Artists Take The Plunge: Part III – More Pool Paintings.


Above: Robert Floyd’s “Poolside”

This post is the third in a series. A continuation of yesterday’s Artists Take The Plunge, Part II, which featured more than 50 paintings of people swimming, in and around pools and of the first post in the series, Artists Take The Plunge: The Swimming Pool As Subject. Read more

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Artists Take The Plunge: Part II. 50+ Paintings of People Swimming.


above: painting by Lorraine Shemesh

Last week I posted “Artists Take The Plunge: The Swimming Pool As Subject” and introduced you to paintings of swimming pools; empty, full, still, even at night. Read more

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Artists Take The Plunge: The Swimming Pool As Subject.


Above: My now stolen pool painting by Christy Botkin Reeves, 48″ x 72″

I got such a wonderful response to my post about varying artists’ freeway and overpass paintings, that I thought I’d do the same with one of my other favorite subjects: the swimming pool. Read more

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Freeways and Overpasses: An Artists’ Muse. Part I.


above: Wayne Thiebaud’s “Freeways”, 1978

Having grown up in California, the car culture capital of the world, and having done a lot of driving in my time (including two cross-country trips), I’ve grown accustomed to the sight of freeways and overpasses. I never found them ‘ugly’ as so many people claim. And I was happy to find that I am not alone in my opinion. Read more

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