Archive for the Harnett Category

Daily Bread

Posted in art, Artist, Fine Art, Harnett, Oil Painting, Original Art, Original Oil Painting, painting, Still Life painting, Trompe le Oil, Uncategorized on May 14, 2008 by Jim Gola, Artist

“Daily Bread” number one of a three part series utilizing basically the same articles in the set-up.

The main objective in this exercise was the challenge of painting the textures and shapes of everyday objects. Scroll down to see the other two versions of “Daily Bread”. Prints are available of all three of these paintings prepared using Giclee archive inks on paper or canvas. Go to my print website, http://fineartamerica.com/profiles/jim-gola.html
Scroll to the appropriate thumbnail to enlarge. Matting and framing is also available from Fine Art America. Thanks for looking.

 

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Daily Bread Version Two

Posted in art, Artist, Fine Art, Harnett, Oil Painting, Original Art, Original Oil Painting, painting, Realism, Still Life painting, Trompe le Oil, Uncategorized on May 14, 2008 by Jim Gola, Artist

Daily Bread” number one of a three part series utilizing basically the same articles in the set-up.

The main objective in this exercise was the challenge of painting the textures and shapes of everyday objects. Scroll down to see the otherversion of “Daily Bread”. Prints are available of all three of these paintings prepared using Giclee archive inks on paper or canvas. Go to my print website, http://fineartamerica.com/profiles/jim-gola.html Scroll to the appropriate thumbnail to enlarge. Matting and framing is also available from Fine Art America.
Thanks for looking.

FRESH AIR

Posted in art, Artist, Fine Art, Harnett, Oil Painting, Original Art, Original Oil Painting, painting, Realism, Still Life painting, Trompe le Oil, Uncategorized on May 5, 2008 by Jim Gola, Artist

 

 Fresh Air” is one of a series of still life paintings I have been working on during the last several months along with a few new unposted landscapes.  The old pipe in the painting was given to me by my wife. She saw it in an antique store and thought I could add it to my still props. I actually did hang the pipe over the “Fresh Air” paper you see in the picture. It hung there unnoticed for about two years. One day recently, I spun around in my chair and finally noticing the pipe for the first time as a  piece of art, I was off and running doing some still life painting again. I have painted another four still life paintings since Fresh Air. I will post some of them shortly.

This and other still life paintings can be seen on Fine Art America at: http://fineartamerica.com/profiles/jim-gola.html?tab=artwork

Time and Old Friends

Posted in art, Artist, Fine Art, Harnett, Oil Painting, Original Art, Original Oil Painting, painting, Realism, Still Life painting, Uncategorized on March 2, 2008 by Jim Gola, Artist

Time and Old Friends 

I have not done a lot of still life paintings during the past few years. That is going to change. It is my understanding that still life paintings are the least likely to sell in galleries. I don’t know why this is as we have a host of great still life artists practicing in America today. Perhaps it is because many paint still life works do not have a story to tell.
When I was fifteen years old, I fell in love with Michael W. Harnett’s (1848-1892) paintings.
Even now at age 70, I still stand transfixed at his handling of paint and colors. It was Harnett’s work that initially interested me in painting. If anyone was to be given credit for starting me out, it was this artist. I grew up in Philadelphia (the city of art) as a kid. Original Harnett works were easy to locate and view. I studied them intensely. My style of still life painting is much influenced by this study of his work. In the next few months, I will be putting up a few of my recent paintings depicting items I find in my scrounging around antique stores. I hope the upcoming series will reflect a little of what my long gone Master, Michael Harnett has taught me. “Time and Old” friends was painting a few years ago.
It is one of my “keepers”. I hope you can “read” into it.
For an actual size Giclee color print of this painting, press my link to Fine Art America…
http://fineartamerica.com/featured/time-and-old-friends-jim-gola.html