Saturday, December 15, 2012

Interior Painting Inspired by Henri Matisse A Touch of Red Plus by k Madison Moore

A Touch of Red - Plus
 Inspired by Henri Matisse

60" x 30" Interior Oil Painting on Canvas

Paintings of Interiors Inspired by The Masters
Art within Art Series

Sold - Commission
Thank You Brandon and Wendy
Happy Holidays and Safe Trip

 I had such fun painting this. Obviously,  my favorite color is Red
so you know I loved doing this painting. Below you will see the
original, A Touch of Red. My collectors loved the painting and wanted
it much bigger. I had a lot of space to do additional elements like 
the twisted bookcase and fun trinkets on the shelves.
In the close up below of the bookcase you will see that I added
their names to the books for that personal touch.

I changed our lady's face and gave her some nice jewelry.
I painted the flowers differently and brighter with more detail
and changed the chair style a bit. The nice thing about repainting
in a larger size is not only being able to add elements but I can
do so much more fine detail because of the space available.
The bigger the better!

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Series or you would like me to design one for you 
please email me with your ideas.
I would be happy to work with you on the
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Original 11 x 14 Interior Painting

Adding their names on the books makes the painting totally
theirs and so personal. They loved it!

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Saturday, December 1, 2012

Alfons Mucha Inspired Interior Painting, Spoken For by k Madison Moore

Spoken For
Inspired by Alfons Mucha

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11 x 14 Art Deco Interior Oil Painting

Painting with The Masters

Art within Art Series


I recently saw a similar beautiful lady to this on one of the
sites representing Alfons Mucha. Since it was time for me to do
another Art Deco Painting I decided to do my own version. I always
loved lilac, blue and green together so here it is! lol!
I think the painting title speaks for it's self.
Another beauty that is "Spoken For"

Alfons Maria Mucha was born in Ivancice, a small provincial town in the Czech Republic.
He started his artistic career as an autodidact. Alfons Mucha had a vocational training in stage decorations in Vienna from 1879 to 1881. In the evening he attended a class in drawing. After a few occasional commissions for decorative paintings, he went to Munich in Southern Bavaria. Here he studied at the Munich Academy of Fine Arts from 1885 until 1887.
After Munich, Mucha moved to the "mecca" of arts, Paris. Here he studied with different teachers. He lived in modest conditions and could survive with small commissions for book and newspaper illustrations. For a short period he shared a studio with Paul Gauguin.
By this time Mucha had developed his own personal style - characterized by art nouveau elements, tender colors and bycantine decorative elements. And all these elements were ranked around images of fairy like young women with long hair and splendid, refined costumes. In the coming years, this type of female images should become his trademark.
Mucha used lithography as the printing technique for his posters. The posters are usually signed in the block. Some of his posters were produced as sets like The Four Seasons. Complete sets count among the most searched for of his works.

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Saturday, November 17, 2012

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

For The Love of Mary
Inspired by Peter Max


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


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 Mary

“She’s so stunning,” he sighed, sounding 17 instead of 71. How’d they meet? Max exited his New York studio one day about a decade ago and spotted one Mary Baldwin chatting with friends on the sidewalk.
She was no stranger: he’d doodled her exact profile for years. Max rushed into his studio, returned with a drawing and handed it to the stranger, blurting, “I’ve been drawing you all my life.” His crush was politely unimpressed. “Her friends said to her, ‘That’s Peter Max!’ And she said, `Who?’”
He gave her his number, fretted until she called, then coaxed her to go to lunch. And that was that.
“I remember reaching over the table, kind of clumsy, and putting my palms on each side of her face and saying, ‘I’ll take care of you for the rest of your life,’” he said. “And she put her hands on my hands and said, `You’re in good hands with me.’”
They married the next year.

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Blue Skies, Blue Nude Painting by k Madison Moore

Blue Skies

Emotions in Blue Series

11 x 14 Nude Oil Painting on Canvas


I wish I had more time to paint more of my Blue Nudes.
I really enjoy painting them.  They take a bit of time as I 
use a layers of glazes. The more glazing I use the deeper
the color. This is not really easy to see in a photo but'
better in hand. 

I think when I get more in the series maybe for
the holidays I will do another coffee table book.

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Sunday, November 11, 2012

Art Calendar 2013 by k Madison Moore

Art Calendars Make Great Gifts for The Holidays


All Calendar Images are  created from
My Original Paintings

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Saturday, November 10, 2012

Eclectic Klimt Interior Painting by k Madison Moore

Eclectic Klimt
Inspired by Gustave Klimt


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Eclectica person who derives ideas, style, or taste from a broad and diverse range of sources.

