Archive for January 28, 2012

Awesome Acrylic Artists…..Gretchen Gammell….

 

this artist loves to paint the female figure. I enjoy her whimsical paintings.  Her characters are drawn simply, but display much emotion to the viewer. Even the hair is sometimes blowing in the wind.  From a color standpoint the artist is quite bold making wonderful background patterns that remind me of Gustav Klimt.

Below is a link to one gallery representing the artist.

http://www.hallwaygallery.com/gallery07.php

 

The artist works mainly with acrylics on canvas.

The artist was born in 1980.

The artist resides in the northwest.

Happy painting!

D

Awesome Acrylic Artist series….Michael Wilkinson

A short clip showing the various angles of a sculpture by the artist. Its great to see the play of life from different views.

 

 

This artist makes fantastic sculptures cast with acrylics and resin.  Mainly of the female figure. Great likenesses and hair that looks as if it is moved by the wind, very lifelike.

The artist was born in California and his first career was as an architect  in New York City.  When he first started sculpting it was with bronze as a medium. Then in 1985 he switched to casting in acrylic and resin, at that time a very modern way to see the world. The results are spectacular.

His sculptures are more dreamlike than you would see in a bronze. You don’t get the whole body, always some part of the body is left to the viewer to imagine.He likes for the pieces to be viewed from all sides, with no back or front side.

A link to a gallery representing the artist is below.

http://www.sargentsfineart.com/artist/wilkinson.php

This artist is one of my favorites when it comes to the female form, the medium so fresh and looking to be explored. Thanks to this artist for allowing me to view his world in this dreamlike manner.

Happy painting!

D