to View YouTube Video]
MisterE

Social climber
Sep 1, 2012 - 01:35am PT
survival

Big Wall climber
Terrapin Station
Sep 1, 2012 - 07:24am PT
Some non-art for TJI.


mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Sep 1, 2012 - 07:56am PT

Mea culpa. As close to painting as I have seen.

No enhancement.
survival

Big Wall climber
Terrapin Station
Sep 1, 2012 - 11:26am PT
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Sep 1, 2012 - 11:32am PT
Like that back-drop. Pipes & all.
survival

Big Wall climber
Terrapin Station
Sep 1, 2012 - 12:16pm PT
Thanks Mouse. The street art in Albuquerque is world class, no kidding. It's everywhere. You don't appreciate so much until you're in cities where there isn't much.







survival

Big Wall climber
Terrapin Station
Sep 1, 2012 - 12:40pm PT







survival

Big Wall climber
Terrapin Station
Sep 1, 2012 - 01:59pm PT
This Just In,
One of my favorite threads in a long time bro, at least as far as the OT stuff. THANKS!















Allen Hill

Social climber
CO.
Sep 1, 2012 - 02:38pm PT
survival

Big Wall climber
Terrapin Station
Sep 1, 2012 - 03:02pm PT






survival

Big Wall climber
Terrapin Station
Sep 1, 2012 - 03:26pm PT







survival

Big Wall climber
Terrapin Station
Sep 1, 2012 - 04:43pm PT






neebee

Social climber
calif/texas
Sep 1, 2012 - 10:08pm PT
hey there say, ...here's, some painting images... :)

a few are not done yet... and some are family gifts, so not sure if i should post them?

but this one is okay, the one that it was for, DID share it here, already:






here is one more, too...
think they wouldn't mind if it was shown...

EDIT:
(better cover it a bit, just in case someone
recognizes them) :)



phylp

Trad climber
Millbrae, CA
Sep 2, 2012 - 12:19am PT
I like them, Neebs. Both have a very beautiful aura, strong enough to shine through art twice removed (a computer picture of a picture of a real painting).
neebee

Social climber
calif/texas
Sep 2, 2012 - 01:31am PT
hey there say, phylp... thank you so much...
since you liked those, i believe it is okay to share this one, too... :)


this was more a personal, etc, so out of respect, i covered it, since i do not know
who may use pictures vastly, on the net, :O





neebee

Social climber
calif/texas
Sep 2, 2012 - 01:49am PT
hey there say, .... two more for now...


these have been shared here, and i know it is okay, :)










:)
snowhazed

Trad climber
Oaksterdam, CA
Sep 2, 2012 - 03:50am PT
Pierre Gonnord. Insane oil work

Enty

Trad climber
Sep 2, 2012 - 04:07am PT
neebee

Social climber
calif/texas
Sep 2, 2012 - 06:47am PT
hey there say, all...


found another bit of art to share...



the kind of stuff my mom and i love to see... :)



Tobia

Social climber
Denial
Sep 2, 2012 - 01:27pm PT
Just read about this painting in a book, took a look and saw this thread.
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Sep 2, 2012 - 01:59pm PT
"Insane." Snowhazed, the whiskers are so cool! Nice 'un.

Here's Merced's downtown theater complex, the Mainplace, and they built the murals on one corner of the building at 18th and K. One side of the cr. is metallic mural, the other is painted tiles with Yosemite and the San Jaoquin as the subjects. I'm crediting Dakota, the artist, a weird guy, to be sure.

The El Cap mural features a Yosemite Indian facing the viewer and trying to get though the "pane" between them. Even the "rotten log" features in the work.


Survival, you have some good stuff there. thx
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Topic Author's Reply - Sep 2, 2012 - 02:27pm PT
Thanks Survival, but this thread is good because all the added work from everyone, one of my favorites as well. Love that work you added.

Snow- that is perfect. A funny story, when I was in nude drawing classes we would have thirty minutes to draw a realistic representation of the model. Now it takes me about a hour to get semi-realistic representation, while the student next to me was always done in five minutes and his work was always perfect. Some people just have the natural gift of being able to produce exactly what they see, with little to no effort. The best part was all he wanted to be was a comic book artist and could care less about fine art. Our professor would get irritated when she saw him reading a comic book when he was supposed to be drawing. At first she would walk over to him ready to lay into him, but what could she do when she saw his work was always spot on?
neebee

Social climber
calif/texas
Sep 2, 2012 - 05:00pm PT
hey there say, tobia..

wow, really neat find, there....
thanks for sharing... sometimes old books, DO have the best old finds!
(well, don't know if your book was an old version, etc)
but wow, the things we can find,as to art...


:)



thanks for all the shares...
loved to see all the murials...

could not post a lot last night, etc... was up too late...



say, my aunt that died from falling through the ice at her pond:
well--
she did a vast majority of the art, exhibits, etc, and not sure what else? in the cleveland museum of natural history.... :)


her name was ellen walters...
:)

our family just lovessssssssssssss art, :)
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Sep 2, 2012 - 08:38pm PT
Sparky

Trad climber
vagabond movin on
Sep 2, 2012 - 10:51pm PT
Snowhazed...

Pierre Gonnord is NOT a painter. He's a French photographer based in Madrid.

http://foco.me/gonnord/
Tobia

Social climber
Denial
Sep 2, 2012 - 10:55pm PT
Neebee,
I didn't see it in a book; but read about in the book The Final Leap by John Bateson. The description and the Greek mythology behind it inspired me to find it. Icarus's feet are flailing about in the right end corner, most people never see them (and that is the fact that made me look at it).
BTY, I like the fellow in the top hat.
neebee

Social climber
calif/texas
Sep 3, 2012 - 12:28pm PT
hey there say, thanks tobia!
for all the extra info on the pic you posted...


oh my, i LOOKED for him falling, but should have look better, or enlarged it, i will go take a second look...



aw, thanks:
say, the ol' fellow in the top hat, :)
yep, that's ol' doug--in his elemant... :)
the taco would not be complete without him being
still here in some way... :)
Nate D

climber
San Francisco
Sep 6, 2012 - 01:33am PT
Saul Steinburg's doodles and drawings are awesome.



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Topic Author's Reply - Sep 6, 2012 - 09:58am PT
Good to see Beksinski back on here. Definitely a unique artist. Nate that second one is awesome. Keep them coming.
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Topic Author's Reply - Sep 6, 2012 - 10:19am PT
Sierra Ledge Rat

Mountain climber
Old and Broken Down in Appalachia
Sep 9, 2012 - 10:17am PT
I became interested in Inuit culture and art after climibng in Alaska. Here is the latest piece of art that I added to my collection, a snowy owl inua mask.

All animals are believed to be the reincarnation of humans. Here, the snowy owl symbolically reveals its human spirit.

Larry Ahvakana
Red Cedar, Yellow Cedar, Acrylic
21"h x 34"w x 7.50"d


tiki-jer

Trad climber
fresno/clovis
Sep 9, 2012 - 12:05pm PT
Wow!! To both those above! TFPU.
Sierra, that is a pretty big piece!
That tat rawks! The lighting adds to it......Wonder what it looks like outdoors?
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Topic Author's Reply - Sep 14, 2012 - 01:37pm PT
H.R. Giger
The last piece deals with death and it's interesting to see his interpretation compared to Alex Grey's upthread.

Edit: Mouse- :-)
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Sep 14, 2012 - 02:04pm PT
tji, this:::thread:::is:::so:::alarming:::and:::those:::are:::some:::really:::alarming:::nightmares.
paul roehl

Boulder climber
california
Sep 17, 2012 - 02:46pm PT

Getting ready for Open Studios Santa Cruz in Oct.
A real mess right now, but much fun!

Thanks for asking Phylp it's http://www.ccscc.org/
phylp

Trad climber
Millbrae, CA
Sep 17, 2012 - 03:06pm PT
Paul, post a link for us for the open studios! Phyl

Thanks, Paul!
tiki-jer

Trad climber
fresno/clovis
Sep 17, 2012 - 11:00pm PT
Cosmic, That is Giger's stuff.....I have that album too somewheres.
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Topic Author's Reply - Sep 17, 2012 - 11:09pm PT
Cosmic that is giger, lol. Missed that earlier, hope your doing good. Giger also did art that the aliens in Alien were created after.
tiki-jer

Trad climber
fresno/clovis
Sep 17, 2012 - 11:29pm PT
Cosmic, you hang in there you tough ol' bird!
Mtnmun

Trad climber
Top of the Mountain Mun
Sep 18, 2012 - 01:00pm PT
neebee

Social climber
calif/texas
Sep 19, 2012 - 08:49pm PT
hey there say, found TWO pics, about 8? years ago... prints ... very nice... they were by robert wood.. FINALLY since i am doing art, now, after 20 years or so--i looked THIS GUY up, as well as a few other folks, with names on certain prints, that i liked...

not the usually folks we see now...


well, this guy:
After emigrating from England in 1910, he began his American career and for more than sixty years he criss-crossed the American Continent, from Maine to California in search of landscape subjects.

and, this guy was:

active in the art colonies of San Antonio, Texas in the 1930s,[3] Monterey, California in the 1940s and Laguna Beach in the 1950s.[

and:
He was a popular exhibitor at the Laguna Art Festival and a Life Member of the Laguna Art Association.[7] Wood was represented by galleries in Laguna Beach, Los Angeles, San Antonio, Dallas, Austin, Pittsburgh, Philadelphia, Atlanta, and Cleveland.[8]


so perhaps some of you folks in calif area, may have at one time heard of him... or seen his work...