I am sure you can guess by now that I am a very Eclectic person. 
At one time I called my art eclectic because of my diversity with style, 
technique genre. I love eclectic rooms and every room in my house 
is this way. I never bought things because they were all one style or 
because they  matched or art that matched a sofa, not me!
I like so many different styles but somehow they all look 
great together.

So, this painting was created with my eclectic style in mind. Here the wood 
walls are very traditional. The furniture is traditional with some artsy 
upholstery. I did this many times to special pieces of furniture, 
old and new, just great together! Add in some funky Klimt style pillows
my favorite color red along with my symbolistic carpet after Klimt, a sip
of wine and a good book...... and a cozy,colorful room is born!
 What better than the tree of life to hang with
 Klimt's  "Mother and Child!"

Eclectic Klimt

Gustav Klimt (July 14, 1862 - February 6, 1918) was an Austrian Symbolist painter and one of the most prominent members of the Vienna Art Nouveau (Vienna Secession) movement. Klimt's primary subject was the female body and his works are marked by a frank eroticism. His works include The Kiss, Adele Bloch-Bauer, Judith and the Head of Holofernes, Avenue in Schlob Kammer Park, Danae, The Friends, The Virgins, Mada Primavesi, Mulher sentada, Tree of Life, Water Serpents, Beethoven Frienze, Apple Tree, Death and Life, and many others.
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Friday, November 9, 2012

Dancing in My Dreams Interior Painting by k Madison Moore

Dancing in My Dreams

Inspired by Henri Marisse

11 x 14 Oil Painting of Interior

Art within Art Series

This was so much fun. Working on making the dancers
translucent as to be the vision of the dancers in her dream
was a challenge against the back ground of the window scene 
and buildings.
The flowered wall and vase are my impression of a few
elements from his works as well as the nude and just had to
add a peek of Matisse's painting The Dance. My connection
to him is his use of primary colors and mixing of pattern 
in one composition. 

Dancing in My Dreams

 The Dance by Henri Matisse

In March 1909 Matisse painted a preliminary version of this work, known as Dance (I)It was a compositional study and uses paler colors and less detail. The painting was highly regarded by the artist who once called it "the overpowering climax of luminosity"; it is also featured in the background of Matisse's La Danse with Nasturtiums (1912).

It was donated by Nelson A. Rockerfeller  in honor of Alfred H. Barr Jr. to the  Museum of Modern Art in New York.

Dance, is a large decorative panel, painted with a companion piece,  Music, specifically for the Russian businessman and art collector Sergei  Shchukin with whom Matisse had a long association. Until the October Revolution  of 1917, this painting hung together with Music on the staircase of Shchukin's  Moscow mansion.

The painting shows five dancing figures, painted in a strong red, set against a very simplified green landscape and deep blue sky. It reflects Matisse's incipient fascination with primitive art, and uses a classic Fauvist color palette: the intense warm colors against the cool blue-green background and the rhythmical succession of dancing nudes convey the feelings of emotional liberation and hedonism. The painting is often associated with the "Dance of the Young Girls" from Igor Stravinsky's famous musical work The Rite of Spring.

Dance is commonly recognized as "a key point of (Matisse's) career and in the development of modern painting". It generally resides in the Hermitage Museum in St. Petersburg, but was loaned to  Hermitage Museum for a period of six weeks from April 1 to May 9, 2010.

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Saturday, November 3, 2012

Ravished Blue Nude Painting by k Madison Moore



Emotions in Blue Series

12 x 16  Nude Oil Painting on Canvas


This is my second Blue Nude that I have done in reverse.
I started with a black canvas instead of white. I find it more difficult
to do but I love the drama it creates and a slight change in the blues
that I normally use. So interesting to work this way. That's a good
part of being an artist......anythings goes!

I think the title speaks for itself


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George Barbier Inspired Painting The Other Woman by k Madison Moore

The Other Woman
Inspired by George Barbier

11 x 14 Oil Painting on Canvas


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Does she see herself as a different woman?
Is she seeing what she wants to be, or is he seeing what he wants her to be?
How does he see her?  

George Barbier is one of my favorite Art Deco artists. He always has
a great story to tell with his paintings. However, from my impression
of his work I created this neat theme of "The Other Woman.

How do you see yourself when you look in a mirror? Do you ever
visualize yourself in a different way? Do you think you see yourself
as you really are. How do you think others see you? How about him...
how does he see you? What about our lady here...who is she looking at?

