Thursday, July 30, 2009

encaustics by sherry cook

painted with colored wax on board, these works by local artist, sherry cook, have a beautiful look & feel. the subject matter varies from ladders to balanced objects & lunar phases. note the scratched surface & bubbled finish on each piece by clicking the images.

Monday, July 20, 2009

gesture drawings by martin pate

these are a few of my favorite pages from martin's sketchbook. conte' crayon & pastel on paper, these figurative works are 19" x 22". gesture drawing teaches the hand to follow what the eyes see. the " nuts & bolts " of a great painting. click the images.

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

watercolors by troy crisswell

now and then, we receive packages from alabama containing paintings by one of our favorite artist, troy crisswell. it feels like christmas morning... carefully cutting away the cardboard sandwich, marked "do not bend" to reveal the works inside. usually watercolors or oil on panel, these paintings are magnificent. note troy's brushstroke in these figurative pieces. you can click the image for a closer look & visit his site @ to view more works.

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

black rain by jane whitehurst

a glimpse into the psyche of the artist. abstract expressionism can have a powerful affect on viewers. the size alone commands attention. 48" x 60", oil on canvas. click the image for a close up.

Friday, July 10, 2009

painting by yun liu

i have always loved this work by yun. created on board w/ oil, linseed & tar. i sold it while it was still sticky, an abstract expression of her spirituality. the colors are subtle, yet powerful. click the image for a closer look.

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

photos by donna rosser

my thanks to the barefoot photographer for these shots of my painting, "quasi quilt". i am intrigued by the texture of this piece. so, i turned to a professional for some close up images of the surface. to see more of donna's work visit & to view the "quasi quilt" visit dogwood gallery.