Discover how my original paintings are created using a mixed media construction of oils, glitter and gold leaf. My aim is for them to sparkle with love and magic! ✨ Hope you are all having a lovely week xxx
'Californian Landscape (The Hatton Ranch, Carmel Valley)' by #ECharltonFortune
Many of Fortune's Monterey Peninsula paintings focus on landscapes with buildings, both along the coast and inland. Here she depicts the buildings of Hatton Ranch, a dairy farm set at the mouth of Carmel Valley. The site inspired her large painting El Rancho del Carmelo (also called Hatton Ranch), a canvas now in the collection of the Monterey Museum of Art. It was the impetus for at least one other work as well: The Ranch—Morning. The latter is perhaps an alternative title for this work, which on the back is identified on an old label as "Californian Landscape" and on the stretcher bar as "The Hatton Ranch, Carmel Valley." California and Western Painting and Sculpture
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Listening to Donovan’s There Is An Ocean “There is a reason for every season
Of change within ourselves.
To navigate, re-appreciate
And know the flow within ourselves.”
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I started painting again in October. To the tunes of boleros and Billie Holiday I began reworking this painting I created in Germany back in 2014. While getting it all out there and rethinking what my painting practice will be about, the painting was born. It’s visually complicated but it’s done.
So proud of my sister, her work is currently being exhibited alongside Mabli Jen Eustace and Jacqueline Alkema at Bay Art, Cardiff, CF10 5AF. From the programme "Llinos establishes an idiosyncratic world of humour and delight. In her words - "My work consists of figurative objects that move around the picture plane and interact with abstract shapes. Some- times the objects sit on top of the abstract shapes, sometimes they sit behind, sometimes the objects become the abstract shapes. The objects in my paintings are often ambiguous, inspired by Cervantes 'Don Quixote' where windmills are giants and inns are castles. My paintings are not still lifes - they are 'nature vivante', paintings of living objects." The exhibition is on until 8th December.
Artemisia. Miniature copy of fragment from “Judith slaying Holofernes”.
Annie asked me to paint something for her on a brass pin that she got. I thought it’s a perfect object for a tiny master copy and I also wanted to paint something that was painted by a woman. We usually think of old masters being male, but there were also many women who did amazing work.
After some research, I found a beautiful painting by Artemisia Gentileschi, who painted a biblical scene “Judith slaying Holofernes”. Artemisia was an accomplished painter in 17th century Italy, but I didn’t know that as an apprentice she was raped by her mentor. In this painting, Artemisia paints herself as Judith executing the man who assaulted her. Although he was tried for his crime and convicted, he was pardoned after a short time, Artemisia on the other hand, was subjected to physical examinations and even torture in order to prove that her accusations were true.
"Paisaje con Retrovisor II (Landscape with side-view mirror II)" (1974); acrylic on canvas; Diana Dowek
A body discarded in tall grass is reflected in the mirror of a Ford Falcon, a car commonly used by the secret police in Argentina after the 1976 coup. Dowek was able to exhibit her highly political work in galleries because of its level of abstraction. The surreal quality of her landscapes is a tool used to mask the subject matter she is dealing with—a secret message to those who know what to look for.
In an interview Dowek is quoted as saying, “I believe my work was more metaphoric, which the junta did not understand. They did not make any restrictions directly to me, although there were restrictions on many artists who were more outspoken against the government. They were arrested, tortured, and disappeared. It was terrible.”
There is something to be said about the connection between the capability of human beings to inflict great violence in times of political upheaval and the inability of those same people to access metaphor. Maybe those who cannot comprehend complex systems are more likely to gravitate towards authoritarianism and violence. If this is the case, should teaching abstraction be a social responsability?
This work is on display as part of the exhibition ""Radical Women: Latin American Art, 1960–1985"", at the Hammer Museum in Los Angeles until December 31, 2017.
My Metal Lily Collection is now available to buy from my online store (link in profile) Get in quick so you don't miss out on your favourite lily! 💕
This is a very special limited edition collection as I am only ever creating eight versions of each lily on each different metal. They will never be made again! ✨
Each artwork is 24 x 24 cm and fitted with a sub frame so they are easy to hang.
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“Barbie (With A Pearl Necklace)” (1997) by Marlene Dumas (born 1953).
Born in Cape Town, South Africa, Dumas moved to the Netherlands in 1976, where she came to prominence in the mid-1980s.
In the past Duma produced paintings, collages, drawings, prints and installations. She now works mainly with oil on canvas and ink on paper. 📌📌📌
The majority of her works may be categorized as “portraits”, but rather than representing an actual person, they represent an emotion or a state of mind. 📌📌📌
In this portrait Dumas represents the Barbie doll as vapid and empty. This image shows an “ideal beauty” of the doll as well as a lack of character.