Sunday, December 22, 2013

Painting with The Masters by k Madison Moore

Thursday, December 19, 2013

Reborn Contemporary Nude Oil Painting by k Madison Moore


Reborn
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Emotions in Color Series
14" x 14" Nude Oil Painting on Canvas

SOLD

Making positive changes in your life
can make you feel Reborn. Think about it!


Change is something that affects all of us. We sometimes embrace
change and other times we fight it.

If you take the attitude of embracing change and finding the goo in it your life will be easier and happier.

As Charles Kettering once said, " The world hates change, yet it is
the only thing that has brought progress." Which supports the statement made by Ralph Waldo Emerson, "Life is a progress, and not a station.

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Saturday, December 14, 2013

New Emotions in Blue Book Blue Nudes Series by k Madison Moore


Emotions in Blue

This is my new full color Blue Nudes Book

Art Books make Great Gifts


Happy Holidays

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Pink and Blue Nude Paintings by k Madison Moore


Harmony in Blue


Emotions in Blue Series
24 x 36 Blue Nude Oil Painting

My collector loved this painting when I did
it in pink, below. However, since he commissioned
me to do 3 - 24 x 36" Blue Nude Paintings
for his wall display, he wanted it repainted in Blue.

If you see any of my paintings that are already sold
I would be happy to repaint a very similar one for you
or I can design one for you specifically.

Enjoy 
Harmony in Blue






Harmony in Pink
Emotions in Color Series


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Monday, December 9, 2013

Three Blue Nudes Contemporary Wall Display by k Madison Moore



Emotions in Blue Series

7' x 3' Wall Display 
Blue Nude Oil Paintings

This was a wonderful and fun commission
project that was requested by one of my 
collectors in the United Kingdom.

Each painting is 24" x 36" x 3" oil on canvas
and makes a very dramatic display.

Thanks so much Huw




Emotional
24" x 36"



Midnight Blue
24" x 36"



Harmony in Blue
24" x 36"




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2014 Art from The HeArt Calendar by k Madison Moore

2014 Art from The HeArt Calendar
 by k Madison Moore

All the photos in this calendar are from my original oil paintings







Redbubble does a great job in with printing these lovely calendars.
It is large about 11" x 16" and printed on heavy weight, high quality
satin sheen paper and has a coiled top with hanger. The prints are so nice
at the end of the year they could be framed. They are approx. 8" x 10"



The Masters I painted with are Picasso, Kandinsky, Peter Max
Lichtenstein, Red Skelton, Mucha, Banksy, Magritte and Vogue



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Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Provocative Blue Nude Oil Painting by k Madison Moore



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

Really enjoyed adding a bit of green to this
Blue Nude. I like the way the light from the window
projects lightly over her body almost making her glow.
A very soft, mellow composition.

Sold
On it's way to the Uk
Thanks Sean


Enjoy
Provocative

Original Oil Paintings make Great Gifts.





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Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Help for the Disabled Homeless by k Madison Moore

Homeless To Be Housed In Tiny House Village In Austin (VIDEO / PICS)





I saw this on Facebook as was so touched that this group is helping the disabled homeless
in Texas. So wonderful and inspiring and makes me feel even more grateful for everything I have.

Purchase a painting from me between now and the end of 2013 and you
will receive a discount price and a percentage of the funds will go to this
charity.

Happy Thanksgiving everyone.
Don't forget the less fortunate this holiday.



Just when we think the only news that comes out of Texas makes us all wince and groan, we find a story like this from the true heart of Texas — Austin. The Community First! Village is a program ofMobile Loaves & Fishes. It sits on a 27-acre master-planned community and will provide affordable, sustainable housing for approximately 200 chronically homeless disabled people in Central Texas.
“It will be a gated community who’s [sic] access is limited to the residents and their registered invited guests,” said project founder Alan Graham. (KVUE)
The motivation of Mobile Loaves & Fishes — and Graham — is their faith.
We’re not called to be successful. We’re called to be faithful.
He continued:
We’ve been really active in pulling people up off the street and into housing – housing that they pay rent on. We just help them get in the housing.