Wood's work was widely published by a number of publishers. The most prolific publisher of Wood's work was Donald Bonnist's Donald Art Company which distributed more than one-million copies of "October Morn," Wood's most popular print in less than two years. Wood was at the peak of his fame in the 1950s through 1970s when his scenes of the Catskill Mountains in New York, the California coast, the Grand Tetons, the Rocky Mountains, the Texas Hill Country and the Cascades were most popular. His popularity made him a household name in America. Millions of his reproductions were printed in large editions by a number of publishers and titles like "Autumn Bronze," "Early Spring." "Pine & Birch," "Texas Spring," and "The Old Mill" are found in homes across North America.[5]

[edit] Studio Locations



i will put a link to yahoo images... very many nice paintings there...
sad thing is when you see them as prints, the painting affect fades
from the minds of folks, as the prints fade--but the art qualilty, you can tell was very heart-felt, as to the GREAT OUT DOORS...

HIS wife and him, had a place in bishop, twice, even...

Wood died in Bishop at the age of eighty-nine, just a month before a large retrospective exhibition was mounted at the Morseburg Galleries in Los Angeles, by Howard Morseburg and the Newport Beach gallery owner Raymond Hagen

Wood was an extremely facile painter and his artistic production was substantial, certainly in excess of 5,000 completed works. Wood's work is sold at galleries specializing in historic American Art and is sold frequently at auction, with his auction record in excess of $40,000
Quote Here



you know, i never would have known that, about these two simple, but very nice painting-prints... :)

http://images.search.yahoo.com/search/images?_adv_prop=image&fr=slv8-msgr&va=robert+william+wood%2C+artist



http://www.robertwood.net/california.html

THERE IS a very nice GALLERY at the above link^

Through the turbulent 1960's, Wood's fame grew and his paintings brought higher prices, some selling in excess of five thousand dollars. At the age of eighty, the American Express Company commissioned him to paint a series of six works to be reproduced as limited edition serigraphs for their Cardholders. Each print depicted one of the National Parks, subjects that were well known to Robert Wood.

check it out... very nice...

biograph is very interesting too, as to ALL his travels...

kind of like the ol' dirtbag climbers, at times, when he was not married, for a spell...
(did not share about the trial in england where he was aquitted--i think this was the same robert wood, artist)
this just in

climber
north fork
Topic Author's Reply - Sep 19, 2012 - 09:50pm PT
Neebee that is a great gallery, liked all the California places and really liked the desert paintings from CA and Arizona. Thanks.

Mtnmun- love the way you paint water.
Gary

Social climber
Monza by the streetlight
Oct 1, 2012 - 10:23am PT
Lately I've spent some time with Raphael's Madonna and Child with Book. The computer won't do justice to it, of course. Especially with the color. It is amazingly beautiful. Anybody in the Pasadena area should stop into the Norton Simon.

phylp

Trad climber
Millbrae, CA
Oct 1, 2012 - 12:45pm PT
The Norton Simon is one of my favorite museums. I like the scale and the aura of it. My husband and I are planning an art and wine trip down So Cal way in December - we'll surely stop in there again. Thanks for posting the photo.
Norwegian

Trad climber
Placerville, California
Oct 1, 2012 - 04:37pm PT























































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Norwegian

Trad climber
Placerville, California
Oct 1, 2012 - 04:52pm PT
mine idea of the ultimate expression.

someone so confident in
their undoing recognizes the
void as their ultimate stroke;

the silence as their loudest shout.

death as their immature life.
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Oct 9, 2012 - 04:05pm PT

Our Fourth Hop-Op Year.
The future is not ours to see.
Maybe fifty-three?

I heard Seldom Seen Slim
Came to the very first one.
Hasn't been seen since.

We'd like to see you
Looking at us watching you
Buying up our art.

Consider this your grave invitation.

Seriously. Yer gonna die if you miss this!!!
Gary

Social climber
Monza by the streetlight
Oct 9, 2012 - 04:15pm PT
The Norton Simon is one of my favorite museums. I like the scale and the aura of it. My husband and I are planning an art and wine trip down So Cal way in December - we'll surely stop in there again. Thanks for posting the photo.

phylp, Dec. 7 they will be exhibiting a Van Gogh self-portrait on loan from the national gallery.

When we're in town, it's our Friday date night, going on the spotlight tours.
phylp

Trad climber
Millbrae, CA
Oct 9, 2012 - 05:06pm PT
Gary, thanks for the heads up. We'll be there more towards the end of the month but it looks like that portrait will be in residence there for a few months. :)
phylp

Trad climber
Millbrae, CA
Oct 11, 2012 - 08:46pm PT
Art hit of the day:
The hubby and I made a quick trip down to Santa Cruz today to see the "preview" show for the Santa Cruz Open Studios at the Santa Cruz Art League building. As is the case with most regional or city Art Leagues, there was a big range in the quality of work. Our very own Paul Roehl had one of his small landscapes hung, and his stuff is at the top of the quality scale. I was happy for him to see the red dot on the tag.

It was a drizzly dreary day down there today, but we made time to stop before art for some yummy Thai food and after art at Mission Creamery for a delicioso ice cream cone...
Phyl
spectreman

Trad climber
CO
Oct 11, 2012 - 10:31pm PT

Nate D

climber
San Francisco
Oct 12, 2012 - 11:33am PT
Nice, spectre
neebee

Social climber
calif/texas
Oct 12, 2012 - 12:05pm PT
hey there say, phylp... thanks for the santa cruz share!
and--the weather report, :)

sure do miss it, there...


not sure if i shared this one yet, (i may have in 'work in progress' type way, but i FINally got to share it on the
facebook--it was a gift for my buddies, so did not want them to see it, 'til they got it in the mail... took a long time to get it to them, as
it is about nine months later, :))

the horse died on new years eve/day, :(






say, is it okay to share to art images of famous art
that we find on the image searches...
i have seen some nice stuff to share, but am not sure
it seems like it is okay--SINCE they are on a:
collection of imagaes link????

or do we just share a link to them... ?

usually i just share a link, then, you go through them all...
and see what you like, :)


thanks, :)



edit:
wow, spectreman... love that lake-work!
Nate D

climber
San Francisco
Oct 12, 2012 - 01:40pm PT
neebs,
Share away, link, or attached images.
Everybody's doing it... :)

And that's a special painting.

Some interesting photographic works - "paper mountains" by Brendan Austin:



phylp

Trad climber
Millbrae, CA
Oct 12, 2012 - 02:46pm PT
Those paper mountains are pretty cool, Nate. I never cease to be amazed at what people invent.
tiki-jer

Trad climber
fresno/clovis
Oct 13, 2012 - 07:28pm PT
Cool stuff Nate, and thanks for the share.....Is it the same artist that did the Mountain Ridges out of books? I think you might have shared that up-thread??
Nate D

climber
San Francisco
Oct 13, 2012 - 11:14pm PT
Different artist, Tiki.
Seen anything inspiring lately?
neebee

Social climber
calif/texas
Oct 13, 2012 - 11:50pm PT
hey there say, nate.... aw, thank you so much....

thank you for the share, as well, and the 'what to do'...

tomorrow night, i will try to share a few old-time art, that i thought
seemed very nice and a bit different in some ways...

got stuff to catch up on, had teh granddaugher here
late last night, all night, and all day...


hard to see all the pics and post, so i have to find the best times,
these days...

*too many flahsy ad-ons on the internet slow everything down, :))
yet, our ol' minds wants to speed ahead and SEE all this neat stuff here and share it as well... :)
neebee

Social climber
calif/texas
Oct 14, 2012 - 12:01am PT
hey there say, well, that's it for now...


really quick though, before 'art type art'... i will share this
mirrow thing... mirrors made for nice art-shares, too,
though this is a photo... (got a few more, but just need one
to get the idea across)...






and then, taking cloud patterns and turning them into a face-on picture
makes neat art too, :))





i just remembered, too, i have finally finished ONE of the blue herons... not sure if i can post it now... (time issue) (these two pics here, were
already uploaded here at taco)...
neebee

Social climber
calif/texas
Oct 14, 2012 - 12:04am PT
hey there say, ohhhh, i just remembered...

i had recently heard about egg tempera, so have tried this some...

here is a robin, and a wood trush...
started in egg, and then added oils...
then finished with some egg tempera...

kind of fun, but tricky mixing and using it... :))





ooops, had forgot to add the pic... :)
was a 'fast draw' on the post, :))



ohmy, tough---cheating, in a way, but here, if used for CARDS, by
CHANGING the light, of course we get this:



:)
neebee

Social climber
calif/texas
Oct 14, 2012 - 12:19am PT
hey there say, all...


really got to leave now, for the night, but i forgot about this...

it is DONE... and in someone's home now, :))






*bit of foreground-pine-decoration got into the picture, there
on the bottom left :))

what i really want to get done is my OWN
blue heron painting... not sure what i will do when it is done, though,
it will be very special, :)
rectorsquid

climber
Lake Tahoe
Oct 16, 2012 - 11:22am PT
TGT

Social climber
So Cal
Oct 20, 2012 - 11:26am PT
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2219584/Ghosts-war-Artist-superimposes-World-War-II-photographs-modern-pictures-street-scenes.html




phylp

Trad climber
Millbrae, CA
Oct 20, 2012 - 01:31pm PT
Nathan Oliveira

You hit one of my favorites, Randisi. The deYoung usually has 1 or 2 of his works hanging and I always visit them when I'm up there. And of course the Oakland Museum has some wonderful examples of his work too.

