Saturday, July 26, 2014

Roaring 20's Night - Club Deco Painting by k Madison Moore Pennsylvania Artist

Roaring 20's Night - Club Deco


Art Deco Series
11 x 14 Art Deco Oil Painting on Canvas

Another very cool addition to my Art Deco Series. I just love
the clotting styles, furniture, colors all of it, from the Deco / Nouveau
period. Can you imagine  dressing for a night on the town or a night
at Club Deco?

The gowns with all those details and the head dresses were amazing
and just the fact that they actually wore all that amazes me. I
 have close up photos below of the gowns with all the details. Hard
to show all the little things in a photo and the depth of colors.

Had a lot of fun painting tis and more to come for this series.

Roaring 20's Night - Club Deco

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Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Blue Nude Oil Painting Light of Night by k Madison Moore

Light of Night

Emotions in Blue Series
16 x 20 Nude oil Painting on Canvas

Sold Commission

On it's way to Australia
Thanks so much Melissa

This is a similar painting to a smaller Blue Nude
that I painted a couple of years ago. Tis one is a
nice size of 16 x 20 and we also used a beautiful
black lacquer floater frame so it is approx. 18 x 22.

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Saturday, July 19, 2014

Picasso's Villa Veranda Studio France Interior Painting by k Madison Moore

Picasso's Villa Veranda Studio
France 1961 - 1973


Painting with The Masters Series
Masters Studios Series

14 x 18 Interior Oil painting on Canvas

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This is the second painting from my new Masters Studios Series.
This is such a special series for me because it is evolving my imagination
in so many directions that the ideas are just flowing. 

The best is that I can create any kind of scene that I think the Masters
would like. I am in keeping of places in which they lived and their studios
around the world during their lives for these paintings to add a "little'

This painting from my imagination is of his Veranda Studio that he
could have or should have had at his last place of residence in his 
farm house in Mougins  Southern France from 1961 -1973
until his death.

I can imagine Pablo sitting in his Bentwood wicker Rocking Chair
at the end of a long day of working in this Vernada studio enjoying
some grapes and a glass of wine in a cozy pair of slippers.

Many of his paintings include chairs similar to his personal 
rocker that you see in so many of his studio paintings.
I thought the chair was a nice touch for this piece.

The paintings  that he was working on here are

Seated Woman 1927
Buste de Femme 1928
Jacqueline with Flowers 1939
Marie-Thérèse avec une guirlande, 1937
Courtesan woman with Necklace of Gems  1901

It was a lot of work creating the pebble stone and brick floor.
I wish all the little details would display better in a photo
because this is full of details which can certainly be more 
appreciated in hand. 

The flow of the vines on the old stone
wall against the tall arched windows just seems so fit for Picasso.
Many of his homes and studios had arches so he must have been fond
of them. I would love to have a room like this with tall windows, a dream!

The details are incredible and time consuming in this series but are so satisfying.
With this series we will travel to different countries and to imaginary spaces
The Masters. So fun!

This is also a nice size at 14 x 18. However if you would like a larger size just
email me for info.

Picasso's Villa Veranda Studio France

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Wednesday, July 16, 2014

After The Ball Dagmar Interior Painting Inspired by Picasso by k Madison Moore

After The Ball - The Paris Ritz

Inspired by Pablo Picasso


Painting  with The Masters 

 Art within Art Series 

16 x 20 Interior Oil Painting on Canvas

 Sold - Commission

This is a very special painting for two very special
collectors who live in Australia.  Last night's post,
The Elegance of Monet, is also their painting.

With some input from the collectors:  they went to a
ball at the Ritz Hotel in Paris France last year for New
Years Eve. It was requested that all guests wear a mask.
They sent me photos of the masks which you can see
on the coffee table. They wanted an interior of them
at "After The Ball"enjoying a bottle of Champagne.
 They requested the Eiffel Tower to reflect that they 
 were in Paris.

The champagne bottle says The Ritz Paris on the
label and they love it! Just sooo much fun to work
with the collectors and design something for them
that has so much meaning. Here's what they said:

"Well really don’t know what else to say. 
Words are just mere words and cant possibly convey
 how happy we are with the paintings. Absolutely brilliant.

So, many many many thanks from us both for
 such an amazing job on both paintings and we cant
 wait to have them hanging in our house."
Thanks so much Chris and Sandra
Contact me Here to design a painting just for you.
The holidays are coming. Think about a unique
painting for someone special, maybe with your own
special theme.

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Blue Nude Oil Painting Blue Expression by k Madison Moore

Blue Expression

Emotions in Blue Series

12 x 16 Nude Oil Painting on Canvas

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Blue Nude Oil Painting Illuminating Blue by k Madison Moore

Illuminating Blue

Emotions in Blue Series
12 x 16 Nude Oil Painting on Canvas

Love painting the Blue Nudes. This is another
for my 2014 collection. The position was difficult
but I think I managed to get it the way I wanted it.

