Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Albert Julius Olsson

Albert Julius Olsson (1864—1942) was born in London, the son of a Swedish father and English mother, the 'artist was within him' and he was wholly self-taught. A daring yachtsman, some of his marine scenes look back at the coastline from onboard ship. His work was in the late impressionist style of Henry Moore.
From the examples of his paintings I can find on Google image search it seems Olsson was particularly fond of painting the sea in moonlight.

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Winslow Homer - Fishing

Kissing the Moon
Saco Bay
The Herring Net
Fog Warning
The last painting, Shark Fishing, 1885, is a watercolor.
Homer's work as an illustrator seems to have given him a wonderful eye for image-making. He makes strong, iconic images that reproduce well, and would not be out-competed by text.
This is due to: interesting viewpoints, simplicity of design, zooming in to the subject, strong tonal contrasts, and energetic lines.