Idris Murphy ‘On the way to The Pinnacles, WA’ acrylic on board 46x46cm. Getting ready for Idris’ show in Dec.-the year is running away from us! This work was painted ‘en plain air’ during one of the many painting expeditions Idris regularly takes to remote areas of Australia with paint, brushes, paper & board comprising the majority of the luggage. #paintings @idrismurphy_artist #trekking#enpleinair#acrylicpainting#colourist#sculpture#landscapepainting
Last winter I was commissioned to capture this magnificent scene from a trip to #Iceland . I loved studying glaciers and looking at them so closely. Someday I’ll get there in person... and bring my easel! What’s on your travel bucket list? 😉
A couple little darlings on their way out. These are 8x10 freebies from the painting a day project in September. If you buy a painting in my shop for $300 or more you get one of these free. It's always nice to have more original art around and they make great gifts. .
This is another of Jennifer Bisset’s dramatic landscape paintings available in the gallery now. Jennifer is such a master at capturing the quality of light and, the beautiful colour palette used in this piece makes it truly special. Come and have a look at Jennifer’s new collection - she has a variety of sizes and subject matter in our current hang #jenniferbisset#landscapepainting#forestpainting#treepainting#oilpainting
16" x 16"⠀
Acrylic on Panel⠀
I came to a crossing⠀
of roads in the backwoods:⠀
just icy patches of frozen dirt and⠀
glazed scabs of rut.
None traveled here, it looked,⠀
but they must⠀
else there’d be⠀
no track at all.
Lead sky did not soften hard ice,⠀
but by glint of lowering sun rimmed⠀
the icy patterns⠀
with splintered haloes⠀
like fire and brought me⠀
to wonder at the consequence⠀
of taking this way or that⠀
or the other.⠀
Or not to go on at all,⠀
but winter on into night⠀
with a single shot⠀
and release all confusion.
Jasper Francis Cropsey (1823 - 1900): Autumn - On the Hudson River, 1860, oil on canvas, 151.8 x 274.9 cm (59 3/4 x 108 1/4 in.), National Gallery of Art, Washington DC . .
Jasper Francis Cropsey was an American landscape painter. His realistic, meticulously detailed, and dramatically composed scenes were eclipsed in popularity by the smaller-scale, softer, mood-evoking landscapes of Barbizon inspired painters.
This monumental view of the Hudson River Valley was painted from memory in the artist's London studio. Cropsey adopted a high vantage point, looking southeast toward the distant Hudson River and the flank of Storm King Mountain. A small stream leads from the foreground, where three hunters and their dogs gaze into the sunlight. All along the meandering tributary there are signs of man's peaceful coexistence with nature: a small log cabin, grazing sheep, children playing on a bridge, and cows standing placidly in the water. Here, man neither conquers nor is subservient to nature; both coexist harmoniously. In fact, the landscape is depicted as a ready arena for further agricultural expansion. While autumnal scenes traditionally are associated with the transience of life, Cropsey's painting is more a celebration of American nationalism. As a critic wrote in 1860, the picture represents "not the solemn wasting away of the year, but its joyful crowning festival." The painting created a sensation among many British viewers who had never seen such a colorful panorama of fall foliage. Indeed, because the autumn in Britain customarily is far less colorful than in the United States, the artist decided to display specimens of North American leaves alongside his painting to persuade skeptical visitors that his rendition was botanically accurate. (National Gallery of Art)
FIVE 2017 This exhibition brings together five artists, Julian Bruere, Ted Dansey, John Hunt, Mary Hyde and Lucille Tam. Visitors to this exhibition will experience the excitement of seeing a diverse range of painting subjects and styles but, at the same time, be able to explore each artist's collection in greater depth than most art exhibitions. There are over 120 artworks on display and for sale. Join the artists at their opening function at 2pm on Saturday October 21. Open daily until October 30. Image: Oil painting by John Hunt #fortheloveofart#artgallery#artexhibition#watercolorpainting#oilpainting#landscapepainting#stilllife#victorianartistssociety @teddansey