Saturday, February 6, 2016

Peter's Parlor by k Madison Moore

Peter’s Parlor
Inspired by Peter Max

Painting with The Masters
Art within Art Series III

18 x 18 x 2 Interior Oil Painting on Canvas

I haven’t painted an interior for some time and have had
Peter Max on my mind for awhile so decided to start off the
New Year with some inspiration from him. I always like painting
with him because of his use of bold colors.

He does a great job of mixing primary colors with pastel colors
in one composition. Always loved that about him. He certainly is
not afraid to mix and paint whatever and how ever he wants and
not according to the “so called rules” of thumb for artists of using 
the same palette and genre all the time. So boring!

Enjoy “Peter’s Parlor”

Peter Max (born Peter Max Finkelstein, October 19, 1937) is a German-born American illustrator and graphic artist currently living in New York City. He's known for his use of psychedelic shapes and color palettes, spectra in his work, and the counter-culture, pop-art-focused nature of his art.

His work has been featured in various popular publications, events, and various museums and galleries worldwide. Examples of his commissions include being the official artist of the 1994 World Cup, painting of the hull art of a Norwegian Cruise Line, and border murals along entry points to the USA from Canada and Mexico.

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Wednesday, February 3, 2016

In Love with Jeanne by k Madison Moore

In Love with Jeanne
Inspired by Modigliani


11 x 14 Oil Painting on Canvas

Art within Art Series


As all my collectors know, I  just love Modi and Jeanne.
This is one of many paintings that I have done of them.
I actually had the violet paint custom made for this
painting.  I just could not find the correct color so
I decided to go for it an have it made. Needless to say
it was very expensive, probably the most I have
ever paid for paint but when I want what I want for
a special piece then I get it. I will be using it  in many 
paintings to come.

I was surprised to find a few landscapes that Modi
Painted so thought it was a great idea to have a view of one
of them from the window.

I love working on all the little details, the clock,
the high button shoes, lamp, tea pot and cup and the
floral design in the carpet. Took me a very long time
but I was so excited seeing it all come together.
Of course the details can never really be fully 
appreciated  with a photo on the internet. Ask any
collector how much nicer they are in hand. Enjoy

This is the only self Portrait of Modi

Jeanne Hébuterne (6 April 1898 – 25 January 1920) was a  Frenchartist, best known as the frequent subject and common- law wife of the artist Amedeo Modigliani
Before Modi met Jeanne, Modigliani had had more than his share of lovers and affairs. It was as if no woman in Paris could resist his charm and sex appeal. But with Jeanne – a shy, gentle, delicate, innocent young woman – Modigliani found the person who would come closest to a true companion, and presented his best hope for a deep and meaningful relationship. Whether his destructive habits would allow that relationship to prosper, however, was a different matter.

This is Jeanne Hebuterne. Quite a magnetic, almost confrontational, gaze for a girl described as “shy”:
Jeanne had much to deal with in addition to the high-maintenance lover that was Amadeo Modigliani. Her conservative family took tremendous issue with her romantic involvement with Modi. They objected vehemently for a few reasons. First, he was a penniless artist. Second, he was a wild living degenerate. Third, he was a Jew. So what did young Jeanne do? Did she capitulate to her family’s wishes and abandon the man she loved? Or did she defy her family to be with him? Do I even have to answer that question, folks? I think you all know the answer. Disowned by her family, off she went, to love Modigliani completely, faithfully, and ultimately to her own devastation.

Unmarried, Modi and Jeanne moved in together. They had a child, a daughter, born in November of 1918. Jeanne sat for over 20 works by Modigliani, and still found time to devote to her own art as well.
Read More about About Modi and Jeanne

I thought you would enjoy seeing the real
Modigliani and Jeanne

Lazy Days with Matisse by k Madison Moore

Lazy Days with Matisse
Inspired by Henri Matisse


©kMadisonMooreMkM 2011

11 x 14 Oil Painting on Canvas

Art within Art Series

I know we all have had those days where we feel
like just doing nothing! Nothing but lying around
and relaxing, maybe from a cool breeze in front
of a window, thinking about the future and the 
days to come or what is in store for us?
Wonder what these ladies are thinking about
on their " Lazy Days with Matisse?"

