Showing posts with label paintings. Show all posts
Showing posts with label paintings. Show all posts

Trabi - Souvenir shop - Berlin Wall Painting Decoration

Sunday, March 28, 2010

Berlin Wall Painting DecorationTrabi - Souvenir shop - Berlin Wall Painting

Trabi - Souvenir shop, Berlin with amazing wall painting decoration. Copy of the famous painting of Breschniev and Honnecker on the Berlin Wall

Famous Paintings - Goddard's Reverie Remix

Famous Paintings - Goddard's Reverie RemixFamous Paintings - Goddard's Reverie Remix

Self portrait of John William Goddard's Victorian masterpiece, Reverie Did this for ChiaNi's Self-Portrait by a famous painter or in a famous painting Group.

Devil Style Body Painting on Body Painting Festival 2008

Devil Style Body PaintingDevil Style Body Painting

Devil Style Face Painting Devil Style Face Painting Expression

I visited the bodypainting-festival website. This model posed for my lens after getting rated by the jury.

Oil Paintings - Portrait of Sarah Bernhardt

Oil Paintings - Portrait of Sarah Bernhardt

Portrait of Sarah Bernhardt Painted by Jules Bastien-lepage. Include in Oil paintings type, painted on 1879. Sarah was a hugely famous actress in her day, and this is easily the best portrait of her.

The First Tourist Painting - Famous Painting

The First Tourist Painting was made by Hua Hin, Thailand. A variant painting of the famous 1983 National Geographic photograph by Steve McCurry.

Paint Me!! Beautiful Face Painting

Saturday, March 27, 2010

Beautiful Face Painting
Creative Face Painting - Nice Face of Woman with splashes of many color painting looks as nice arts / painting

Twilight sky - Abstract Oil Paintings on Canvas by Letterman

Friday, February 26, 2010

Twilight sky - Abstract Oil Paintings
You are looking for Twilight sky - Abstract Oil Paintings on canvas by letterman, one of famous painting, or canvas painting. To see more abstract painting, click here abstract painting. And oil paintings here oil paintings

Black and White Art on The Wall - Adds Drama and Sophistication

Black and White Art on The Wall

The dining room had walls the color of terracotta pots and a classic Greek keystone pattern ran around the bottom of glossy black crown molding. The wall had at least a dozen black and white photos of architectural details. Obviously I was impressed. Any moment Humphrey Bogart and Lauren Bacall could have walked through the door!

You might not be ready for something this dramatic. However the look of black and white art on a wall can make a highly sophisticated statement. When you are shopping for black and white images, keep in mind the main elements that viewers notice are line and mass.

Many images will have grey tones throughout and this helps soften the overall look or you can select highly distinctive pieces with bold lines and large shapes.

The size of the image will determine the level of intrigue that the viewer experiences. For example, a series of small images will invite closer inspection and a single large image will increase the power of the subject.

A few suggestions for finishing your black and white artwork:

Black and White Art on The WallSuggestions:

  • Look for mats in subtle shades from beige to rose.
  • Try double mats with a narrow liner of a bright color such as scarlet.
  • Try mats with colored edges that are less expensive than double mats.
  • Matt black frames won’t overpower the image as would a gloss finish or gold frame.
  • A white frame can create a totally different look for the image
  • Remember that you are about to invite drama into your home – If you see Bogie or Bacall don’t be surprised.

Mystical Abstract Art - Paintings

Mystical Abstract Art - Paintings

The world of art and the environment of the mystical go back a long way together with many facets in common with one another - one being that they both seek to look into a deep unknown - and then seek to manifest it into this physical world by one means or another.

However, as an artist who has acquired (and lives by) a little understanding of certain spiritual aspects, here are my offerings of what I believe happens when a viewer comes across a mystical abstract painting.

The Spirit

One of the Spirit's major intentions is to bring spiritual understanding into the physical realm. One way to do that is to enter time and manifest a potential opportunity for a receptive body. That receptive body can either be the person being offered the opportunity - or the messenger of it.

If they are the messenger then there are many ways in which that message can be put across ... and one of them is by producing a provocative illustration or allegory in the form of an abstract painting.

The Messenger

Mystical Abstract Art - PaintingsOr Artist in this case, Or more specifically an artist who is prone to take note of their own inner enigmatic visuals. Once inspired the artist then sets about translating these visions into a personal style of depiction. I think it is quite probable that many an artist will be unconscious of what exactly they are putting down upon the canvas ... all they might know is that there is an urgent compulsion to work with particular colours, or in a specific style.

The Art

A personalized manifestation of the inner visuals ... portrayed on board or canvas - or any other handy appropriate medium at the time. The artist lets the visual take shape in their mind and allows for interpretation into the physical world ... which results in an artwork of surreal allegory, or be-riddled story, or just a simple abstract presentation of specific colours or shapes. Each element of the art will include (or be) a potential key ready to allow the appropriate viewer entrance into its intriguing yet creative environment.

The Viewer

A receptive observer viewing the art may initially have an indefinable affinity with it. They are perhaps first emotionally drawn to the image before them. And as their thoughts begin to trigger other thoughts, gradual realizations start to become apparent ... gaining strength until they acquire a personal creative understanding seen only by themselves but which may eventually involve others who come into contact with them.

The Gift

Mystical Abstract Art - PaintingsThe originally unknown vision now begins to unfold its truth within the receptive viewer. This can be in many guises, a simple affirmation, a personal revelation , a specific spiritual, mental, or inner encouragement, an energizing edification for a hungry or floundering soul, offering a sense of contentment within a challenging situation, This gift can be as simple or as complicated as is required for the viewer. Its influence can be timeless - remaining relevant over a period of days, weeks, months, or years.

