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Thomas Paquette: Defined by Water

Thomas Paquette is a painter from Western Pennsylvania, whose work I have featured several times before and who I continue to follow, as I am delighted and fascinated by his approach. Paquette breaks up his compositions in areas of color that are often edged with contrasting or complementary colors. The color areas and edges are in rough patterns that have a fractal appearance, but blend to make a naturalistic whole from a distance. The result is part naturalistic, part graphic and part textu...
Tags: Art, Philadelphia, Gallery And Museum Art, Watercolor And Gouache, Western Pennsylvania, Paquette, Thomas Paquette


Eye Candy for Today: Cornelis Visscher, The Large Cat

The Large Cat (Cat Sleeping), Cornelis Visscher, engraving, roughly 5 x 7 inches (14 x 18 cm) I admire the way Visscher has varied the direction of his lines to indicate the natural texture of the cat’s fur, and the density of the lines to achieve his subtle variations in value. The foreground foliage and background wall, indentation and daring little mouse give the composition depth, offsetting the dominance of the large figure of the animal within the frame of the image.  
Tags: Art, Eye Candy For Today, Gallery And Museum Art, Visscher, Prints and Printmaking, Cornelis Visscher


These Matchbook Pups are Cheeky Representations of the Complicated Personalities of Humans

Ravi Zupa’s work is specially built to “Strike Your Fancy." Eschewing digital processes, this completely self-taught artist produces everything by hand. Using oil-based intaglio ink and a unique woodblock printing process, Zupa aims to bring together “seemingly unrelated images in search of something universal” in his “Strike Your Fancy” matchbook series. In his first series of artful matchbooks, Zupa featured a collection of cats getting drunk at the bar. Naturally, with his latest series, t...
Tags: Art, Zupa, Ravi Zupa



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