Sunday, January 27, 2008


Fear not we are with you!

Riverside fro the swing bridge the DesPlains River

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Friday, January 25, 2008


Rousseau, Henri

Rousseau, Henri, known as Le Douanier Rousseau (1844-1910). French painter, the most celebrated of naïve artists.
His nickname refers to the job he held with the Paris Customs Office (1871-93), although he never actually rose to the rank of `Douanier' (Customs Officer). Before this he had served in the army, and he later claimed to have seen service in Mexico, but this story seems to be a product of his imagination. He took up painting as a hobby and accepted early retirement in 1893 so he could devote himself to art.
His character was extraordinarily ingenuous and he suffered much ridicule (although he sometimes interpreted sarcastic remarks literally and took them as praise) as well as enduring great poverty. However, his faith in his own abilities never wavered. He tried to paint in the academic manner of such traditionalist artists as Bouguereau and Gérôme, but it was the innocence and charm of his work that won him the admiration of the avant-garde: in 1908 Picasso gave a banquet, half serious half burlesque, in his honor. Rousseau is now best known for his jungle scenes, the first of which is Surprised! (Tropical Storm with a Tiger) (National Gallery, London, 1891) and the last The Dream (MOMA, New York, 1910). These two paintings are works of great imaginative power, in which he showed his extraordinary ability to retain the utter freshness of his vision even when working on a large scale and with loving attention to detail. He claimed such scenes were inspired by his experiences in Mexico, but in fact his sources were illustrated books and visits to the zoo and botanical gardens in Paris.


A SELF Taught Artist...Rousseau, Henri

The Dramer
I always wondered
Why he put a nude lsdy on a sofa in the middle of a
jungle? does the title tell it all?

Tuesday, January 22, 2008


Help Me!

This painting is driving me mad you can see a frazled Lloyd This beast is is in pain today He sliped on the ice and pull a rib out of place! His roar is heared at Swinging Bridge!

my painting dwells in my mind
To my fingers it does not find..
MY thoughts whirls around.
destractions they do abound
So faith must be found
So I surly pray
God give me another day


Sunday, January 20, 2008



Traditional Oil Painting by Virgil Elliott
This book contains advanced techniques and concepts from the Renaissance to the present. There is no index for any certain painting, but rather detailed descriptions of certain technique the artist used in order to achieve the over all look of the painting. For example the book does not go into great detail about Rembrant’s self portrait (1628) other than to emphasize the technique of scratching off paint to highlight his hair. For those searching for new oil techniques this may be the book for you.
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Saturday, January 19, 2008


Flower Lovers

The Watercolor Flower Painter’s A-Z by Adelene Fletcher
A wonderful reference book for flowers, their color, and related watercolor materials. This book gives you the actual techniques to reproduce the almost exact pictorial of a certain flower. For those who are beginners or experts it can be used as a reference book of flowers. It has the painting guide for 50 flowers. There is a color palate for each. This book is a must for those who want to explore the world of watercolor flower painting. This book is also useful for other mediums.

I just had to tell you about this book. I would like to decorate my walls withe 50 pictures of flowers! Laura my reader helped me with this review of a new book at the Riverside Linary.Thankyou Laura'''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''Note: RipTide you have to check this out!

Thursday, January 17, 2008


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Sunday, January 13, 2008

"For where

A flower of a blog Where travel and art mix

Wednesday, January 09, 2008


Flowers of GOD

The last few weeks my mine dreams of flowers. It seems that my fellow artist bloggers do too. Most of them have included this colorful natural sperit, a show of life regeneration.They remind us of the flying flowers called buterflys and birds. Why not get in the mood of with these pleasant colors of life

Try It You will like it ! I will with butterfly or bird folded in two with the color of the beasts and then the classic colors

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Monday, January 07, 2008


Do You see the Eye of the Beholder



A new painting fot yjr Mew Year

Tuesday, January 01, 2008


Swan lake on DeaPlains River at Riverside Il. ...Dec 15 2007

I would like to take picture of this spot todaybut no one will go with me! Just because of snow,wind and 11 degrees!

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