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F8CONE8's Photo F8CONE8 Posts: 19,060
11/25/09 4:07 P

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I looked up john william and guess what? Ralph is from England! Coincidence? probably. LOL

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CARABY's Photo CARABY Posts: 78
11/25/09 1:34 A

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He does do nice work. It's nice to see a realist getting some appreciation nowadays...

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11/25/09 1:32 A

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John William actually. I haven't heard of Ralph but I'll give him a google and check him out.

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Oh my gosh are you talking Ralph? I love him and have several of his older works in my house.

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CARABY's Photo CARABY Posts: 78
11/24/09 3:24 P

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I adore Waterhouse. If I had to pick a living artist, it would be Kinuko Craft. I never really outgrew the whole fairy tale thing.

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One of my favorites is Alex Grey. I watched his video, Chapel of Sacred Mirrors, for the second time last night.

I like Tim Burton.

Neil Geiman who wrote and illustrated Coraline.

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3/29/09 9:47 P

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Thanks, I'll have to look him up. I don't like cities or large crowds, so I never made it to the museum in chicago, but I used to live a hour from there.

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3/29/09 7:48 P

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I like Andrew Wyeth. Chihuly. Jasper Johns.

Andrew's son James is exceptionally talented, too.

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3/29/09 3:27 P

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Msshipley: I agree. There are occasionally abstract pieces that I like but it's pretty rare. I feel like I need to recognize at least something in a piece of art in order to understand it and I really like work that tells a story of some sort (whether I interpret that story correctly or not).

I think the reason I liked this artist I saw at the CIA (Peter Blume) is because of the surreal feel of his work, but the craftsmanship is still spectacular......very much like Dali.

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3/29/09 11:53 A

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I love pastels, and my favorite artists in that medium are Richard McKinley and Albert Handell. Then there are Harley Brown and Richard Schmidt.

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MSSHIPLEY's Photo MSSHIPLEY Posts: 60
3/28/09 2:32 P

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Dali, and Van Gogh. I think it's a tie for me. I really don't care for modern art much though it disturbs me for some reason. I can grasp the surreal, but works by like pollock bother me for some reason.

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3/27/09 10:55 P

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I just discovered a new artist today on my trip to the Chicago Institute of Art: Peter Blume. There were only two paintings there but they were lovely! I'll have to look him up to see what else he has done.

I also checked out the Edward Munch show.......interesting! A man who certainly knew how to make people notice him. His self portrait at the beginning of the show was INCREDIBLE!

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3/27/09 8:45 P

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Gypsy Queen - there's a very cool interactive Guernica reproduction at the Leepa-Ratner Museum near Tampa in Florida. If you get the chance to visit it, it's amazazing! The rest of the museum is lovely too, and one of my favorite :)

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3/27/09 7:47 P

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So much great art so little time!

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3/27/09 11:37 A

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My favorites are Frida Kahlo, Kandinsky, Picasso (his versatility floors me). My favorite piece in the whole world is Picasso's Guernica.

God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change. The courage to change the things I can and the wisdom to know the difference.

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HIGHPLAINSTANGO Posts: 65
3/24/09 3:00 P

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Mmm, there's something about glass art...

Just checked out the Leyendecker work - lovely! Reminds me too, of N.C. Wyeth.

I had the opportunity to visit the Farnsworth and Olson House several times. The Olson House was like walking into a painting. Everything was exact, down to the minutest detail, from Andrew Wyeth's work. It was like walking through the painting. I saw Jamie Wyeth's powerful work too, of Nureyev. Wow.

This is a fun topic - and good company :)

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3/24/09 2:44 P

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I saw the Chihuly exhibit in Kalamazoo at the KIA.......very exciting!

snowycreek: Did you check out their painting archive? http://www.scottburdick.com/archivetoc.htm

Another influence for me is J.C. Leyendecker.......can't believe I forgot!

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3/24/09 1:11 A

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Robert Henri and Kandinsky are two of my favorite. I also like Anselm Kiefer, Andy Goldsworthy and Chihuly.

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3/23/09 10:01 A

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How beautiful! Two talented people in the same family. I love the little girl sitting on the tractor reading a book. So precious!
Thanks for sharing that!

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3/23/09 6:24 A

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How about this.......I have a GIANT stash of artists whose websites I've bookmarked. I'd love to see sites of artists that others have bookmarked too.......why don't we post them?

Here's one for me (a husband and wife team......lovely work by BOTH of them!):

http://www.scottburdick.com/


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3/22/09 11:34 A

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As far as old I'd have to go with Rembrandt. He's the only only one I've seen. I like Dwayne Keiser's work and Darren Maurer. Then there's the locals. I can tell when I like someone's work I try and use something they do in my paintings. Like use there palette. If I can ask them what color they are using great but if not it can be anything from dipping my brush in my neighbors pallet to trying to get more dark and light or white like Rembrandt. My very top artists change over time like putting away old toys for new ones. Probably because my art is growing.

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3/22/09 9:50 A

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My favorites are Sue Pruett and David Jansen. I am studying his florals and just love the way he teaches and how easy he makes it seem.
I wish I could just get used to the acrylics though but you can teach an old dog new tricks! lol !
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I've recently developed an appreciation for Dali. Though a lot of his stuff is strange the craftsmanship is incredible! I spent nearly an hour studying one of his paintings that was on display at the DIA last year.

I also LOVE Toulouse-Lautrec (oh the colors!), Gaugin, Caravaggio and Bouguereau (saw "The Nut Gatherers" in person...stunning!!).

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Georgia O'Keefe--just discovered her in the past year, and am looking for a good book full of her stuff. Saw one of her paintings for the first time at the museum my first day there and I loved it. Got a print of another and am waiting to get the other poster print that the museum has.

Van Gogh, naturally--i love the vividness of his look (have a print of "Starry night" on the wall--love that one like crazy.

Also like Norman Rockwell--he's done some great things that have deeper meaning to them.

There're a few others, but those stand out to me right off the bat.

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Jeanne Carbonetti
She dose's wonderful watercolors. Look her up.

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3/20/09 1:49 P

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Great Topic

Van Gogh, Kahlo, Klee, Sargent for Watercolors.

Sargent layered his watercolors and got very deep blacks. I like Klee's colors and lines. Frida Kahlo painted even when she was bedridden. I like her use of symbolism. Van Gogh's paintings and drawings were alive.

I love the work of my favorite instructors, Elizabeth Schippert and Sven Widen. Sven does the most fantastic watercolors I've ever seen.

If you have a favorite artist, what is it that you like about their work?

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As far as the Old Masters, I like Caravaggio. But, as I am an Illustrator, I am drawn to the work of other illustrators. I, too like Norman Rockwell, but I also like Graeme Base. There are also many others...

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Since I was a child I loved Norman Rockwell paintings. He seemed to capture life as it was. I saw his display in Reedsburg, Wi last Fall and was amazed at how many different paintings he had done as well as advertisements! Judi Pearl emoticon

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Who are your favorite artists in your medium? My are Tony Couch, Don Andrews and Frank Webb in Waterolor.

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Sing, sing a song,
Make it simple to last your whole life long.
Don't worry that it's not good enough for anyone else to hear.
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