Sunday, August 24, 2014

Monarch Fantasy Cottage oil Painting by k Madison Moore Pennsylvania Artist

Monarch Fantasy Cottage

Fantasy Cottage Series
14 x 18 Cottage Oil Painting on Canvas

So much fun! I have had this idea for awhile and just recently got all the details together in my head. It was fun painting something out of the box for me. I think this will be a fun series to pursue.  I live in a mountain cottage in the beautiful Pocono Mountains of Pennsylvania. It was originally a mountain vacation home. We have been working on it for years to make it a primary home. It is an ongoing project but we love living here. A big change from city life. 
I think being surrounded by mountains, trees, birds, butterflies and so many other wild animals
and overlooking the lake prompted my idea for this series.  I also came across a similar dress when I was doing research for this composition and fell in love with it. I can image curling up under one of those big mushrooms and taking in the sounds of the waterfall and watching the Monarch Butterflies. Could you?

Monarch Fantasy Cottage

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Miniature Nude Paintings The Shawl by k Madison Moore

The Shawl
©kMadisonMoore 2014

Miniature Nude  Paintings Series
5 x 7 Nude Oil Painting on Canvas

It's been so long since I painted this small and honestly
a bit of a challenge. Not only keeping it small but
minimalistic as well. For me that's  real Challenge!

These are great for collectors that are running out 
of room.

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Tuesday, August 19, 2014

The Touch Emotions in Blue Series Nude by k Madison Moore

The Touch

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

Another dreamy Blue Nude Painting to add
to my Emotions in Blue Series. I will let the
title speak for itself.

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Sunday, August 17, 2014

Tea with Vincent Painting of Interior Inspired by Vincent van Gogh by k Madison Moore

Tea with Vincent
Inspired by Vincent van Gogh

Painting with The Masters
Art within Art Series

Thank you Charlotte :)

11 x 14 Oil Painting of Interior

When Gauguin, having accepted Van Gogh’s invitation, 
began dragging his heels, the Dutchman earmarked the last 
two of the four original Sunflowers for the modest bedroom 
where his guest would sleep following his arrival that autumn. “Van Gogh saw the production of the Sunflowers for Gauguin’s bedroom as a way of enticing his friend to come from Brittany,” says Bailey.

I recently came across a painting by Vincent van Gogh similar 
to the view out of this window. I could picture myself sitting
here having tea with Vincent overlooking a sea of Sunflowers.
It seemed to make his so happy to paint them all the time. it 
was one of his favorite subjects. The flooring is my take on
one of his paintings. I love the soft greens against the golds.

The brilliant blue dining set is so adorable. The blue
represents the brilliant blue he always used in his paintings.
Tea with Vincent

The table is waiting for Vincent and all set up with cakes, teaspoons and checked napkins

Just got this lovely email from one of my collectors and wanted to share: Thank you Heather.

Dear Madison,  
 This is a  divine painting - absolutely beautiful.   Love Van Gogh -  Love the  'blue' colour of the  furniture, in the style of Van Gogh's  furniture (rustic) in his bedroom painting.    Almost bought a pale  'blue' suede 3 seater  sofa when we were living in Sao Paulo for 5 years in the 1990s.  Regret not having bought it.   T his painting will bring so much joy to anyone who sets eyes on  it.
It would have made Van Gogh proud  - you have captured his essence in it.    Anyone who paints  flowers  such as Sunflowers, Narcissus/Daffodils ,Irises, Peonies  must have a beautiful soul.  These flowers are so beautiful (not forgetting  orchids and Pansies).   If I had to live in a house like this overlooking  a beautiful field of Sunflowers I would spend my whole life day dreaming.   Love the orange centres you've given the Sunflowers - brings them to life in a special way.    The colour co-ordination of the   added items in the picture such as the   dark brown of the backs of the chairs, the orange frame of the picture on the wall, the beautiful carpet , the teapot, the  bowl  on the side board, framed photo of Van Gogh with his pipe,  the curtain, the  little red roof house in the background with the backdrop of the blue mountains add so much charm to this particular painting of yours - making  it really 'Special' in every way.  This means you must have been in a beautiful frame of mind while painting.   Thank you so much for sharing this painting with me.  
Hope both you and your hubby are doing fine.  
Thinking of you.  God bless!
Close with my warmest regards,