And he's still working!
paul roehl

Boulder climber
california
Oct 20, 2012 - 03:40pm PT
[photoid=269205]

This is the last weekend of open studios in Santa Cruz. This painting is 3' x 6' of the Little Sur River Beach. Thanks Phylp for the mention up thread ... very much appreciated.
Paul
phylp

Trad climber
Millbrae, CA
Oct 21, 2012 - 12:06am PT
^^^ OMG! I somehow missed that news! Or more likely I heard it and forgot it. Well, if I'm lucky enough to live to 82, I'll feel like I had a good run.
Nate D

climber
San Francisco
Oct 21, 2012 - 02:02am PT
Neat project TGT - thanks for sharing the link.
And stunning beach, Paul.
MisterE

Social climber
Oct 21, 2012 - 02:10am PT
Some of the wife's stained glass work:



http://www.etsy.com/listing/40906609/glass-star-house-original-artwork

phylp

Trad climber
Millbrae, CA
Oct 23, 2012 - 05:14pm PT
Here is the finished version of the WIP I posted above. Not completely satisfied with it but it's a start:

phylp

Trad climber
Millbrae, CA
Oct 23, 2012 - 05:16pm PT
Here is the second one of this new series:

phylp

Trad climber
Millbrae, CA
Oct 23, 2012 - 05:17pm PT
And here is the third of the series:

brotherbbock

Trad climber
Alta Loma, CA
Oct 23, 2012 - 05:17pm PT
^^^^^^^^LAME!!!!!
paul roehl

Boulder climber
california
Oct 23, 2012 - 05:35pm PT
Phylp - those are really fine compositions - reminds me a bit of Clifford Still (sp?) He has a room filled with huge works at the SFmoma. Beautiful.
tiki-jer

Trad climber
fresno/clovis
Oct 23, 2012 - 07:55pm PT
Phylp, I really like "Thin Pink Line"
Reminds me of road trips in some big sky country.
phylp

Trad climber
Millbrae, CA
Oct 23, 2012 - 08:03pm PT
^^ Thanks for the kind words of encouragement, both of you.

I work my landscapes from photos that I take. All of the above were based on photos taken on the east side, near Crowley Lake. But I modify the composition - and of course the color is not realistic!!
squishy

Mountain climber
Oct 23, 2012 - 08:53pm PT







tiki-jer

Trad climber
fresno/clovis
Oct 23, 2012 - 09:38pm PT
I like Banksy's stuff too Squishy.....thanks for sharing!!
Always liked the fastfood caveman!
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Oct 24, 2012 - 05:33am PT
Phylyp, those are worth thousands, word-wise one. I had a friend who did similar tings, but to a vanishing point, rather than flat and linear, it took you into the far distance.

Here is a piece of thirties art from the N. Geo.
Not-off-topic marmot.
Gary

Social climber
Right outside of Delacroix
Oct 24, 2012 - 10:22am PT
Nice stuff, phylp and Paul. Very nice.
survival

Big Wall climber
Terrapin Station
Oct 24, 2012 - 01:24pm PT
squishy

Mountain climber
Oct 24, 2012 - 01:27pm PT
I stole pieces of Banksy this week for some FPV video logos...they just seem to fit...


this just in

climber
north fork
Topic Author's Reply - Oct 24, 2012 - 02:01pm PT
Glad to see your stuff phylp. It does remind me of the Eastside open landscapes.
tiki-jer

Trad climber
fresno/clovis
Oct 24, 2012 - 10:20pm PT
(Bad Photo)This is a piece that was in a past show entitled: Foot Fetish. It was done on Gold Leaf and portrays the act of Chinese Foot Binding.
Mtnmun

Trad climber
Top of the Mountain Mun
Oct 24, 2012 - 11:55pm PT
"The Tahoe Stage" 68"x68" Oil on Canvas

My latest painting from the studio in the forest.
neebee

Social climber
calif/texas
Oct 25, 2012 - 12:16am PT
hey there say, wow, mtnmun... thanks for sharing, hot off the press...


say, all, i just learned about his guy...

http://images.search.yahoo.com/search/images?_adv_prop=image&fr=slv8-msgr&va=joaquin+sorolla+artist


i love what he does with white, sunlight and all that...
(said he did not like doing portraits as much, as it limited his
creativity in this 'sunlight' realm)...


right now, i am working on honing portraits etc, and doing things to
say 'thanks' to folks, in special ways...

here is a link, more of--who he was...
also, TWO of his painting, DOWN as to other light, became very
world-famous, in a whole new way...
(in the article, one as to a scientist with bunson-burner, and the other,
concerning children of valencia and the polio epidemic there)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joaqu%C3%ADn_Sorolla


but i like doing landscapes, trees, birds, and a few other outdoors with shadows, or night... i WANT to try the light, and the whiteness, i really
love that, just never got a chance to...
i have many picture that i too with CAMERA of what i love to see and do, so somedayyyyyyyyyyyyy,...

but--well, this guy has given me a few lessons, just by observation...

*will try to upload a painting example of his, soon...





there, say, it took twice, but i got it here, :))
check out the links that show the images...

really nice portrait of an older man... ?fisherman? not sure...
Nate D

climber
San Francisco
Oct 25, 2012 - 02:45am PT
Yay for more originals by the artists of ST!
paul roehl

Boulder climber
california
Oct 25, 2012 - 04:35am PT
neebee

Social climber
calif/texas
Oct 25, 2012 - 06:19am PT
hey there say, all...

been working on a quilt, so am back here late, :)


here is my mom's birthday gift...
egg-tempera homemade, on clip-board, for want of
better board to put it on ...

this 'brand of wood' is supposed to be good for it, and
it sure did take well to it, with homemade
glue and babypowder gesso...

(will last long enough for my mom--still needs
about 6 months to 'cure' so they say...

usually i add oil paint after, on the few that i did,
but this looked nice without it, though not so detailed...



need to find a way to get the clipboard metal off, :))
first, :))


and here is a bird for her, meadow lark, on picture frame board,
need to get the frame back on it...
egg-tempera too, didn't add oil paint this time, either, though
i DID to the other bird paintings that i did of the robin, and the
woodthrush...




:)
tiki-jer

Trad climber
fresno/clovis
Oct 25, 2012 - 10:58am PT
Mtnmun, that is a large piece!
You have a very cool and unique style, love it!

Paul, I wish I had the time to study and learn from you.
Your work is fantastic and something to strive for.
You are truly a master.

Nate D

climber
San Francisco
Oct 25, 2012 - 12:48pm PT
The thread that keeps on giving.

Neebs,
Don't remove the metal clip, it's very cool and novel as is, IMO.

Tiki,
You should do a companion piece to the bound foot art above, with a modern climber and bouldering slippers. JK ;-)
Have you done any other pieces on gold leaf? Seems fun.

Phylp,
What are the sizes of your paintings? Love the road in thin yellow line. Looks dimensional in your photo. I did a painting in college, or maybe high school, I forget, with a hard edged graphic road arced right over a painterly mountain I hiked many times in my youth. It was Mt. Olympus, which looms above Salt Lake City in the Wasatch Front. It's one of those interesting rugged peaks that is so close to suburbia that you can be sitting on top, in a designated wilderness area, and yet hear people mowing their lawns way down below.
phylp

Trad climber
Millbrae, CA
Oct 25, 2012 - 01:58pm PT
Nate,
22x28, 20x24, 18x24
Sizes I had stacked in the back of my closet for the last 10 years!
Phyl

johntp

Trad climber
socal
Oct 27, 2012 - 09:28pm PT
Not mine but bring a smile everytime I look at them.




edit: my feeble pics come nowhere near to capturing the quality of these paintings.
phylp

Trad climber
Millbrae, CA
Oct 27, 2012 - 11:09pm PT
Neebee, your Mom will love them!

Johntp the first one looks like Neebee's style.
phylp

Trad climber
Millbrae, CA
Oct 27, 2012 - 11:10pm PT
And of course the second one is Tami (?)
johntp

Trad climber
socal
Oct 27, 2012 - 11:21pm PT
First prize goes to phylp.

Tami/neebs, I love these paintings.
johntp

Trad climber
socal
Oct 27, 2012 - 11:51pm PT
Sheesh, jtp...........not sure who did those last two paintings. Looks like the poor sot was in a bad way. Some kind of horrible illness on the brain perhaps ?

Still standing on your head?

DOH!

heeheehee
neebee

Social climber
calif/texas
Oct 28, 2012 - 12:28am PT
hey there say, phylp... i just sent it to my mom, today!!!

i put FAKE geranium leaves in the clip of the clipboard, but not enough
to cover the trees above the shed...


say, johntp, wow, oh my! the heron looks so special in the frame, :)

and tami... though i am not a big fan of orange and yellows,
i am of blues and white!!!
i LOVE that blue ice painting of yours...

well, uh, well, yeah, i DO feel very sad for the poor the 'ski-folk'
that went flying to the ol' 'davy jone's locker', so to speak...

but--on a happy note:
i can IMAGINE that he/she, or perhaps a trained trick
ski dog, :) was:

RESCUED!! :)


ever hopeful, i am, when i veiw art, :))




johntp and jody:
not meaning oranges or yellows of photography and fall--
i loved that photo of jody's...
i means, as to paint--just don't quite lean to the oranges
and yellows with any contrast...

do like oranges and brown though, :)
Nate D

climber
San Francisco
Oct 29, 2012 - 05:43pm PT
Don't know if they can be called art, but here are several intentionally loose hand drawn logos I've done recently at work. Nice to get off the computer as much as possible.




tiki-jer

Trad climber
fresno/clovis
Oct 29, 2012 - 11:17pm PT
Nate, those are awesome! I do regard good design as I do Art!
Good to see you off that illuminated square box thingy!!
phylp

Trad climber
Millbrae, CA
Oct 31, 2012 - 12:14pm PT
Really nice, Nate!

BTW, this just in and I are conspiring to do an art day at SFMOMA some weekend in January to see the Jasper Johns and Jay DeFeo.

Hoping to see Tiki-Jer drive up with him.

T-J and TJI, Maybe you 2 guys could drive up Saturday morning, we could do the Museum in the afternoon, find you a place to crash over Saturday night, and then all go to PGSF Sunday morning?

Paul R, would you come up for this?
Anyway when a plan for the out-of-towners comes together we'll post it...