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Holiday paintings. If you are interested
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contact me for similar paintings or 
commission projects.

I was very grateful to one of my collectors for notifying me of an issue I had on the internet. I could have lost this entire portfolio and 8 years of work had he not emailed me with his concerns.
I was so grateful that I sent him this painting as a gift and here is what he said. Thanks so much Tom :)

This was "perfect" timing!!!

My goodness, Madison, you take my breath away!

I would have been pleased beyond words to receive one of your lovely post cards, or a calendar.  But ANOTHER original painting, and such BEAUTIFUL one, I am absolutely THRILLED!!

Thank you, Thank you, Thank you, and, if I seem ungrateful, THANK YOU!!!  It really is too much, but so VERY generous, and sweet of you.  I certainly have done nothing to deserve this truly wonderful gift, and you really have my full gratitude (and admiration!).  I love the vibrant yellow, reds and, particularly, the wonderful oranges, and the contrasting languishing calm of the women and the sea.  Marvelous!

And the cat, oh the cat!  I came home Wednesday this week to find I had lost my dear cat friend to an infection.  She was such a sweet girl, and I’m quite saddened, as you can imagine, but her memory will now be forever with me in your paining.  The cat on the chair is now named Lexi, so you know.  Your timing, and content, is serendipitous.  She was a black Siamese mix!

You have REALLY surprised (!) me with a gift of bright happiness and solace at a very sad time, and you touch my heart.  It is PERFECT, and you are a dear!

Thanks, Madison, you are generous and wonderful! An “old soul” if I ever met one.

And, one hell of an artist!


Your Fan,


Henri Emile Benoît Matisse was born in a tiny, tumbledown weaver's cottage on the rue du Chêne Arnaud in the textile town of Le Cateau-Cambresis at eight o'clock in the evening on the last night of the year, 31 December 1869 (Le Cateau-Cambrésis  is in the extreme north of  France near the Belgian border).

Matisse’s discovery of his true profession came about in an unusual manner. Following an attack of appendicitis, he began to paint in 1889, when his mother had brought him art supplies during the period of convalescence. He said later, “From the moment I held the box of colors in my hands, I knew this was my life. I threw myself into it like a beast that plunges towards the thing it loves.

Matisse’s uninhibited celebration of women is often believed to have initiated from Cézanne’s painting Three Brothers  (1882) (which he had acquired for himself along with a Van Gogh and a Gauguin). However, Matisse depicts women as nurturing, welcoming, and unlike the forbidding, massive clay-like presence of those of Paul Cezanne.

Matisse died of a heart attack at the age of eighty-four, on November 3, 1954, with Marguerite and Delectorskaya at his side. Lydia Delectorskaya left immediately with the suitcase she had kept packed for fifteen years.

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Exhibit de Lempicka by k Madison Moore

Exhibit de Lempicka

14 x 28   de Lempicka Oil Painting on Canvas

Art within Art Series

This painting took soooo long to complete!
There are 12 characters and all detailed.


I love de Lempicka. She was way ahead of her time with her work. I thought it 
would be fun to do a preparation of a de Lempicka exhibt. Can you imagine
what they go through with hanging an exhibit? Just the care in handling the
 work to insure no damage of such large works with frames must be a task
Everything is handles with white gloves as you see here with each person
handling a painting. Some day I hope to see a "Tamara de Lempicka Exhibit."
Tamara de Lempicka (Łempicka) (May 16, 1898–March 18, 1980), born Maria Górska in Warsaw,
in partitioned Poland was a Polish Art Deco painter and "the first woman artist to be a glamor star."

Lempicka is best known for her Art Deco-styled portraits. Sexy, bedroom-eyed women in stylish dress are rendered in haunting poses. Perhaps it was her own dramatic life mirrored in her art. Married twice to wealthy, she moved from her native Poland to Russia, and then to Paris. In 1918, she studied painting at the Academe de la Grand Chaumiere, and was privately tutored by Maurice Denis.

My Tiffany's by k Madison Moore

My Tiffany's
Inspired by Tiffany and Company Lamps

12 x 16 Oil Painting on Canvas

Art within Art Series


Commission Projects Welcome

This paintings was so much more work than
I anticipated but I really like the way it turned out.
Tiffany Lamps are fascinating. There are so many
little pieces that make all he curves and designs of
the lamps. 
My friend was bog into stained glass. I was going
to get into it with her until I cut my first piece and my
finger along with it. That was my first and last try.
I'll stick with painting!

