Monday, October 19, 2009

west prize painting faves

Here are my fave paintings from this year's West Prize applicants. I have thus far only searched through the paintings category. I don't know if it's me or if the thumbnails are especially small this year, but my eyes were rather fatigued after the painting category. I might just come back in a few days with picks from other media.I've chosen pretty much at random, and these appear in alphabetical order, though I admit to including the work of a few buddies.

henry bermudez

jaq chartier

cora jane glasser

cynthia ona innes

michelle mackey

michelle marcuse

govinda sah

stephanie serpick

vilma vissers

jesse whittle

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Carl Plansky 1951-2009

Carl Plansky, visionary paintmaker, founder of Williamsburg Oil Paints, and artist, died Saturday, October 10, 2009, from a heart attack. His good friend Richard Frumess of R F Handmade Paints offers a tribute to him on his blog.

I did not know Carl Plansky, but I've used his paints for years. I've always thought of them as paints made with artistry. His inspired contributions will live on in the works of countless artists.