Phyl
Nate D

climber
San Francisco
Oct 31, 2012 - 09:37pm PT
Count me in!
peterbeal

Boulder climber
Colorado
Nov 1, 2012 - 10:14am PT

Thanks for such a cool thread. I wish I had seen it earlier. There is a lot of talent out there!
Nate D

climber
San Francisco
Nov 1, 2012 - 12:59pm PT
Welcome Peter! If you have a website for your work, feel free to share a link, or post up some more images.
phylp

Trad climber
Millbrae, CA
Nov 6, 2012 - 05:43pm PT
Today we went up to the de Young to see the works on display from the William S. Paley collection.
Here are a few of my favorites:


phylp

Trad climber
Millbrae, CA
Nov 6, 2012 - 05:45pm PT
Another:


phylp

Trad climber
Millbrae, CA
Nov 6, 2012 - 05:47pm PT
Another:


mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Nov 8, 2012 - 06:52pm PT
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Nov 8, 2012 - 06:54pm PT
John cameron

Trad climber
Denver
Nov 8, 2012 - 10:02pm PT
Nate D

climber
San Francisco
Nov 8, 2012 - 10:26pm PT
Classics, Phylp.
Neato, Reilly. Artist?
Let's see more, John!

An artist I stumbled across just now, with whom I was unfamiliar. Reminds me of Ed Ruscha, but more comical and cynical.
Wayne White:





Actually, Ruscha deserves some images in this thread.


phylp

Trad climber
Millbrae, CA
Nov 8, 2012 - 10:55pm PT
Mouse! I like the Eyes of the Tigers beach towel!
John cameron

Trad climber
Park City, UT
Nov 9, 2012 - 01:05pm PT
http://gydb.blogspot.com/
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Nov 9, 2012 - 01:29pm PT
TY, Phylyp. It was inspeyered, yes?

I am not sure how to respond to the sloganeering photos. Lot of room to play thee.

I'd like to see Lovers Leap covered by wilted words like snow...

I'd best take off for the poetry thread, huh?
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Nov 11, 2012 - 05:54pm PT
http://chaforthefinest.com/about-john-svenson/info_11.html

http://www.extremedreams.com/

This appeared in a long-ago issue of Climbing magazine.
Nabokov cover art.
This is one of those early trade paperbacks from the late fifties and the sixties that came with really stiff covers. This cover has lasted and not faded.
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Nov 12, 2012 - 07:59am PT
Manana.
BillO

Trad climber
Yachats, OR
Nov 13, 2012 - 05:12pm PT
this just in

climber
north fork
Topic Author's Reply - Nov 13, 2012 - 06:01pm PT
BillO, is that a painting or photoshop image? Whatever it is I really like it, thanks for the image.
phylp

Trad climber
Millbrae, CA
Nov 13, 2012 - 08:00pm PT
BillO, I'm going to guess a watercolor on very heavy weight watercolor paper? I'm guessing the photo doesn't do justice to the dark area in the lower quarter. I'm seeing hints of what's really there on my screen, but I'm sure not all of it.

Glad you joined our ST art corner!
philo

Trad climber
Somewhere halfway over the rainbow
Nov 13, 2012 - 10:42pm PT
Nate D

climber
San Francisco
Nov 14, 2012 - 01:29am PT
Channeling Escher perhaps?
BillO

Trad climber
Yachats, OR
Nov 15, 2012 - 02:36pm PT
this just in and phylp. The moon was added to this in photoshop and then I applied the oil painting filter. The dark area in the front is hwy 101. I tweaked the brightness a little bit but for the most part it is pretty close to the original shot. Glad you like I had fun creating it.
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Nov 17, 2012 - 02:23pm PT
http://user.xmission.com/~emailbox/glenda/bierstadt/bierstadt.html

This is strange. The above link is not welcome. It's not very helpful. It sucks, in fact. But it's a great collection. Google "Gallery of Albert Bierstadt paintings Xmission" and have fun.

One wall of A.B. is worth thousands and thousands of words. His "artistic fictions" are as imaginative as any other artist's tender renderings. I like his taking liberty. My cap's off to the old gumball.

I wouldn't follow one of his topos, though, no Fn Way!

I just saw two Bierstadt prints, framed, 24 X 36, at a local antique shop for a low $60 each--frames are a little worn. Sentinel Rock and Yosemite Falls. Ka-ching! At last I can own a Bierstadt. Maybe two.
Borut

climber
french, spider
Nov 17, 2012 - 03:59pm PT
The Jungle, by Wifredo Lam
http://www.moma.org/collection_images/resized/891/w500h420/CRI_87891.jpg
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Nov 21, 2012 - 10:33am PT
That's an incredibly complex piece, Borut.

I have here a photo of a copy of a photo of a quilt by Linda Gass from 2005. It is of a salt farm.

Happy turkey day, Milpitas!

mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Nov 21, 2012 - 10:43am PT


More quilts.
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Nov 21, 2012 - 10:52am PT
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Nov 22, 2012 - 12:43pm PT
this just in

climber
north fork
Topic Author's Reply - Nov 22, 2012 - 01:57pm PT
Those quilts are awesome, look like paintings. Happy thanksgiving art threaders.
dave goodwin

climber
carson city, nv
Nov 22, 2012 - 02:29pm PT
This is a picture a friend of mine took of our boys climbing. She converted somehow to look like a drawing. Pretty cool.

dave goodwin

climber
carson city, nv
Nov 22, 2012 - 02:42pm PT
Thanks, I have been meaning to ask her how she did it!!!
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Dec 1, 2012 - 03:15pm PT
I just paid for this book and it was in great shape. Only twenty bucks. My Christmas present to myself.

The book covers writers whose birth years fall between 1749 for Goethe and 1964 for Jonathan Lethem. But the table of contents lists them alphabetically.
Ralph Hodgson/How the Waters Came Down at Lodore.Ralph Hodgson/Self-portrait, man with a pipe.
Jack Kerouac/Slouch Hat.

Somebody give me a writer's name, please, and let's see who did what.
tiki-jer

Trad climber
fresno/clovis
Dec 1, 2012 - 08:31pm PT
Ok....Walt Whitman.
MikeL

climber
SANTA CLARA, CA
Dec 1, 2012 - 08:55pm PT
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Dec 1, 2012 - 09:48pm PT
Mouse: Sorry, sir. Right out of Walt Whitman, sir.

tiki-jer: (deliberately) Have you in fact got any cheese here at all?

Mouse: Not a scrap, sir. I was deliberately trying to provoke YOU, in fact.

We have this, but WW isn't after TH White nor before Richard Wilbur. I will recommend the White with no hesitation. EVE. oil on canvas/36 x 24
"It's not Eve. It's no White, I'm sure of it."--Maplethorpe
neebee

Social climber
calif/texas
Dec 6, 2012 - 11:48pm PT
hey there all, say...


i JUST got this neat pic for 4 bucks at the thrift store...
it WAS the kind of art i loved to do... WELL when i am not doing
these portraits etc...

i will get back to it, sometime... i NEED to do my
other blue heron, :))


well, i had a hard time reading this guys NAME.. after respelling it
a few times in search on the neat, i got a PROPER guess:

albert bierstadt... ohhh, i love these paintings...
they are large too... i have not done a large, but one day will..
i rekckon it will FEEL like i am GROWING a tree, instead of just reaching over to draw/paint one! :O


http://images.search.yahoo.com/search/images?_adv_prop=image&fr=slv8-msgr&va=A+bierstadt%2C+artist

i will post of pic of what i found, here:




http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Albert_Bierstadt


*mouse, NEAT book FIND...
also, neat quilt shots...


and--oops, took so long to post, i forgot who else...
just a sec or so:

will edit to add the rest :))
OKAY, GOT IT:

dave:
i've had fun seeing how my grandkids and critter photos come out,
as drawings like that... really neat...
i MADE some of them into a color book type thing...
got to get it printed for them, soon, :))


have NOT seen all the new art added on yet... so please, am sorry can't
yet share on what you posted... not being rude... :)



oh--just re-read the notes on him--this was interesting:
Because of Bierstadt's interest in mountain landscapes, Mount Bierstadt and Bierstadt Lake in Colorado are named in his honor. Bierstadt was probably the first European to visit the summit of Mount Evans in 1863, 1.5 miles from Mount Bierstadt.[6] Bierstadt named it Mount Rosa, a reference to both Monte Rosa above Zermatt and, Rosalie Ludlow, his future wife, but the name was changed from Rosalie to Evans in 1895 in honor of Colorado governor John Evans.





Nate D

climber
San Francisco
Dec 7, 2012 - 11:50am PT
Nice score there, neebs.

And those are impressive quilts posted up thread, mouse. I know a talented local quilt artist who teaches workshops and lectures on the art nationally. I'll have to post some of his work when I get a second.
nita

Social climber
chica de chico, I don't claim to be a daisy.
Dec 7, 2012 - 12:10pm PT
neebee, If my memory serves me, there were a couple of Albert Bierstadt originals in the Ahwahnee Hotel.

You probably have a print of an original or a copy painted by someone .....either way- it's Beautiful.
If it was an original, it would be worth alotOmoney.
Mtnmun

Trad climber
Top of the Mountain Mun
Dec 7, 2012 - 03:11pm PT
neebee

Social climber
calif/texas
Dec 7, 2012 - 08:01pm PT
hey there say, nita!! wow, thanks for the share--if i ever get there again, i will have to go a'looking, :)


say, well, it is not an original, as i can see the odd board swirls that it is printed on...

it is a good print, the colors seem deep enough...
just sadly noticed that someone HAD it too near a dark board, :(

it has a few tiny holes i had need seen before, though i DID
see a scrap on it...

it is sooooooooooooo neat, i LOVE the tree... i love to do trees that way, so i can really identify with the feel... my mom lovessssssss trees, too...
she'd really love this...

i am so glad i discovered this at the thrift store...
i always go there to find cheap half-off framed stuff to take apart
and USE for framed protection to mail my gift-paintings to:
only cost about 12-14 bucks to mail them then, and the oil does NOT
touche the mailing cardboard...

and THIS picture, i nearly pushed aside, as it was too large for me to use, but:

i PEEKED AT IT, instead, as the tad of tree that saw, CALLED out to me, :))



there see, ol' albert would be happy and blessed to know that i
WAS the fortunate one to FIND his treasure!

you know--there may be a world full of prints, out there, from these old
time artists, but:

EACH first-off-the-easle WAS THERE BABY! :)



thanks again, nita!
so much!!!!! made a lot of fun here! for me tonight!
will tell my mom, later when i call her...
:)
neebee

Social climber
calif/texas
Dec 7, 2012 - 09:18pm PT
hey there say, nita...


