Tuesday, April 21, 2009

I can hardly contain myself!!!

I have been stumbling through the world of art on the internet and came across a jewel! There is a lot of good stuff out there, but I would really really like you all to check out The Pochade Gallery. The gallery consists of two British painters, Carl Melegari and Antony Bridge, whose works are just exploding with color and life. And get this - they are plein air painters! Wait 'till you see their work- I love it! Makes me want to go outside more and paint.

Their styles differ, but I really like them both. They manage something I would really like to do myself, they know how to simplify the scene and still make it work.

I stumbled across a Dutch plein air painter whose work I adore as well- Rene PleinAir (that is his blog). Well worth your time- check him out. He also has that something that allows him to say a lot with very little. Just brilliant.

I don't have a picture to post at the moment... I do have another cloud painting on the easel, but have been a little obsessed with my piano. Just got it yesterday. I've been looking for one since last November. I am so excited!!! I have wanted to learn for a long time. This piano is going to do double duty- I get to learn, and my 1.5 year old will be exposed to it for a good while before he starts his lessons. Mua-ha-ha! He'll be so steeped in art and music that he will think everybody is like that! Lets rewrite the norm, shall we?

I'll post a picture of the WIP tomorrow.


eLIZabeth Floyd said...

Sara, Thank you for linking to the Pochade Gallery. It is a very interesting site. I reminds me some of Postcards from France. Have you visited that one?

L.Holm said...

Hi - great link. I like Tony Bridge's especially, though both are great! Bridges, for some reason, makes me think of early diebenkorn meets arthur dove. don't know why. He's got a unique vision. Thanks for sharing!