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Blue Day Flowers and Green Day Flowers – Micko Con Carne (mmh)

  
I am greedy today, posting two more of my own. I am very happy that I see in wacky colors. Additionally, since I know nothing of actual real plants and flowers, I get away with painting ones from “Fluorescent Land”. 

Today was extra special as my father sat beside me as I painted (his reward for being my painting buddy was that he got to sign it with me). What was funny was that he asked me “what type of flower has magenta petals and orange dots”, of course I replied “this one”. (Yes, I was a snarky a-hole).  

  

 
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Posted by on February 27, 2016 in Art, Highlighted Artist

 

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Setting Sun #1.  – MickoConCarne Art

  

So, I am cheating today, I am highlighting myself.  My own painting, named Setting Sun #1, had siblings, but they have all been placed on a funeral pyre.  What can I say – I am brutal on myself.  

I not sure how to define my work style, or even if that is important.  I guess I would say I have my own, … which is inspired my Peter Max, Van Gogh, Versace, and any 2nd grade finger painter. 

I paint to have fun.  I paint to learn and explore what I can do. I paint to express myself when my words can’t find a way out of my mouth. 

 
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Posted by on February 27, 2016 in Art, Highlighted Artist

 

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Highlighted Artist – Susan Marx

  

I found Susan Marx, I suspect, as many others did in the December ArtNews magazine feature. I was immediately jealous of her choice and use of colors.  An amazing bomb exploding in front of me that made sense.  Boom – take that you blank page. 

I find her own definition of her style as an “Abstract Impressionist” as a perfect fit. She loves colors (that is clear) and is able to convey a soothing organic pattern in the chaos.   

 

  

 
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Posted by on February 27, 2016 in Art, Highlighted Artist

 

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Highlighted Artist – Joshua Been

   
Art that depicts North Americas western landscape has never been at a shortage. Fortunately we have many places to draw inspiration and fantastic artists such as Joshua Been to paint them. Born not so long ago, in 1974, and drawing not long thereafter, he has honed his craft to the beautiful work of today.  
I find his color use to be his finest skill. The chosen palate allows me to feel the cool air and light scents of the region. In many of his works, you can feel the morning mist as much as see it. 
  
  

 
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Posted by on February 27, 2016 in Art, Highlighted Artist, South West

 

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Heightlighted Artist – Abel Vázquez

 

As highlighted in Yucatan Today and Yucantan Living , Abel Vázquez is half of a husband and wife team of amazing artists operating out of La Casa de Los Artistas in Merida, Mexico. I discovered them for myself during my last trip to Merida at their gallery. 

Upon entry into their gallery, which could  be at home in any metropolitan area in the world, I immediately noticed the huge difference in their styles and mediums.  Abel’s work is a colorful, musical, sometimes playful version of Picasso meets the Yucatan (Mayan) world.  I loved it from my first glance.  

While my art budget on this trip didn’t allow me to purchase one this time, I am definitely saving for one in the near future.  I must add one of his pieces to my collection. 

 
  

 
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Posted by on December 22, 2015 in Art, Mexico

 

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Highlighted Artist – Tadashi Asoma

Tadashi Asoma - Through the Pine Trees

I was walking on 57th Street today and my eye was caught by the above painting which is now on display at the Wally Findlay Galleries in New York City – Tadashi Asoma was born in Japan in 1923. Spending time studying and working in Paris and New York since the late 1950s.  And now Tadashi has called New York his home since the early 1960s

His insatiable curiosity for color allowed his paintings to reveal a remarkably adept portrayal of the changes of the seasons. Sudden bursts of pure, brilliant color with splendid differences of touch and tone, exemplify his natural originality and closeness with nature. Luminous palettes define his works, while lightly feathered textures translate admirably to the glory and jubilant majesty of nature.

List of other galleries that have his works

Blouin Art

Wally Findlay

 
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Posted by on December 16, 2015 in Art, in Manhattan NYC

 

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Highlighted Artist – Mark Fehlman

Mark Fehlman is a lifelong artist that seems to have had an architecture “hobby” earlier in his career 😉  His impressionistic work clearly has a California, (Monterey-ish) vibe that he is able to convey fantastically.  I very much like the way he uses natural earth tones to produce images that show great motion and seemingly splash off of the page. To view more of his works click here OR see the galleries that have him on display

laguna-colors

 
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Posted by on October 28, 2015 in Art, Highlighted Artist

 

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