Residents of Community First! will work, with some using street vending carts to make a living. Graham explained:
We also have a giant wood shop where people are very gifted and talented in building things. So we want to empower people into a purposeful cultivating lifestyle of working.
The community has been in planning for 10 years, with Mobile Loaves & Fishes serving the Central Texas homeless population for 14 years. Homes include tiny cottages, mobile homes, and even tepees. Most kitchens and bathrooms will be communal.



Some of the amazing features of this little village:
  • A 3-acre garden
  • A medical facility
  • A workshop
  • A bed and breakfast in the form of an air stream motel
  • Tiny individual gardens for each home
  • An interfaith chapel in a separate cottage
  • A vintage outdoor movie theater that will do public screenings



 Tim League —  the founder of Alamo Drafthouse– is providing the movie theater and is a staunch supporter of the project. He calls it “the very first ‘yes, in my backyard’ project!” (News 90.5/KUT.org)
Graham said that it’s not been easy to convince everyone to be on board with helping homeless people, but they like the idea of the bed and breakfast and the movie theater. Well, and the fact that the folks will be working and paying rent.
We haven’t converted everybody [to the idea of housing the homeless], but when people come out here they go, ‘Oh!’ They see a chapel; they see medical and vocational services on site, and they learn that residents will not live there for free; they’ll pay a monthly rent. (News 90.5/KUT.org)

If that’s not enough, perhaps some Texans will take comfort in how this will affect the thing that really matters most to many of them: money. Graham points out that if 200 chronically homeless people become more self-sufficient, the $6.5 million project could save taxpayers in Central Texas approximately $10 million per year. Downtown Austin businesses expect to see a boon as 20 percent of Austin’s homeless will be taken off the streets, thereby motivating business owners and government officials to jump on board.







Community First! is funded entirely with private money and has raised half the funding it needs. They are expecting to complete the project and begin moving people in by 2015. To donate, click here. You can follow their progress by liking the Mobile Loaves & Fishes Facebook page.
Austin…it’s like a whole other country inside Texas.



Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Twisted Secrets Museum Interior Oil Painting by k Madison Moore Pennsylvania Artist




Twisted Secrets
Inspired by Pablo Picasso

©kMadisoMooreFineArtInc.2013


Art Museum Collection Series
14 x 18 Museum Interior Oil Painting on Canvas

In this painting I wanted to portray not only the beautiful work of Picasso but a bit of his state of mind. You will notice that the walls are a bit twisted as well as the frames , just slightly, but twisted. These are also a few of my very favorite of his paintings.

I have worked with Picasso so much being one of my favorite artists, that I always notice how he twists his figures and other elements in his paintings. It seems he needs to show more
than one angle with one single figure. You have had to notice the misplacement of eyes, noses, breasts projecting more than one angle. etc. in many and most of his works. Seeing the same face in many angles at one time and executing that idea, wow!

Although we all know how wonderfully talented he was and the incredible amount of work he produced in his lifetime, do we ever think of how he accomplished all of that and why? To me it is a sate of mind. The mind of a genus that is twisted in many ways. Did he have many twisted secrets that he had to portray in paint? What was his inner most secret, one that he could not verbalize so had to be projected otherwise, in paint, for his own sanity? Only he really knew the true meaning to all of those twisted figures. 

If you look at the works of van Gogh they will have and entirely different affect on you than Picasso's works. You do not really see the insanity that was present but the mellow, softness, serenity and beauty of where he was within. Yet, most look at Picasso in an entirely different manner and as totally sane but was he? 

I find it interesting that so many artists are tortured in some way and yet paint such beautiful works. Many that portray who they really are deep down inside and not so much what 
you see on the cover. You can tell a lot by studying the works of the masters, any artists really!  I look at the work and wonder what they were thinking and feeling at the first stroke of that painting. I can look at it again and again and see something different each time. That is the wonder of art!

Here is  book that I found. I have not read it yet but it has great reviews. I just ordered it so I will let you now but it looks really interesting - Tortured Artists - From Picasso and Monroe to Warhol and Winehouse, the Twisted Secrets of the Worlds Most Creative Minds.

I guess what  it comes down to is, that God may take something away from us but certainly something else wonderful will replace it.