HERE you go... i looked at the lower right corner, to see what it said...

the signature is there, very light, hard to see... in red...

then as you can see on the pic...

here is the copy numbers...

DO ANY OF YOU YOSEMITE FOLKS know what this area is...

it looks like an area i've seen before, BUT:
THE TREE, AND THE RECOKS BENHIND THE TREE throw me off...

*the notes about him, though, DO say that he liked to 'add things'
occasionally for his creatives needs...

:)

i cannot FIND this painting in any of the 'fast poster ads' that seem to
show up, when i look for his art...

i'd like to know the POSSIBLE title... this is very interesting,
having bits, even if copies, of these wonderful old time painters... !!!




hung up by those old brittle wires that are on stuff that we find
from our grandparents atics, :))



other fun stuff:
have one ART that i did not find or buy, just paper copy, easily seen as that:
a copy from TE-Rerioa by gaugan, but it
IS A PAPER copy, FRAMED that my folks had, and let me have...

THEN i have a few local painted things from gargage sales that showed michigan lakes, nice... and some old neat cabin, :))
don't know who the locals were that painted them, though, :))



edit:

say, nita... i just saw this on ebay... looks just like mine, but the
COLORS are bright... i am QUESING that theirs is paper? not hard board, as, they have it under glass...

[quote]http://www.ebay.com/itm/ALBERT-BIERSTADT-YOSEMITE-VALLEY-vintage-large-framed-original-print-/380428409243?_trksid=p2047675.m1850&_trkparms=aid%3D222002%26algo%3DSIC.FIT%26ao%3D1%26asc%3D13534%26meid%3D4001224279668403359%26pid%3D100011%26prg%3D1080%26rk%3D1%26sd%3D300523240916%26[/quote]

at least now i know that there is another, etc, around, so it MUST have a
title... somewhere in yosemite, i know, but the view with the tree, up close, as i said, throws me off from the 'usual postcard' views, :))
neebee

Social climber
calif/texas
Dec 7, 2012 - 10:38pm PT
hey there all, oh my....

so i got more curious and went around to check my last few thrift store stuff...

DOES anyone KNOW who this is by...??
it IS a paper, that almost feels like a photo quality, under glass...

shines funny, in the pic:
HAS no name, on the print, no printing info, etc, nothing, ANYWHERE...
i tried long ago to solve this...
and--did some searches on stagecoach art...

THIS one has a neat LANTERN that softly glows, as it travels over
cracked dry mud... the KIND i loved to pull out like puzzle pieces,
when i was a kid... :))



i have the robert woods, lithos, but i just now noticed that one is signed and made in canada, and the cardboard is imprinted on back:
#319... the other is 1226 in the lower right hand corner...

then, i just learned that i have a litho of thomas reynolds lamont:
some REALLY neat redish roses (like his yellow rose picture--really BIG)..
http://www.collectorsweekly.com/stories/1593-yellow-roses-by-thomas-renolds-lamont


though he is not as special as the GREATOUTDOORS painters,
who do by far, touch my heart, :)




THEN, a neat one by someone named thompson??: the SEAFARERS...
neat ocean and menfolks pushing out a canoe..
(but not the style that i really like--but it looks neat for the bathroom, like at the beach)


this is fun--for the FIRST TIME, since i learned of these ARTISTS,
I feel LIKE i have stuff from the HEART OF MEN:

and not just a cold machine piece...



love this art thread twice as much now!...
we all KNOW that when we see FRESH now-a-days art, that it is from the art, as well: we can SEE it fresh and live!
so learning more of this old history as to what we find and like, or
even purchase from galleries SURE does make
out 'finds' alive!!!
nita

Social climber
chica de chico, I don't claim to be a daisy.
Dec 7, 2012 - 10:42pm PT
neebee, it's Bierstadt's artistic view of Yosemite Valley , that's Sentinel rock on the right.

http://www.allposters.com/gallery.asp?startat=/getthumb.asp&CID=239C2D2CD2A444E195843025476647A5&PPID=1&c=&page=7&Search=albert+bierstadt

I have a painting of Sentinel Rock on my wall.. It was painted by a former Yosemite Local, Linda Abbott...When i have time, i will show you a picture of it.

Yep, neebee...cool finds...(-;
neebee

Social climber
calif/texas
Dec 7, 2012 - 10:48pm PT
hey there say, nita!! thanks ...i was very certain it was sentinal rock , at FIRST... but then, SEEEEEEEEEEEE, i got my 'bearing off', :))

but still--i love the 'scenic artistic licence' :)

i saw ONLINE, a neat one that he did of the matterhorn... if i can find it again, i will post it...

had those same trees that me and my mom love...
i WONDERRRRRRRRRR if that area that he painted it from really HAD any such trees there, :))
but you know--it does not matter, as, i am not studying 'mapping' by him--just the loveliness, :)


will go look for it, :)


ps:
will LOVE to see her painting...
if i am not online, later, i will see it tomorrow... i got
lots of chores, still, tonight, :)


i sure HOPE someone can find out WHO did that stagecoach...
i love it sooooooo much...
phylp

Trad climber
Millbrae, CA
Dec 7, 2012 - 10:48pm PT
Dittp kudos for mtnmuns new post.
neebee

Social climber
calif/texas
Dec 7, 2012 - 11:54pm PT
hey there say, all...


man oh man, now i done it... :))

just found antoher neat AND coastal art-type painter guy:

alfed thompson bricher--ohhhh, such neat trees and all the dark
stuff around them...
very neat ocean, too... DIFFERENT... lots of dark landscape with it,
but his lighter ones and sunlit ones are very nice too...


http://images.search.yahoo.com/search/images?_adv_prop=image&fr=slv8-msgr&va=alfred+thompson%2C+oil+paintings
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Dec 10, 2012 - 12:13am PT
There is a nice Thomas Hill hanging in the Yosemite Museum. I forgot the subject. He's a little more realistic than the fantastic which Albert Biers-etc. paints. Yes, I speak in present tense. They died and have been Jack Frost apprenticed ever since in the Valley. They get three months to work and go to Mexico the rest of the year. They miss out on the Dio del Muerto, but WTF.
http://www.allposters.com/-st/Thomas-Hill-Posters_c25201_.htm?aid=85097


paul roehl

Boulder climber
california
Dec 18, 2012 - 05:43pm PT

Holton Frames in Emeryville is doing these remarkable frames in the tradition of Arthur Matthews. Really like them and recommend Holton to anybody interested in framing especially landscapes.
tiki-jer

Trad climber
fresno/clovis
Dec 18, 2012 - 07:15pm PT
Very Nice!!
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Dec 18, 2012 - 11:19pm PT

Here is the Yosemite print I landed several days ago. No room to hang it yet.
justthemaid

climber
Jim Henson's Basement
Dec 18, 2012 - 11:22pm PT



Some full sized stuff I did years ago. Sorry- can't find the better resolution files.
this just in

climber
north fork
Topic Author's Reply - Dec 18, 2012 - 11:25pm PT
Really enjoy your glass works justthemaid. How much do you sell them for?
john hansen

climber
Dec 18, 2012 - 11:26pm PT
Just the maid,,

That second one made me cry.. very timely.

Thanks
phylp

Trad climber
Millbrae, CA
Dec 19, 2012 - 11:37am PT
Hey Mouse, the cool thing is that there is a self-portrait of you with camera reflected in your photo! Phyl
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Dec 20, 2012 - 05:16am PT
I thought you might notice the secondary image. It's where art historians could go crazy though, because it's not me, it's my friend George from upstairs who knows how to use the new camera and is coaching me. He's not very good at teaching, but WTF, it's the short course, just like when I began to climb. This is far safer, though. He's using the camera overnight, since he's a good kid and I trust him with it. He's 25, he's not a kid.

Here's what's going on in Merced. Tomorrow is an ART BENEFIT for the merced Multi-Cultural Art Center, which has lost any funding it had. It is about ten years old, on West Main St. right next to the Cinema Cafe.
The benefit features this fellow RC, a former neighbor of mine, and part-owner of the Partisan Bar. RC's new art/music gig is called Ahwahnichi. He is a blooded member of the band related to Julia Parker.

I was walking along the street the other day, he was talking to friends, and I came up and said hi and mentioned the gig I had seen on a poster. He said yep, he was a blood and that he had just gotten the idea for Ahwahnichi, so it's all a work in progress. We shall see tomorrow night.


It is RC's Incredibly Egotistical Birthday Party and End-of-the-World Celebration.

If anyone in the area's around, please come support the Arts Council tomorrow, N and West Main St., Merced. 9;00 pm.

Ten dollar donation.

http://www.artsmerced.org/exhibits/index.html

And there is another Merced Art Hop coming ip on the 19th of next month, a Saturday...
http://www.artsmerced.org/exhibits/index.html
neebee

Social climber
calif/texas
Dec 20, 2012 - 09:18am PT
hey there say, paul, mouse, and justthemaid...

very nice shares... very nice!

thanks for the links!

here is the secret santa that was just opened and shared, so i can share it...