Loved doing this paintings with all of the fine little details and
the very contrasting colors in the style of  Barbier.

It is common, and commendable, to be curious about how others see you in general, or in specific situations. The more insight you have in this area, the less time you are apt to lie awake at night, wondering. And even when you may have acted differently in a specific situation, upon review, this insight generally provides the best answer for moving forward.

It is quite possible to see yourself exactly as other people see you; however, this takes courage, and the development of some insight. So, if you dare, have a peek in the mirror...

George Barbier  (1882 - 1932) was one of the great French illustrators of the early 20th century. Born in Nantes, France on October 10, 1882, Barbier was 29 years old when he mounted his first exhibition in 1911 and was subsequently swept to the forefront of his profession with commissions to design theatre and ballet costumes, to illustrate books, and to produce haute couture fashion illustrations. For the next 20 years Barbier led a group from the Ecole des Beaux Arts who were nicknamed by Vogue "The Knights of the Bracelet"—a tribute to their fashionable and flamboyant mannerisms and style of dress. Included in this élite circle were Bernard Boutet de Monvel and Pierre Brissaud (both of whom were Barbier's first cousins), Paul Iribe, Georges Lepape, and Charles Martin. During his career Barbier also turned his hand to jewellery, glass and wallpaper design, wrote essays and many articles for the prestigious Gazette du bon ton. In the mid 1920s he worked with Erté to design sets and costumes for the Folies Bergère and in 1929 he wrote the introduction for Erté's acclaimed exhibition and achieved mainstream popularity through his regular appearances in L'Illustration magazine. Barbier died in 1932 at the very pinnacle of his success.
Pierre Louys.Les Chansons de Bilitis 1922.Georges Barbier

Saturday, October 27, 2012

Miro's Dream, Dreaming in Color Interior Art withi Art Painting by k Madison Moore

Miro's Dream - Dreaming in Color
Inspired by Joan Miro


12 x 16 Oil Painting on Canvas

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Do you dream in color? I had a big conversation  with my friend last week about  Dreaming in Color. She thought I was crazy when I told her I "always dream in color." She said her dreams were in black and white. What a shame. I cannot image black and white dreams. Where would all of my vivid colorful compositions come from. Yes, I do dream many of my compositions and even get up in the middle of the night and go into the studio to quickly write my ideas down so I don't forget them by morning.
You know how you have a dream and then when you wake up you can't remember it or parts of it but you know you had one? I seem to wake up, so now I keep a sketchbook next to my bed! Is that crazy?

There is no experimental proof I have seen of this, but researchers agree that most dreams are in color. However, because the dream fades so quickly after we awake, our memories of the dream are often recalled in gray tones.
Studies show that those who are in tune with color in waking life tend to remember more color in dreams as well. I have also noticed that those of us who grew up with black & white TV have more black and white dreams. I haven't properly researched this yet, it's just an observation.

Needless to say this painting was created  from a dream I had after speaking to my friend. I would love to have a round bed like this. Of course my mac would have to be in the dream since it is attached to my right arm most of the time. So much fun painting this one. It looks great in this size too.

Joan Miró i Ferrà (April 20, 1893 – December 25, 1983) was a Spanish Catalan painter, sculptor and ceramicist born in Barcelona. A museum dedicated to his work. Earning international acclaim, his work has been interpreted as Surrealism, a sandbox for the subconscious mind, a re-creation of the childlike, and a manifestation of Catalan pride. In numerous interviews dating from the 1930s onwards, Miró expressed contempt for conventional painting methods as a way of supporting bourgeois society, and famously declared an "assassination of painting" in favour of upsetting the visual elements of established painting.

Saturday, October 20, 2012

Silent Auction Painting Inspired by Peter Max by k Madison Moore

Silent Auction
Inspired by Peter Max

14 x 18 Oil Painting on Canvas

Painting with The Masters
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WOW...this one was really intense! This is the first time I have 
painted 10 people in one painting! You can only imagine how long
this one took me to paint!

I couldn't sleep one night and was lying there thinking about
an auction for Peter Max with just women as the audience.
Then it came to me to paint all the ladies in Big Hats. I actually
had this composition in my head in a few minutes. The next morning
I started the sketches and by that night I had the entire design. 
I couldn't wait to paint it and for some reason didn't realize that it
was going to be so involved. It was so worth the time. I really love
the way it turned out. I wish you could see all the great details but
it's so hard with a photo on the net.