Saturday, August 16, 2014

Feeling Shades of Purple Blue Nude Painting by k Madison Moore

Feeling Shades of Purple

Emotions in Blue Series

11 x 14 Nude oil Painting on Canvas

Do you feel colors that you wear? Do colors set
your mood for the day or evening? Purple is a combination
of red and blue. It comes in many shades, purple, violet.
lavender, orchid and more. Does each shade have it's own vibes,
it's own feeling when your wearing it?  
Feeling Shades of Purple

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Amethyst Nude Oil Painting by k Madison Moore

Amethyst -  Nude Painting


This is the first of my
Miniature Nude Paintings Series

6 x 8 Purple Nude Oil Painting on Canvas

Amethyst is a meditative and calming which works in the emotional, spiritual, and physical planes to provide calm, balance, patience, and peace and has powers to stimulate and smooth the mind and emotions.

Sunday, August 10, 2014

Mexican Painting Diego Rivera Frida Kahlo by k Madison Moore

Their Kiss
Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera

Gold Leaf Series 
18 x 24  Oil Painting on Canvas
This painting will become part of the Why Frida Project, a book of 100 artists, 50 male, 50 female, that paint Frieda and "Why" they paint Frida.
 The book will be published and available by the end of the year. I feel honored to be part of this beautiful project as a homage to Frida Kahlo.

My inspiration for this painting was from Klimt's The Kiss. The background is gold leaf as well as some details in Frida's dress. Very hard to see in a photo. Diego wraps them in his brightly colored Serape and embraces Frida with a kiss. It is a great size of 18" x 24" oil painting on canvas.

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Interior Painting Inspired by Picasso by k Madison Moore Picasso Black and White

Picasso - Black and White 

Painting with The Masters
Art within Art Series

I was researching for ideas for sofas for new paintings
and ran across a similar sofa to this and fell in love.
This sofa inspired this painting. 

I have been wanting to do
some of Picasso's from his Black and White Exhibit.
The Center photo is the poster from that exhibit and
the others were in the exhibit.

Picasso Black and White

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Monday, August 4, 2014

Oil Painting of Interior Inspired by Peter Max by k Madison Moore For The Love of Mary

For The Love of Mary
Inspired by Peter Max

Painting with The Masters
Art within Art Series


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I found a really nice article on how Peter Max met his wife (below)
and immediately thought of how nice it would be to do a painting
inspired by many of Peter's paintings in honor of his love for her.

Maybe she would have a room with all her favorites or some of 
them of Peter's works and furniture just as funky.  Peter Max
used so many shades of pinks and oranges, peaches and blues. I 
really like the way this came out. Would just love to have a 
yellow stripe sofa too.

For The Love of Marygs

Read about their Love affair Here

Saturday, August 2, 2014

Painting Dora and Picasso on a Paris Afternoon Interior Painting by k Madison Moore

Painting Dora and Picasso on a Paris Afternoon


Painting with The Masters Series

30 x 40 Interior Oil Painting on Canvas

Sold - Commission

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I painted a very similar painting to this one last year.
This one is 30 x 40 and bit larger than the first at 24 x 36.
I made several subtle changes to this one to keep each one
an original for the collectors.

I added three cats as this collector is a cat lover.
I also changed many colors as well as the artists hair
being red instead of blonde and her clothes are different
 as well.

I am blessed that my paintings generally sell quickly.
However, many collectors have seen sold paintings that they
would like to have. I offer similar repaints such as this piece.
The good thing about repaints is that you can have any size
you wish and can take away or add any elements that you would 
like to have in your composition.

