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Web Sites

Georgia artist Marsha Hamby Savage paints in pastels and oils but LOVES pastels - particularly the ones made by my old buddy Terry Ludwig.

Speaking of Terry - he was one of the very first members of the Art Students League of Denver that I founded 26 years ago. Now he has his own luscious set of pastels. Check them out if you haven't done so already.

Uh Oh.. more pastel painters. Kim Lordier is special and is inspired by the turn of the century California Impressionists and Tonalists. You can see that in her work.

California artist Joanne Unger paints the beauty and simplicity of everyday items... and paints them well.

Switching coasts for a while we have John Hulsey and Ann Trusty. Two pretty wonderful painters who have a site for their paintings. They also have an education site that deals with in-depth painting and travel articles, videos and tutorials.

I plain and simple just totally enjoy looking at the paintings of Midwestern artist Debra Kern. The Midwest is a big place - I think Indiana is part of that.

Born in Colorado Springs, raised in Steamboat Springs - and well traveled since, Chula Beauregard has a web site that needs a lookin' at. And I voted her 'most fascinating name of the year'.

Back to my neck of the woods we go with Brooklyn artist Linda Kessler. Ifind her paintings ae influenced in part by Diebenkorn, Wolfe Kahn and de Kooning. But that's just my humble opinion.

I love the whimsical colorful mixed-media works of NYC based Lisa Freidus.

Miscellaneous

Yes, Picasso painted over old paintings.. didn't he?

Once again I'm speaking of pastels. I've started organizing some pastel painting workshops,one with the Pastel Society of America for Richard McKinley. And one organized independently for Margaret Evans. Richard's is filled with a modest waiting list.

I don't know how many of you caught the movie: Tim's Vermeer. A remarkable story. Here's a review and I know it can be rented if it's no longer in the theaters.

What a story. A guy who started out doing portraits on the streets of Times Square became the elderly artist whose look-alike paintings in the styles of Abstract Expressionists including Mark Rothko and Jackson Pollock fooled experts. He claims he was shocked to learn that his works were sold as newly discovered masterpieces to wealthy collectors for tens of millions of dollars. Watch this great video.

No comment from me on this one.

A great story about a toothless, homeless heroin addict and how he became a succesful artist in London along with the help of his beloved dog George.

Remember the story about the Detroit Institute of Arts selling off some of its collections to help pay municipal debts in the city’s federal bankruptcy? Well, here's a story about a group of businesses and individuals coming together to save the art works.

Thanks to dear sis Myrna for this wonderful series of quotes by Degas.

 

artist quotes

"The debt we owe to the play of imagination is incalculable." Carl Jung

'Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication." Leonardo da Vinci

"A good painting to me has always been like a friend. It keeps me company, comforts and inspires." Hedy Lamarr

"The aim of art is to represent not the outward appearance of things, but their inward significance." Aristotle

"Every artist was first an amateur." Ralph Waldo Emerson


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