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Stories of Contemporary Realism- Robert Bodem


ROBERT BODEM Ayan Bronze 15 x x   Click the link to view, inquire about, or purchase this sculpture http://storiesofcontemporaryrealism.com/works/856432/robert-bodem-ayan   Stories of Contemporary Realism Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/BrighamStories email: info@storiesofcontemporaryrealism.com   [...]
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Stories of Contemporary Realism- Stephen Cefalo


STEPHEN CEFALO Enlightenment Oil on Canvas 20 x 29 $3,800.00   "As a child I had a Disney comic of Goofy as Rip Van Winkle. I took the story as literal truth; I think stories are always more powerful that way. Another favorite was of course “Where the Wild Things Are” by Maurice Sendak. The image began with a series of sketches in my sketchbook, in which I attempted to push certain distortions far past physical possibility, but not past where the viewer would still accept it as a figure. The result was this bizarre emotion. As a friend mentioned she looks like she’s been beamed [...]
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Stories of Contemporary Realism- Tara Juneau


TARA JUNEAU Fever(Dreambird) Oil on Wood 24 x 24 $5,000.00   "The Story behind Fever (Dream Bird): Ropes, chains and ties of any kind symbolize psychological limitations to me...Perceptions people put on themselves. The subjects in my paintings are not usually tied tightly, their binds are resting gently over them, ready to be cast off if the subject doesn't want them.. The viewer is free to come up with their own ideas of course!"- Tara Juneau   Click the link to view, inquire about, or purchase this painting http://storiesofcontemporaryrealism.com/works/856518/tara-juneau-feverdreambird   Stories of Contemporary Realism Twitter: https://twitter.com/BrighamStories email: info@storiesofcontemporaryrealism.com   [...]
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Stories of Contemporary Realism- Alfred Paredes


  ALFRED PAREDES Out of the Dark Bronze 15 x x   "In the rush of the day-to-day the innate beauty of life is so often lost to the demands of the moment. The perfect joy of the body stretching as it wakes up is shattered by the unassailable screeching of the alarm pushing us into our day. The rustling of the wind through the trees as we leave our home is completely forgotten as we focus instead on the never-ending tasks ahead of us. Even the beauty of our struggle with life is eclipsed by the challenges yet to be faced on [...]
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Stories of Contemporary Realism- Tony Pro


TONY PRO Daydreaming Oil on Linen 36 x 30 $14,500.00   "The story of this painting was simply a glance I had of my wife one rainy day in our kitchen. She was daydreaming looking out our backyard at the rain. I loved everything about it as it reminds me of her and who she is as a person. I told her "don't move!" and got out the camera and sketch pad and worked up the painting idea there."- Tony Pro   Click the link to view, inquire about, or purchase this painting http://storiesofcontemporaryrealism.com/works/856532/tony-pro-daydreaming Stories of Contemporary Realism Twitter: https://twitter.com/BrighamStories e-mail: info@storiesofcontemporaryrealism.com [...]
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Stories of Contemporary Realism- Alia El-Bermani Cary Ann


  Alia El-Bermani Cary Ann Oil on Panel 18 x 14 $2,000.00   "The query about sharing our stories has forced me to see how the works that I've submitted are connected.  What I realized in looking back, is that these works very clearly represent my life and the changes that have occurred for me in the last few years. Starting with the painting of my friend Cary Ann, which was painted from life in my former Pasadena, CA studio thru to the large nude that was literally JUST finished here in my new home in North Carolina, you can clearly follow how my life's recent changes [...]
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New oil paintings on ebay


Napa  11x14 oil   Empty Beach (study) 11x14 oil These are the two latest paintings that I've put up for auction on ebay. Starting bid on each is $.01  See these oil paintings and other works here [...]
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Auctioning off art


These auctions will be closing shortly. Click the link below to see what I'm selling.      http://shop.ebay.com/kylevthomasfineart/m.html?_trksid=p4340.l2562 [...]
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Collect gallery quality art on a limited budget.