Enjoy

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Friday, November 1, 2013

Homage to Red Skelton Clown Painting by k Madison Moore Pennsylvania Artist



Freddie and Me
Homage to Red Skelton
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16 x 20 Clown Oil Painting on Canvas



SOLD 

When I was a kid I used to love Red Skelton and used to watch his TV show all the time with my grandparents. I always loved when he did his famous clown Freddie. I thought it would be fun to do a Homage to this great comedian and his clown paintings. I'm giving away my age now, lol!
Red Skelton began painting early in his career but after his television show ended he became prolific. He painted and sketched hundreds of original pieces and by the end of the 1980's one of his original paintings would sell in the high five figure range.
Red Skelton often painted himself as a clown. One of his paintings, The Sky's the Limit, was inspired by a trip he and his wife Lothian made to Hawaii, during which he went parasailing. 
Enjoy
Freddie and Me - Homage to Red Skelton




This was his painting that inspired me to do this composition. 







Richard Bernard "Red" Skelton (July 18, 1913 – September 17, 1997) was an American entertainer best known for being a national radio and  TV comedian between 1937 and 1971. Skelton, who has stars on the  Hollywood Hall of Fame , began his show business career in his teens as a circus clown and continued on vaudeville and  Broadway and in films, radio, TV,  nightclubs, and casinos , all while he pursued an entirely separate career as an artist.
Skelton began producing artwork in 1943, but kept his works private for many years. He said he was inspired to try his hand at painting after visiting a large Chicago  department store that had various paintings on display. Inquiring as to the price of one which Skelton described as "a bunch of blotches", he was told, "Ten thousand wouldn't buy that one." Skelton said he told the clerk he was one of the ten thousand who would not buy the painting, instead buying his own art materials. His wife, Georgia, a former art student, persuaded Skelton to have his first public showing  of his work in 1964 at the Las Vegas hotel where he was entertaining at the time. Skelton originals are priced at $80,000 and upward; Skelton once estimated the sale of his lithographs  earned him $2.5 million per year.
In  Death Valley Junction California , Skelton found a kindred spirit when he saw the artwork and pantomime performances of Marta Becket. Today, circus performers painted by Marta Becket decorate the Red Skelton Room in the Amargosa Hotel, where Skelton stayed four times in Room 22. The room is dedicated to Skelton, as explained by John Mulvihill in his essay, "Lost Highway Hotel"

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Saturday, October 19, 2013

The Samovar Inspired by Matisse by k Madison Moore Pennsylvania Artist



The Samovar
Inspired by Matisse
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Painting with The Masters
11 x 14 Interior Oil Painting on canvas


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One of my collectors purchased a painting I 
did inspired by Matisse that had this unusual
element in it. I have seen Matisse use it 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.

My collector took the time to research it for me
when I told him what I thought it was but wasn't sure.
I wasn't too far off. It is used to make tea and is called
a Samovar.

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?

In this painting I did my take on one of Matisse's
ladies, his window and the painting on the wall
in the reflection of the mirror. Love doing this kind
of work with mirrors and reflecting what is on the
other side of the room. Fun!

Enjoy
The Samovar




A traditional samovar consists of a large metal container with a faucet near the bottom and a metal pipe running vertically through the middle. The pipe is filled with solid fuel which is ignited to heat the water in the surrounding container. A small (6 to 8 inches) smoke stack  is put on the top to ensure draft . After the water boils and the fire is extinguished, the smoke-stack can be removed and a  teapot placed on top to be heated by the rising hot air. The teapot is used to brew a strong concentrate of tea known as заварка. The tea is served by diluting this concentrate with boiled water from the main container, usually at a ratio of about 10 parts water to one part tea concentrate, although tastes vary.
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




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Friday, October 18, 2013

Original Nude Oil Painting Captivating by k Madison Moore

Captivating
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Emotions in Color Series
10 x 12 Nude Oil Painting on Canvas

Another Dramatic Nude Painting to add
to my new Emotions in Color Series.

There really isn't much to say about Nude paintings
so I try to ket the titles speak for themselves.


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Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Jesus Christ Oil Painting by k Madison Moore




Jesus
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24 x 30 Oil Painting on Canvas

Sold - Commission


What can I say, I love painting Jesus.
 It's good for the soul!

Original paintings make great gifts
for the holidays.

