Pool Paintings by Belgian Artist Hugo Pondz

Using references from both real life and photographs, Belgian artist Hugo Pondz has a fondness for exteriors such as golf courses, parking lots, rooftops and swimming pools. Being the pool painting fanatic that I am, those are the paintings of his I am going to share with you today. Read more

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Carrie Graber Paints Pools, Palm Springs Architecture and Women [30 Paintings]

Carrie Graber, Gold and Martinis, oil on canvas, 36″ x 36″ (The Gand’s residence by Hal Levitt, 1960)

Brought to my attention by my friend Araceli Kopiloff, these contemporary oil paintings by artist Carrie Graber combine three of my favorite subjects: Swimming Pools, Mid-Century Modern architecture and Palm Springs. Read more

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Drown The Dolls. Art Explores Women’s Issues By Submerging Barbie Underwater.

Paintings and photographs of Mattel’s iconic doll, Barbie, forcefully submerged underwater by artist Daena Title reflect her feeling of society’s idealization of women, issues of body consciousness and the impossible, unattainable perfection that the blond, preternaturally endowed Barbie represents. Read more

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Recent Realism Paintings Of Fabricated American Landscapes By Alex Roulette.

Alex Roulette Fabricated Landscapesabove: Alex Roulette, Airborne, Oil on Panel, 26″x 37″, 2010

I first noticed Alex Roulette’s impressive realism with his 2008 painting, Summer (shown below), which caught my eye because I have a thing for pool paintings. Read more

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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: 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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