George Wesley Bellows ~ The Ideal Artist
"The ideal artist...retains his experience in a spirit of wonder and feeds it with creative lust."
George Wesley Bellows (1882-1925)
A Day in June, 1913
Childe Hassam ~ On True Impressionism
The true impressionism is realism. So many people do not observe. They take the ready-made axioms laid down by others, and walk blindly in a rut without trying to see for themselves.
Andrew Wyeth ~ Paintings Created Subconsciously
I dream a lot. I do more painting when I'm not painting. It's in the subconscious.
Andrew Wyeth Pennsylvania, USA - 12th of July, 1917 /2009
Famous Andrew Wyeth paintings include realist works of rural scenes, usually with a figure, object, or animal in it. His unusual compositions tend to add to the understated drama of his work.
Edward Hopper ~ Le Bistro
This painting is one of my favorites, I can look at this image for a very long time, get lost in this painting, like I am the one sitting there, drinking a glass of wine.
Le Bistro or The Wine Shop (1909) Edward Hopper
Joseph Rodefer Decamp ~ The Blue Mandarin Coat
"The Blue Mandarin Coat" 1922
Joseph Rodefer DeCamp (1858 -1923)
Joseph Rodefer Decamp ~ The Guitar Player
The Guitar Player, 1908
Joseph Rodefer DeCamp (1858 - 1923)
Georgia O'keeffe ~ Who Needs A Ladder To The Moon?
"Ladder to the Moon" 1958 by Georgia O'Keeffe
Frederick Carl Frieseke ~ On The Value Of Art
“Now you can begin to see quite transparently that nothing purchased life is one of argument, If other people don't agree with you you're in big trouble. How far would you get in your work if nobody agreed that what you were doing had value?”
Frederick Carl Frieseke
American Impressionist Painter, 1874-1939
Childe Hassam ~ At The Piano
"At the Piano" 1908 by Childe Hassam.