Thursday, March 27, 2008

Inspiration and Painting Progress

I'm in the middle of a new painting right now, tentatively titled, "A Boundary, Not A Thing". Here's some of the art I've been browsing in books and online for inspiration and to reference for the new painting:
James Whistler, "Nocturne: Trafalgar Square: Chelsea Snow", 1876
Source: Wikimedia Commons
Caspar David Friedrich, Monk by the Sea, 1809
Source: Wikimedia Commons via Some Landscapes Blog
James Abbott McNeill Whistler, Harmony in blue and silver: Trouville (1865)
Source: Wikimedia Commons via Some Landscapes Blog
"Moonlight on Mount Lafayette, New Hampshire," by William Trost Richards, 1873
Source: Resonant Enigma Blog

J. Alden Weir, "The Bridge: Nocturne" aka ""Queensboro Bridge", 1910
Washington Allston, "Moonlight Landscape", 1819Michael Schall, Smoke Factory Malfunction, graphite on paper, 40" x 60", 2007.
Claude-Joseph Vernet, "Night, A Port in Moonlight", 1772
(last night)(still in progress)


Robin said...

Hello Nathan,
Just visited your site and wanted to alert you that exhibition is misspelled on the right column. I liked your manhole picture and thought you might be interested in looking up work by Albert Pinkham Ryder, a famous "night" or nocturne painter from the last turn of the century. Also, Chicago's finest, Ivan Albright, was a very introspective painter.
My new website,, is now up and running. I hope you'll visit it and spread the word. My next ambitions include getting invited to museum exhibitions before I become a museum exhibition, getting represented before Social Security is my only income, and still somehow remaining relatively unknown. Tall orders for short times.

Nathan said...

Thanks for the catch. I like your new site, and thanks for the recommendations as well. Good luck with your tall orders.


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