To clear space in my studio, I've put up some of my paintings and drawings on ebay. The starting bids range from $25-$50, but there are "buy now" prices listed as well. If you are on a limited budget, but want to collect original art, this is a great way to start.    See what I am selling on ebay     [...]
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Daily Art Special- Still Life Bowl with Lid


08/15/2011 CLOSED   Still Life Bowl with Lid © Kyle Vincent Thomas 8"x10" oil on linen mounted on panel $50 (+shipping)   Because this painting is mostly various tones of white, the darks become the accents. They prevent the painting from being washed out. It's the darks that really make this painting. [...]
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Daily Art Special- Empty Beach


08/11/11 CLOSED   Empty Beach 16"x20" oil on linen mounted on panel  $100 +shipping/handling       [...]
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Daily Art Special- Open Pastures


08/10/2011 CLOSED   Open Pastures 24"x30" Oil on linen $500 (first come, first served)       This orginal, one of a kind painting is of a Northern California landscape.  [...]
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Weathered (study)


Weathered(Study) 20"x16" oil on canvas-board $800 http://kylevthomas.com/works/197613     My painting, Weathered(study), is featured in today's ArtBizBlog by Alyson Stanfield http://www.artbizblog.com/2011/08/collector-next-door.html   Alyson Stanfield is in the business of coaching artists about the art business and marketing. She is top in her field and worth following. I encourage you to subscribe to her blog an free newsletter.  [...]
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Daily Art Special- Rusalka


08/08/2011 CLOSED   Rusalka 10"x8" Oil on masonite $100   This is an original. one of a kind painting. The daily art special is first come, first served.       In Slavic folklore,  a Rusalka was a female ghost, or water-nymph that dwelled in a waterway. In the middle of the night, they would walk out to the bank and dance in meadows. If they saw handsome men, they would fascinate them with songs and dancing, mesmerize them, then lead the man away to a watery death.  [...]
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Watchtower


Watchtower 16"x20" oil on linen
        This is an original oil painting I created in 2007. The scene is a of a vineyard in the Napa Valley in California. I was experimenting with alternative color palettes over several paintings, learing how to use color to create emphasis and mood. In this painting, a loose split complimentary palette was used.     Bid on Ebay [...]
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Swallow Fountain- San Juan Capistrano, CA


Swallow Fountain- San Juan Capistrano, CA 10"x8" oil
I was caught by the contrast of the warm yellow sunlight and the cool blue shadows on the fountain. I tried to retain that idea throughout the painting process. I kept the brushwork loose to give a feeling of energy. By keeping the shapes simple, the brushwork loose, and the details to a minimum, the painting has the feel of a fleeting moment, or memory.   Bid on Ebay [...]
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Stone Fireplace 9x12 Watercolor


Stone Fireplace 9"x12" watercolor
I saw this fireplace in a rest spot at Papago Park by The Phoenix Zoo. I love old, rustic looking things and I had to paint this. I used a very earthy color palette to capture the feeling of stone and dirt.    Bid on Ebay [...]
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Still Water - Malibu 14x18 oil


Still Water- Malibu 14"x18" oil
I painted this from life when I lived in Southern California. This wash is behind The Adamson House in Malibu, on PCH, where Malibu Creek meets the Pacific Ocean. I had been to this spot many times and was always attracted to the shape of that tree. It had been there for many years and it was a pleasure to finally paint it. Some tourists even filmed me.    Bid on Ebay [...]
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Japanese Bowl 8x10 Oil


Japanese Bowl 8"x10" oil
  Because this painting is mostly various tones of white, the darks become the accents. They prevent the painting from being washed out. It's the darks that really make this painting.   Bid on Ebay [...]
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Social Media specials.


Today's offer- Rusalka (study) 10x8 oil on panel $100
Everyday, I post an artwork on Twitter and Facebook. The art is offered at a very special low price to the first person who contacts me. The offer ends at 10pm each night. Contact me through the link, or e-mail. I invite you to follow me on Twitter and Facebook to take advantage of these great offers.       [...]
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Muse 24"x18" oil on linen


Muse, 24"x18", oil on linen
I created this painting of my wife while she was pregnant with our first baby. She has been a guiding force in my life and a constant source of subject matter in my drawings and paintings. I hope to spend the rest of my life making art about her.I'm so in love with her.   I liked the idea of the Muse being a beautiful pregnant woman preparing to birth, or inspire new ideas.   This is currently up for sale at The Brigham Galleries Auction House. The sale is ends in 3 days. Starting bid is $780.   To see and bid on this painting, click [...]
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The Old Guard


10x8, oil on linen
The path is an old railway line that runs along the River Dee. It passes right in front of the house where my wife grew up. I liked the idea of the path representing a path of life. It goes into the shadows with just a hint of light further on, but beyond that is unknown. The tree looked to me like a guard standing watch.   SOLD [...]
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Hanging Corn- #100


watercolor on paper, 14x11
100 of 100   With this painting, my 100 Paintings 100 Days $100 Series comes to an end. Thank you to everyone who followed this project.   The 100 Paintings gallery will be up until January 7th, 2011. All available paintings will still be for sale at $100 +shipping/handling. [...]
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Peonies- Inspired by Henri Fantin-Latour -#97


