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Thankful for American Impressionism

Monday, November 28, 2011 | Karl Cole

Wrapping up my Thanksgiving period blogs is a big Thank You for the painting movement called American Impressionism. When I think of movements that have influenced my own painting, American Impression ...

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A Nice Summer Landscape for Fall

Monday, September 19, 2011 | Karl Cole

A friend of mine just framed a painting that I did en plein air (out of doors) as a birthday present. It inspired me to present to you a work that you may not have seen by one of my favorite Impr ...

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Pioneer Art Educator

Wednesday, January 5, 2011 | Karl Cole

The late 1800s and early 1900s was an amazingly fertile period in American art. Between the 1870s and 1890s, thousands of American artists went to Europe to study art. This included the likes of ...

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Venerable Painting School

Monday, December 13, 2010 | Karl Cole

In the 21st century, when millionaires get tax breaks and people are judged by the type of car they drive, it’s nice to be able to retreat and look at art with a simpler outlook on human existen ...

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Sōsaku hanga

Monday, June 14, 2010 | Karl Cole

It never fails to amaze me how certain “facts” in the history of art are true no matter what culture we examine. Fact: up until the early 1900s, certain art forms, subject matter, and styl ...

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Pioneer American Modernist

Tuesday, May 19, 2009 | Karl Cole

Every now and then my landscape painter alter-ego forces me to focus on a painter who is renowned for his or her landscapes. One of my all-time favorites in that department is Marsden Hartley. I espec ...

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Pioneer Japanese Woman Artist

Tuesday, March 3, 2009 | Karl Cole

Every year when March rolls around, I start to yearn for spring. What better way to celebrate that yearning than by presenting an artwork with spring as the subject matter? ...

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American Impressionist Watercolors

Monday, November 24, 2008 | Karl Cole

Watercolor can be a tricky medium to master because of its transparency. Maybe that’s why I stick to oils in my personal painting. But, in the right hands, watercolors can produce amazing result ...

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Monotypes!

Monday, November 10, 2008 | Karl Cole

A monotype is usually conceived of as a small-scale, intimate medium, due to the tenuous nature of the original surface from which the print is taken. Because the surface of the plate is featureless ( ...

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