(i had two others, but they are more on a personal note for someone, so won't share them, unless they do, someday)...


here is the this one, from strangedays photo that he shared a ways back...
it is acrylic, this time:




here's a surprise gift for my stamp-fairy to give to her nephew's wife...
(the man recently died, but he got to hold his grandbabe, first)...
it was my way to thank her for all her stamp support for christmas
cards, over the last few years:




and here is lynne's, which she has now, and won't mind if i share:




got some more, in the works...
will take a bit though... after the holiday season...
:)


still want to get to my heron, :)

neebee

Social climber
calif/texas
Dec 20, 2012 - 09:43am PT
hey there all, say, well... got to get back to work around here, :)

here is a few that i found, and wanted to keep around, as i love the style...


two names, i did not get recorded, :(



:)
justthemaid

climber
Jim Henson's Basement
Dec 20, 2012 - 10:15am PT
I agree.. great shares everyone. It's nice this thread has some wings. Keep 'em comin'


@Just In: My prices are all over the board depending on the size and complexity. I don't do full-sized pieces or commission any longer. These days I work small-scale or in miniature and only do shows seasonally. Most run in the $70 - $500 range.

The fairy girl sold for around $1500.00 if I recall. It was unfortunately condemned to a poorly-lit light box - never to see the light of day again... much to my chagrin. It was a battle to get permission to de-install it temporarily to photograph it for my book.
phylp

Trad climber
Millbrae, CA
Dec 21, 2012 - 05:57pm PT
Today we went to the Legion of Honor to see the exhibit "Treasures of the Louvre". Most of the items exhibited were crafted during the reigns of Louis XIV to XVI. The items are indeed treasures, at the intersection of art and craft. The workmanship was the best, as you would expect for items that were all made for the royals of the time.

Snuff boxes were big back then, or maybe they were easy to hide so didn't get confiscated and melted down in the Revolution. Gold ecrusted with diamonds and other precious stones, many with impeccable enameling.

I liked this piece quite a bit. It's walnut with a marble top, and all of the inset panel of the birds and flowers are made from inset stone.


Description reads: low cabinet from a pair with Florentine pietre-dure panels, circa 1765-1170
Made for duc d'Aumont
Joseph Baumhauer (German, active France; died 1772), cabinetmaker
Pietre dure (hardstones, ebony, tortoiseshell, brass, pewter, marble, and gilt-bronze mounts
40 3/16 x 30 5/16 x 19 5/16 inches
Musee du Louvre, Paris

steveA

Trad climber
bedford,massachusetts
Dec 21, 2012 - 06:17pm PT
I've been a pretty serious collector of art and antiques for over 30 years:

I've got a house full--mostly 17th-18th century, but I have owned some nice 19th-20th century pieces. I'm particularly fond of Thomas Hill, since he is known for Yosemite images.
I sold my last piece by him 15 years ago- wish I hadn't. Anyway, here are 2 modern pieces--the only two I have by living artist:



Nate D

climber
San Francisco
Dec 21, 2012 - 07:17pm PT
Great stuff everyone, and Happy Artful Holidays!


I ran across this contemporary work recently and was impressed, though I'm sure I'd be even more impressed to see these at full scale, 'cause they are apparently monumental.

Li Huayi







phylp

Trad climber
Millbrae, CA
Dec 21, 2012 - 07:37pm PT
Those are beautiful, SteveA. Are most of your newer artworks in that photorealist vein?

I took a couple of classes once from a locally based artist, Jim Torlakson, who has often worked that way:

http://www.jamestorlakson.com

He's a wonderful artist, with many works in museum collections, and a wonderful teacher.

Phyl
paul roehl

Boulder climber
california
Dec 21, 2012 - 09:59pm PT
[photoid=279746]

Organizing and found two Yosemite sketches. Think I'm going to enlarge the T. Meadows into a 4' x 6'. Much great work on this thread... really enjoy seeing it.
Nate D

climber
San Francisco
Dec 22, 2012 - 03:37am PT
If those are the sketches to which you refer, Paul, bravo!

Have you seen any of FREDERIC EDWIN CHURCH's sketches? They blow me away, and I like them more than his finished paintings.

Love your exhibition reports, Phylp. I was reminded today for some reason of seeing the Gee's Bend Quilts when they came to the De Young, and I honestly don't think I've ever been more moved by art in a museum. I never would have imagined that specific medium would grab me like it did. Those quilts just seemed so natural and effortless, and yet so stunningly beautiful.
steveA

Trad climber
bedford,massachusetts
Dec 22, 2012 - 09:03am PT
Phyl,

The 2 paintings I posted are the only modern works I own. I primarily collect decorative arts of the 17th-18th century. I do like paintings and own quite a few 19th century works.

Here is an English landscape I bought recently by Henry Hillier Parker:

steveA

Trad climber
bedford,massachusetts
Dec 22, 2012 - 09:26am PT
Some art can fetch a pretty penny!

This piece by John Constable sold last month at Christies for over 35 million bucks!
neebee

Social climber
calif/texas
Dec 22, 2012 - 12:23pm PT
hey there say, nate d....


wow, i really like that middle one!...
thanks for sharing..


paul, very nice falls!!


and as to steve A and that last share,
i find that really enjoy seeing and reflecting on those
artist that use a lot of DARK in their landscapes...

thats so much for sharing... i kind of gravitate to them a tad more
than the others--those still love the balanced light, one, and
certain speical affects, as well... and even enjoy the even lit,
house, home, portraits, too... :)

so much to see out there and so much for tugging
at the ol' spirit in so many ways...
:)
tuolumne_tradster

Trad climber
Leading Edge of North American Plate
Dec 22, 2012 - 12:29pm PT
Sulamani Temple fresco Bagan, Myanmar

Buddhist Thangka, Tengboche Gomba, Nepal

nita

Social climber
chica de chico, I don't claim to be a daisy.
Dec 22, 2012 - 02:06pm PT
Paul. . . LEMBERT DOME!

I LOVE YOUR WORK!
+1

Paul..I'm always blown away by your BEAUTIFUL art work...
When is your next art show?


Neebee, here is the picture of Sentential Rock i was talking about earlier... sorry about the glare.
neebee

Social climber
calif/texas
Dec 22, 2012 - 02:24pm PT
hey there say, nita! wow, thanks so very much!...


say, they all make me dearly want to paint landscapes again, :)
but i have found this wonderful portrait painting adventure to
be a very dear trail, all its own, and will keep the other fun
stuff on the side... and the bird, i love to paint the birds with
the egg tempura, :))


also, I LOVE seeing vern's stuff!!! very refreshing and
deep-heart-felt 'living photos'...

thank so much nita!
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Dec 22, 2012 - 04:11pm PT
There's a family, here local, who have a very good product to sell, fine olive oils in a variety of "blends" if you will, all with distinctive taste properties, peppery, spicy, etc. 'they market a small bottle for ten bucks. The label is a work of art, turned into what might be termed "artwork" as it sold the bottle this morning at the farmers' market.

Of course, the fact that I was talking with Anastasia the other night aobut her mother's name being Athena, had much to do with it, but the label on the bottle's so well-made and makes it all so appealing, it pretty much sealed the deal. Art for art's sake or art to make a buck. It's a question we've asked for centuries and will keep asking.

If anyone wants to try this olive oil:
http://www.athenasgift.com

Anne, who was selling the oil this morning, said who designed the label, but can't remember who it was. Getting old...

Oh, I wanted to tell everyone who shares here how great it is to see this super stuff you do or appreciate, so, a big thanks.
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climber
north fork
Topic Author's Reply - Dec 23, 2012 - 12:48am PT
Cool stuff everyone. SteveA, nice collection. My Dad is a big traveler and I always have him pick me up some art of whatever country he is in. Tomorrow I'm going to post some of those and the other art on my walls. Till then here's a couple ink drawings I've done.
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climber
north fork
Topic Author's Reply - Dec 23, 2012 - 04:32pm PT
Here's some art from around the world that I'm glad to own.

This final piece is by an artist I went to school with. His name is Jamison Gish and he is a photo realistic painter. This was his first dabble at abstract and is my personal favorite painting.
phylp

Trad climber
Millbrae, CA
Dec 23, 2012 - 05:52pm PT
Very nice collection, Justin! I do like your own work. It seems to me that many, if not most, people love being surrounded by beauty. They build their houses with views of the landscape, they create gardens, they decorate their houses and their bodies - all in an expression of whatever they find beautiful. It really lifts the spirit.
drljefe

climber
El Presidio San Augustin del Tucson
Dec 24, 2012 - 12:39am PT
There is a wall near my house and the art comes and goes.
I like public art.




Here's something I doodled when I was about 18 years old

And something I created which was installed two years ago

What is art?



MisterE

Social climber
Dec 26, 2012 - 10:35am PT
One of Skip's cloisonne pieces (this one is 2" X 2"):

phylp

Trad climber
Millbrae, CA
Jan 10, 2013 - 09:29pm PT
Today Michael and I went to SFMOMA to see two exhibitions that will be closing in a couple of weeks, Jasper Johns and a Jay deFeo retrospective. It was too much to see in one day. I couldn't make it through the whole deFeo exhibit.

A few words about the Jasper Johns exhibit:
No photography was allowed and I didn't really like any of the postcards they had for sale so I don't have any photos to share.

The exhibit was well curated and I learned quite a bit about Johns' ideas about art, and about how he makes his art. There was a nice chronology as you moved from room to room and got to see themes developed and new ideas emerge. The commentary gave me a new appreciation of his older classic works such as "lands End":

http://www.sfmoma.org/explore/collection/artwork/162

which I found out was inspired by the poetry of Hart Crane and by his death by suicide (he jumped off a cruise ship) at age 32.

I have to admit I was a little disappointed not to see any of the big encaustic flags, as those are among my favorites of his. I tend to love anything with encaustic - the textural qualities of it and that soft sheen of. There were a lot of works on paper made using all different kinds of processes.

I really enjoyed some of his fairly recent work, an example of which can be seen here:

http://arrestedmotion.com/2011/06/openings-jasper-johns-matthew-marks/jasper-johns-matthew-marks-am-06/

These are works on paper and are very complex images featuring repetitions of images within images and featuring some wonderful abstract figures that reminded me of some Picassos.

Maybe I'll add some words about the Jay deFeo tomorrow...
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Jan 10, 2013 - 10:12pm PT
That Jasper! Kinda makes me feel short-changed having to look at words describing colors, which in turn can't be photographed because they fade--the purples will bruise, the yellows will run, and the reds will bleed, and the blues blur.

