Monday, February 29, 2016

In A Blue Dream by k Madison Moore - Blue Nude Oil Painting

In A Blue Dream

Emotions Blue Series
11 x 14 Blue Nude Oil Painting

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Sunday, February 28, 2016

Her Black Swan Original Oil Painting by k Madison Moore

Her Black Swan

“But when the swan departs, you shall remain behind, like an abandoned woman.” - Sri Guru Granth Sahib

I painted this a few months ago and used a different palette
of earth tones.  I was never happy with it though. I love the 
piece and felt it was well worth working again.  This week I
 revisited it and added much more color, more my style and now
I am much happier. Of course they are always much nicer in hand
where you can appreciate all of the beautiful glazes and details.

 Is the Black Swan her mate, her lover, her friend?
Can you tell this story? I am leaving this one to you.
Would love to hear your rendition :)

Figurative Series

14 x 18 Swan Floral Oil Painting on Canvas

 Prints Available Upon Request

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Comments from a Collector

Hi Madison,

This is  beautiful - hadn't a clue that the Black swan in Hindu mythological and Vedic literature had spiritual qualities, or that Sikhs compared a saintly person to a Black Swan (someone who performed good deeds).  Fuschia or deep Pink go really well with the Black of the swan.  The magnolia flowers are really pretty.  Pretty girl.
 In India we have the  Magnolia Champaca (The Temple tree or Champa tree) - the flowers have a beautiful fragrance, also called Frangipani

Kind regards

Thank you Heather for your always kind words ~ Madison

Saturday, February 20, 2016

Dreamer by k Madison Moore - Fine Art Nude Oil Paintings


A dream is a wish your heart makes ~ Walt Disney

Emotions in Color Series

14 x 18 Semi - Nude Oil Painting on Canvas


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Friday, February 12, 2016

Secrets by k Madison Moore - Nude Oil Painting


Emotions in Color

16 x 20 x 2 Nude Oil Painting on Canvas


“Loved” painting this one. 
I think I will let you wonder what her Secret is?

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Saturday, February 6, 2016

Peter's Parlor by k Madison Moore

Peter’s Parlor
Inspired by Peter Max

Painting with The Masters
Art within Art Series III

18 x 18 x 2 Interior Oil Painting on Canvas

I haven’t painted an interior for some time and have had
Peter Max on my mind for awhile so decided to start off the
New Year with some inspiration from him. I always like painting
with him because of his use of bold colors.

He does a great job of mixing primary colors with pastel colors
in one composition. Always loved that about him. He certainly is
not afraid to mix and paint whatever and how ever he wants and
not according to the “so called rules” of thumb for artists of using 
the same palette and genre all the time. So boring!

Enjoy “Peter’s Parlor”

Peter Max (born Peter Max Finkelstein, October 19, 1937) is a German-born American illustrator and graphic artist currently living in New York City. He's known for his use of psychedelic shapes and color palettes, spectra in his work, and the counter-culture, pop-art-focused nature of his art.

His work has been featured in various popular publications, events, and various museums and galleries worldwide. Examples of his commissions include being the official artist of the 1994 World Cup, painting of the hull art of a Norwegian Cruise Line, and border murals along entry points to the USA from Canada and Mexico.

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Wednesday, February 3, 2016

In Love with Jeanne by k Madison Moore

In Love with Jeanne
Inspired by Modigliani


11 x 14 Oil Painting on Canvas

Art within Art Series


As all my collectors know, I  just love Modi and Jeanne.
This is one of many paintings that I have done of them.
I actually had the violet paint custom made for this
painting.  I just could not find the correct color so
I decided to go for it an have it made. Needless to say
it was very expensive, probably the most I have
ever paid for paint but when I want what I want for
a special piece then I get it. I will be using it  in many 
paintings to come.

I was surprised to find a few landscapes that Modi
Painted so thought it was a great idea to have a view of one
of them from the window.

I love working on all the little details, the clock,
the high button shoes, lamp, tea pot and cup and the
floral design in the carpet. Took me a very long time
but I was so excited seeing it all come together.
Of course the details can never really be fully 
appreciated  with a photo on the internet. Ask any
collector how much nicer they are in hand. Enjoy

This is the only self Portrait of Modi

Jeanne Hébuterne (6 April 1898 – 25 January 1920) was a  Frenchartist, best known as the frequent subject and common- law wife of the artist Amedeo Modigliani
Before Modi met Jeanne, Modigliani had had more than his share of lovers and affairs. It was as if no woman in Paris could resist his charm and sex appeal. But with Jeanne – a shy, gentle, delicate, innocent young woman – Modigliani found the person who would come closest to a true companion, and presented his best hope for a deep and meaningful relationship. Whether his destructive habits would allow that relationship to prosper, however, was a different matter.

