Category Archives: ART
If you have not already done so, you may wish to read the Introduction to Gnomica. Gnomicon 228 Wednesday 26 December 2012 Read gnomica 1-200 here! 201 202 203 204 205 206 207 208 209 210 211 209 210 211 … Continue reading
If you have not already done so, you may wish to read the Introduction to Gnomica. Gnomicon 221 Wednesday 19 December 2012 Read gnomica 1-200 here! 201 202 203 204 205 206 207 208 209 210 211 209 210 211 … Continue reading
This painting is part of one whose first half has already been posted. The original was an adequate painting from a technical point of view, but it was obvious that I had put together a dreadful composition. But rather than … Continue reading
Here is some more stuff in the same vein as what I offered in yesterday’s little piece – just onions.
OK, it’s not really about the curtain, but, obviously, great food! Yes, not a Cotán or a van der Hamen, but, still and all, I could sit down to the repast I’ve painted here. OK?
Again – comparing the inconsequentially personal with momentous greatness – I had to try my feeble hand at this famous genre painting, best known from a Vermeer and others too, including a modernist take by one Tim Nyberg. Here I’m … Continue reading
In the following non-art-historical lucubrations about art I want to address the question of which three American artists in my view most compendiously represent three non-exhaustive categories of American-ness – of what America is all about, of what it implies … Continue reading
This little effort at a still life was a very early one – and it shows! There are lots of things wrong here, both compositionally and in execution, but I do recall being quite taken with the result: of course; … Continue reading
This young chinoise does strike me as beautiful in the extreme. Although her face is not accurate to a photorealistic degree, the kind of serendipitous liberty here inadvertently indulged for some of her details works for her in much the … Continue reading
Because they are so very colorful, it is natural that one would like to paint flowers. Here the additions of interlacings of greens add a fillip!