Saturday, July 31, 2010

What am I like?

What am I like?
Originally uploaded by harryillustration
I have been searching all week for something worth posting on my blog, something that is creditable. Something showing actual talent. I found this guy Harry Illustration. Check him out. I love the detail and layout.

Friday, July 23, 2010

In the moment painting

I finally found something new and different to post. This painting just touches my heart. It is by artist Julie-ann Bowden of the UK. She is quite an established artist painting mostly angels and character pieces. I love the bold colors and patterns she uses. The faces are very endearing also.
Check out her blog where you can download several angel images.

Thursday, July 15, 2010

One of my long time favorites....

This blog would not be complete without adding one of my very favorite folk artists, Catherine Holman.  Catherine is a very talented folk artist from Excelsior Springs, MO. She has been painting since 1977.  I have been an admirer of hers for years. Her style is so crisp and clean. She is an expert of creating dimension in her paintings.

Another thing I enjoy about this artist, is that she writes stories about the "goings on" in her village scenes. Here is an example of one her Christmas village scenes stories:

Frank, the mayor of Richmond, owns the Hungry Mule Cafe where he and his wife Ellie make the most wonderful food in the county. His sister Letha owns the Blue Moon Trading Company and has been dating Hank from the hardware store for 5 years. They are going to be married in front of the Christmas tree in the center of town on Christmas Eve and everyone is invited. This will be the biggest event of the year and people were beginning to think it would never happen. Everyone has done an extra special job of spiffing up the town with evergreen and red bows to help them celebrate this momentous occasion!

No folk art collection could be complete without  Catherine Holman.  Please treat yourself to some of her yummy paintings.