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Night Race

  
This was fun to paint with vibrant Holbein paints (I always use Holbein), using only a few colors, one brush and my fingers. Somehow I got technically lucky and was able to let the two sailboats pop off of the canvas in a sea and sky of the same colors – … well, I think I pulled it off :-). 

Also, I have recently realized that a lot of my works have unfinished edges.  At first I thought I would cut things down to size, but I am starting to realize I like the look. Especially with this piece, I think the right edge adds to the speed of the light-blue boat.  

 
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Posted by on April 3, 2016 in Art, Highlighted Artist

 

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Gulf Morning Storm

  
Living in a sub-tropical climate has its advantages. One advantage is wicked storms coming across the Gulf and hitting an unsuspecting beach.  

This is another one of my own works – it plopped out of my head this morning and I was able to paint it with a cup of coffee in hand.  It is no masterpiece, but I had a relaxing time doing it.  Also, I played around on this one using my fingers as brushes.  I am back in kindergarten (with caffeine). 

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

 

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Highlighted Artist -Judy Hawkins 

  

Judy Hawkins has an electric yet peaceful style that I admire very much. A true intensified, but peaceful, take on the impressionistic masters.  Her luminosity and brightness are created by laying down rich thin glazes of oil paint on canvas. She has clearly mastered this technique as her works vibrancy jumps off the wall.  

Fine other fine information about her at The Gallery Walk and some of her available work can be found at The Artful Home  and Bluestone Galley.

  

 
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Posted by on March 6, 2016 in Art, Highlighted Artist

 

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Florida – Down on The Dock 

  
I have been experimenting with taking old (pre 1950) original photos I find at flea markets and playing around with them to make them a little happier. Amazing what some color and attitude can do. This one shows a person fishing on a backwater intercoastal  waterway around 1950.  

In my true form, my lack of any actual floral knowledge allowed me to paint this tree as wacky as I wished 🙂

 
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Posted by on March 1, 2016 in Art, Highlighted Artist

 

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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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