Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Armin Hansen

Stormy Sea, Watercolour

Stanley Cursiter - British

In the Orkneys, Westray

Cliffs, Orkney

Waves Breaking on Cliffs, Orkney, 34 x 40 inches

Saturday, May 23, 2009

Friday, May 22, 2009

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Fantasy Art

Edit: Probably Donato Giancola, medium oil

William Ritschel - German American 1864-1949

Incoming Tide, Point Lobos, 20 x 24 inches

Stormy Cove, 12 x 16 inches

Under Tropical Skies, 30 x 36 inches

Yankee Point, Carmel, 30 x 40 inches

Carmel, Oncoming Tide, 12 x 16 inches

Frederick Judd Waugh - American

The Edge of the Reef

Rocky Shoreline, 30 x 50 inches

Friday, May 15, 2009

Alfred Bricher - American

Rocky Head with Sailboats in Distance

Waves on a Rocky Coast, 18 x 39 inches

A Coastal Scene, 13 x 29 inches

Maine Seascape, 10 x 14 inches

Joaquin Sorolla - Spanish

Boats Leaving the Harbour, Asturias, 9 x 16 cm


Boats on the Beach, 20 x 30 cm

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Max Roeder, German 1866-1947

Iphigenie, 100 x 125cm

This work, by the symbolist painter, Max Roeder, combines receding horizontal and vertical lines - waves and clefts in the cliffs. The white figure looking out to sea seems to be echoed in negative in the shadowy sea cave.

Robert Henri - American 1865-1929

Rocks and Sea - Monhegan Island, 20 x 25 cm

In earlier posts we discussed the idea of framing the sea with rocks on either side, to avoid a lopsided composition with a vertical element on one side, and a horizontal one on the other. In this work, it appears as if the mass of rock on the right side was added later, for this reason.

Mauritz Frederick Hendrick de Haas 1832-1895

Sailboats on a Calm Sea, 26.7 x 58.5 cm

Tuesday, May 12, 2009