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phylp

Trad climber
Millbrae, CA
Nov 24, 2013 - 11:09am PT
SteveA, thanks for sharing more of your amazing collection!
phylp

Trad climber
Millbrae, CA
Dec 8, 2013 - 04:01pm PT
Museum trip report - San Francisco Legion of Honor: Matisse from the SFMOMA collection and Anders Zorn: Sweden's Master Painter.

With SFMOMA closed for the massive expansion, other area venues benefit by being able to show from their collection.

The Legion has a one room, high quality Matisse exhibit going on right now. Matisse is a favorite of mine. I could have spent the whole time staring at the works. I just find his stuff mesmerizing. Here are two paintings from the show:

Young Woman in Pink &#40;scan of postcard c. 2013 FAMSF&#41;
Young Woman in Pink (scan of postcard c. 2013 FAMSF)
Credit: phylp

The Girl with Green Eyes &#40;scanned postcard c. 2013 FAMSF, photo by...
The Girl with Green Eyes (scanned postcard c. 2013 FAMSF, photo by Ben Blackwell)
Credit: phylp

The main exhibit is the Anders Zorn. this was a new artist to the four of us and we were all blown away, I mean just mouths hanging open, stunned amazement at the quality of the work. Now the average person would probably recognize the names Matisse, Monet, Cezanne etc, but how many have heard of Zorn? And yet we all felt that the quality and sensitivity of the work was such that he should be a household name.

Well, even if this was the first time I had heard of him, I was happy to learn that he was very well known in his lifetime, probably the best portrait painter of his day. He made quite a bit of wealth from his work and moved in society circles.

Once of the things that impressed me was how well-travelled he was. He and his wife live in Sweden, Paris, Spain, the US and other places during his life and he took inspiration from all these places for his work.

He started out painting in watercolor and his technique was astounding. The earliest work is almost photorealistic, which is mind-blowing. Here was one of my favorites of the earlier work, when his style had started to loosen up a bit (1885):

Clarence Barker, 1885 &#40;scanned postcard c. 2013 FAMSF, photo Per B...
Clarence Barker, 1885 (scanned postcard c. 2013 FAMSF, photo Per Bergstrom)
Credit: phylp

Later on he began to work in oils. Here's one from 1897 that was one of my favorites. The photo doesn't do it justice, it's gorgeous in person.

Darn, having trouble uploading this one. Will try again later...


paul roehl

Boulder climber
california
Dec 8, 2013 - 07:06pm PT
Yeah, cannot wait to get up there and see that show...TFPU!
The Hockney show too.
neebee

Social climber
calif/texas
Dec 8, 2013 - 07:12pm PT
hey there, say, phylp... wow, i love the colors in the one with the dog...

thanks for sharing...

i just got another one of mine done, but it is kind of private, so i may not share it, though it it and one other, are really from a movie-still...

:)

and two private portraits... :


but, when i get the next crop done i will share...

say, phylp:
have YOU done any new ones to share, yet?


as always, so happy when paul shares!

hope some more folks step in tooo...

i found some neat one on line, by some artist, that i want to share,
(with their names, credit of course) just have not had dial up time, yet
for long share...


:)
this just in

climber
north fork
Topic Author's Reply - Dec 8, 2013 - 07:21pm PT
Good to see you're getting out and about Phylp. You still in the sling? Thanks for the report!
Hadn't heard of Zorn either.
neebee

Social climber
calif/texas
Dec 8, 2013 - 07:36pm PT
hey there say, steve A... did not get to see the shares, yet, will come back, soon, i hope and try to let them load... :)
phylp

Trad climber
Millbrae, CA
Dec 8, 2013 - 08:22pm PT
Midsummer Dance , photo from Nationalmuseum, Srockholm, scal postcard ...
Midsummer Dance , photo from Nationalmuseum, Srockholm, scal postcard c. FAMSF 2013
Credit: phylp

Here it is.
Neebs no work for a while, right-handed and surgery as you know. Justin, no sling and it's coming along. Still a lot of night pain.

Paul, Daphne, Michael and I went to see the Hockney. Daphne loved it, but it left me and Michael unmoved. I respect him, no doubt, and I can see the skill and ideas, but there's not an emotional connection for me with this work. Still, very impressive show. the scale alone makes it worth it.
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Dec 14, 2013 - 02:13am PT
That Zorn's a much finer painter than we know, I'll bet. I've never heard of the man till now, but he looks like he's holding back, and maybe that's because of the fact it's a postacard and digitized. The eyes don't lie, do they doggie lovers?

The pink molding on this next work sucks, agreed?
Credit: mouse from merced
Here is a genuine photo of a painting which visited the lobby office yesterday. It was difficult to shoot. It kept wandering around, licking its paws.

