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- 01/27/11--05:25: _“Photobooth”– Portr...
- 09/19/11--04:32: _“Blank Stare” Paint...
- 01/06/12--04:44: _“Stripped” Photogra...
- 01/21/12--06:03: _“Background Noise” ...
- 05/26/12--16:51: _“Twist and Shout” C...
- 03/01/13--04:37: _“Child’s Play” The ...
- 03/30/13--11:29: _“Abundance” Paintin...
- 04/01/13--04:56: _“Blues” Denim Works...
- 04/16/13--04:57: _“Costume Party” Pho...
- 05/22/13--04:27: _“Mug Shot” Handwove...
- 11/12/13--04:50: _“Culture Clash” Pho...
- 06/24/14--05:44: _“Modern Master” Pai...
- 01/27/11--05:25: “Photobooth”– Portrait Series by Zachary Proctor
- 09/19/11--04:32: “Blank Stare” Paintings by Lu Cong
- 01/06/12--04:44: “Stripped” Photography Manipulations by Ayka Ito and Randall Church
- 01/21/12--06:03: “Background Noise” Paintings by Kevin Peterson
- 05/26/12--16:51: “Twist and Shout” Crochet Portraits by Jo Hamilton
- 03/01/13--04:37: “Child’s Play” The Stunning Photography of Loretta Lux
- 03/30/13--11:29: “Abundance” Paintings by Chelsea Gibson
- 04/01/13--04:56: “Blues” Denim Works by Denimu (Ian Berry)
- 04/16/13--04:57: “Costume Party” Photographs by Hendrik Kerstens
- 05/22/13--04:27: “Mug Shot” Handwoven Portraits by Joanne Arnett
- 11/12/13--04:50: “Culture Clash” Photography by Jim Naughten
- 06/24/14--05:44: “Modern Master” Paintings by Seth Haverkamp
Having two teenagers, I’m in the afternoon of my child rearing years. I can really see how the acquisition of knowledge and skill is a marathon not a sprint. They have done countless flashcards (countries,states, capitals, equations, kings, queens, periodic tables, whathaveya). I’ve chauffeured to endless piano lessons, wrestling meets, ballet rehearsals, and tutoring sessions. What my children have actually LEARNED is how to practice. I think my husband and I have successfully beaten the illusion of “overnight success” out of them. Hopefully they can still dream.
Utah artist Zachary Proctor decided to paint 100 portraits for this series. He knows that practice makes perfect.
Filed under: Painting, portrait, Realism Tagged: Andy Warhol, Damien Hirst, Dizzy Gillespie, Mondo Fine Art, portraits, Utah artist, Zachary Proctor
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I’m continually amused by pharmaceutical ads. Not only are the most recondite diseases presented as if there is an epidemic, but the disclaimers list so many gruesome side effects that one starts to feel sick just watching them.
My all time favorite is the ad for Restasis; a wonder drug to combat “dry eye”. Apologies to all of my readers who are afflicted, but I want to put my eye out watching that doctor’s syrupy concern on camera. I don’t know a yoga instructor, therapist, or spiritual guide who could touch it. And in the category of “truth is stranger than fiction”, it turns out that Dr. Alison Tendler is an actual eye doctor from Sioux Falls, North Dakota!
Gallery representation: Gallery Henoch
Filed under: Artist, contemporary art, Fine Art, Humor, oil, Painting, portrait Tagged: chronic, Dr. Alison Tendler, dry eye, Lu Cong, North Dakota, Pella Windows, portraits, Restasis, Sioux Fall, Visine
It took me several minutes of staring to get my arms around these photographs. Created by graphic designers with some wicked computer skills, these portraits illustrate a stripped down version of the familiar.
Filed under: art, Photography, portrait, Print Tagged: computer graphics, graphic designers, photographs, photography, portraits
Graffiti has been around since ancient times. Below are some translations of “classic” scrawl.
I’ve caught a cold.
Lucius painted this.
