Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Through The Eyes of Children, Mural Inpired by Joan Miro by k Madison Moore

Through The Eyes of Children

 Art within Art Series

4' x 9' Oil Painting on Canvas - Mural

Sold - Commission

This is the project I worked on for a collector in Brazil. 
He is moving into a new high riser and has elevators
that come into his apartment. Right off the elevators he has 
a  4' x 9' wall that he commissioned me to paint this mural
for. I painted it on canvas and rolled it to a tube to be shipped.

It took me about 4 weeks from designing to completion.
He also ordered 5 more Art within Art Paintings that I will
be posting. This was a fun project but very tiring. 

He has three small children that he wanted in the painting.
They are a little smaller than I wanted to make them.
You know when you were a child how everything looked 
sooooo....Big!  Imagine these tiny ones and how huge
these museum paintings would look to them.
Hence the title: "Though The Eyes of Children"

I was so
happy in the way it turned out. Here is what the 
collector had to say:

Dear Madison!!!!
                Beautiful!!! Beautiful!!!! Beautiful!!!!!!!!!!!

So much color!.  So vibrant!!! Everything matches!!!
I did not think it would be so clear and detailed.
The kids look exactly exactly like them!!!!!  Its amazing!!!! 
Even my little one’s round head!

You really have have talent!    Its perfect!  I can’t wait to
 put it in place.
I just showed my wife.. and her jaws dropped.
Looking forward to seeing the other 5 commission paintings.

JL - Brazil

Thanks so much Joe and Lily.
Also, thanks to Don Gray for his advise.

Contact Me with your commission ideas

Studying Miro
9 x 12

This large mural was inspired by this very small Museum
Painting that was inspired by Miro.

You can see how one idea can easily be turned in to another but
yet with still using the same theme. The collectors chose thier
own Miro's for the wall and I used a photo of their children
and the viewers.

Saturday, July 14, 2012

Midnight with Mucha, by k Madison Moore - Inspired by Mucha

Midnight with Mucha


11 x 14 Oil Painting on Canvas

Painting with The Masters
Art within Art - Master Interiors


There is just something very romantic about Mucha's work.
That's how I feel every time I paint with him.
I love the colors in this one. They were played off of one of
Mucha's skyscape's such as I have used here for the window scene.
Mucha's painting set the mood for this composition including the colors.

However, as much as I love those colors they are very difficult
to photograph. The Lilac and the Midnight Blue are custom
colors that I had made as I could not find them anywhere. The back
wall is Midnight Blue but may show like black on some monitors.
It makes a great back drop for the lovely yellow flowers
and a bit of reflection from the wall sconce.
Another fun and very detailed painting.

Mucha produced a flurry of paintings, posters, advertisements, and book illustrations, as well as designs for jewelry, carpets, wallpaper, and theatre sets in what was termed initially the Mucha Style but became known as Art Nouveau (French for 'new art'). Mucha's works frequently featured beautiful young women in flowing, vaguely Neoclassical-looking robes, often surrounded by lush flowers which sometimes formed halos behind their heads. In contrast with contemporary poster makers he used pale pastel colors. The 1900 Universal Exhibition in Paris spread the "Mucha style" internationally, of which Mucha said "I think [the Exposition Universelle] made some contribution toward bringing aesthetic values into arts and crafts." He decorated the Bosnia and Herzegovina Pavilion and collaborated with decorating the Austrian Pavilion. His Art Nouveau style was often imitated. The Art Nouveau style however, was one that Mucha attempted to disassociate himself from throughout his life; he always insisted that rather than maintaining any fashionable stylistic form, his paintings were entirely a product of himself and Czech art.  He declared that art existed only to communicate a spiritual message, and nothing more; hence his frustration at the fame he gained by his commercial art, when he most wanted to concentrate on more artistic projects.
At the time of his death, Mucha's style was considered outdated. His son, author Jiří Mucha, devoted much of his life to writing about him and bringing attention to his art. In his own country, the new authorities were not interested in Mucha. His Slav Epic was rolled and stored for twenty-five years before being shown in Moravsky Krumlov and only recently has a Mucha museum opened in Prague, managed by his grandson, John Mucha.[4]
Mucha's work has continued to experience periodic revivals of interest for illustrators and artists. Interest in Mucha's distinctive style experienced a strong revival during the 1960s (with a general interest in Art Nouveau)] and is particularly evident in the psychedelic posters of Hapshash and the Coloured Coat, the collective name for British artists Michael English and Nigel Waymouth, and Bob Masseю

Evening Glow, Blue Nude by k Madison Moore

Evening Glow


12 x 16 Oil Painting on Canvas

Emotions in Blue - Blue Nudes Series

Another addition to my Emotions in Blue - Blue Nudes Series.
I really like the drama of this one with just a peek of light
surrounding it. I wouldn't mind having abs like this!!
Contact me for info and availability.

Commission projects welcome.
If you are interested in a blue nude
that has already been sold contact me 
about similar paintings or omissions.