The painter Pobla (I call him Larry to piss him off--he's Russian, it's easy) is maybe selling it to Tami and her husband. Tami works for the new Tioga Apartment Homes management as their charming rep in the office: and she has a friend, Michelle, a winsome lass, who visited yesterday while I was trying to do justice to Larry's, I mean Pobla's work.

Both women are very "in love" with this painting. I don't understand. It's even cruder than Matisse. :0)

What's the big deal with oil that looks like a child (a talented child, admittedly) did it? I suppose the charming Tami has her reasons for liking it and she's been looking at it daily at work to see if she wants it in her home. We both dissed the "frame"--pink molding, the Russian artist's big-time uninformed on the effectiveness of great framing.

You can't save a work of terrible art with voluptuous framing, but then framing can be a work of art on its own. Put it on the wall, empty, thus showing off your talent as a wall-painter, like your gallery of collected Lost Arrows and Bonatti 'biners might suggest you are a talented wall-climber. Just a suggestion from the box.

Because they are fun to look at, first of all, in my opinion, impressions are not meant to depict real life. How many lions are gonna be doing what we see that one in the painting doing? Never. Not this white punk. It's the imagination that is fired in us by simple works by people who enjoy working quietly and talking to others through their brushes and daubing.

It's what makes neebee's work appealing. She is our prime example, too, of the artist who arts for the sake of OtheRs, not that Art fella. You all get my drift. You are all respected judges of worthy (and not so worthy) art. You all own art. Art's so subjective it's funny. I can see right through a person by looking at what he puts on his walls and shelves. I'd love visiting you folks, having the docent's tour. Should that chance ever arise. Unless you don't want me seeing right through you, that is. But then, why have art and display it if you don't share it? Thank you all for sharing. It's been a fine experience, this year, with images.

"Merry Christmas," to oil!

And to water-color, still photography, and pastel, "Black and White!"

Photo of a painting after Rousseau.  Left-overs.
Photo of a painting after Rousseau. Left-overs.
Credit: mouse from merced
Michelle, standing and smiling winsomely, and Tami, just getting her g...
Michelle, standing and smiling winsomely, and Tami, just getting her glasses off...catched ya! Tami's convincing herself she wants to buy the "Pobla after Rousseau." Who wants used art, anyway, is what I wanna know?
Credit: mouse from merced
To quote the avid collector Thaddeus Hocking, "I've been inside too long. Don't ask me why, Dragonfly."

edit: There is another painting which accompanies this one, according to sources close to Pobla--the manager of Sunny's wig shop in the corner of Middle Earth (the Tioga Hotel). Pobla's studio--we've been there on The Flames--is down Main a few doors. We both agree he's a crazy man who HAPPENS to be Russian, like the manager is a straight guy who HAPPENS to run the wig shop for a relative and HAPPENS to be black. I must see this other painting which HAPPENS to complement the After Rousseau. Is it Before Michelangelo, but During the Zulu War? I love mysteries.
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Dec 15, 2013 - 07:04am PT
At the Multicultural Arts Center on Main STreet, Merced, for sale in the Arbor Gallery by local artists.

Fired pottery bowls by Joan Rafel.
Credit: mouse from merced
Credit: mouse from merced
Credit: mouse from merced

Bowls turned in wood by Pope Lawrence.
Credit: mouse from merced
Credit: mouse from merced
Credit: mouse from merced
Credit: mouse from merced
T Hocking

Trad climber
Redding, Ca
Dec 15, 2013 - 07:07am PT
Nice bowls,
is it too early to spark one?
neebee

Social climber
calif/texas
Dec 15, 2013 - 07:57am PT
hey there say, mouse... wow, nice share... i DID see this share of yours already... twice, makes it just as nice... (as to the art) ...

say, oddly, the pink frame thing brings out a type of highlight that is in the painting that might not otherwise catch the eye...

i liked it, in that way... though, if we could run around all over and try all kinds of frames, i'd sure find others that we'd all like, too...


say, to me, that art, meant the the subject in the painting, had fallen asleep, after playing 'music of africa' and was dreaming of the lion--though NOT of the lion getting ready to eat said-dreamer, :O

just seemed like the neat colors of the close, matching the music-instrument, sent the singer off to dreamland:

which was the darkness, lion and such... however, oh my, the painter
would and could, very much DIFFER on that idea, :))



i had some of mine that i finished that i'd like to have shared, but two were for a private family man, and the third and fourth, as well...

don't reckon i'd show them...



however, after the holidays, i do have about 12 i can show... :)
:)

there is this one, OIL--that is NOT DONE YET...



a friends family, set in the greatoutdoor--borrowing jack's house, ;&#41;&#41;
a friends family, set in the greatoutdoor--borrowing jack's house, ;))
Credit: neebee


ONE of these??? i may have put up already???