This is also a new size that I am going to start using.
Really nice and for those who have many of my
Blue Nude paintings this will be a nice addition to
the other sizes for your displays.

Illuminating Blue

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Saturday, July 12, 2014

Studio Matisse - Paris France Oil Painting of Interior Inspired by Henri Matisse by k Madison Moore

Studio Matisse - Paris France
Inspired by Henri Matisse]

Painting with The Masters
Masters Studio's Series


14 x 18 Interior Oil Painting on Canvas

I have been wanting to do paintings of studios that I image
for the Masters. This is the first. The fun part of this is that
these are interiors that I picture the Master would be painting
and creating in and not the real artists studios.

I did research several of the Masters studios. There are not
really many photos of their studios and the photos that I did find
were so dull and drab. Made me wonder how they created in such
depressing surroundings.

This is my studio for Matisse looking out over the colorful rooftops of
 France with the Eiffel tower in the back ground and a big flowering tree 
in front of the large window. He was born in France and worked most
of his life there. I can picture him here.

Hanging on the walls are my impression  of some of my very favorite 
Matisse paintings. I can image Matisse sitting in this comfy chair by the 
window or standing behind that easel painting this cute little lady.

Studio Matisse - Paris France


Initially trained as a lawyer, Matisse developed an interest in art only at age twenty-one. In 1891, he moved to Paris to study art and followed the traditional nineteenth-century academic path.

Discovering manifold artistic movements that coexisted or succeeded one another on the dynamic Parisian artistic scene, such as Neo Classicism, Realism, Impressionism and Neo-Ompressionism, he began to experiment with a diversity of styles, employing new kinds of brushwork, light, and composition to create his own pictorial language.

In the autumn of 1917, Matisse traveled to Nice in the south of France, and eventually settled there for the rest of his life. The years 1917–30 are known as his early Nice period, when his principal subject remained the female figure or an odalisque dressed in oriental costume or in various stages of undress, depicted as standing, seated, or reclining in a luxurious, exotic interior of Matisse's own creation. These paintings are infused with southern light, bright colors, and a profusion of decorative patterns. They emanate a hothouse atmosphere suggestive of a harem.

I found thee really great Photos Matisse when I was researching for this painting and wanted to share them.   Check them out Here

Sunday, July 6, 2014

The Passionate Lives of Effie Gray by k Madison Moore Interior Oil Painting

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,

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

The Presence of Peter Interior Oil Painting by k Madison Moore

The Presence of Peter
Inspired by Peter Max

12 x 16 Oil Painting of Interior on Canvas

I always love to pay homage to Peter Max.
He has the greatest bright colored palette
and of course you know by now I do as well.
I love to do my take on some of his elements.

I could spend hours enveloped in this this room.
Was Peter here before me?

The Presence of Peter

Peter Max- Magic of Vibrant Color Palette

Peteг Maҳ?s famous pop art has become an iconic representation of Americana. Hiѕ work has rɑnged widely in thеmes over the course of his long standing career. Throughout his career however, Peter Max?s artwork has remained identifiɑble by his signature usе of vibrant color. This sіgnature vibrant color palette creates a magіc touch easily noticed in any Peter Max work. During his early career, Peter Max paintіngs became recognized as a part of the counteг culture due to his cosmic and psychedelic themes which often demonstrated an almost maǥical quаlity due to theiг use of bold colors. 

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Saturday, June 28, 2014

Waltz by The Light of The Moon by k Madison Moore

Waltz by The Light of The Moon

Dance Series

14 x 18 Dance Oil Painting on Canvas

I always loved the elegance and the flow of the waltz.
The first time I ever danced the waltz was at one of my 
cousins weddings. My very sweet Uncle Ed that I always
adored approached me, grabbed my hand and very quickly
 shuffled me to the dance floor and said, "Waltz with me"
I said, " I don't know how!" He said, "You will in a minute.
Let's go." He was right. It took only a minute and we
 were soon gliding around the entire dance floor. He was
so beautiful on his feet. I thank you Uncle Ed and miss you.
This is when I fell in love with The Waltz

Walt by The Light of The Moon

Waltz is a smooth progressive dance characterized by long, flowing movements, continuous turns, and rise & fall. Graceful and elegant, Waltz dancers glide around the floor almost effortlessly. The American style is punctuated with lavish open movements, underarm turns, and solo spins. 
The Waltz is the oldest of the ballroom dances dating from the middle of the Eighteenth Century. The German "Lander", a folk dance, is supposed to be the forerunner of the Waltz.
It is not known exactly when The Waltz was introduced to the United States. It was probably brought to New York and Philadelphia at about the same time, and by the middle of the Nineteenth Century was firmly established in United States society.
It came as a surprise to learn that the waltz was once considered to be a forbidden dance. It once held this reputation because partners were permitted to make contact. Such contact had never before been seen in the dance halls of Vienna.