Blue is the colour of light between violet and green on the visible spectrum. It includes indigo and ultramarine, closer to violet; pure blue, without any mixture of other colours; and Cyan, which is midway on the spectrum between blue and green. Blue also can vary in shade; darker shades of blue usually contain some black or grey, while lighter blues contain varying amounts of white. Shades range from the dark blue of ultramarine, cobalt blue, navy blue, and Prussian blue; to the lighter sky blue, azure, and Egyptian blue. Blue-greens include turquoise, teal, and aquamarine. (See Shades of blue) and the List of colours).
Blue pigments were originally made from minerals such as lapis lazuli and azurite, and blue dyes were made from plants; usually woad in Europe, and Indigofera tinctoria, or True indigo, in Asia and Africa. Today almost blue pigments and dyes are made by the chemical industry.

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Sitting for Picasso by k Madison Moore

Sitting for Picasso

14 x 18 Oil Painting on Canvas

Art within Art - Masters Interiors Series

Sold - Commission

I painted a similar to this painting last year. With this one,
although it is the same theme I changed many of the elements, colors
details, and faces to make this an original as well. I like the way this one
 turned out.
Picasso had so many models for his works that I was inspired by
many of his paintings of them so thought it would be great to have
them sitting for him all in one painting! Fun to paint but who doesn't 
love Picasso!

Contact me if you are interested in a sold painting
and I can make yours an original too!

The Models of Picasso
The word "model" in this context has a variety of meanings. The concept of "model" encompasses the external person who is represented by the artist, as well as the internal, conscious and unconscious, past and present mental representations of other individuals and the work of other artists. In all of these meanings, the relationships of artist and model have been quite specific to the artist under consideration and the historical–cultural period. For Picasso, the relationship of artist and model was particularly intense, reflecting myriad aspects of his personality and artistic development. The theme of artist and model was the subject of many of his paintings and graphic works. We focus particularly on his use of harlequins, saltimbanques, and circus performers during his blue and rose periods. The change in predominant models and moods between periods is noted. Among the issues considered is the relevance of these models in this particular period. Why were they especially salient objects for identification and for his artistic identity? Identification with the model may represent or be linked to earlier identifications of adolescence and childhood. We discuss the implications of these portrayals for his object relationships and the magical power, possession, and control in the development of his art. The painting "The Family of Saltimbanques," his most ambitious work to date, the integration and culmination of this theme during this period, is of particular interest.

The Artist and his Models

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

A Song for Matisse, Painting Inspired by Matisse by k Madison Moore

A Song for Matisse

Henri Matisse Inspired Painting

11 x 14 Oil Painting on Canvas

Masters Interiors
Art within Art Series

I think my compositions of my impressions of Matisse is
 most popular among my collectors. I have to same the same. 
I love all the patterns and colors he chooses to use all in one painting.
I really don't think about it when I design them. I just let my imagination
go after viewing some of his work and what ever patterns emerge, so be it.
That is the fun of working with Matisse...and Picaso!! They somehow always
seem to work out. Matisse is fun and happy to paint with.


The remarkable career of Henri Matisse, one of the most influential artists of the twentieth century, whose stylistic innovations (along with those of Pablo Picasso) fundamentally altered the course of modern art and affected the art of several generations of younger painters, spanned almost six and a half decades. His vast oeuvre encompassed painting, drawing, sculpture, graphic arts (as diverse as etchings, linocuts, lithographs, and aquatints), paper cutouts, and book illustration. His varied subjects comprised landscape, still life, portraiture, domestic and studio interiors, and particularly focused on the female figure.

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, first at the Académie Julian (winter 1891–92, under the conservative William-Adolphe Bouguereau), and then at the École des Beaux-Arts (1892, under the Symbolist painter Gustave Moreau). Matisse's early work, which he began exhibiting in 1895, was informed by the dry academic manner, particularly evident in his drawing. Discovering manifold artistic movements that coexisted or succeeded one another on the dynamic Parisian artistic scene, such asNeo-ClassicismRealismImpressionism, and Neo-Impressionism, he began to experiment with a diversity of styles, employing new kinds of brushwork, light, and composition to create his own pictorial language. 

Friday, July 6, 2012

Luminescence in Blue, Blue Nude Painting, by k Madison Moore

Luminescence in Blue


Emotions in Blue Series

11 x 14 Blue Nude Oil Painting


It's been awhile since I have painted for The Emotions in Blue Series.
I have been fortunately very busy for the last couple of months with
commission projects and have not time to create new work for sale.
Now that I am getting caught up I am working on many new
compositions for this series and my Art within Art Masters
Interiors Series. This is the first of my new blue nudes.

Luminescence is emission of light by a substance not resulting from heat; it is thus a form of cold body radiation. It can be caused by chemical reactionselectrical energy, subatomic motions, orstress on a crystal. This distinguishes luminescence from incandescence, which is light emitted by a substance as a result of heating. Historically, radioactivity was thought of as a form of "radio-luminescence", although it is today considered to be separate since it involves more than electromagnetic radiation. The term 'luminescence' was introduced in 1888 by Eilhard Wiedemann.
The dials, hands, scales and signs of aviation and navigational instruments and markings are often coated with luminescent materials in a process known as 'aluminizing'.
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