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May Day Late

Monday, May 6, 2019 | Karl Cole

Being a painter of landscapes and cityscapes myself, I’m always eager to share with you little landscape gems that come to my attention. Since I missed May Day with this post, this bouncy little ...

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African American (Art) History Month

Monday, February 11, 2019 | Karl Cole

When we usually read about the Rocky Mountain School of painting, we are presented with artists like Albert Bierstadt (1830–1902), Thomas Hill (1892-1908), and Thomas Moran (1837–1926). Th ...

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Pfahl for Fall

Monday, October 22, 2018 | Karl Cole

I know that this artist’s name (German origin) is pronounce “Pfaal” instead of “Fawl,” but I couldn’t resist shining a spotlight on him this week—for artistic ...

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A Lyrical August Gift

Monday, August 20, 2018 | Karl Cole

I’m always wowed by color. And when I found out that the landscape-like backgrounds of this artist’s work are derived from pond scum powder (spirulina is the source, considered a healthy a ...

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Artists with August Birthdays

Monday, August 6, 2018 | Karl Cole

Monthly artists’ birthdays are a good way to introduce you to a variety of artists I actually adore, while contrasting art from vastly different cultures. I’m not going to call it “i ...

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Is "Self-Taught" a Necessary Descriptive Term in Art History?

Monday, April 23, 2018 | Karl Cole

I was recently studying the insanely wonderful art of contemporary artist Carmen Cartiness Johnson (I posted about her back in February), and I noticed that her artist’s statement said right off ...

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I See Green!

Monday, January 29, 2018 | Karl Cole

No, I’m not seeing “green” as in a stack of cash or a salad on my supper plate. We had a recent snow melt, and I actually saw grass that looked greenish. In mid-winter, that’s ...

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Sister-in-Law/Beautiful Landscape

Monday, November 13, 2017 | Karl Cole

My sister-in-law Stacy's birthday coming up on the fourteenth of November. She’s a beautiful person both inside and out. Since I couldn’t find any “sister-in-law” works of art ...

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Tree Memories

Monday, November 6, 2017 | Karl Cole

Meet my new “find”: the awesome painter Rodney Taylor. As a Virgo, I do not routinely paint totally from memory. While a memory can evoke very specific imagery, it is often affected by emo ...

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It's All in the Title

Monday, February 16, 2015 | Karl Cole

The words “melting snow” probably sound pretty good to most people who live in the northeast US. As a transplanted Midwesterner, snow doesn’t really phase me, but I must say, this ye ...

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Art History Survey, A New Slant, No. 11: The 1800s: The (Relatively) Unknown Impressionists

Monday, January 26, 2015 | Karl Cole

Art in the 1800s brought us the terms Neoclassicism, Romanticism, and Realism, covered in my New Slant on Art History. The second half of the century saw a major shift in how artists used art to portr ...

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Art History Survey, A New Slant, No. 8: The 1800s: A Different Take on Neoclassicism

Monday, January 5, 2015 | Karl Cole

Art is produced steadily on a second-by-second basis throughout the world. In our art history survey, we are now entering the 1800s, a period in world history when the influence of art from non-Wester ...

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Art History Survey, A New Slant, No. 5: What Was Happening in the 1400s/1500s II?

Friday, December 12, 2014 | Karl Cole

Sometimes I wonder if, unfortunately, most westerners only know about Korea in relation to that unfortunate war in the 1950s or because of contemporary politics in North Korea. This is yet another fab ...

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Saturated Autumn Color

Tuesday, November 4, 2014 | Karl Cole

I know I showed a Japanese artist’s work last week, but I got so excited when I came across this woodcut print that I just had to share it with you. It’s a perfect example of saturation&nb ...

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Americans Abroad

Monday, May 19, 2014 | Karl Cole

This offering is not so much about Americans abroad as it is for my admiration of any artist who can work in pastels. I’ve mentioned in previous posts how I always longed to become proficient in ...

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Autumn

Thursday, October 3, 2013 | Karl Cole

Being a painter who loves to paint landscapes, my inclination when summer turns into fall is to show a painting, naturally. And, in my mind, no artists captured Autumn better than the artists of the H ...

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