Spotlight on an Artist-
Spotlight on an Artist is an occasional series I do. It highlights the work of various artists I admire, many of whom I think are largely unknown outside of their country. I share pics of their paintings and palettes, but also videos of them in progress. My goal is to share their work and take a look "inside"- to figure out how they go about getting the results they do and to share those thoughts. Please scroll through and browse at your leisure. :) Lots to learn!
Konstantin Kuzema- March 17, 2017
Konstantin has a very stylized, wet into wet approach to cityscapes that I find unique and intriguing. It's unlike any other urban settings I've seen a painter do- full of soft edges and a strong control of color, all of which leads to a powerful expression of light. I share some paintings and 2 videos of him painting, which I use to dissect his technique.
Ilya Ibryaev- July 22, 2016
I really like Ilya's control of light and mist. I share a lot of his wet into wet work that features these elements. As is often the case, I found some videos of his, which I share and then discuss, looking for little inroads to his process.
Endre Penovac- June 19, 2016
Endre is from Serbia. He's most well known for his paintings of cats. However, he also does fascinating paintings of a variety of other things, such as women, roosters, and fruit. They all demonstrate a deft control of wet into wet work. I share many of his paintings, as well as some videos of him working.
Igor Mosiychuk- May 6, 2016
Igor is a Ukrainian painter. His wet into wet paintings are also painted without tape on a horizontal (or slightly tilted) backing. His work features a lot of sea and landcapes with beautiful control of edges, both hard and soft. I share many of his paintings, as well as a number of videos that feature him in action.
Ping Long- Jan 23, 2016
Ping Long is a Chinese artist who is very famous in his own country, but relatively unknown here in the U.S. His work features a lot of vigorous and loose brushwork, and a strong sense of design. I link to a number of videos of his in Chinese, and spend some time comparing his work to Chien Chung Wei's.
Sergei Temerev- Dec 11, 2015
Sergei is a Russian painter. His watercolors, done flat on a backing without tape, are full of fantastically gorgeous clouds and seascapes. I share and pick apart a number of videos of him working in process.