Wednesday, April 04, 2012

The Greats

"Iced In" 30x40 by Charles Movalli
I don't have a painting to post tonight but I've been thinking of sharing the work of some of my favorite painters instead. The list is long but I have to start somewhere and today I was browsing the work of Charles Movalli and  marveling at his mastery of his medium-he works in oils and acrylics-and his total understanding of composition and understated, but powerful color harmony. I love the way he includes a fearless foreground in many of his paintings. I mean that the foreground leads the eye into and around the work. It may be just shapes and colors that indicate a dock or harbor but each brushstroke is perfectly placed. There are many links on the web but mostly to Galleries who represent him so I'll include the link to Bayview Gallery in Camden, Maine where you'll also enjoy the roster of other high caliber artists. Enjoy.

9 comments:

Mary Sheehan Winn said...

Charles Movalli studied with Emile Gruppe a master of the Cape Ann school and authored many books through Watson-Guptill publishers which are now out of print and considered rare books.

martinealison said...

Merci de me faire connaître l'une des oeuvres de ce peintre... Très joli travail.
gros bisous

CrimsonLeaves said...

A lovely painting indeed. I love this piece! I had not heard of Charles Movalli before.

Jo-Ann Sanborn said...

I love the work of Charlie Movalli. We went to high school togetherin Gloucester, Mass!

A said...

I love it. A lot!!

Kimberly Vanlandingham said...

Wonderful painting example! Have you finished your classes in FL yet? I'm back in KY and settled in. I hope all is well!

Sheriart said...

Great painting to share by great artist.
Blue bonnets are lupines.

rdl said...

thanks mare, i love it. yes love how the eye leads.
miss u!

Dottie Leatherwood said...

Thanks for sharing Mary... always love to see who other artists get their inspiration from :)