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Saturday, June 21, 2014

His Kiss Gold Leaf Oil Painting Inspired by The Kiss by Gustav Klimt by k Madison Moore

His Kiss
Inspired by The Kiss by Gustav Klimt

Painting with The Masters
Gold Leaf Series
24 x 24 Gold Leaf Oil Painting on Canvas


This is something that I have been wanting to do for a long
time. Although this painting was inspired by The Kiss by Klimt. It 
is a close up of the upper bodies and not of the full Klimt painting.
I changed all of the symbols, colors and almost everything else as to 
how I wanted to see it. I have painted  many inspirations from 
The Kiss as it is my very favorite of his works.

Working in Gold Leaf is a challenge but very interesting and fun.
I look forward to adding more to this series.

I have posted this piece on an angle so you can see how the light
reflects the gold leaf in the composition. 
The cape is gold leaf as well and some of the geometric blocks
 in his robe. I used gold leaf powder for the stars in the background 
and parts of the flowers in her dress. So hard to see in a photo. 
Really happy with the way it came together.


His Kiss!

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. A perfect square, 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. The work is composed of oil paint with applied layers of  gold leaf, an aspect that gives it its strikingly modern, yet evocative appearance.

The use of gold leaf recalls medieval "gold-ground" paintings and illuminated manuscripts, and earlier  mosaics and the spiral patterns in the clothes recall  Bronze Age art and the decorative tendrils seen in Western art since before classical times. The man's head ends very close to the top of the canvas, a departure from traditional Western canons that reflects the  influence of Japanese prints, as does the very simplified composition.

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Saturday, June 14, 2014

Homage to Frida Kahlo - un and Life by k Madison Moore Interior painting

Sun and Life - Homage to Frida Kahlo

Painting with The Masters
Art within Art Series
16 x 20 Interior Oil Painting on Canvas

This is a painting that I started some time ago and was recently reminded to finish it and I am so glad. I painted it in a larger format as I had a lot to say in this piece. I will be doing more larger paintings for many of my future works and will be using more elements an details. I loved using all these southwestern bright colors and of course mixing prints
The idea of all this fruit and juicy watermelons came from one of Frida’s paintings. She must have really loved watermelon as much as it is present in her work.  A couple of Margarita’s on a chilly afternoon in front of the fireplace, kicked off her boots and cuddled up.

I inserted Frida into my impression of her painting 
Sun and Life.
I found this such an interesting and deep felt painting by Frida and I am happy that I included it in this composition.
There is such beauty, yet a sadness to some of Frida’s works and she surely had a way of expressing her deepest feelings.
Obviously not being able to bear children was a constant in her life so is portrayed in many of her paintings.

"Sun and Life
As a result of a terrible bus accident at age 18, Frida was unable to have children. Her obsession with fertility was often the subject of her paintings. In this painting,  ( on the back wall  and below) the life-giving sun is surrounded by plants in the form of erupting male penises and female wombs. 
This painting also reveals Frida's sadness over her infertility as shown by the weeping sun and fetus.
There is such beauty, yet a sadness to some of Frida’s works and she surely had a way of  expressing her deepest feelings.
Obviously not being able to bear children was a constant in her life so is portrayed in many of her paintings.
Sun and Life by Frida Kahlo 1947

This is to give an idea of the approx. size with a floater frame.

Frida Kahlo de Rivera \ born Magdalena Carmen Frieda Kahlo y Calderón; July 6, 1907 – July 13, 1954) was a  Mexican painters who is best known for her self-portraits.
Kahlo's life began and ended in Mexico City, in her home known as the Blue House. She gave her birth date as July 7, 1910, but her birth certificate shows July 6, 1907; Kahlo had allegedly wanted the year of her birth to coincide with the year of the beginning of the  Mexican Revolution so that her life would begin with the birth of modern Mexico. Her work has been celebrated in Mexico as emblematic of national and  indigenous tradition and by feminists for its uncompromising depiction of the female experience and form.

Kahlo had a volatile marriage with the famous Mexican artist  Diego Rivera. She suffered lifelong health problems, many caused by a traffic accident she survived as a teenager. Recovering from her injuries isolated her from other people, and this isolation influenced her works, many of which are self-portraits of one sort or another. Kahlo suggested, "I paint myself because I am so often alone and because I am the subject I know best." She also stated, "I was born a bitch. I was born a painter.

