Sunday, September 25, 2011

Louise Britton

Louise Britton is an artist living in Seattle, Washington. She spends part of each year on Edisto Island, South Carolina, in a small cabin on land that has been in her family for generations. Her work has a dreamlike quality, though traditionally rendered in meticulously realist technique.
These fine works remind me a little of Magritte, though they are not overtly surrealist.

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Victorian Kids and the Sea

Alma-Tadema, The Inundation of the Biesbosch in 1421.
Sir Edward Poynter 1836-1919, Outward Bound, Tate Gallery.

Sir John Everett Millais, 1829-1896, The Boyhood of Raleigh.
Charles W Nicholls.

Thursday, September 1, 2011

James Perry Wilson

The American painter James P Wilson (1889-1976) is best known for the diorama paintings he produced for natural history museums. 
To help him create the illusion of reality he thought about light and atmosphere in scientific terms.
The art and illustration blog Gurney's Journey has an interesting post on his technique and theory.