Figulus loves Idaia
Atimetus got me pregnant
Once you are dead, you are nothing
Restitutus has deceived many girls.
Artist, Kevin Peterson gets the message and expands on it.
Filed under: art, Artist, oil, Painting, portrait Tagged: ancient rome, Art, Artist, graffiti, kevin peterson, Painting, portraits
Artist Jo Hamilton knows how to keep things loose. Her crocheted portraits are twisted and fun.
Filed under: art, Embroidery, Fiber, portrait Tagged: Art, Artist, Contemporary Art, craft, Crochet, fiber art, knitting, needlework, portraits, Yarn
iphone photos, these are not.
Artist’s website: www.lorettalux.de
Filed under: art, Fine Art, Photography Tagged: aperture, children, fine art photography, IPhone, light, Loretta Lux, New York, photography, portraits
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Jiminy Cricket the grocery store was crowded this afternoon! Easter feasting is clearly in the offing. The sheer number of products and brands available has become overwhelming to me. The olive oil section alone takes up half of an aisle! While abundance is a first class problem from which our country suffers, I am a bit nostalgic for simpler times when selecting a loaf of bread was a choice between wheat or white. But then again, life is a series of choices…
I’m hard pressed to pick my favorite with regards to the work of Chelsea Gibson. Her work strikes a perfect balance between vibrant and nonchalant.
Artist’s website: www.chelseagibson.net
Filed under: art, Artist, contemporary art, Fine Art, oil, Painting, portrait Tagged: Art, Chelsea Gibson, Contemporary Art, cooking, culinary arts, Easter, entertaining, Kroger, Oil Painting, Painting, portraits
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I’m a pretty upbeat person, fueled mainly by what some might view as an annoying curiosity about just about everything. The one thing that can get on my last nerve though, is persistant cloud cover. I realize it is tedious to talk about the weather, but since it is Monday, I’m giving myself license to complain. Nashville has been one dreary place for the past MONTH and SPRING just needs to go ahead and get here!!!
Young and brilliant artist, Ian Berry, knows how to shake the blues. His portraits and landscapes are made ENTIRELY of discarded denim. I’m going to slip into my Hudson’s now and face the day!
Artist’s website: http://denimu.com/page9.htm#bio
Filed under: art, Artist, Collage, contemporary art, Fiber, Fine Art, portrait, Realism, Recycled Art Tagged: 7's, american denim, Art, Arts, blue jeans, denim, Hudson jeans, Ian Berry, jeans, levis, Nashville, paintings, portraits, recycled art, sevens, weather
Henrik Kerstens’ favorite subject to photograph is his daughter, Paula. Her face serves as an excellent centerpiece to his original compositions and costumes.
Artist’s website: Hendrik Kerstens
Filed under: contemporary art, Photography, portrait, Uncategorized Tagged: Art, artists, Contemporary Art, costume party, costumes, dress, fashion, Fine Art, Hats, Hendrik Kerstens, photographs, photography, portraits
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As an Intagram participant, and a mother of teenagers, I’m more than familiar with the “selfie”. For those of you in the social media dark, this is the term for a photo taken of ones “self” and published out to friends and the other 3 billion people on earth with access to the internet. The tell-tale sign of a “selfie” is a right arm jutting out in the lower left hand side of the frame indicating that the subject is holding their phone to take the picture. Here is an example:
Artist Joanne Arnett has focused on another genre. Her mug shot series is brilliant in both concept and execution. Her works are meticulously handwoven representations of actual mug shots. Nothing “insta” about about it.
Artist’s website: www.joannearnett.net
Filed under: art, Collage, contemporary art, Embroidery, Fiber, figure, Fine Art, Photography, photorealism, portrait, textile Tagged: crime, criminal justice, Instagram, jail, joanne arnett, mug shot, photography, portraits, selfie, Textile, textiles, Weaving
I’m so taken with Jim Naughten’s photography and, if I…
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Nashville is white hot. The number of new restaurants is…
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