When I started trying to promote my own artwork online I kept coming across other people's art that amazed or compelled me in one way or another. This blog has been a way for me to practice thinking and writing about art, as well as learning more about my peers and all the incredible art that is being made out there.

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Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Tenzin Chopak

Beautiful, haunting, eerie, etc.,


"Magic Tree"

"Planet Lovecraft"

Robert Anderson

It may be hard to believe that these are both by the same artist.
A little split personality. There's some more of each style at this gallery's website.
He also has a myspace page that lists a bunch of other galleries.

"Life is What You Make It"

"Time is a Place"

Steven Yazzie

I'm partial to this coyote. There's a few more coyotes in rooms on his website
There's also figurative paintings, birds, abstracts, installations, and so on...

"Indigenous Interior"

Vitaly Martynenko

These fantastic still lifes were posted by someone identified only as Tomatto on flickr.
He or she also has posted a lot of other art of very different styles. There's enough great stuff to make it worthwhile digging through. None of the pieces are properly titled.

This last piece here is posted on the same site as if by the same artist but while the still lifes are signed M.B. the cows are clearly signed something like Martinenko V.

An explanation:
Hello David. I am glad you so curious. It is very simply explane. I am is Russian and live in Russia, so I sign my painting in cirylic , sometime in English. My name is Vitaly Martynenko (Виталий Мартыненко in Russian). So, when I sign B.M. it's mean V.M. (Vitaly Martynenko), when I sign M.B. it's mean M.V. (Martynenko Vitaly), Sometime I sign my painting ( for US gallery) V. Martynenko. I hope I explane you. You are is very considerate, I like it. Thank you for letter.
Vitaly Martynenko (Виталий Мартыненко

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Stefanie Rocknak

Some sculpture!
More work at steffrocknak.net
and myartspace.com

"Ghastly Nights"

"The Swimmer"

Kelly Mudge

The Flesh on these paintings is worthy of Lucien Freud. Just beautiful.
There's also lots of portraits with odd gestures and multiple limbs... you really should check it out.
Her Website is mudgefactory.com
most of the same stuff is also on her Myartspace page




Seth Fitts

Here are some very delicate drawings and paintings. I can't even put my finger on what it is I like about them so much. There is a lot of similar work out there that leaves me cold. The best of these have the elegant charm of Redon. Okay, maybe that's going too far but that's how I feel.
You can see more at myartspace.com




Clifford Sax

Because I can't resist an evocative night image.
more at

"Boscastle (after Albert Pinkham Ryder)"

Clifford Elgin

I love this guy's drawings. I'd buy a book of these. I also enjoy the very straightforward descriptive titles.
Here's a link to more work.

"Car Crashing Into Wall"

"Cop Finding body in Road"

"Death at the Airport"

Monday, November 24, 2008

Frank Kunert

Photographs of small models, with amazing wit, charm, and occasional bouts of scatalogical humor (not shown).

"Kinder!" (Children) by Frank Kunert

"Light at the End of the Tunnel"


John Brosio

For those who like their apocalypse a little more intimate than the previous entry. There's tornado after ominous tornado here, beautifully executed. But look at the earlier paintings too; a dead shark and a triceratops skull all equally powerful. http://www.johnbrosio.com/.
There's some very amusing portraits and some very grim ones as well on Myartspace.

"Partners" 1996

"Meditation" 2003


Jean-Pierre Roy

For everyone who likes to visualize the apocaypse in all it's myriad potential forms and aftermaths (and hey, who doesn't?) I recommend looking through all the works by this artist. While at times he seems to revel in the bright garish hues of his destructions it is the more somber pieces that really get me. I'm telling you, I sure wish I could paint like this.
more at jean-pierreroy.com

"The Defeat of Anthropy" Jean-Pierre Roy 2007

"Six Days at the Bottom of the World" 2005

"Adventureland" 2006

Valerie Hird

"Through The Glass Darkly by Valerie Hird 2007
website: valeriehird.com
or see more of her art on myartspace.com

Carson Ellis

Some may recognize her art from the Decemberists' album covers. I actually noticed her art before I'd heard the band (They're really good too). There is a rich dark humor throughout her work. Check out her website at carsonellis.com
To see hundreds more wonderful sketches check out her apparently defunct blog (2007 only it seems) littlelittlegreenhouse.blogspot.com
She also posts a bunch of cool stuff to look at from her own collections and gatherings of inspirational material for her art at fastermaria.blogspot.com

"Ossining House" Carson Ellis 2007

"Russian Village"

Rob Evans

These are gorgeous traditional paintings, most with heavy doses of allegory, but it's the light that attracts me the most

"Study for Movement" by Rob Evans 2004

"Aftermath 2" 2007