Thursday, November 26, 2015

Female Forms - Mandalas/Kaleidoscopes 

Could not resist playing more with my painting from yesterday. Ended up with some quite nice looking mandalas or kaleidoscopic images. The flowing forms fascinate me. It is amazing to me how more or less random mirroring of the image lead to ever new and highly complex designs.

Jurgen Ziesmann - Own Picture 

Jurgen Ziesmann - Own Picture 

Jurgen Ziesmann - Own Picture 

Jurgen Ziesmann - Own Picture 

Jurgen Ziesmann - Own Picture 

Jurgen Ziesmann - Own Picture 


Wednesday, November 25, 2015


November update

Thanksgiving break means time for work in the studio. Here a little painting I finished this week. Some more figures from my dream country. They all look female to me. But then ... who could tell with such strange creatures?


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Sunday, November 22, 2015

Lotus by Daniel Borup


I teach anatomy - and what can I say other than - Daniel Borup knows anatomy and combines his knowledge with thousands of hours of practicing sculpture.
He describes his work like this:  "This woman is in a storm, yet she faces the storm accepting and embracing whatever difficulties come her way. She is strong in the winds of the storm. I named the sculpture Lotus because the Lotus flower is a symbol of purity, rebirth, and divinity. It is born out of muck and mud but blooms clean and pure with the coming of each day. It is a reminder that our challenges make us stronger."

Enjoy!
Challenge to all my students (past and present) - name all the bones and muscles he sculpts.

Sunday, November 8, 2015

Donna Coleman and Robert Shepperd

Today I would like to introduce you to two art friends from the Lynchburg Art Club. They have an exhibition at the Club House, 1011 Rivermont Avenue, Lynchburg. 

Donna Coleman is Lynchburg local, and paints highly colorful motives. On show are several of her oil and acrylic paintings, usually painted with very confident brush strokes, in a quite expressive manner. This leads to highly textured paintings, that sometimes function nearly as reliefs.

Donna Coleman (my photo)

Donna Coleman (my photo)

Donna Coleman (my photo)

Donna Coleman (My photo)
Robert Sheperd, also a long term Lynchburg local,  paints with highly controlled, exceedingly fine strokes. His painting style, a nearly pointilistic way of mixing color, is influenced by the Hudson River Painters from 1850s and the Impressionists. I am amazed by the detail in his paintings, evidence for high level of patience.
Robert Sheperd (my photo)

Robert Sheperd (my photo)

Robert Sheperd (my photo)

Robert Sheperd (my photo)
 By the way ... I also have two of my pictures in the exhibition:

by Jürgen Ziesmann "The Princess is Approaching" Watercolor

by Jürgen Ziesmann "Absract" Pastel Chalks and Ink


Please come by - the exhibition is open for another two weeks Thursdays through Sundays, 1:30 to 4:00 pm.


Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Anatomical Art by Nunzio Paci


Because I teach anatomy and with that the human body, its muscles, veins, and bones are something I encounter on a very regular basis. And yes, from an anatomical viewpoint, the human body is a beautifully designed machine. 
Nuntio Paci uses oil and pencil to combine the structures of the body (in great accuracy and detail) with other natural elements, wings, feathers, branches, flowers to create surreal mixed beings, where the line between reality and imagination becomes blurred.
"If I can't walk, I will learn to fly" by Nuntio Paci
"Forest" by Nunzio Paci
Very, different ... equally fascinating for the the psychgeographies of Dusting Yellin.
Elaborate collages in blocks of glass - while viewing the inside of the human body whole new worlds can be discovered.
"Psychogeography 67" by Dustin Yellin
Of course I have my fair share of own anatomical drawings. However, comparing them with the creativity that is obvious in the above works .... is a very humbling experience.
"under our skin" by Jurgen Ziesmann (the pose is from an absolutely amazing image by Mapplethorpe)

Time to show the pictures that are on the show at the  Steven Francis Fine Art Gallery If you are interested in purchasing any of these artw...