I think the best part of working on this one is the perspective
and of course painting with Peter Max is surely never
boring. Love him!

I never knew what a silent auction was until one of my collectors
told me. lol. Thought it would be a good title for this painting.
Thanks Judge Angell :)
Enjoy Silent Auction

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Saturday, October 13, 2012

Picasso Inspired Interior Painting Getting Cozy with Picasso by k Madison Moore

Gettin Cozy with Picasso
Interior Painting Inspired by Pablo Picasso


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11 x 14 Oil Painting on Canvas


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Always love working with Picasso. I really like yellow 
and blue together so did as many hues of each as I could
but of course with a touch of red!

Our lady here is also my impression of one of Pablo's
nude paintings.
It was fun creating her reflection in the window. I 
wouldn't mind having this chase in my bedroom either!
Just relaxing in cozy little room with a bit of Picasso going

"Getting Cozy with Picasso"

The painting on the back wall
The Dream by Pablo Picasso

Le Rêve  FRENCH "The Dream") is a  1932 oil painting (130 × 97 cm) by Pablo Picasso, then 50 years old, portraying his 22-year-old mistress Marie-Thérèse Walter. It is said to have been painted in one afternoon, on 24 January 1932. It belongs to Picasso's period of distorted depictions, with its oversimplified outlines and contrasted colors resembling early 

Le Rêve was purchased for $7,000 in 1941 by Victor and Sally Ganz of New York City. This purchase began their 50-year collection of works by just five artists: Picasso,  Jasper Johns, Robert Rauschenberg, Frank Stella and Eve Hesse.. After the Ganzes died (Victor in 1987 and Sally in 1997), their collection, including Le Rêve, was sold at Christie's auction house on November 11, 1997, as a means of settling their inheritance tax bill. Le Rêve sold for an unexpectedly high $48.4 million, at the time the sixth most expensive painting most expensive painting sold (tenth when taking inflation into account). The entire collection set a record for the sale of a private collection, bringing $206.5 million. The total amount paid by the Ganzes over their lifetime of collecting these pieces was around $2 million.

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Friday, October 12, 2012

Thoughts of Blue, Blue Nude Painting by k Madison Moore

Thoughts of Blue

Emotions in Blue Series

11 x 14 ude Oil Painting on Canvas


This was a real experiment. I decide to paint the back ground
black, let it dry, then paint the nude. Generally I start with a white
canvas and work from light to dark. This was reversed fro light to dark
and was a mind challenge.  Loved every minute!

I love the way this worked out. I think it created so much drama
for this paintings and the lighting is so much stronger. I am
definitely  going to pant more using this technique.


The color blue is one of trust, honesty and loyalty. It is sincere, reserved and quiet, and doesn't like to make a fuss or draw attention. Blue hates confrontation, and likes to do things in its own way.
From a color psychology perspective, blue is reliable and responsible. This color exhibits an inner security and confidence. You can rely on it to take control and do the right thing in difficult times. Blue has a need for order and direction in its life, including its living and work spaces.
Blue seeks peace and tranquility above everything else, promoting both physical and mental relaxation. The color blue reduces stress, creating a sense of calmness, relaxation and order - we certainly feel a sense of calm if we lie on our backs and look into a bright blue cloudless sky. It slows the metabolism. The paler the blue the more freedom we feel.

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Saturday, October 6, 2012

Emotional, Blue Nude Painting by k Madison Moore

Passion in Blue

Emotions in Blue Series

14 x 14  Blue Nude Oil painting on Canvas

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I thought I would try a 14 x 14 canvas for this new
blue nude. I really like to way it worked out.
It is always fun to hear what my blue nude fans
and collectors have to say about each new blue nude
that I paint. Thanks so much for your emails and support.

I don't say much about them, I let the tiles tell the story.

1. Take action, any action.  - Don't put pressure on yourself. Instead, pursue interests. (I'm sure you have many of those!) There's nothing at stake because it's just an interest or a hobby, something you're doing for fun. However, by taking action (rather than sitting around waiting for your dreams to come true) you are setting universal energy in motion that will assist you on your journey.

2. Patiently detach from the outcome. - Don't worry about whether or not this activity, or that one, will be “your passion.” Have fun, have faith, and let the Universe do the rest.

