Archive for November 7, 2014

Artist of the moment………Donald Holden


Donald Holden is an American painter of the landscape born in Los Angeles, California in the year 1931. Holden didn’t attend any premier art schools studying only at the Art Student’s League of New York City. Ever since a very young boy Holden enjoyed visiting the many museums and galleries of New York City.

Holden is an acclaimed art critic and has authored 20 books including a book about the work of the artist Whistler.

In this clip we view Donald Holden at work in one of his watercolor paintings of the Yellowstone National Park forest fires. His very bold and direct landscapes remind me of watercolor master John Pike:

Price range information: Sorry none available.

The artist has a sense of design that reminds me of the great Japanese woodblock artists. In many works the artist uses only two colors in his works. This makes the viewer grow more emotionally attached to his landscapes.


Artist of the moment……..Joe Goode


Joe Goode is an American artist renown for his work which is both abstract and representational at the same time. Joe Goode was born in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma in the year 1931. For his collegiate education Goode attended the Chouinard Art Institute located in Los Angeles, California.

Goode is associated with the Pop Art movement. Much of his work during his early years has to do with painting milk bottles and paintings that represent clouds.

Goode is also thought of as a being a colorfield painter with his early works featuring a milk bottle painted in front of single color.

Goode is part of many prominent museum collections including the Museum of Contemporary Art Los Angeles, the Whitney Museum and the Museum of Modern Art both located in New York City.

Price range information: Works range from $3,000 for a print to $250,000 for an original.

I enjoy the torn cloud series works the best. When looking at the painting its hard to imagine its not real paper, but at the same time one recognizes the work as a clouds. A wonderful style that is both very real and very abstract at the same time.