A Tiffany Lamp is a type of lamp with many different types of glass shade. The most famous was the stained leaded glass lamp. Tiffany lamps are considered part of the Art Nouveau.

The first Tiffany lamp was created around 1895. Beautiful in design and intricacy, each lamp was handmade by skilled craftsmen, not mass or machine produced. Its designer was not, as had been thought for over 100 years, Louis Comfort Tiffany, but a previously unrecognized artist named Clara Driscoll was identified in 2007 by  Rutgers professor Martin Eidelberg  as being the master designer behind the most creative and valuable leaded glass lamps produced.

The Tiffany craftsman used geometric shapes such as triangles, squares, rectangles, and ovals to form these patterns for these lamps. Next is the Transition to Flowers group, which is subdivided into the Flowered Cone and Globe lamps. All of these lamps follow a nature, or botanical, design using flowers, dragonflies, spiders with webs, butterflies, and peacock feathers. The difference within these two smaller categories is the difference in the lamp shapes, basically a cone and a globe by Tiffany Studios.

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Homage to Tarkey by k Madison Moore

Homage to Itzchak Tarkey 

14 x 28  Itzchak Tarkay Oil Painting on Canvas


Art within Art Series

Sunday, January 24, 2016

In Love by k Madison Moore Fine Art Nude Oil Painting

In Love

Emotions in Color Series
16 x 20 Nude Oil Painting on Canvas

Sold - Commission

I was very excited to paint this for one of my Facebook fans
turned Collector. 

When she saw this photo of "Imagination", a Commission
I did for another collector, she fell immediately in love with it.

I never like to do the same painting twice but doing a similar
version is always good. In this case I feel that the mood is more
similar than anything else....well, aside from the blouse.

She will be hanging this in her Interior Design shop
with the color theme of Fuchsia, Black and Gold.

If you see a painting that you like that is sold contact me to 
discuss a "similar" painting.

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Tuesday, January 19, 2016

The Mezzanine Exhibit Oil Painting Inspired by de Lempicka by k Madison Moore

The Mezzanine Exhibit 
Inspired by de Lempicka

36" x 40" x 2"

Museum Interior Oil Painting on Canvas

Sold Commission

Oh boy! This is the largest  Museum Interior  oil painting I have ever done.
It has 30 figures and 14 paintings, some partial. The dome ceiling was  a
challenge, the entire piece was a challenge!!! Such a same that details 
cannot be appreciated with a photo on the net. So happy that my collectors
love it. Thanks so much for all of the great projects R and C :)

If you have an idea for a special painting just for you, Contact me
with tour thoughts. Never any obligation.

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Saturday, January 16, 2016

The Kiss and Miko Klimt Inspired Painting by k Madison Moore

The Kiss and Miko

Painting with The Masters Series

24 x 36 x 2 Klimt  Inspired Oil Painting on Canvas

The Kiss (Lovers) was painted by the Austrian  Symbolist painter  Gustav Klimt between 1908 and 1909, the highpoint of his "Golden Period", when he painted a number of works in a similar gilded style. The canvas depicts a couple embracing, their bodies entwined in elaborate robes decorated in a style influenced by both linear constructs of the contemporary Art Nouveau  style and the organic forms of the earlier Arts and Crafts movement. 

I have painted The Kiss in so many different compositions. I thought maybe this time an  outside scene would be fun and interesting. Of course I had to add Klimt’s Tree of Life and a cute little Miko the cat looks on.  Klimt was a big cat lover so this was a must. Always fun to see how many ways I can paint the Kiss. This is a fun, colorful happy painting waiting for just the right person to brighten up their life.

Monday, January 11, 2016

Waiting Until After Six - Music Oil Painting by k Madison Moore

Waiting Until After Six

Is she  waiting for her lover to come in from the sail?

After Six Series

24 x 24 Music Oil Painting on Canvas

Sold - Commission


I loved painting this piece. The gown was the focal point. I wish
details could be more appreciated in a photo on the internet.
This is another painting dedicated to my After Six Series.
The pink hat has become a symbol for this series.
You can read about the series Here.