3. Have the confidence to recognize -- and pursue -- your passion when you discover it. - When you finally discover that one thing you love above all else, the thing you'd do for free if no one was willing to pay you, embrace it. Sometimes, pursuing your passion means taking chances. It could mean leaving a dead-end job, getting up early rather than sleeping in so you can pursue your goals, or making other sacrifices of time or money. Have the confidence that it will work out. And, if it doesn't, your free to take some other path toward your passion. Once you've gained that momentum, follow the chi -- it will guide you properly every step of the way.

Saturday, September 29, 2012

The Son of Man, Interiors Painting Inspired by Magritte by k Madison Moore

The Son of Man Exhibit
Inspired by Rene Magritte


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11 x 14 Interior Painting Inspired by Rene Magritte

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René Magritte was a Belgian surrealist artist best known for his witty
 and thought-provoking images and his use of simple graphics and
everyday objects, giving new meanings to familiar things. Before
finding success as an artist, Magritte was designed wallpaper and
advertisements. After a poorly received solo show in 1927, he
moved to Paris and became firmly lodged in the surrealist 

Three years before Magritte died; he painted one of the most
 unusual paintings of all, The Son of Man in 1964. It shows a
 man in a bowler hat and suit, but with a green apple in front of
his face. Is it supposed to relate to Adam eating the apple? Or is
 it just a man with an apple in his face? Or, like Magritte said,
is it unknowable?

This painting was great fun trying to fit all these guys into
an 11 x 14 space but I think it looks great. Just about every
element used was inspired by his paintings accept for the chair.
I couldn't resist to do a green apple ottoman. Love the 
Boot Feet on the steps. Where did he ever get that idea?
"The Son of Man"

Rene Magritte’s pieces are associated with Surrealism. This was a period in art where the paintings tried to confuse people by fusing reality with the imagination, forcing the viewer to contemplate the image. One of his paintings during this time, The Lovers, painted in 1928, depicts a couple kissing, with their heads enshrouded by grey bags. This was meant to be a play on the picture. The people really aren’t kissing; the painting is just showing them kissing. Another piece, painted one year later, Ceci N’est Pas Une Pipe (The Treachery of Images), has the same ideals. It really isn’t a pipe; it’s just a picture of a pipe.

Magritte made a quote about his paintings, which he thought explained them all. “I paint visible images that conceal nothing; they evoke mystery, and indeed, when one sees my pictures, one asks oneself this simple question. ‘What does it mean?’ It does not mean anything because mystery means nothing either, it is unknowable.”

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Friday, September 28, 2012

Living with Roy Interior Painting Inspired by Lichtensteing by k Madison Moore

Living with Roy
Inspired by Roy Lichtenstein


 Interior Painting Inspired by Roy Lichtenstein


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Roy Lichtenstein is very graphic with his work and his colors.
He uses a lot of lines, straight line patterns, dots and solid bold colors.
I find it very interesting that he uses dots on the human figure. I had to 
give it a shot and I like the way this turned out.
I have always been a big fan of reflections and use them a lot in my work
especially in my Still Life Series. I like seeing what is on the other side
of a room through a mirror. Lichtenstein painted several interiors using
mirror reflections. It was fun painting what was on the other side of the room
from the perspective of being in the room, yet I wasn't in the room! Strange
but that's the way I felt it and I think I captured it here, I hope.
Black and white is very hard to work with. You have to let each dry before
you paint the other. The grid on this being white painted on black was a
Living with Roy!

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Roy Lichtenstein (pronouncedOctober 27, 1923 – September 29, 1997) was a prominent American pop artist.  During the 1960s, his paintings were exhibited at the Leo Castelli Gallery in New York City and, along with Andy Warhol, Jasper Johns, James Rosenquist, and others he became a leading figure in the new art movement. His work defined the basic premise of pop art better than any other through parody. Favoring the old-fashioned  comic strip as subject matter, Lichtenstein produced hard-edged, precise compositions that documented while it parodied often in a Tongue-in-cheek humorous manner. His work was heavily influenced by both popular advertising and the comic book style. He described Pop Art as, "not 'American' painting but actually industrial painting".

Lichtenstein Painting, Missing for 42 Years, Surfaces in Warehouse
The Pop artist Roy Lichtenstein’s black and white “Electric Cord” painting, which disappeared 42 years ago, has turned up in a New York City warehouse, The Associated Press reported.
The painting was reported stolen after it was sent out to be cleaned by its owner, the art dealer Leo Castelli, in 1970 and never returned.
The 1961 painting — which depicts a tightly wound electrical cord and whose value is estimated at $4 million — re-emerged last week when the Roy Lichtenstein Foundation notified Castelli’s widow, Barbara Castelli, that someone was trying to sell it.

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