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World Watercolor Month: Charles Brownell

Wednesday, July 29, 2020 | Karl Cole

I’m closing out my World Watercolor Month series with the work of Charles de Wolf Brownell. Many of Brownell's most standout landscapes and nature studies are his watercolors. His watercolor wor ...

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World Watercolor Month: Yosa Buson

Monday, July 27, 2020 | Karl Cole

If any artists could be called the “masters” of watercolor, it would be the artists of Asia—particularly far eastern Asia (Japan, China, Korea)—who, for centuries, used in ...

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World Watercolor Month: Alice Baber

Monday, July 13, 2020 | Karl Cole

Watercolor has come a long way since the days when it was only considered suitable for studies for oil paintings. It’s come an especially long way since the old timey days when “proper you ...

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July Gem of the Month: Chitrakathi

Monday, July 6, 2020 | Karl Cole

July is World Watercolor Month. Watercolor is a medium I’ve always admired (as you know from my drooling over Winslow Homer’s and John Singer Sargent’s gorgeous watercolor works), bu ...

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Claude Raguet Hirst Realism

Monday, June 25, 2018 | Karl Cole

Nothing showcases the American obsession with realism in art during the 1800s better than the brief Trompe l’Oeil Realism movement of the 1880s and 1890s. Like the Dutch Baroque realist still-li ...

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It Isn't All in the Title

Monday, July 10, 2017 | Karl Cole

I’m always a sucker for color. When I see works that I’ve never seen before by an artist I’ve always admired, and they involve color, then I have a sudden Beauty Attack. When Lynda B ...

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The Raphael of Flowers

Tuesday, May 9, 2017 | Karl Cole

I don’t usually experience beauty attacks when considering art from France of the late 1700s and early 1800s. Neoclassicism isn’t my thing! But this artist is a standout in a period otherw ...

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Beauty Attack

Friday, May 5, 2017 | Karl Cole

I must say, one of the things that keeps me young (in spirit, of course) is the constant beauty attacks I experience at work while looking at art from all over the world and every conceivable time per ...

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Sargent's Watercolors

Thursday, August 4, 2016 | Karl Cole

I get to see so many great works of art by artists I truly admire, that I like to share them with as many folks as I can. As I’ve probably already blah-blahed, I’m a big fan of the waterco ...

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World Watercolor Month

Friday, July 8, 2016 | Karl Cole

July is World Watercolor Month. I’m always happy to celebrate a medium in which I am really not terribly good. I have a feeling it’s because I’m an impatient Virgo who can’t st ...

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