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Sunday, October 13, 2013

The Spirit of Banksy Graffiti Street Scene by k Madison Moore



The Spirit of Banksy - Follow Your Dreams
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24 x 36 Graffiti Scene Oil Painting on Canvas

Sold - Commission



I am thrilled about this commission! One of my collectors 
from England had a great concept for this painting. He loved
the recent painting I did of  Warhol and His Marilyn's and came
up with the idea of having Bansky painting her on a wall in England.




Here's the kicker....no-one knows who Banksy is!! He has 
been around painting his graffiti on walls all over the UK 
many years and is now in New York.
He is known for slipping in, doing his thing and getting 
out before the police catch him. So now you know
why the Police in this painting. Is the cop looking though 
The Spirit of Banksy? What does he see?





Banksy's stencils feature striking and humorous images occasionally combined with slogans. The message is usually anti-war, anti-capitalist or anti-establishment. Subjects often include rats, apes, policemen, soldiers, children, and the elderly. 




My collector had a great idea. He gave me the facts and the 
artistic freedom to create such a great piece with a lot of
meaning! I have to say this is an all the favorite for this year.

Obviously Banksy "is" Followng His Dreams!
Enjoy 
The Spirit of Banksy


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Banksy
There have been numerous rumors and hypotheses as to Banksy's identity. Names often suggested include Robert Banks and Robin Gunninghm.
In 2004, an alleged photograph of him in  Jamaica at the Two-Culture Clash Project surfaced. In October 2007, a story on the BBC website featured a photo allegedly taken by a passer-by in Bethnal Green  , London, purporting to show Banksy at work with an assistant, scaffolding and a truck. The story confirms that Tower Hamlets Council  in London has decided to treat all Banksy works as vandalism and remove them. Through the pictures, Banksy's identity was speculated to be Robin Gunningham, a man born in Bristol on 28 July 1973. Gunningham was educated at Bristol Cathedral Choir School and, according to a former friend, was "extremely talented at art." Gunningham lived with artist Luke Egan. Around 2000, when Banksy moved from Bristol to London, Gunningham is known to have moved from Bristol to a London flat in Hackney, and a number of Banksy's most famous works appeared nearby. At that time, Gunningham lived with Jamie Eastman, who worked for a record label that used illustrations by Banksy.
In May 2009, the Mail on Sunday once again speculated about Gunningham being Banksy after a "self-portrait" of a rat holding a sign with the face of the man on the 2004 photo shot on it was photographed in East London. This "new Banksy rat" story was also picked up by The Time and the  Evening Standard. In response to reports that Banksy was Robin Gunningham, Banksy's agent refused to either confirm or deny the reports.
Simon Hattenstone from  The Guardianis one of the very few people to have interviewed him face to face. Hattenstone describes him as "a cross of  Jimmy Nail and British rapper  Mike Skinner and "a 28-year old male who showed up wearing jeans and a t-shirt with a silver tooth, silver chain, and one silver earring. In the same interview, Banksy claimed that his parents think he is a painter and decorator.
Banksy himself states on his website:
I am unable to comment on who may or may not be Banksy, but anyone described as being 'good at drawing' doesn't sound like Banksy to me.

Banksy is a pseudonymous England-based graffiti artist, political activist, film director, and painter.
His satirical street art and subversive epigrams combine dark humor with graffiti done in a distinctive stenciling technique. Such artistic works of political and social commentary have been featured on streets, walls, and bridges of cities throughout the world.
Banksy's work was made up of the  Bristol underground scene which involved collaborations between artists and musicians. According to author and graphic designer Tristan Manco and the book Home Sweet Home, Banksy "was born in 1974 and raised in Bristol, England. The son of a photocopier technician, he trained as a butcher but became involved in graffiti during the great Bristol aerosol boom of the late 1980s." Observers have noted that his style is similar to  Blek le Flat, who began to work with stencils in 1981 in Paris,  Jef Aerosol, who sprayed his first street stencil in 1982 in Tours (France), and members of the  anarcho-punk band Crass, which maintained a graffiti stencil campaign on the London Tube System in the late 1970s and early 1980s. However, Banksy says he was inspired by 3D, a graffiti artist who later became a founding member of  Massive Attack.
Known for his contempt for the government in labeling graffiti as vandalism, Banksy displays his art on public surfaces such as walls, even going as far as to build physical prop pieces. Banksy does not sell photos of street graffiti directly himself; however, art auctioneers have been known to attempt to sell his street art on location and leave the problem of its removal in the hands of the winning bidder. Banksy's first film, Exit Through the Gift Shop, billed as "the world's first street art disaster movie," made its debut at the 2010 Sundance Film Festival.[9] The film was released in the UK on 5 March 2010.[10] In January 2011, he was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Documentary for the film.