10x8, Oil on Linen
97 of 100   This painting was inspired by the 19th Century French Artist, Fantin-Latour who was known for his beautiful flower paintings. You can see some of his work here   View my painting here [...]
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The Artist's Wife#96


10x8 oil
96 of 100   My wife is pregnant with our third child and the baby is due anyday now. I wanted to do this painting of Julie as a small way to celebrate her.   See it here, The Artist's Wife [...]
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Painting Day- The Artist's Daughter


95 of 100   While my daughter was hard at work painting pictures of dinosaurs and Toy Story characters, I quickly painted this of her as she doesn't stay in one place for very long.   See this painting here [...]
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Stone Fireplace


watercolor 12x9
94 of 100   I like old, rustic looking things. I saw this fireplace and had to paint it. [...]
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Amelia's Pansies- #93


93 of 100   Amelia is my oldest daughter. She's five. These are pansies she picked out at the nursery this evening. Amelia and my wife are going to plant them on Tuesday morning.   See this painting here [...]
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The Archway- Riordan Mansion State


watercolor on paper, 12x9
90 of 100   I've always liked the quality of black and white. I think in this painting, it gives strength and focus to the dark shadows.   See this painting here [...]
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Tree- #89


watercolor on paper, 9x12
89 of 100   This tree sits at the top of a cliff overlooking the Dana Point Harbor. The collector who bought this said, "I like the idea that it had survived by twisting all out of shape, like a piece of calligraphy, but was still its self."     You can get a better look at this painting here   [...]
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Dry Rose- #88


88 of 100   I was looking at the work of artist Wendy Artin today and got inspired to do a still life in watercolor. I'm having a lot of fun painting in watercolor and looking at Wendy's work got me even more excited to use this medium. This particular piece was my second try at it. I had painted it in black and white, but I wasn't happy with how it looked, so I decided to glaze some color over it. I think it turned out really nice.   [...]
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Baseball- #87


oil, 10x8
87 of 100   When I taught art at a college prep school, one of my students brought this to class. I ended up taking it from him because it was a distraction in class. I never gave it back and have had it ever since. I don't know why I kept it other than I think baseballs are really cool. It feels kind of sacred to me.   See this painting here [...]
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Still Life Bowl with Lid- #86


Oil, 8x10
86 of 100   Because this painting is mostly various tones of white, the darks become the accents. They prevent the painting from being washed out. It's the darks that really make this painting.   Click Still Life Bowl with Lid [...]
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Clouds over the Desert- #85


watercolor on paper, 12x8
85 of 100   When we get clouds here in the desert they're just about the most glorious looking things in the world. This watercolor was painted at Papago Park in Phoenix.   View this painting here [...]
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Palms and Reeds- #84


watercolor on paper, 12x8
84 of 100   I usually don't paint this bold, but I pushed myself to break out of my comfort zone and really go for rich colors. Everything in this painting is about suggestion. Even that band of purple shadow suggests the palm tree that's just out of the field of vision.   To see Palms and Reeds, click here [...]
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Wildflowers- #83


oil on linen, 10x8
83 of 100   My wife was given some flowers by our 5 year old daughter. They were appropriately placed in a tin can.  It was quite a challenging subject matter with a lot of information, but I skimmed through Richard Schmid's book, "Alla Prima" and got some well needed encouragment. In the end, I just started painting and trusted myself.   View the painting Wildflowers here [...]
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Hibiscus- #82


Oil on linen. 10x8
82 of 100   I've always loved the hibiscus flower. I really wanted to get the sense of the petals flowing out from the center of the flower which I feel gives it a sense of depth and movement.   Click 100 Paintings to this piece and others [...]
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Tree- #81


watercolor on paper
81 of 100   Doing this project has challenged me in finding subject matter. I'm constantly looking at my surroundings, whether I'm at work, or walking around a park, or at home, trying to discover inspiring ideas. What captures me could be something as simple as the shape of a shadow, or a band of sunlight against a wall, or just a color.     You can see this painting here [...]
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Papago Park- #80


watercolor on paper
80 of 100   Papago Park is a landmark in Phoenix as the rock formations are unique to the area. They don't look like anything else around it. When I was young, my family called them the "rock people."  I've painted this without the modern additions of roads and rest points. I wanted to create something that spoke of the land.     Click 100 Paintings to see this painting [...]
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River Reflections- Verde River- #79


79 of 100   This is at Deadwood Park in Cottonwood, AZ.  I was really caught by the abstract quality of the reflection in the water.     See this painting here [...]
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