Monday, June 30, 2008

Granville Redmond

The opalescent sky is very evocative.
The soft pinks balance the dark greens.

Auguste Bonheur

Plowing in the Nivernais, 24 x 40 inch

Alexandre Calame

Torrent in the Alps
Exhibited at National Gallery of Australian 2008

Sunday, June 29, 2008

Wednesday, June 11, 2008


Albayde, (gb detail modif.)

This is a detail from a portrait by Cabanel, not a landscape painting,
but I love the mysterious, exotic view in the background. I didn't like the drugged-out
look of the figure's eyes, so I changed them with photoshop to give a meditative expression.

Monday, June 9, 2008


Matin Brumeux, debacle (breaking up of ice)

Pointe de l'Ailly, Maree Basse (low tide)

"For me, a landscape does not exist in its own right, since its appearance changes at every moment; but its surroundings bring it to life – the air and the light, which vary continually … For me, it is only the surrounding atmosphere which gives objects their true value."
Monet 1891

As he matured as an artist, Monet returned to the same motif with endless variations: Rouen Cathedral, poplars, haystacks, waterlilies. It was only in this way that he could seek to capture differing effects of light on objects, and changing times of day, as the nominal theme and composition differed only to a small degree.

Turner to Monet

Samuel Palmer - The Golden City

I recently made a trip to Canberra to see an exhibition of landscape paintings by artists such as Turner, Monet and Constable. This exquisite watercolour painting by Samuel Palmer, a friend of William Blake, was a real highlight.

Sunday, June 1, 2008

Duane Keiser

Magnolia Oregon Hill

Santa Fe

Old US Coastal

Samuel Lancaster Gerry

Vincent Colyer
Connecticut-Shore 14.5 x 24.5 in

William Bradford_Redbay_7 x 13 inches


(Thomas) Alexander Harrison 15.5 x 39.5 in

Eugene Garin

R. Clarkson Colman

Rocks Cliffs

Harrison Bird Brown 25x42

Schonleber Gustav

William Trost Richards American 1833 - 1905 Gouache

Willroider Ludwig - Coastal Cliffs

Bierstadt - Seal Rock

Ernest Albert 23x25

John F Kensett New England 14.5 x 24 in

Paul Dougherty 36 x 34.25 in

Rockwell Kent

William Trost Richards (US)

William Trost Richards
American 1833 - 1905 Gouache


Alfred Bricher


Alfred T Bricher 18x39

Alfred Thompson Bricher 13x24

Alfred Thompson Bricher American 15 x 33 in