Archive for May 6, 2012

Artists working with the face and figure…Stephen Scott Young….

Below is a brief clip about the artist produced by American Artist magazine.

http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=6188107649713762042

online and land based galleries: Adelson Galleries in New York City.      http://www.adelsongalleries.com/artists/stephen-scott-young/

John Suvorek Gallery in Palm Beach, Florida.   http://www.surovekgallery.com/youngssPrints.html

Both of these websites show the true variety of mediums the artist uses from graphite, to silverpoint etching, from oil painting to gouache painting.

This artist I would consider a modern day Homer or Sargent when it comes to painting people in the Caribbean be it at work or play.

He uses a variety of mediums from oils to watercolor to gouache. He paints the watercolors on twinrocker handmade paper, many other well known artists recommend this company for their high quality papers, another famous artist who loves the brand is Jamie Wyeth.

The artist was born in Honolulu, Hawaii in 1957.

Another great aspect about the artist is that he claims his favorite medium to be etching. When you consider all of those great master artists who learned etching before hand such as Durer or Rembrandt, it seems to be a lost art indeed. He as an artist himself studied such artists as Vermeer, Caravaggio, Rembrandt, and Whistler.

Collected by major museums such as the Kemper Museum of Art and the Cleveland Museum of Art.

He started out making copies as a young boy of Vermeer and Caravaggio thanks to his mother, who bought him the books. Went to college at the Ringling College of Art and Design in Sarasota, Florida. The artist won a huge amount of confidence he could make it as an artist by winning a contest that was held by American Artist magazine.

His wife is from the Bahamas and while living there he spends much of his time on his bicycle! Awesome lifestyle choice of going back and forth between Florida and the Bahamas.

low price range: $5,000

high priced range: $348,000  (it was titled the red bow)

mediums used: graphite, watercolor, gouache, oils, silverpoint etchings

The artist does a great job at capturing the light of the caribbean. Among his series of watercolors fetching more than 100,000 dollars was a series showing a group of island boys playing stickball and shooting marbles. The  artist has a keen sense of color mixing warm earth skin tones with bright floral and colorful patterns found in the Caribbean.

 

From this artist we can learn to always try new materials as it might open up our eyes to seeing something different. Also we can learn to paint with very light coats of paint in watercolors, gouache, and oils. This is the key to the artist’s work, many many light layers of paint!

Try a new medium today!

Happy painting!

D