Thursday, July 31, 2014

John Berry

John Berry  Garden  2011  oil on board  9" x 12"

The nice thing about FB is that you find friends and those friends are artists that do interesting work. Here is one of them. Glad we found each other to share ideas and images with.

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Nancy Bell

           Nancy Bell  Queen (Untitled)  ink, gouache and acrylic on paper  9" x 6"

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Kamrooz Aram

Kamrooz Aram  Untitled (Palimpsest # 21)  oil, oil pastel and wax pencil on canvas 82" x 72"

Monday, July 28, 2014

Sarah Walker

Sarah Walker  Self Assembly  2010  acrylic on panel  26" x 28"

Walker's paintings remind me of solarized photos from the 60's. Remember the photos of the Beatles from one of their albums? Forms and imagery melt into each other as she layers paint into geometric patterns.

Saturday, July 26, 2014

Jesse Willenbring

Jesse Willenbring  Travel Poster  2014  acrylic, graphite, pastel and oil on canvas 
41.5" x 31.5"

Friday, July 25, 2014

Laurie Danial

Laurie Danial  Wrecking Ball  2013  oil on panel  48" x 36"

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Monday, July 21, 2014

Shannon Finley

Shannon Finley  Wave (core)  2014  acrylic on canvas  82.25" x 66.35" 
photo credit Uwe Walter

Finley's latest paintings are a technical tour de force. His exhibition of large and smaller paintings at Susanne Vielmetter in Culver City was a real eye opener for me. The Canadian artist who now lives and works in Germany has developed a beautiful hy-bred of  geometric abstraction meets op. He uses tape and squeegee to great advantage with various tints of gel medium and opaque pigment passages. 
The exhibition is up until Aug. 23  in Vielmetter's Culver City Project Space on Washington.

Saturday, July 19, 2014

Jenny Cox

Jenny Cox  Lik a Picure of Something  2014  marker on paper  22" x 30"

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Anthony Campuzano

Anthony Campuzano  Collide (weather related version left) Collide (right) 2009-10
colored pencil, graphite, ink and inset photographs on board  40" x 30" each

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Heidi Pollard

Heidi Pollard  Head  2011  oil on canvas  48" x 48"

I like Heidi Pollard's approach to painting. She has a directness that is apparent and an inventiveness with color and form that pique my imagination as I wander through her world of images.

Sunday, July 13, 2014

Frank Nitsche

                 Frank Nitsche  TOC-13-2005  oil on canvas  78.7" x 63"

Friday, July 11, 2014

Anna Kunz

     Anna Kunz  Over and Over  2011  gouache on paper  11" x 14"

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Daniel Cummings

Daniel Cummings  Pony Express  3013  oil on canvas  90" x 72"

Monday, July 7, 2014

Interesting Juxtaposition

Nicole Iserman  Guy Racer  2011  oil on canvas  76" x 60"

Johnson Weree  Untitled Female Portrait  2011  mixed media on paper  19.68" x 13"

Saturday, July 5, 2014

Julie Alexander

Julie Alexander  Mio  2013  oil on canvas  10" x 12"

Alexander is a painter from the northwest. She shares a sensibility with many painters today in that she is continually searching for a unique and authentic voice as she participates in the current dialogue about painting. What I enjoy about her work is her risk taking. She does not fear the abyss  but rather relishes the unknown as she rambles along her creative path.

Friday, July 4, 2014

Bill Jensen

Bill Jensen  With Color XXll 2009  egg tempera and oil tempera on paper  22" x 15"

Jensen is one of the most inventive painters I have come across. He mixes his own paints from scratch and his compositions and color combinations are always a wonderful surprise.
He is one of the finest abstract painters working today.

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Clare Grill

              Clare Grill  Nettle  2013  oil on linen  20" x 16"