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drljefe

climber
El Presidio San Augustin del Tucson
Feb 11, 2013 - 05:34pm 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 - 05:51pm PT
Credit: Mtnmun
"The Race" Oil on Canvas 68"x72"

Credit: Mtnmun
"Party Buffalo IV" Oil on Canvas 48"x60"
McHale's Navy

Trad climber
Panorama City, California & living in Seattle
Feb 11, 2013 - 10:12pm PT
I see an opening here - I see a similarity. Meet Chakra.
Credit: McHale's Navy
bc

climber
Prescott, AZ
Feb 11, 2013 - 10:44pm PT
(thanks Jefe, I suck at promoting my work)
Mtnmun

Trad climber
Top of the Mountain Mun
Feb 12, 2013 - 07:53am PT
Credit: Mtnmun
"Coyote Opera" Oil on Canvas 24"x30"

Credit: Mtnmun
this just in

climber
north fork
Topic Author's Reply - Feb 12, 2013 - 08:11am 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 - 08:16am PT
BC and Mtn, I love your work. You guys both paint big!
phylp

Trad climber
Millbrae, CA
Feb 14, 2013 - 09:47am 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:

1643 etching, drypoint and engraving <br/>
21.3 x 27.8 cm <br/>
copyright FAMSF
1643 etching, drypoint and engraving
21.3 x 27.8 cm
copyright FAMSF
Credit: phylp

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:

Carel Fabritius "The Goldfinch" 1654 <br/>
oil on panel 13.25 x 9 inches 
...
Carel Fabritius "The Goldfinch" 1654
oil on panel 13.25 x 9 inches
image copyright FAMSF
Credit: phylp

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:

Rachel Ruysch "Vase of Flowers" 1700 <br/>
oil on canvas 31.25 x 23.75 inc...
Rachel Ruysch "Vase of Flowers" 1700
oil on canvas 31.25 x 23.75 inches
Credit: phylp

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 - 11:22am 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 15, 2013 - 10:57pm PT
Credit: mouse from merced
Credit: mouse from merced
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 - 01:20pm PT
Credit: mouse from merced
this just in

climber
north fork
Topic Author's Reply - Feb 22, 2013 - 11:20am PT
Eric Fischl
Eric Fischl Bad Boy
Eric Fischl Bad Boy
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 - 11:30am PT
Raining today in Squamish (surprise, surprise). Made me think of Hokusai.
The Great Wave Off Kanagawa
The Great Wave Off Kanagawa
Credit: 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.
Credit: 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 - 01:04pm 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 - 04:05pm 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.
Sheraton mural 19'x 650' '93
Sheraton mural 19'x 650' '93
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.
Sheraton Renoir 12'x 9' '93
Sheraton Renoir 12'x 9' '93
phylp

Trad climber
Millbrae, CA
Feb 22, 2013 - 04:30pm PT
Keith, that is just mind-boggling!

The piece intact sounds like something that might have found at least a temporary home in a place like Marfa, TX!
Dingus Milktoast

Gym climber
And every fool knows, a dog needs a home, and...
Feb 22, 2013 - 05:05pm PT
mtnmum I'm again stunned by your work.

DMT
tiki-jer

Trad climber
fresno/clovis
Feb 23, 2013 - 07:39am PT
Keith, those are awesome!!
this just in

climber
north fork
Topic Author's Reply - Feb 23, 2013 - 07:45am PT
Tiki, saw your work at metalmark and it was impressive. I posted on your shameless art plug.
tiki-jer

Trad climber
fresno/clovis
Feb 23, 2013 - 12:22pm PT
TJI, Thanks Bro!
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