Posts Tagged ‘lanscapes’

Artist of the moment…………..Jeremy Browne

 

 

Jeremy Browne is a wonderful painter of barns and the landscape. Browne was born in Brampton, Ontario and spent much of his childhood exploring the outdoors.

The artist’s family would often travel to the national parks to enjoy the weekend and whilst going there the drive was plain and barren with sometimes only one house might be all you see for miles. This gave the artist some ideas for composing his cozy farm scenes.

Browne works mainly in acrylics.

For seasonality the artist prefers to paint the fall and winter seasons. He finds it easier to convey mood and concentrate on the flow of light during the desolate times.

Below a link to the website of the artist:

http://jeremybrownestudios.com/

The artist has a great palette to paint his farm scenes. With earth tones and grey skies as his basis any splashes of color are more vibrant.

Price range information: Sorry none available.

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Artist of the moment…..William Hays Junior and Senior

William Hays Senior was born in New York City in the year 1830. William Hays painted landscapes, still lifes, and animals in a realistic manner. Though he did make trips to foreign countries and to the Western parts of the United States at the time, Montana and the Dakotas, William Hays was based out of New York City and spent much of his time in his studio.

Animals were his favorite subject and in particular the American Buffalo. This artist is one of the premiere artists that tried to capture the United States western region before the white settlers came.

Price range information : Works range from $8,000 to $70,000.

William Hays Senior passed away in 1875.

William Hays Junior was like his father a great painter of animals. The son enjoyed painting dogs. Willliam Hays Junior was born in 1872.

The artist passed away in 1934.

price range information : Works range from $3,000 to $20,000. The artist worked in oils and graphite.

What a great family of artists! Like many of the artists families here be it the Wyeths, the Nyanhongo’s, or the Yoshidas, I am fascinated by the subject matter that is common between the artists. For instance Antoine Blanchard, its great to see the landscapes his daughters painted of the ┬ásame subject. Its great to see that the son had a great love of painting animals, something he probably inherited from his father.

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Artist of the moment……Sanford Robinson Gifford

Sanford Robinson Gifford was an American artist who painted wonderful landscapes. Sanford Gifford was born in the year 1823 in Greenfield, New York. For his collegiate education Gifford attended Brown University located in Providence, Rhode Island.

Early on he painted portraits but switched to landscapes as his focus beginning in 1846.

In this clip a great selection of landscapes by Sanford Gifford:

Gifford was made a full member of the National Academy of Design.

Sanford Gifford passed away in 1880 at the age of 57 years old.

Gifford was also among the country’s leading luminism painters. The artist loved to portray a sense of atmosphere in his work. To achieve this look Gifford finished his paintings by covering them with many layers of translucent varnish. The main idea of luminism as a style of painting is portraying atmospheric light.

Price range information: Many works range from $50,000 to $3 million dollars. The only painting I could find at auction this year sold for $1.2 million dollars.

What I enjoy most about this artist is his sense of design. Its great when a very small painting, which size you cannot tell just by seeing on your computer screen, sticks in your memory. The painting in the gallery of Venice is only 3 by 6 inches, but is striking in its portrayal of light and design.

As an added bonus I would like to see what the translucent varnish made in the mid 1880s, looks like now after a century and half of exposure to the elements.

The work below titled “Sunday Morning Camp in the Seventh Regiment near Washington D.C.” The painting is from May 1861. Civil War works by Sanford Gifford are very unique and highly sought after by museums. Many war artists watched and observed whereas Sanford Gifford was part of the Union army where he served as a soldier during three tours of duty from 1861 to 1863. The painting will be sold by Christie’s Auction House on December the 5th and estimated to sell in the $3 to $5 million dollar range.

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