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Saturday, June 7, 2014

Art Deco Painting The Roaring 20's Dance Marathon by k Madison Moore

The Roaring 20’s Dance Marathon

ArtDeco Series
14 x 18 Art Deco  Oil Painting on Canvas


Loved, loved loved to dance when I was younger. I went
to every dance I could find in my neighborhood and otherwise.
When I was a teen Jerry Blavat was the big well known DJ
and held dances different nights of the week all over Philadelphia.
He was known as the Geater with the heater!! So funny!

On Sundays the dances were at Wagners Ballroom on Broad Street. It
took and hour and a half on bus one way to get there. I think every
kid in the city went there. The Ballroom held 3000 people and we
danced straight though for five hours and the place roared!
OMG, if I tried that now I would be hospitalized! lol!

In my 20’s I had a professional dance partner and we entered 
every contest around. We were very serious and had great times.
At the same time I belonged to a professional dance team in Philly
and later years I taught a bit for Arthur Murray. My dancing days 
unfortunately ended when I had a serious car accident and multiple
serious injuries. I really miss it.
I just cannot image entering a marathon or even wanting to.
Just image dancing around the clock for weeks and months.
Just crazy!

This is one of those paintings that I didn't want to end so
I kept detailing and more detailing. So much fun. It's
a shame the details cannot be appreciated in a photo.

The Roaring 20’s Dance Marathon

The craze began in 1923, when 32-year old Alma Cummings danced non-stop for 27 hours, wearing out six different partners, breaking the previous record set in Britain and gaining brief national acclaim for her feat. This inspired others (more often women) who wished to share her glory and break her record.

Dance Marathons (also called Walkathons), an American phenomenon of the 1920s and 1930s, were human endurance contests in which couples danced almost non-stop for hundreds of hours (as long as a month or two), competing for prize money. Dance marathons originated as part of an early-1920s, giddy, jazz-age fad for human endurance competitions 
Contestants who learned to adjust to this around-the-clock motion danced on as the sign above them ticked up the hours and ticked down the number of contestants remaining.
Contestants were expected to dance full-out during the heavily attended evening hours. A live band played at night, whereas a phonograph often sufficed during the day. 
Contestants, who danced in pairs, were required to remain in motion (picking up one foot, then the other) 45 minutes each hour, around the clock.

Each marathon had its own set of rules, demanding more from their participants and dictating a way of life for the around-the-clock dancers (not to mention judges, nurses, vendors and many others involved in the event), governing dancing, sleeping, eating, bathing and using the toilet. Rules often demanded that couples register and stay together, stating that if one partner dropped out, the other had to leave too. They regulated rest periods: fifteen minutes for every hour of dancing, often in separate quarters for men and women, during which they could sleep, change clothes, or have a massage (which contestants themselves paid for). Though healthier for the dancers than the earlier non-stop contests, these rest periods allowed the marathons to continue for days, weeks, and even months. 

Medical services were available to contestants, usually within full view of the audience. Physicians tended blisters, deloused dancers, disqualified and treated any collapsed dancer, tended sprains, and so on.

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Beyond Reach Blue Nude Oil Painting by k Madison Moore

Beyond Reach

Emotions in Blue Series
11 x 14 Nude Oil Painting on Canvas

It seems

I can't keep the Blue Nudes in inventory very long
so I will be paining a few more now. I love working with
these shades of blue. Something captivating about them.

Saturday, May 31, 2014

Cleopatra Portrait in Oil by k Madison Moore


Abstract Portrait 

16 x 20 Oil and old Leaf on Canvas

Every once in awhile I have to step out of the box and paint
something different. I have always been fascinated with Egypt
and Cleopatra's life as a Pharaoh so this composition came to mind.
I really like working with gold leaf so added it to this painting and I 
like the way it worked out. Below is a photo on an angle so I
could get light reflection on the gold for the photo. Very difficult
to catch that in a photo I found but you get the idea.


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Cleopatra was a member of the Ptolemiaic Dynasty, a family of Greek  origin that ruled Egypt after Alexander the Great's death during the Hellenistic period.
Cleopatra originally ruled jointly with her father, Ptolemy XII Auletes, and later with her brothers, Ptolemy XIII and Ptlomey XIV, whom she married as per Egyptian custom, but eventually she became sole ruler. As pharaoh, she consummated a liaison with Julius Caesar that solidified her grip on the throne. She later elevated her son with Caesar, Caesarion, to co-ruler in name.
After  Caesar’s assassination 44 BC, she aligned with Mark Anthony and had a sone by him,  Augustus.  After losing theBattle of Actium to Octavian's forces, Anthony committed suicide. Cleopatra followed suit, according to tradition killing herself by means of an asp bite on August 12, 30 BC. 
To this day, Cleopatra remains a popular figure in Western culture. Her legacy survives in numerous works of art and the many dramatizations of her story in literature and other media.
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