Posts tagged representational art
My Evolution as a Painter, David Shevlino

I became enthralled with art when I was in my early teens in mid- 1970's.  My first exposure to painting was through books about the old masters I found at a neighbor’s yard sale.  I grew up near NYC and eventually started making trips to the Metropolitan Museum of Art, where I would take a sketch pad and draw from the sculpture.  I was also making copies of paintings at home from all the books I could get my hands on.  My interest naturally gravitated toward the 15th through 19th century.  At that time I had no interest in modern or contemporary art.

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Why Should I Like Van Gogh? Kim Lordier

A couple of days before I embarked on a painting adventure to Southern Utah, I was in my local coffee house talking with a gentleman named George about his recent cross country road trip. He mentioned exploring and photographing the Capital Reef area, but shared his frustration with the photos he took of the vermillion walls and saturated sunsets. His words to me in describing the beauty he saw and felt were full of intensity and wonder, the description of his experience, full of emotion.  He said his photos fell flat of his expectations.

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