Banksy's stencils feature striking and humorous images occasionally combined with slogans. The message is usually anti-war, anti-capitalist or anti-establishment. Subjects often include rats, apes, policemen, soldiers, children, and the elderly. 
There have been numerous rumors and hypotheses as to Banksy's identity. Names often suggested include Robert Banks and Robin Gunninghm.
In 2004, an alleged photograph of him in  Jamaica at the Two-Culture Clash Project surfaced. In October 2007, a story on the BBC website featured a photo allegedly taken by a passer-by in Bethnal Green  , London, purporting to show Banksy at work with an assistant, scaffolding and a truck. The story confirms that Tower Hamlets Council  in London has decided to treat all Banksy works as vandalism and remove them. Through the pictures, Banksy's identity was speculated to be Robin Gunningham, a man born in Bristol on 28 July 1973. Gunningham was educated at Bristol Cathedral Choir School and, according to a former friend, was "extremely talented at art." Gunningham lived with artist Luke Egan. Around 2000, when Banksy moved from Bristol to London, Gunningham is known to have moved from Bristol to a London flat in Hackney, and a number of Banksy's most famous works appeared nearby. At that time, Gunningham lived with Jamie Eastman, who worked for a record label that used illustrations by Banksy.
In May 2009, the Mail on Sunday once again speculated about Gunningham being Banksy after a "self-portrait" of a rat holding a sign with the face of the man on the 2004 photo shot on it was photographed in East London. This "new Banksy rat" story was also picked up by The Time and the  Evening Standard. In response to reports that Banksy was Robin Gunningham, Banksy's agent refused to either confirm or deny the reports.
Simon Hattenstone from  The Guardianis one of the very few people to have interviewed him face to face. Hattenstone describes him as "a cross of  Jimmy Nail and British rapper  Mike Skinner and "a 28-year old male who showed up wearing jeans and a t-shirt with a silver tooth, silver chain, and one silver earring. In the same interview, Banksy claimed that his parents think he is a painter and decorator.
Banksy himself states on his website:
I am unable to comment on who may or may not be Banksy, but anyone described as being 'good at drawing' doesn't sound like Banksy to me.

Banksy is a pseudonymous England-based graffiti artist, political activist, film director, and painter.
His satirical street art and subversive epigrams combine dark humor with graffiti done in a distinctive stenciling technique. Such artistic works of political and social commentary have been featured on streets, walls, and bridges of cities throughout the world.
Banksy's work was made up of the  Bristol underground scene which involved collaborations between artists and musicians. According to author and graphic designer Tristan Manco and the book Home Sweet Home, Banksy "was born in 1974 and raised in Bristol, England. The son of a photocopier technician, he trained as a butcher but became involved in graffiti during the great Bristol aerosol boom of the late 1980s." Observers have noted that his style is similar to  Blek le Flat, who began to work with stencils in 1981 in Paris,  Jef Aerosol, who sprayed his first street stencil in 1982 in Tours (France), and members of the  anarcho-punk band Crass, which maintained a graffiti stencil campaign on the London Tube System in the late 1970s and early 1980s. However, Banksy says he was inspired by 3D, a graffiti artist who later became a founding member of  Massive Attack.
Known for his contempt for the government in labeling graffiti as vandalism, Banksy displays his art on public surfaces such as walls, even going as far as to build physical prop pieces. Banksy does not sell photos of street graffiti directly himself; however, art auctioneers have been known to attempt to sell his street art on location and leave the problem of its removal in the hands of the winning bidder. Banksy's first film, Exit Through the Gift Shop, billed as "the world's first street art disaster movie," made its debut at the 2010 Sundance Film Festival.[9] The film was released in the UK on 5 March 2010.[10] In January 2011, he was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Documentary for the film.



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