So the next time you seek to produce a piece of art or decide to visit a gallery do not hesitate or dwell upon any lack within you, rather open your eyes (after all they are supposed to be the windows of the body) and prepare yourself to either see in order to create - or see in order to receive.

Miniature Painting - Art In Miniature

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Miniature Painting - Art In MiniatureSummarized briefly, miniature painting is a form of painting that is deeply rooted in many cultures and spans centuries. The Lathams are a family of American artists practicing it in today's modern art market of galleries and exhibitions. As an artist, Rebecca Latham as well as her mother, Karen, and sister, Bonnie, strive for detail in their painting. Studying with a Flemish master, they have developed their styles for painting extreme realism. Their works, both large and small, are painted "in miniature".

Early Beginnings

Miniature painting is a traditional style of art that is very detailed, often referred to as painting or working "in miniature". Because of their origins as illuminations, they are also painted to have as smooth of a surface as possible.

(It is also suggested that miniature art may have been influenced by the medals of ancient Rome as well) Miniature art can be traced back to ancient Egyptian manuscripts on papyrus scrolls. Monks are also often highlighted for their contributions to early miniature painting with their beautifully illuminated manuscripts such as the Celtic Book of Kells and England's Lindisfarne Gospels (both of which measure around 9" x 12"). Some early manuscripts contain miniatures on their pages that depict beautiful arrangements of life sized flower arrangements on their borders. The history of the art is also seen throughout the world in various other cultures.

Miniature painting began out of necessity for illustrating documents and manuscripts to aid those reading them during a time when many were not able to, before printing was invented. The miniature helped to convey the story and meaning of the written word. Therefore, the art of the miniature is directly connected to the book arts. The various sized illuminations (pictures) were cut out of these books or documents so that they could be carried more easily. Later, developing from the carried miniature, portrait miniature artists were commissioned to paint small portraits - paintings that were used as we use wallet sized photographs today. These sizes of miniature paintings became popular with collectors and are often referred to as "hand held miniatures". Portrait miniatures were painted in larger sizes as well, for example master miniaturist, Nicholas Hilliard, Peter Oliver, and Sir Charles William Ross all painted works that were of a larger size.


Miniature Painting - Art In MiniatureMiniature painting is sometimes confused and assumed that the pieces must be small or depict subjects on a smaller scale to be considered miniature art, though this is not the case. It is helpful to keep in mind that the origins of the term "miniature" have nothing to do with a size. The word miniature comes from the terms 'minium' (used for the red lead paint used in illuminated manuscripts) and 'miniare' (Latin for 'to color with red lead').

Miniature painting is a style and technique of painting, and as such, a wall sized work could be painted "in miniature". Authors of the Yale University Press publication, "The English Miniature" have stated that miniatures have been painted large and some works are even considered to be gigantic. Numerous faculty members of the Victoria & Albert Museum in London confirm that miniature paintings are not restricted to smallness. Larger sized miniature paintings are documented throughout history and are recognized today, though painting larger works in miniature is more difficult and time consuming than a smaller piece if the same attention to detail is observed. Miniature art is also unique in that it was and is often used on objects, such as the Russian lacquer boxes that are beautiful examples of Russian miniatures.


Today, there are miniature art societies in western society to help promote and preserve traditional miniature art and the "spirit of miniature". Their exhibitions feature the hand held miniature paintings (or sculptures) and each exhibition has its own unique guidelines and rules for artists showing in their exhibit. Some of these rules limit the size of work to be no larger than a set square inch. Others limit the size of a subject, such at the 1/6th scale rule that a subject may not be painted larger than 1/6th of it's natural size, or the 2" rule, that an object in the painting may not exceed 2". Scale rules were initially put in place as a guide for artists starting out in miniature art. There are also many framing restrictions for society miniature works as well. All of these rules are put into place by each show for their own individual and unique exhibitions, and do not define what miniature art is.

Miniature Painting - Art In MiniatureArtists painting miniatures throughout history were not restricted in their artwork by scale as their subjects were painted to any measurement or scale that the artist deemed pleasing to the eye and their patrons, for both manuscripts and other miniatures. Subjects that are naturally small in size, such as butterflies and insects, were painted life sized. Thus the 1/6th scale rule that is used by some shows and societies today unfortunately causes a bit of confusion to those new to the art form who commonly assume that is it a part of a mechanical criteria of the miniature's definition. The world's experts in miniatures do not recognize the rule as legitimate, and view those embracing it as unknowledgeable, and dismiss them.

The term "miniature", as it addresses miniature painting, is often confused with "miniaturize" and some miniature art exhibitions do not refer to miniature as it's initial meaning of techniques, but rather the size of the painting (miniaturized painting). They are two very separate descriptions.

Miniature painting is an art form that is very rich in history that continues today by artists from around the globe. The beautiful ornamental qualities of the miniature should be preserved whether it be the intricate large pieces, or intimate hand held works.

Fish For a Japanese Painting Art

Friday, February 12, 2010

Fish For a Japanese Painting ArtFish For a Japanese Painting Art

This fish painting belongs to another story: El pez que decidimos japon├ęs, written in spanish by Aurelio Asiain.

Brussels - Castle Saventem by Leonid Afremov

Thursday, January 28, 2010

Brussels - Castle Saventem by Leonid Afremov
An Oil Painting with abstract model - view an old building on the edge of the lake at dusk

Evening atmosphere on the outskirts of the lake - OIL PAINTING

Alley by the Lake by Leonid Afremov

Alley by the Lake by Leonid Afremov - beautiful oil paintings

Art Train Journeys on Rail Road OIL PAINTINGS


Beautiful OIL PAINTING seemed a series of locomotive with the ancient train passing on the right track under the bridge / tunnel


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