I always imagined myself having a great studio with huge
windows like this in Paris. What better than to be painting
my impression of Picasso's Dora Marr.

Enter my imagination and visit me
Painting Dora and Picasso on a Paris Afternoon

If you have an idea for a painting or you see one that is sold
that you would like to have, contact me with your ideas.

Dora Maar became the rival of Picasso's blonde mistress, Marie- Therese Walter, who had a newborn daughter with Picasso, named Maya. Picasso often painted beautiful, sad Dora, who suffered because she was  sterile, and called her his "private  muse." For him she was the "woman in tears" in many aspects. During their love affair, she suffered from his moods, and hated that in 1943 he had found a new lover,  Francoise Gilot. 
She made herself better known in the art world with her photographs of the successive stages of the completion of Guernica, which Picasso painted in his workshop on the rue des Grands Augustins, and other photographic portraits of Picasso. Together, she and Picasso studied printing with Man Ray. Maar kept her paintings for herself until her death in 1997. They were souvenirs  of her extraordinary love affair, which made her famous forever. In Paris, still occupied by the Germans, Picasso left to her a drawing from 1915 as a goodbye gift in April 1944; it represents  Max Jacob, his close friend who had just died in the transit camp of  Drancy after his arrest by the Nazis.  He also left to her some still lives and a house at Menerbes in Provence. 

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Henri Rousseau Inspired Interior Painting By k Madison Moore Welcome to My jungle Again

Welcome to My Jungle - Again

Inspired by Henri Rousseau


Painting with The Masters
Art within Art Series


16 x 20 Interior Oil Painting on Canvas

I loved to do puzzles when I was a kid.
Once in awhile you would see a photo with
several hidden elements in it that you had to find.
I would not give up until I found every single one.

I really like Henri Rousseau and his funny animals
and jungle paintings. I did a lot of research on his
work for this composition. See if you can find the 35
animals that are in this painting. I had a blast painting
this one but with all of the details it was never ending.

Whom ever purchases this painting will get a diagram
of where to find all of the animals. This is a fun painting
for everyone, kids and adults and surely a great
conversation piece.
Have fun!

Here is the list:

White Bird
Robin Bird
Indian Flute Woman
 3 Butterflies
3 Lions
4 Monkeys
2 Raccoons
2 Mice
2 Parrots
Big Bird

Henri Rousseau: Jungles in Paris was a visually exciting, important exhibition. 

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Interior Painting Inspired by Matisse The Samovar by k Madison Moore

The Samovar

Inspired by Matisse


Painting with The Masters

11 x 14 Interior Oil Painting on canvas

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 I have seen Matisse use this element ( Samovar) 
in many of his paintings and even though I didn't know
what is was I still used it as I liked the shape.
I assumed it was some kind
of heater and he obviously liked them.

Matisse being a French artist and this being mostly
Russian must have had a special reason for using it
so many times in his paintings. I wonder what that 
was? I assumed it was for tea or for heating and I wasn't
too far off. Read about it below.

This is s fun painting with the reflect of what is on
the other side of the room. Of course I always
love to include Matisse's Cat somewhere too.
Hummm....wonder what she is thinking about?


The Samovar

The Samovar

The samovar was an important attribute of a Russian household and particularly well-suited to tea-drinking in a communal setting over a protracted time period. The Russian expression "to have a sit by the samovar" means to have a leisurely talk while drinking tea from a samovar. 
In everyday use samovars were an economical permanent source of hot water in older times. Various slow-burning items could be used for fuel, such as charcoal or dry pinecones. When not in use, the fire in the samovar pipe faintly smoldered. As needed it could be quickly rekindled with the help of  bellows. Although a Russian jackboot  (сапог)  could be used for this purpose, bellows were manufactured specifically for use on samovars
Read more Here

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.

If you see something that has sold that you are
interested in Please contact me about similar

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,

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