I envy this brushwork by Maggi Hambling. Also the energy and texture. Go look at her website right now. (It gives me a bunch of errors but the two paintings I was able to see were totally worth it). Here’s the wiki about her with some interesting biographical details.
This is a serenely flowing painting by Prabhakara Jimmy Quek (The “Prabhakara” is Sanskrit and means “source of light”).
Beautifully detailed, realistic watercolor from Australian marine artist Wayne Roberts:
Here’s something more abstract from Roberts.
Finally, here are some wave-inspired mosaics by glass artist Karen Pearle:
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Love the Hambling (I can actually only see the top one). Wonderfully dynamic, powerful. Superb brushwork.
Oh. I wonder what’s wrong with the second one. I see it just fine.
Yeah, I know. It’s greatness that is kinda depressing because it’s so damn great. It makes one acutely aware of the difference in skill levels between oneself and Greatness.
On the other hand, she’s a woman painter widely accepted as Great, and she’s a lesbian too, so she’s overcome two massive social hurdles that usually stand between an artist and Greatness. That’s awesome.
Okay, the second Hambling should be fixed.
Really great, they have an abstract look at first glance, but some of them are quite realistic in their own way too…..
Isn’t Hambling something to behold? One turns up such goodness sometimes when entering random words into google image search. Thanks for stopping by.