Monday, May 28, 2012

Andrew Tischler

Based in Western Australia, Andrew Tischler states on his website that, like many sea and landscape painters, he finds the reference photos he takes on site don't capture the inspirational feeling of standing before the subject. He also makes use of field sketches, and refers to several photos of the scene, rather than just one. This makes it easier to pull out the essential qualities of the place.

The most spectacular part of the WA coastline is at its the southern end.

Monday, May 21, 2012

Kemper Art Museum

Childe Hassam, Diamond Cove, Isle of Shoals, 1908.
William Trost Richards, Gathering Cold, c.1885
Two marines from the collection of the Kemper Art Museum, St Louis.

Saturday, May 19, 2012

Benes Knupfer

Duel of the Tritons,  43 x 88 1/8 inches.

This mythological marine by the Czech painter Benes Knüpfer (1843-1910), is from an upcoming Christie's sale. He lived in Italy for many years.
When you use the website to zoom in, you can see that the brushstrokes are quite Impressionistic.

Sunday, May 13, 2012

Viking Ships

William Ritschel
Christian Krohg, Leif Erikson
Francis Dicksee, Viking Funeral
NC Wyeth