Thursday, August 30

Vincent Van Gogh was Color Blind -- What!?

(One of mine---NOT van Gogh's ;-)
I really like reading the arts and culture section of the online website/newspaper The Huffington Post. And an article in this week's edition was no exception.

Whether or not you are a fan of van Gogh's near-abstract expressionistic paintings and often garish colors, I think you will find this information an interesting addition to your knowledge of art history. It doesn't matter if you agree with Mr. Asad or not.

If nothing else, it's something you can drop into a converstion during the cocktail hour of your next gallery opening.

Monday, August 27

Painting on the Central California Coast

I ran across this item on the Santa Ynez Valley News website, and it reminded me of a vacation a few years ago to that area of the central California coast, specifically Buellton, Solvang, Los Olivos and Santa Ynez.

Along with the wine-tasting, I particularly remember visiting the small but impressive (Art) Gallery Los Olivos.

It would be great to visit the area again during John Mac Kah's workshop. Although I am not familiar with his work, I saw several of his beautiful paintings on his website and wanted to blog about this. I'm sure it will be a worthwhile experience for those painters attending.

Hope you can make it to the beautiful Santa Ynez Valley.

Friday, August 24

Where & How to Hang Large Paintings

As a painter of extra large paintings--you know, the ones that take up a whole wall--you may have wondered where and how collectors would ever hang them. Well, here's a website with some advice...

Wednesday, August 22

A Million Dots of Pointillism

Although some think pointillism went out of style in the 19th century with Seurat and Signac, more to the point, it appears to be alive and well today with a million dots.

Saturday, August 18

When in Houston...

Here's a review from a local website of current (and upcoming) exhibits at our own MFAH (Museum of Fine Arts Houston). Just wanted to pass along this info to natives and visitors alike--MFAH is one of the jewels among our freeways and sprawl.

When in Houston, don't miss it.

Wednesday, August 15

An Edward Hopper Festival

If you follow OrbisPlanis, then you know I am a fan of Edward Hopper's work--wish I were going to be in Nyack, NY, USA (his hometown) this weekend...