Monday, January 14, 2013


Some marines I found on the Bonhams auction house site. I neglected to post them when the auction was current, in September last year. But better late than never.

There's a lot of white paint, contrasted with near blacks, in these works, which are all (I think) of rocky parts of East Coast of the US.

The first one is by Abraham Bogdanove, an artist born in Minsk (now in Belarus) who found the Maine Coast (particularly the rugged rocks of Monhegan Island) an endless source of inspiration.
The second is by contemporary painter Michael B Karas.
Two works by Frederick Judd Waugh follow.

Here are some beautiful nautical works from an upcoming Bonhams marine auction

Montague Dawson, Eventide.
Antonio Jacobsen, the ship County of Ediburgh stranded on a beach.
Antonio Jacobsen, The ship El Rio at sea.


Seip Fine Art said...

How interesting to see a blog post on Rocks - for at these every moment; there is a painting on my easel with rocks in it and I must admit rocks are almost as difficult to paint as water, and the examples you have here are simply wonderful, thank you! Winslow Homer was another artist who could paint rocks well!

Rock on!

jeronimus said...

Hi Poly, hop your painting goes well. I love the way FJWaugh captured the wetness of sea-drenched rocks.
Homer also painted that coastline. Must be something special about Maine rocks.

Marius Avram said...

The water effect it´s just so amazing...

I have started no so long ago in oil painting, this is my blog:

jeronimus said...

Hi Marius, all the best with your painting and blogging.