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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Art within Art Series

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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

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Art within Art Series


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


Painting with The Masters 
Art within Art Series

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.

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