Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Purple Passion Nude Oil Painting by k Madison Moore

Purple Passion

Emotions in Color

11 x 14 Nude Oil Painting on Canvas

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Tuesday, September 23, 2014

A Touch of Peter Miniature Chair Painting by k Madison Moore

A Touch of Peter
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6 x 8 Miniature Oil Painting on Canvas
Chair Series

I love Cherry Blossoms and Peter Max so just had to do a little chair painting for my loves. Peter paints the best cherry blossoms so I used his style for this painting. So fun to do these little chair paintings. They make nice collectables for those who are running out of hanging space and still need to collect.
In 1912, Mayor Yukio Ozaki of Tokyo bestowed an incredible gift of 3,000 cherry trees on the city of Washington, DC. Every year since, for one hundred years, the  National Cherry Blossoms Festival has continued to draw crowds to our nation’s capital.

World-renowned artist  Peter Max has been named the Official Artist of the Centennial Celebration, creating the dynamic 2012 commemorative poster in his iconic style.

Saturday, September 13, 2014

The Medallion - Forever Frida Series Oil Paintings by k Madison Moore

The Medallion - I Have Wings to Fly

Forever Frida Series

Inspired by Frida Kahlo

16 x 20 Oil Panting on Canvas


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I have have such admiration for Frida and her life story. There are so many people that love her and many collectors of anything Frida Kahlo, that I decided to do a series as a homage to her. I have 6 older paintings already but will hopefully be able to build a series of 100 Frida paintings based on her life. 

This painting touched me and has a lot of meaning to my life as well.
I had years of recovery from a serious accident and lost the use of my painting arm for many years along with several other injuries and disabilities left from it. When I read about what she faced in her very short life I feel blessed and inspired.

1948 - Frida painted two self-portrait’s  in which she appears wearing the traditional Tehuana headdress.  In Frida’s painting she has a look of pain and tears on her face. I don’t like to paint sad emotions so I painted her as I would see her in this headdress, more beautiful and peaceful.  
I loved that she wore a medallion with a dove figure.  The Dove is generally thought to be a symbol of freedom. Birds can walk on the earth and swim in the sea as humans do but they also have the ability to soar into the sky. Birds are free to roam to earth and the sky. Many cultures believe that they are a symbol of eternal life, the link between heaven and earth.

Quote Frida:  “Feet, what do I need you for when I have wings to fly?”

I wonder if maybe her medallion represents her feelings in this quote.
With all of her pain and adversities she still faces life with a gentle positive spirit. Is this the spirit of the Dove?  The freedom and the ability to walk through life with bravery. Is this her link between Heaven and Earth? Eternity?


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Saturday, September 6, 2014

Dancing with Renoir Art Museum Oil Painting by k Madison Moore

Dancing with Renoir

Inspired by Pierre - Auguste Renoir

Art  Museum Collection Series
11 x 14   Museum Oil Painting on Canvas


Painting with an artist like Renoir is a challenge to me. Not trying to really duplicate
his work but  doing my own impression. However, working with the impressionist
style is the real challenge. My usual work is so detailed and impressionism is so loose.
I think I did well with this piece. It has been sketched for about a year. I had to really be
in the mode for a challenge to paint this one.

Dancing with Renoir

Impressions of a few of Renoir’s Paintings in this museum exhibit painting

Summer of Moments 1883    
Dance in the City, 1883   
Dance at Bougival, 1883
    La Loge  The Theatre Box, 1874   

Pierre-Auguste Renoir (February 25, 1841 – December 3, 1919) was a leading french painter in that  Impressionist movement.
Renoir was born in Limonges, France, and was the child of a working-class factory. As a child, he worked in a porcelain factory where his drawing talents led to his deigning the prints on fine china. Before officially beginning his artist training, he painted hangings for overseas missionaries and decorations on fans.
A prolific artist, he created several thousand paintings. The warm sensuality of Renoir's style made his paintings some of the most well-known and frequently-reproduced works in the history of art. The single largest collection of his works—181 paintings in all—is at the Barnes Foundation, in Philadelphia Pennsylvania.

Miniature Art Deco Chair Painting - de Lempicka by k Madison Moore

Presents for Tamara
Inspired by Tamara de Lempicka

Chairs Series
6 x 8 Miniature Oil Painting  Art Deco Chair


Born May 16, 1898, Warsaw, Poland.
Died March 18, 1980 Cuernavaca, Mexico.
Of all the artists pursuing the style "Arts Decoratifs", one of the most memorable was Tamara De Lempicka.
At the threat of a second World War, Tamara left Paris for America. She went to Hollywood, to become the "Favorite Artist of the Hollywood Stars". She and her second husband, Baron Raoul Kuffner, one of her earliest and wealthiest patrons, moved into American film director King Vidor's former house in Beverly Hills.

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Jeannes Blue Shoes Chair Painting - Modigliani by k Madison Moore

Jeanne’s Blue Shoes
Inspired by Modigliani

Miniature Paintings - Chairs Series
6 x 8 Chair Oil Painting on Canvas


I have been wanting to do a series of small paintings of chairs so here is the first of my
Chairs Series. I decided to start with a few based on The Masters that  I had in mind. I never get tired of panting with Modigliani, especially his portraits of Jeanne. It seems that they are all so different and she never looks the same in any two. This on is one of my favorites of Jeanne. I guess I picture Jeanne in high button blue shoes. I have no idea why, accept that I lie it, lol!

Jeanne Hebuterne  (6 April 1898 – 25 January 1920) was a French artist, best known as the frequent subject and common- law wife of the artist  Amedeo Modigliani.
gentle, shy, quiet, and delicate, Jeanne H├ębuterne became a principal subject for Modigliani's art. 
If you have never read the story or haven’t seen the movie it is a wonderful love story starring Andy Garcia. Definitely one of my favorites. 

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