If you have an idea for a paintings for this series it is open to
anyone that would like to add to it. ...or...if you have an idea
for a painting that you would like to have, contact me with details.
If you see a painting that you like that has already been sold
contact me about similar paintings.

I just received this beautiful email from one of my collectors

This is an incredibly beautiful painting.   The gown is absolutely stunning - the beautiful design (the fabric appears to be of heavy   silk with a brocade design) .  The backdrop you've created is also so very pretty (leaded windows through which one gets a glimpse of the sun setting over the sea) -creating magical colours in the sky that are  reflected on the water. 

Love and best wishes to both of you,

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Tuesday, December 22, 2015

Waiting for Hudson - Dog Portraits by k Madison Moore

Waiting for Hudson
© kMadison Moore

Dog Portraits
11 x 14 Dog Portraits  Oil on Canvas

This was a gift for my veterinarian Dr Andrew
Church and his wife Michelle.

I fell in love with this photo (right) as soon
as I saw it. Michelle is a few months pregnant here
and her pups are patiently waiting for Hudson to 
come into the world.

Hudson is now 3 months old.


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Saturday, December 19, 2015

Wondering - Nude oil Painting by k Madison Moore


Emotions in Color Series

Nude with a Blue Hat 
16 x 20 x 2 Oil Painting on Canvas


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Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Painting Jeanne - Modigliani's Studio France 1917 Interior Painting by k Madison Moore

Painting Jeanne 
 Modigliani’s Studio France 1917
Inspired by Amedeo Modigliani

Painting with The Masters
Masters Studios Series
14 x 18  Modigliani Oil Painting on Canvas


Modigliani depicted his mistress, Jeanne Hébuterne (1898-1920), in more than twenty works but never in the nude.

In the history of art she is accorded the honorable role of the last but not the least influential muse of Modigliani. Popular literature and cinema repeatedly used her image to give their own view of the life story of the great artist, picturing her as a young girl devoted to her husband. 

The name of Jeanne Hebuteme  is inseparable from that of Amedeo Modigliani, and the surprising and sad truth is that it was her death rather than life that tied them together forever. It is common knowledge that she committed suicide the day after Modigliani’s death and was buried in the same grave. She didn’t live to see her 22nd birthday.

Sunday, December 13, 2015

In The Moment by k Madison Moore

In The Moment
Emotions in Color Series
After Six Series

16 x 20 x 2 Nude Oil Painting on Canvas

Sold - Commission

Bothe paintings are for the same collector.
I am so happy how they look together.

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Friday, December 11, 2015

Statuesque - Blue Nude Oil Painting by k Madison Moore


Emotions in Blue Series
16 x 20 x 2  Blue Nude Oil Painting on Canvas


Tuesday, December 8, 2015

Eavesdropping - Interior Oil Painting Inspired by Matisse by k Madison Moore

Painting with The Masters 
Art within Art Series

14 x 18 Interior Oil Painting on Canvas

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Thanks again MD
Your collection is really growing!

I had this idea in my head of my Big Hat Ladies
having an afternoon conversation over drinks, when
I thought about Matisse's painting,  La Conversation
that he painted in 1938. 
I thought it would be great with this composition
because the ladies look like they are eavesdropping
on the party. Notice I even included them by giving
them their own drinks, lol!
Matisse is known for mixing many patterns in one 
composition. I love doing this also because it's a challenge.
He not only mixed patterns but many colors together
that you would probably never think of using or would
not want to use together!
It's hard to do but I think I accomplished it here in giving
each lady their own color combinations. Somehow it
always seems to work out. Love the faces I gave them this
time too! So smirky!


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Saturday, December 5, 2015

Sheer Temptation by k Madison Moore

Sheer Temptation

Emotions in Blue Series

11 x 14 x 1 Blue Nude Oil Painting on Canvas

Original Paintings make great one of a kind gifts

Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Blue Nude Oil Painting Blowing in The Wind by k Madison Moore

Blowing in The Wind
© k Madison Moore

Emotions in Blue Series

16 x 20 x 2 Blue Nude Oil Painting on Canvas

I can't change the direction of the wind, but I can adjust my sails to always reach my destination.

