Monday, September 1, 2008

Kim Dorland

I'm going out of town for 2 weeks and I don't know when I'll be blogging again.
So I'll leave you all with images by one of my favorite painters, Kim Dorland, who hails from Canada.

I like how expressive he gets with such ordinary subject matter.

And his color palette seems all wrong but is just totally right on.

The problem with looking at art like this on the internet is that it really is so much better in real life.

There are so many textures and applications of paint in a single painting - the actual styles of painting are as juxtapozed as the subjects are.


Short Street Cakes said...

I love this. The colors are so visually jolting and totally perfect. gee whiz, ursie, your blog makes me feel like a darned art appreciator. which i am, i just don't give myself alot of opportunities to exercise my appreciation. so thanks for that. I hope your trip is good!

Gordon Smith said...

Hiya Ursula,

I'm making the rounds just in case you didn't get an email invitation. Our email database is spotty at best.

The Extravablogiversapaloozathon 2008 is September 27th, and we're hoping every area blogger will come!

Party Info here.

BlogAsheville awards nomination thread here.

RSVP thread here.

Mike Valentino said...

I love every bit of this. Also love the shout-out to the Wu.