THESE ARE ACRYLIC--as--i needed to get them done fast, for
surprise birthday gift, and thanksgiving gift:


ROBERT AND AN ARIZONA FAN...
ROBERT AND AN ARIZONA FAN...
Credit: neebee


SOMEWHERE in germany... after the war...
SOMEWHERE in germany... after the war...
Credit: neebee
Dingus Milktoast

Gym climber
U.N. Ambassador, Crackistan
Dec 15, 2013 - 08:02am PT
Nice work Neebs. Very nice.

DMT
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Dec 15, 2013 - 08:19am PT
That first unfinished one is so very beautiful. I've seen it on the FB page as it progressed.

I have a spot for it, won't pay a lot for it, because it's one you should keep and make one more that's sorta like it but with the crops ready or already in--just thinkin' out loud. That should go for a lot more than what I paid for that portrait of Liz. It's real "showpiece."
neebee

Social climber
calif/texas
Dec 15, 2013 - 08:24am PT
hey there say, DMT... thank you so much... i am trying to climb the ol' mountain trail, for sure...

occasionally i slip and slide back to some ol' rut of various boo-boo
blunder, but i am getting less and less of that... so the trail is more
even keel now... (well, for not being a boat) ;)

say phylp:
i love that midsummer dance once...wow, it make it FEEL real...

i don't always like the 'blur' styles of art, and i used to wonder why,
'til one day when me and one of friends were talking about stuff, by phone:

i think this is why:

when i was about ten? i had to get glasses... well, for the first time that i could recall THEN-- TREES were crisp and clear and i could see the edges... they were not blurred brown things with bushy green stuff...

i was really amazed :O

so i think, oh my, that THAT is why, whenever i start to try and paint that way, as it looks FUN to just smear around the colors with brush shapes only and not much form, and such--well, i just HAVE to fix it, :))

odd how life molds our art, :))
:)



well, i was babysitting and trying to finish secret santa gifts, so i
need to go sleep now... whewww, :)
neebee

Social climber
calif/texas
Dec 15, 2013 - 08:48am PT
hey there say, mouse... yeah, i would like to paint a large one like this to keep... or sell... but i do awful, in sales... :O
so anything, jewelry, dreamcatchers, art, books, all are special gifts,
:)

THIS one is a gal's family, and she hoped to have it for christmas... she only could put in about almost half of what liz, went for... but she has four kids that she is still helping out, and two are in her home, still and she is a single mom--i rarely get paid for my work...

nearly all are gifts... but a gracious mouse, and this gal, and a handful of a few FUN folks, have sent me kind money for the paintings, later, and
i was really shocked and of course, very grateful...

and a climber gal, here, paid for a very nice fun one, i did for her, as
a job that she wanted... i had fun with that... and with yours!


NOW:
shocked, meaning, i never expected any at all... gifts are gift, you know, but wow, it always came right when i really REALLY needed it, so i think god must have nudged someone, very sweetly in those cases, :)

as he did with the liz, painting, :) ;)

WELL,
she will pay for shipping, etc, too, as this is large... :O

CAN'T WAIT to share the others... :)








there is ONE with stripes, later, that HOPE you will like...
i am not too good with stripes, as they move and change color, etc,
in material (like the one that phylp, share, above)...
:)

wow, i really got to go to sleep... be back later, all...
:)
paul roehl

Boulder climber
california
Dec 15, 2013 - 09:44am PT
Vernal Falls finally finished... I think.
Vernal Falls finally finished... I think.
Credit: paul roehl

Neebee, love that painting of the countryside and the house... very fine.
bc

climber
Prescott, AZ
Dec 15, 2013 - 10:27am PT
Some recent studio work.
The winter scene is a Christmas gift for my mother-in-law who broke her shoulder in 17 places last week in a fall. My father-in-law commissioned the piece prior to her fall. I was happy how this one turned out and hoping it will bring her some peace.

Canyon Character 24x36 oil on canvas
Canyon Character 24x36 oil on canvas
Credit: bc
The Light of Winter 16x20 oil on linen panel
The Light of Winter 16x20 oil on linen panel
Credit: bc
eKat

Trad climber
Less than a second shy of 49 minutes
Dec 15, 2013 - 10:30am PT
The Light of Winter . . . well. . . it's. . . REMARKABLE!

Whoa!
Dingus Milktoast

Gym climber
U.N. Ambassador, Crackistan
Dec 15, 2013 - 10:39am PT
Yes it is!

DMT
phylp

Trad climber
Millbrae, CA
Dec 15, 2013 - 11:13am PT
Nice share, Mouse.
Gorgeous new work everybody!
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