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MisterE

Social climber
Bouncy Tiggerville
Jan 5, 2011 - 06:42pm 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 - 07:47am PT
Francisco Goya. Los Caprichos series of etchings. I saw this show in Vancouver early 2000's.
Goya Los Caprichos
Goya Los Caprichos
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Goya Los Caprichos
Goya Los Caprichos
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Goya Los Caprichos
Goya Los Caprichos
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Goya Los Caprichos
Goya Los Caprichos
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FeelioBabar

Trad climber
One drink ahead of my past.
Jan 6, 2011 - 07:56am 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 - 09:36am PT
This is Denali by our very own very occasional poster The DrillSargeant!

Credit: Reilly

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

Trad climber
It ain't El Cap, Oregon
Jan 6, 2011 - 10:14am 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 - 10:17am 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!
locker

Social climber
Jan 6, 2011 - 10:26am PT

ONE of my FAVORITE "Artist"...

...

Chaz

Trad climber
greater Boss Angeles area
Jan 6, 2011 - 10:30am PT
A Leonard Knight original

tiki-jer

Trad climber
fresno/clovis
Jan 6, 2011 - 12:47pm PT
IHP, how are you?.....you can commission me to paint a few things.
Jaybro

Social climber
Wolf City, Wyoming
Jan 6, 2011 - 02:15pm PT

i'm with Locker on this!

Credit: Jaybro
Watusi

Social climber
Newport, OR
Jan 6, 2011 - 02:37pm PT
Yeah Joan Miro was always one of my favorites as well!!
Ghost

climber
A long way from where I started
Jan 6, 2011 - 02:44pm 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 - 03:09pm PT
Credit: drljefe

Rick Griffin
drljefe

climber
El Presidio San Augustin del Tucson
Jan 6, 2011 - 03:13pm PT
Western landscape fans-
check out Bill Cramer.
He posts here occasionally.

http://www.billcramerpaintings.com/
MisterE

Social climber
Bouncy Tiggerville
Jan 6, 2011 - 04:27pm PT
I gotta admit, I am a HUGE fan of my fiancee's work. I am bias though...









Gene

Social climber
Jan 6, 2011 - 04:29pm 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 - 06:46pm 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 - 06:52pm PT
justthemaid's stained glass is first rate.
I recall Bill Cramer's fine work.
And the DrillSargeant's technique is superb.
FortMental

Social climber
Albuquerque, NM
Jan 6, 2011 - 08:32pm PT
A while back, I decided that I was going to put the following statement, "I could do that!" to the test. Rifling through the stack of art books at home and those at the library, I kept coming back to a picture of a cubist still-life by Cezanne that was in a Musee D'Orsay catalog. I paid this guy I knew to show me how to mix oil paints afterwhich I copied and blocked out the composition as best I could. At bottom left is the image from which I worked....

Credit: FortMental

Painting isn't that hard. The difficulty is in getting the values correct; if subjects are too bright or dark, the end product looks stupid. That took me a while to figure out.

Credit: FortMental

Copying stuff is also pretty easy, but arranging your own composition is not. I tried arranging a bowl of fruit and sketching it but it ended up looking like dead crap on a table. Cezanne made this still life dynamic by breaking standard rules of composition.

Credit: FortMental

Composition is hard. That's why Henri Cartier Bresson spent the last 20 years of his life in museums, copying paintings, by sketching them out in a notebook with a pencil. As far as he was concerned, he still hadn't figured it out.

Credit: FortMental

After I finished the painting, I decided to frame it in what I thought would be a period, gold leafed carved frame. However, there was no way I was going to hand carve a frame, plaster it with rabbit skin glue, and leaf it in 24K gold. Especially since I really didn't know what the frame looked like. So, off to Home Depot I went for some mouldings and a few chipboard planks.

Credit: FortMental

Luckily, I had the internets, and eventually found a tourist photo of the framed painting. It was a crappy photo but good enough to give me a rough idea of the frame configuration.

Credit: FortMental

Unfortunately, building a frame out of doo-doo meant that it couldn't support itself without some major structural engineering.

Credit: FortMental

After a couple of coats of paint, I leafed the frame in gold. OK, not real gold, but brass. Don't tell anyone.

Credit: FortMental

No doubt about it; working with gold leaf is about the biggest pain in the ass in the frikkin' world. Between the low humidity, floating cat hairs, crappy glue, and callused fingertips, I was ready to set the thing on fire more than a few times.

Credit: FortMental

When I was done, the frame looked like it had been carved from solid gold. It looked like something Mr. Tee had commissioned for his portrait.

Credit: FortMental

This would not do. Toning down the picture with some manner of antique-ing was required. I mixed up a batch of 150 years of French air-slime and slathered it on thick and heavy, then lightly wiped it off.

Credit: FortMental
Credit: FortMental

When finally framed, I called it a day, stood back, and looked at it, thoroughly impressed with my efforts.

Credit: FortMental

A couple of years ago, I finally got to see the real thing, hanging up in Paris, just another masterwork amongst hundreds of thousands. I spent about an hour carefully examining Cezanne's original and finally realized what makes his a masterpiece and mine a clunky copy....

Credit: FortMental

My copy of Cezanne's still-life hangs in the parlor, a reminder of all the things still to learn.
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Jan 6, 2011 - 09:35pm 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?

Credit: Reilly

They start 'em young at the Orsay...
"Regardez, mon petit chou..."
Don't worry, she didn't touch it!
Don't worry, she didn't touch it!
Credit: Reilly
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