10 Reasons To Still Love the Art of Frank Frazetta

"Egyptian Queen", Frank Frazetta, 1969

“Egyptian Queen”, Frank Frazetta, 1969

Like an old friend that comes to visit every few years, I have dug out my old Frank Frazetta books and wiped off the dust. There they are. The warriors, women and creatures born from a creative mind attached to a body with enough skill to make them come alive through paint and brush. The art of Frank Frazetta is still worthy of conversation,  and there is a lot about the artist and the art that is still to be admired…

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15 Interesting Notes about Frank Tenney Johnson

 

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“Singing ’em to Sleep” Frank Tenney Johnson, Oil, 1926

Many people have seen some of the paintings of Frank Tenney Johnson, but most know very little about this great painter. Like many successful painters, Frank Tenney Johnson (1874-1939) lived an interesting life outside the studio that helps us enjoy and appreciate the paintings done inside the studio all the more…

 

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Remembering the Paintings of Clark Hulings

 

Great painters never leave us; they continue to keep us company through their work and American Master Clark Hulings will be no exception. With a career spanning some five decades and a body of work that is exceptional in every way, the legacy of Clark Hulings is all but etched in stone. If you are not familiar with the paintings of Clark Hulings, I invite you to sample selected paintings from different decades and get a taste of what you’ve been missing. If you are familiar with the work of Mr. Hulings,  I know you’ll want to see some more…

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Stephen Lyman Originals and Prints Exhibition

"Evening Star" copyright Stephen Lyman

I had the pleasure and the privilege of attending an exhibition of Stephen Lyman original paintings and prints at the Coeur d’Alene galleries in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho recently. I counted at least seventeen pieces, with five being original paintings and the remainder being either offset or giclee’ prints. I had never seen a Lyman original before, and that was the main draw for me without a doubt.  [Read more…]

Craig Shillam: Supernatural Commonplace

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“Yellow Sweater/Freeman Store” 17″ x 26 1/2″ Colored Pencil, gouache, copyright Craig Shillam

 

CashArtBlog: This is a reprint of a blog article about Craig Shillam, dated August 2, 2008, by a blogger named Scotty, on a blog called West of Center. All attempts to contact Scotty were unsuccessful.

Even in the context of representational work, the American West imbues her artists with an inherent sense of the abstract and the organic; with an unapologetic, folkish bent; and with an innate understanding of the light and space that surround, suffuse and animate their subjects.

And there is something deeper still – a fierce sense of idealism and independence that turns almost anyone that dares live and work in America’s most sacred spaces into a different kind of outsider; an artist often free of traditional schools or the cabal of a movement. [Read more…]

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