Red + yellow + blue - weird kandy korn =
Thanks for the graciously-worded report and appraisal/appreciation, Phylyp.

kev

climber
A pile of dirt.
Jan 10, 2013 - 10:42pm PT
Mouse,

Small world - I know Anne, her husband (Paul) and daughter. I'll see
Paul tuesday and will ask him where they got the logo for the oil.

kev
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Jan 10, 2013 - 11:17pm PT
Hey say it here, kev--

Oil be grateful.

M. vrom Ems
drljefe

climber
El Presidio San Augustin del Tucson
Jan 10, 2013 - 11:29pm PT
I gotta say. paul roehl, I love your art. I'm a big fan of plein air and your paintings are beautiful and impressive. I wish I could paint like that and, in fact, am thinking about taking a class. Thanks for the inspiration.

Here are some of the xmas presents I made for my family. (i'm cheap)
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Jan 11, 2013 - 11:31am PT
Fifty cents for a vintage Arizona Highways from 1958, originally only forty cents...

Inflation. Fire up the scanner anyhow.

drlj, nice is too nice a word. Let it all hang out for cheapiosity! Ding dong, ding dong.



cliffhanger

Trad climber
California
Jan 11, 2013 - 05:42pm PT
Here's one from outer space:

Largest Spiral Galaxy in the Universe

http://www.space.com/19222-largest-spiral-galaxy-universe.html
phylp

Trad climber
Millbrae, CA
Jan 11, 2013 - 08:29pm PT
Jefe - I've loved the time I've spent in art classes. I'd take them all the time if I didn't travel so much.

For me it's not as much what I learn (though I always learn things) but being forced into the discipline of painting more, meeting other artists and seeing their work, and getting good critical feedback from the teacher.

I hope you do it! Phyl
tiki-jer

Trad climber
fresno/clovis
Jan 11, 2013 - 08:59pm PT
Jefe, you are right....Paul's work is amazing!! I too wish I could paint like that, So Classic!
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Jan 20, 2013 - 04:26am PT
paul roehl

Boulder climber
california
Jan 20, 2013 - 06:26pm PT


Still working on this painting 40"x72"...
Am now convinced it's just too big... oh well. It's a struggle to make the big ones work, like painting a house... whole lot of space to cover and much more opportunity to mess it up!!
guido

Trad climber
Santa Cruz/New Zealand/South Pacific
Jan 20, 2013 - 07:45pm PT
Vaclav Zapadlik

http://www.sketchmyworld.com/car-sketches-by-vaclav-zapadlik/

phylp

Trad climber
Millbrae, CA
Jan 23, 2013 - 05:25pm PT
It looks good to me, Paul, but only you will know when you are satisfied.

Here's my artwork for the day:


I was going to post this in "Show me what you're building", but if you could taste and smell this you'd probably agree it's a work of art!

:) Phyl
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climber
north fork
Topic Author's Reply - Jan 23, 2013 - 05:27pm PT
It made me lust for some junk food. My mouth is watering and I'm hungry now, yup art.
kev

climber
A pile of dirt.
Jan 23, 2013 - 05:41pm PT
Mouse,

So it's from a vase in a museum in Munich. I don't recall the number but I'm sure if you looked around on the web you could find it.

kev
neebee

Social climber
calif/texas
Jan 23, 2013 - 06:39pm PT
hey there say.. a few things finally finished and sent off, this early winter:










*oops, fogot to add the bit OF CHAIR, behind
sooze (which would be behind russ, too) that
caused russ's jacket to puff out, :O






AND i have ruth's gift, have to look for it first...
:)

i covered the paintings, since they were family gifts...
and didn't want them shown so public, without such notices on them, :)

neebee

Social climber
calif/texas
Jan 23, 2013 - 07:16pm PT
hey there all, say...

not sure if this is the final... i had to refix her face once, after...


think this is it:




:)
neebee

Social climber
calif/texas
Jan 23, 2013 - 07:29pm PT
hey there say, mouse...

i love those from arizona highways? i used to try to draw that way, when i was a kids, 'cause i loved those sooo much... used it for cards, when i was a kid... some of it carried over, to adult, for my designs, but then i got worried it was 'copying' ... course, that is how kids learn to draw, in the first place, :O
learning from what you LIKE and trying it, yourself... :O


say, jefe... i really like that purple one! such neat clever gifts...

paul--keep up the great work, on that large one... i want to some day
do a large one... right now, i have more gifts and my two landscapes to
someday get back to, :))

and--various birds, i want to do, and deer... :))

thanks for all these wonderful shares, folk!



edit:
phyl! oh YES, it IS a work of art...

yum! thnks for the share... :)
Nate D

climber
San Francisco
Jan 24, 2013 - 01:56am PT
Wow neebs, could there be a more giving person!?

Paul - yea, what a big mess. :) 'Course we ain't seeing it at full scale. Still, breathtaking.

Mmmm, pie!
By that definition, I think my wife could fill the Louvre with her work.

Tiki, whatcha working on lately, bro?

TJI, how did I miss seeing your collection from all over the world a few pages back? Thanks for that.
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Jan 29, 2013 - 10:24am PT
Paul, hi and I like that landscape. Is that, could it be, the dome everyone thinks they see everywhere else? It looks inspired by the Mercedes rear wheel housing, oddly.

Friend of mine, Bang Mingo, aka Ben Harris, did these, each @ 6 X 6.

California X 4.
Waterfall person.
(My own titles for these so far untitled works).
There's a story about the first. Last Sat. I was in the Coffee Bandits, where these are hung currently.
I mentioned to a fellow next to me, a photographer, that one "California"
was enough, why did the artist need 4 of them in the painting? They were
redundant, somehow. But what do I know? I'm only a schmo.
And then Ben walks in thru the arch into the room and says "What do you
think of my stuff?" and points to the Waterfall person, which I had not
noticed earlier when I sat down--hadn't had my coffee yet--and
California X 4.
Ben is a "serious" artist, but hasn't produced much lately, due to his
growing business. Which is growing, which is what Bang Mingo is about.
But Ben even has a gallery space rented downtown. We were in it about
three weeks ago. Back alley stuff. I can't even recall distinctly
where it is located, though it's near the Tioga.
I need pictures and you will see.

In the Tioga itself, there is a street-level shop-front just rented out
called Pablo Studio, fronting on Main St. His front window and the view
within. Bears further investigating.
YAY!!!!






justthemaid

climber
Jim Henson's Basement
Jan 29, 2013 - 10:41am PT
This is a duplicate post from another thread, but I'd like to add it to the art thread.

Giving a nod to Grandma (RIP) since she was an early influence on my young muppet brain. She sort of came from the
Bob Ross school of painting, but these are my two favorites she did. Her best and her funniest


This floral won a competition to be on a greeting card:





And her funniest is what I call "Boudoir Victorian Barbie on a Chamberpot". When I was a kid I could never figure out
why that girl was sitting on giant eggs. LOL.


phylp

Trad climber
Millbrae, CA
Feb 5, 2013 - 09:29pm PT
Justthemaid, it's so nice that you have that memory from your Grandmother.

I recently got back from a winter road trip to SoCal. Here is part I - a visit to LACMA, the LA county museum.

LACMA has a diverse collection spread out over 8 buildings, but we spent our time mostly with the European and American collections.


There were two special exhibits going on, both fabulous.

The first was Caravaggio and other artists who were influenced by his style. It was fascinating to see 4-5 painting by different artists of the same biblical story scene, e.g. Judith and Holofernes, placed side by side. One of our favorites was Caravaggio’s “The Denial of St. Peter”.


The other exhibit was a Stanley Kubrick retrospective with space devoted to each of his many films. It was a multimedia presentation with movie clips playing on screens, stills for the movies and production, annotated scripts, and original props. It was a very large exhibit, quite comprehensive and a lot of fun to walk through.


The funniest art piece to us was this one:


It's called "Levitated Mass" and is a just a big boulder set over a sunken walkway. I wonder if any LA locals have done a clandestine bouldering session on it yet?

Part II tomorrow...
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climber
north fork
Topic Author's Reply - Feb 6, 2013 - 12:15am PT
Thanks for the report phylp. Always good to see the master painters in person, good to see it here too.

And that is funny justthemaid, if she's not sitting on eggs then what is it? Cool you have those personal pieces of your artistic bloodline.
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Feb 6, 2013 - 07:52pm PT
An unconventional double-portrait of Renoir's wife's cousin Gabrielle Renard, who helped with the family housework and often served as the artist's model, and Claude, called Coco, Renoir, the youngest boy of the artist, in the miniature. there is an implied third image in the mirror being viewed only by Gabrielle. Is this an accident or a visual pun?

Plus de Renoir.

mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Feb 6, 2013 - 08:09pm PT
phylp

Trad climber
Millbrae, CA
Feb 7, 2013 - 02:32pm PT
Nice, Mouse!

Here is part II from my winter road trip - we went to the Petersen Auto Museum. I'm in the camp that thinks gorgeous design in any media is art, and these cars embody the combination of beautiful design and impeccable craftmanship.





The last is my favorite - the Bugatti Veyron
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Feb 7, 2013 - 02:44pm PT
It's no Nash Metro, it it?
Some art is just more expensive because of the name, some art has unique fun-tionality, like going very fast while looking elegant.
This woman's got it all sussed out.
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2274518/Lets-hope-shes-getting-decent-commission-Bugatti-saleswoman-sells-11-Veyrons-worth-13m-just-year.html?ITO=1490&ns_mchannel=rss&ns_campaign=1490#axzz2KFBzrqAz
phylp

Trad climber
Millbrae, CA
Feb 8, 2013 - 12:07am PT
Pretty insane, huh Mouse? I cannot even imagine wanting to spend $1.3 million dollars on a car. If I had that much spare money it would be so wonderful to give it away to people who needed it.

