Tuesday, October 30, 2012

A "New" Inness in Dallas!

Stream in the Mountains
George Inness

Exciting news for Inness lovers!  The Dallas Museum of Art has recently"discovered" a work in their collection by American landscape master George Inness.  This painting, which has been in the museum's collection for many years and thought to be by Hudson River School master Asher B. Durand, has now been reattributed to George Inness based on research conducted by the Museum's American art curator, Sue Canterbury. 

The painting is now back on display with its updated attribution. Canterbury found a pen and ink drawing by Inness which closely resembles the composition of the painting. This painting is thought to date from around 1850, making it an early Inness and one that shows the influence of the Hudson River School and Durand. However, to my eye, it has those essential Inness qualities- mood (that dramatic foreground shadow!) , atmospheric effects- and a more painterly style than Durand. Here's an article about the "discovery".

Friday, October 5, 2012

Feature in American Painting Video Magazine!

I am very happy to say that my work will be featured in the fall issue of American Painting Video Magazine! APVM is a quarterly video publication founded and curated by artist Michael Klein. It features realist artists and their work. The upcoming fall issue will include features on many wonderful artists such as Julio Reyes, John Morra, ACOPAL's exhibit in Beijing, Douglas Fryer, and others. I am honored to be included!

The issue should be available on the APVM website around October 15. 

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Drawing & Painting Trees

Tree Study
Charcoal on Twinrocker paper

I have just a few spots open in my most popular online class Drawing & Painting Trees. Class begins on October 26 and you can register here.  Not sure if an online class is right for you? Check out student comments here.

Summer Pond
charcoal on Strathmore laid paper