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Monday, November 23, 2015

Illumination by k Madison Moore


Emotions in Color Series

11 x 14 x 1.25 Pink Nude Oil Painting on Canvas

“Look at how a single candle can both defy and define the darkness.” 


I love the way this one worked out.
Sometimes simplicity is just magnificent

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Sunday, November 22, 2015

Imagination - Emotions in Color Series, Pink Nude Oil Painting by k Madison Moore


Emotions in Color Series

16 x 20 x 1.5 Pink Nude Oil Painting on Canvas

This is a beautiful play on light with a natural nude
figure and only a few shades of pink. I love the glow on her face.
I think this piece worked out especially nice with the light dancing
in all the right places.

Just Sold
Thanks K & R

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Her Passionate Lives - Effie Gray by k Madison Moore

Effie Gray
Her Passionate Lives

Painting with The Masters
Art within At Series
14 x 18 Oil Painting of Interior on Canvas

A painting worth £50,000 has been found behind an old mattress in an attic where it had lain collecting dust for decades. 

The 45-year-old woman owner had been given the art work for her ninth birthday but had kept it in her loft for years and forgot about it until she put her house up for sale.

An eagle-eyed auctioneer who was valuing her belongings spotted the oil painting and was stunned when he realized it was by 19th century artist John Everett Millais.

I just love it when I find stories like this. I automatically have visions of a painting. In reading more of the details of her life 

(below) the composition just fell right in place within minutes. 
Here is the painting of Effie in the attic but on an easel instead of being hidden behind a mattress where it was found after many years.

I created the attic as a special private place where Effie may have gone to be alone and think , maybe read her love letters ( on the ottoman) or write some secrets in her diary (on the chair) or read a favorite book (on the chest). Keeping her company is her little bird friend. 
This is Effie's special place......or her spirit's.

A Special Gift for the Collector
that purchases this painting.

I am including this book by John Ruskin
and John Everette Millais
The Passionate Lives of Effie Gray

Effie: The Passionate Lives of Effie Gray, John Ruskin and John Everett Millais


Effie Gray, a beautiful and intelligent young socialite, rattled the foundations of England’s Victorian age. Married at nineteen to John Ruskin, the leading art critic of the time, she found herself trapped in a loveless, unconsummated union after Ruskin rejected her on their wedding night. 

On a trip to Scotland she met John Everett Millais, Ruskin’s protégé, and fell passionately in love with him. In a daring act, Effie left Ruskin, had their marriage annulled and entered into a long, happy marriage with Millais. 

Suzanne Fagence Cooper has gained exclusive access to Effie’s previously unseen letters and diaries to tell the complete story of this scandalous love triangle. In Cooper’s hands, this passionate love story also becomes an important new look at the work of both Ruskin and Millais with Effie emerging as a key figure in their artistic development. Effie is a heartbreakingly beautiful book about three lives passionately entwined with some of the greatest paintings of the pre-Raphaelite period.

I just received this beautiful email from one of my collectors in the UK and wanted to share it. Thanks so much Heather.

Love this.  Tks for yr beautiful paintings. 

 You have a 'beautiful' mind, beautiful thoughts that you express in yr colourful  paintings - a  'Kaleidoscope' mind.   

You have  been blessed with a marvelous gift.   The carpet is beautiful, can feel the texture. Love the pensive look on the young girl's face on the decorative easel.   If we had bay windows in our  home. we would have gone in for a window seat just  like the one in yr painting.  The room looks so  warm and cosy. The suspended light from the timbered ceiling looks like something my ma-in-law bought from a palace in Palanpur, Western  region of India.    When we had  left India,  we had  left behind some of our stuff in our  company's (Not really our Company -'Coats Viyella') warehouse in Bangalore, amongst which were a couple of  pretty ceiling lights, like the one in yr painting -  they disappeared.   One of these , when in our possession, was suspended ,  over a bar which had wooden beams , to which my pa-in-law had suspended his  miniature collection of  bottles of liquor/liqueur.  It was a beautiful cobalt blue, slightly different in design, that looked like an inverted cup  with a metallic rim and a pretty metal appendage at the bottom , suspended by 4 metal chains to the middle of the bar area.  

Sorry, if I've gone on and on - your painting evoked memories in me.

Best wishes and warm regards from Deepak and self,

God Bless!

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