Sunday, March 7, 2010

Thomas Paquette - American

These works have a wonderful mystical feel. I think the medium is oil, but, if I remember correctly, this artist also uses pastels, and may have wanted to bring something of pastel technique into oil painting. Some oil painters squeeze their paint out onto absorbant paper to take out as much oil as possible, this gives their work a chalkier appearance. I believe Monet did this.

Albert Goodwin - British

The Sultan and his Camp by the Enchanted Lake 1888

I think this work is hanging in the Art Gallery of New South Wales.