Mr. Rogers Neighborhood On LSD: The Paintings of Amy Bennett

Dig, Amy Bennett 2007, oil
Dig, Amy Bennett 2007, oil

I inadvertently stumbled upon the paintings of Amy Bennett the other day and boy, am I glad I did. Now a new fan, I’d love to share with you this woman’s unique take on suburban landscapes. (more…)

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Judson Beaumont’s "Cartoon" Furniture. Furniture Filled With Whimsy & Straightline Designs.

Judson Beaumont Cartoon furniture
above:The Accordian dresser

If you’ve ever wanted to live in a Looney Tunes Cartoon or have your children’s room resemble a scene from Beauty & The Beast or Alice in Wonderland, then Judson Beaumont’s quirky and well-crafted furniture is the thing for you. (more…)

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Artists Take The Plunge: The Swimming Pool As Subject.

artists take the plunge
My pool painting by Christy Botkin Reeves, 48″ x 72″ that was stolen in 2003 from my home in Los Angeles

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. (more…)

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

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Wayne Thiebaud, Freeways, 1978

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Wayne Thiebaud, 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. (more…)

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