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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
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Lower Yosemite Falls Spring
Lower Yosemite Falls Spring
Credit: paul roehl
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Guess where.
Guess where.
Credit: paul roehl

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:

Credit: steveA
eKat

Trad climber
Less than a second shy of 49 minutes
Dec 22, 2012 - 09:06am PT
Paul. . . LEMBERT DOME!

I LOVE YOUR WORK!
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!
Credit: Christies
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.
bottom three pictures by, Linda Abbot,..Top two end    photos by, *Ver...
bottom three pictures by, Linda Abbot,..Top two end photos by, *Vern Clevenger.
Credit: nita
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
Credit: mouse from merced
Credit: mouse from merced
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.
Self Portrait. Ink and Charcoal on Watercolor Paper
Self Portrait. Ink and Charcoal on Watercolor Paper
Credit: this just in
Credit: this just in
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Untitled. Ink on Watercolor Paper
Untitled. Ink on Watercolor Paper
Credit: this just in
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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.
Ecuador
Ecuador
Credit: this just in
Masai Painting of Blood and Milk Drinking
Masai Painting of Blood and Milk Drinking
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Sand Painting from Sri Lanka
Sand Painting from Sri Lanka
Credit: this just in
Ceramic Plate from Istanbul, Turkey
Ceramic Plate from Istanbul, Turkey
Credit: this just in
Detail
Detail
Credit: this just in
Watercolor from Vietnam
Watercolor from Vietnam
Credit: this just in
Australia
Australia
Credit: this just in
Mask from Italy
Mask from Italy
Credit: this just in

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.
3'x4' Oil on Canvas
3'x4' Oil on Canvas
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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"):

Credit: MisterE
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 =
Old Zoroastrian Persian flag.
Old Zoroastrian Persian flag.
Credit: mouse from merced

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
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