Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Andrew Wyeth

“I search for the realness, the real feeling of a subject, all the texture around it…I always want to see the third dimension of something…I want to come alive with the object.”

Andrew Wyeth

Friday, September 20, 2013

"Shy Look"

Stephen Scott Young, 2008

Adelson Galleries, NYC

Thursday, September 19, 2013

John Singer Sargent
1886, Private Collection

“You can't do sketches enough.
Sketch everything and keep your curiosity fresh.”
John Singer Sargent

Camille Pissaro
1881, Oil on Canvas

“Blessed are they who see beautiful things in humble places where other people see nothing.”   Camille Pissaro

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Dorothy Barnard

John Singer Sargent

1885, Oil Study for

Carnation, Lily, Lily, Rose

“Two little girls in a garden at twilight, lighting paper lanterns among the flowers from rose-tree to rose-tree.”

          John Singer Sargent

“Setting Sun and Fog”
Camille Pissaro
1891, Oil on Canvas

“Work at the same time on sky, water, branches, ground, keeping everything going on an equal basis…. don’t be afraid of putting on colour…. paint generously and unhesitatingly, for it is best not to lose the first impression.”

Camille Pissaro

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Claude Monet,
"The Magpie"

 “This painting of a place in the countryside near Etretat, executed on the spot, uses very unusual pale, luminous colours.  The novelty and daring of Monet's approach explain the painting's rejection by the jury of the 1869 salon.”
Musee d’Orsay
Paris, France

Monday, October 22, 2012

Idle Hours
William Merritt Chase

Quiet Moments
Dan McCaw
"It’s a moment that I’m after, a fleeting moment, but not a frozen moment."

The Master Bedroom
Andrew Wyeth 

Thursday, October 4, 2012

Christina's Teapot”  
 Andrew Wyeth

“I can’t work completely out of my imagination. I must put my foot in a bit of truth and then I can fly free."

~ Andrew Wyeth

Thursday, September 27, 2012

Dan McCaw
“Objects don't give you an emotion; you already contain that emotion.   An object just brings the emotion out. Art is the same way. It provides a reason for that thought, that mood, that feeling that exists within you to surface. It connects and awakens what part of us that we already possess."

 ~ Dan McCaw

Monday, September 17, 2012

Groundhog Day
Andrew Wyeth

"That February day the sun’s rays caught the corner of the table that was set for dinner, awaiting the return of Mr. Keurner from a farm sale in Lancaster.”

~Andrew Wyeth

On the Terrasse
Auguste Renoir
1881, American Institute of Art
Chicago, IL
“To my mind, a picture should be something pleasant, cheerful, and pretty, yes pretty! There are too many unpleasant things in life as it is without creating still more of them.”
~ Auguste Renoir

Christina's Bedroom
Andrew Wyeth

Thursday, August 30, 2012

Sliver of Light, Downtown
~Dan McCaw
"Any subject can become a spring board for your imagination when you start to play the game of "What if?" In your mind, visualize an object and then ask, What if I exaggerate it? What if I manipulate, distort or change it? For example, what if I paint that red apple in shades of purple? Try different things. there are no wrong solutions - only what feels good to you and what doesn't appeal to you.”
~ Dan McCaw


Girl Dancing, 1906

Bessie Potter Vonnoh,
Wife of artist Robert Vonnoh.
Bronze statues
Corcoran Gallery, Washington D.C



                                      Girl Reading
The Dance,1908


Monday, August 27, 2012

A Special Book
~Dan McCaw
Morris and Whiteside Galleries Hilton Head, SC
“Good paintings are like friends,” he has said, “they encourage you to do more, to search, to experiment and to grow.”