Supertopo artist friends: I spent some time painting today, re-working a recent painting I wasn't happy with. When I stopped I was just filled with this sense that I wanted to spend every day painting. But I can't quite allow myself to do it because I feel I'm not inherently talented enough to justify the "waste" of time. One of my early art teachers said to me "The world doesn't need another painting". She wasn't being cynical; she was a great teacher. What she was saying was that you have to paint for yourself. So I do paint for myself, but it seems like such an indulgence, since I paint as a passion not a way to physically survive (earn a living). I have to get rid of this small amount of residual Catholic guilt thing. Painting, like climbing, is one of the places where I am completely present. If I let myself think of it as meditation time, I'd do more of it. LOL! What a good idea!

Maybe when I am really and truly retired...all I will ever do is climb and paint.
tiki-jer

Trad climber
fresno/clovis
Feb 8, 2013 - 12:11am PT
If ya got the urge.....you gotta create!!!
Nate D

climber
San Francisco
Feb 8, 2013 - 01:26am PT
Thanks for those introspective thoughts, phylp. I know those feelings well.

Post up a few of your latest Tiki!

Thanks always for the additions to the thread, mouse.
life is a bivouac

Trad climber
Feb 8, 2013 - 12:09pm PT
With a bit of trepidation, I submit this piece of 13 years ago... It's a compilation of places in my mind. 28x38 Acrylic.They include: Ganglia twitches from Utah canyons, a month and a half climbing in Alaska and a fair bit of time I got to spend in Antarctica. So, not from any one place... As I am right handed, I wanted to paint my right hand ungloved as a challenge to myself...
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climber
north fork
Topic Author's Reply - Feb 8, 2013 - 12:53pm PT
Cool painting life. Like that perspective.

Phylp, great introspective. I agree it's an outlet to loose yourself in time and void of the everyday thoughts, much like climbing. For me the hardest part is also finding the time and more so just getting started. I paint obsessive for a week and then don't for a month. Good things happen to those who wait right? Another way I always thought of it being similar to climbing is you start with a blank canvas, each step brings you closer to the end and soon enough(maybe long for my process) you are done. When you are at a climb you sometimes get overwhelmed with the whole climb. Focussing on each move and your next step has always helped me fight this overwhelming feeling and I think the same can be said with producing art.
phylp

Trad climber
Millbrae, CA
Feb 8, 2013 - 12:53pm PT
Bivouac! Why the tredpidation? It's a great contribution to the thread - and it's ON TOPIC! Bonus points. I especially like the "feel" of it and the composition. My only complaint is that the belayer should have a glove on that poor cold hand! I'm projecting my own cold aversion here!

Did you model it from one of your climbing photos?
Phyl
phylp

Trad climber
Millbrae, CA
Feb 8, 2013 - 12:55pm PT
Just In- we posted at exactly the same minute - LOL! Thanks guys for your responses. It's good to have a community.
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Feb 8, 2013 - 04:01pm PT
I recognize that style...

It's from McLean's "gnarly" period, which pre-dated the gruesome "red rockfall" series. :O)

Slack-jawed & awed, b'God!

mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Feb 8, 2013 - 04:02pm PT
I wish I had art of my own, but it's no longer extant.

Maybe it will return someday.

tiki-jer

Trad climber
fresno/clovis
Feb 8, 2013 - 05:04pm PT
Ok Nate, here is one approx. 2'x2'. Acrylic and Oils

Bad photo sorry
bc

climber
Prescott, AZ
Feb 8, 2013 - 05:20pm PT
Some recent work...
life is a bivouac

Trad climber
Feb 9, 2013 - 12:21pm PT
Hey BC, those are wonderful at capturing the light in both canvases; how long have you been painting?
Really like them...
TGT

Social climber
So Cal
Feb 9, 2013 - 12:32pm PT
What you can do with a white sheet of paper.

http://vimeo.com/54967505#
bc

climber
Prescott, AZ
Feb 11, 2013 - 04:12pm PT
Hi life is a bivouac,
I've been painting landscapes in oil for about 10 years.
Just getting to where I tend to keep more than scrape!
Bill
steveA

Trad climber
bedford,massachusetts
Feb 11, 2013 - 06:55pm PT
I have been buying art for years at auction.

I got a rare bit of luck yesterday and managed to buy this early 19th century piece, 24x36, in the original frame, for about $250.

It is signed, but illegible. I spent all-day researching, but to no avail.

Probably Dutch school.
drljefe

climber
El Presidio San Augustin del Tucson
Feb 11, 2013 - 08:34pm PT
I'll take the liberty of posting the links to Bill's website.
http://billcramerstudio.com/
http://www.billcramerpaintings.com/

I hope you don't mind, Bill.

Bill is one of my favorite plien air painters.
Plus he's a great guy, an awesome father, and a great climber.

edit: new page...check the last one for Bill Cramer's post.
Mtnmun

Trad climber
Top of the Mountain Mun
Feb 11, 2013 - 08:51pm PT
"The Race" Oil on Canvas 68"x72"

"Party Buffalo IV" Oil on Canvas 48"x60"
McHale's Navy

Trad climber
Panorama City, California & living in Seattle
Feb 12, 2013 - 01:12am PT
I see an opening here - I see a similarity. Meet Chakra.
bc

climber
Prescott, AZ
Feb 12, 2013 - 01:44am PT
(thanks Jefe, I suck at promoting my work)
Mtnmun

Trad climber
Top of the Mountain Mun
Feb 12, 2013 - 10:53am PT
"Coyote Opera" Oil on Canvas 24"x30"

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climber
north fork
Topic Author's Reply - Feb 12, 2013 - 11:11am PT
Mtn, those are top shelf. Pretty cool how you can capture the animal's anatomy without a realistic representation. Thanks.
tiki-jer

Trad climber
fresno/clovis
Feb 12, 2013 - 11:16am PT
BC and Mtn, I love your work. You guys both paint big!
phylp

Trad climber
Millbrae, CA
Feb 14, 2013 - 12:47pm PT
On Tuesday we went up to see the special double exhibits at the de Young, "Rembrandt's Century" and "Girl with a Pearl Earring"

The former is a huge exhibit taken mostly from the de Young's own collection. The works were almost all 17th century works on paper, mostly engravings and etchings. Personally, I found the exhibit so massive as to be overwhelming - I wish they had edited a bit the volume of what they showed. It's almost like somebody said "This is a rare opportunity to hand all this stuff - we might as well do it all".

Here was one of my favorites, Rembrandt's The Landscape with Three Trees:


If you look closely, there are a bunch of people and a lot of activity in this piece, but it's the overall composition and light/dark that's so appealing to me.

The other exhibit is "Girl with a Pearl Earring, Dutch Painting from the Mauritshuis" Only 35 paintings but all very high quality, on special loan while the Mauritshuis is undergoing a significant expansion of its space.

Of course the Vermeer was breathtaking - the image is so well known I'm not bothering to post it. This is one of the other paintings that we were all especially taken with:


So gorgeous! A timeless image that could have been painted yesterday.

What would an exhibition like this be without some floral still lifes? I thought this one was especially lovely:


Looking at the tag, I was surprised to see that the artist was a woman. It was very unusual in that time for women to be professional artists. We were pleased to learn that her work was quite a commercial success in her lifetime.

My last "favorite" in this show was a Rembrandt portrait of an old man, painted just 2 years before his death. This was hung close to to other portraits by him, one a self portrait painted early on in his career, and it was wonderful to see how is style became looser and more expressive as he aged. I wondered if this could be because his eyesight was deteriorating but the info sign said that it's considered to be deliberate.

This is a show well worth seeing!
paul roehl

Boulder climber
california
Feb 14, 2013 - 02:22pm PT
Hey Phylp,
Great review... I've been looking forward to this show for awhile! On my way.
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Feb 16, 2013 - 01:57am PT
Faux flowers. Hand-stitch by Liz B. 4.5 X 7 cm.
I was given this by my sister, who inherited it from my Mom, who got it from my late wife Liz, who made only this one, framed it, and then went on to some other craft, I guess.
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Feb 18, 2013 - 04:20pm PT
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climber
north fork
Topic Author's Reply - Feb 22, 2013 - 02:20pm PT
Eric Fischl
This painting has been known to be controversal because of the content. I really like how he painted the light and the way it plays with the blinds. Also like how he implied meanings and his questionable content, which many of his paintings have.
The Call Of K2 Lou

climber
Squamish
Feb 22, 2013 - 02:30pm PT
Raining today in Squamish (surprise, surprise). Made me think of Hokusai.

This one came to mind. Saw it in a book in high school, and it seemed somewhat unique to me. By Bas Jan Ader.
http://nothingbecause.blogspot.ca/2009/04/bas-jan-aders-im-too-sad-to-tell-you.html
Nate D

climber
San Francisco
Feb 22, 2013 - 04:04pm PT
Nice contributions all.
Tiki - I gotta see a detail of Hadji.
Phylp - nice report. That goldfinch is a beauty.

K2 - Your post reminded me of a silkscreen poster done by one of my design professors back in college, McRae Magleby, inspired by Hokusai's famous wave. It won tons of design awards, and reproductions still probably bring in royalties to McRae.

Keith Leaman

Trad climber
Feb 22, 2013 - 07:05pm PT
My colleague, Sean is standing on a table in front of a mural that he and I and a few others painted for a Seattle arts fundraiser in 1993. The painting on muslin was mostly 19' tall and about 650' long (about 1/8 of a mile). It featured large copies of old masters and included the drapery and frieze and wainscoting, paneling.
The mural wound around the Grand Ballroom and in-out of several other spaces in the Sheraton Hotel. I painted the Lautrec copy on the left which was about 10'x 14'. The project took us about 4 months, was installed for the big event, and discarded a few days later. I contacted every college, high school and theater I could, trying to find a home for the thing, cut out and saved-donated a few of the large copies.

Here's my 12' x 9' copy of a familiar Renoir "le Loge" which took about a day and 1/2. We painted the frames too.
phylp