Monday, February 28, 2011


The garden is another rich traditional sub-genre of landscape painting.
I love the intense greens in this work by the Spanish painter Juan Manuel Fernandez Pinedo.

Gardens were a favourite subject of Vuillard and Klimt, flowerbeds and gravel paths fulfilling their love of pointillist pattern and colour:

Australian painter, Ric Amor, combines plant forms, statuary and built elements in this work reminiscent of moderns such as Picasso and Le Corbusier.

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Dennis Doheny

The use of luminous mist behind trees is a clever device. Particularly when working in fine detail, you need mysterious nebulous areas to breathe life into the painting.