Like many a Rembrandt painting, A Girl With a Broom, painted in 1651, is one of the most-copied or faked paintings of all times. In fact, the fakes have been produced since the mid-1700's. Numerous people through the years have claimed they have the original, but alas, the original hangs in the National Gallery of Art in Washington DC.
I just completed another painting for the group exhibit
titled Cats vs. Dogs
This exhibit is currently being held at The Vendue in Charleston SC. A
portion of all sales from the exhibit will be donated to the Charleston
Animal Society and The Vendue will match the donation dollar for
My new painting Doggy features a little boy pointing out a dog hanging in the National Gallery of Art DC. To the left is A King Charles Spaniel, to the right Tama, the Japanese Dog, both by Edouard Manet.
Fresh off the easel, a woman viewing, and seemingly longing for her younger days and a cup of joe, Richard Diebenkorn's Coffee in the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art.
My mom was a painter. She favored artists such as Picasso, Matisse, Modigliani and especially Diebenkorn - she had dozens of his paintings' images pinned on the wall as her inspiration. She leaned more towards Diebenkorn's figurative works that commonly blended with abstraction. That was my mom's signature style with still lifes and figurative paintings.
Me, I love everything Diebenkorn painted. His early Abstract Expressionism works, his figurative pieces done in the mid-50's and his return to Abstraction in the mid-60's with works such as his Ocean Park series. Most of all, it's color that draws me to Diebenkorn, no matter the style.
"You should keep on painting no matter how difficult it is, because this is all part of experience, and the more experience you have, the better it is... unless it kills you, and then you know you have gone too far." ~ Alice Neel
"If I had the energy, I would have done it all over the country" - Edward Hopper
"It's what you carry to an object that counts." - Andrew Wyeth
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