This is Jeanne Hebuterne. Quite a magnetic, almost confrontational, gaze for a girl described as “shy”:
Jeanne had much to deal with in addition to the high-maintenance lover that was Amadeo Modigliani. Her conservative family took tremendous issue with her romantic involvement with Modi. They objected vehemently for a few reasons. First, he was a penniless artist. Second, he was a wild living degenerate. Third, he was a Jew. So what did young Jeanne do? Did she capitulate to her family’s wishes and abandon the man she loved? Or did she defy her family to be with him? Do I even have to answer that question, folks? I think you all know the answer. Disowned by her family, off she went, to love Modigliani completely, faithfully, and ultimately to her own devastation.

Unmarried, Modi and Jeanne moved in together. They had a child, a daughter, born in November of 1918. Jeanne sat for over 20 works by Modigliani, and still found time to devote to her own art as well.
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I thought you would enjoy seeing the real
Modigliani and Jeanne

Lazy Days with Matisse by k Madison Moore

Lazy Days with Matisse
Inspired by Henri Matisse


©kMadisonMooreMkM 2011

11 x 14 Oil Painting on Canvas

Art within Art Series

I know we all have had those days where we feel
like just doing nothing! Nothing but lying around
and relaxing, maybe from a cool breeze in front
of a window, thinking about the future and the 
days to come or what is in store for us?
Wonder what these ladies are thinking about
on their " Lazy Days with Matisse?"

Original Paintings make special gifts
for special people. Contact me for you
Holiday paintings. If you are interested
in paintings that have already been sold
contact me for similar paintings or 
commission projects.

I was very grateful to one of my collectors for notifying me of an issue I had on the internet. I could have lost this entire portfolio and 8 years of work had he not emailed me with his concerns.
I was so grateful that I sent him this painting as a gift and here is what he said. Thanks so much Tom :)

This was "perfect" timing!!!

My goodness, Madison, you take my breath away!

I would have been pleased beyond words to receive one of your lovely post cards, or a calendar.  But ANOTHER original painting, and such BEAUTIFUL one, I am absolutely THRILLED!!

Thank you, Thank you, Thank you, and, if I seem ungrateful, THANK YOU!!!  It really is too much, but so VERY generous, and sweet of you.  I certainly have done nothing to deserve this truly wonderful gift, and you really have my full gratitude (and admiration!).  I love the vibrant yellow, reds and, particularly, the wonderful oranges, and the contrasting languishing calm of the women and the sea.  Marvelous!

And the cat, oh the cat!  I came home Wednesday this week to find I had lost my dear cat friend to an infection.  She was such a sweet girl, and I’m quite saddened, as you can imagine, but her memory will now be forever with me in your paining.  The cat on the chair is now named Lexi, so you know.  Your timing, and content, is serendipitous.  She was a black Siamese mix!

You have REALLY surprised (!) me with a gift of bright happiness and solace at a very sad time, and you touch my heart.  It is PERFECT, and you are a dear!

Thanks, Madison, you are generous and wonderful! An “old soul” if I ever met one.

And, one hell of an artist!


Your Fan,


Henri Emile Benoît Matisse was born in a tiny, tumbledown weaver's cottage on the rue du Chêne Arnaud in the textile town of Le Cateau-Cambresis at eight o'clock in the evening on the last night of the year, 31 December 1869 (Le Cateau-Cambrésis  is in the extreme north of  France near the Belgian border).

Matisse’s discovery of his true profession came about in an unusual manner. Following an attack of appendicitis, he began to paint in 1889, when his mother had brought him art supplies during the period of convalescence. He said later, “From the moment I held the box of colors in my hands, I knew this was my life. I threw myself into it like a beast that plunges towards the thing it loves.

Matisse’s uninhibited celebration of women is often believed to have initiated from Cézanne’s painting Three Brothers  (1882) (which he had acquired for himself along with a Van Gogh and a Gauguin). However, Matisse depicts women as nurturing, welcoming, and unlike the forbidding, massive clay-like presence of those of Paul Cezanne.

Matisse died of a heart attack at the age of eighty-four, on November 3, 1954, with Marguerite and Delectorskaya at his side. Lydia Delectorskaya left immediately with the suitcase she had kept packed for fifteen years.

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Exhibit de Lempicka by k Madison Moore

Exhibit de Lempicka

14 x 28   de Lempicka Oil Painting on Canvas

Art within Art Series

This painting took soooo long to complete!
There are 12 characters and all detailed.


I love de Lempicka. She was way ahead of her time with her work. I thought it 
would be fun to do a preparation of a de Lempicka exhibt. Can you imagine
what they go through with hanging an exhibit? Just the care in handling the
 work to insure no damage of such large works with frames must be a task
Everything is handles with white gloves as you see here with each person
handling a painting. Some day I hope to see a "Tamara de Lempicka Exhibit."
Tamara de Lempicka (Łempicka) (May 16, 1898–March 18, 1980), born Maria Górska in Warsaw,
in partitioned Poland was a Polish Art Deco painter and "the first woman artist to be a glamor star."

Lempicka is best known for her Art Deco-styled portraits. Sexy, bedroom-eyed women in stylish dress are rendered in haunting poses. Perhaps it was her own dramatic life mirrored in her art. Married twice to wealthy, she moved from her native Poland to Russia, and then to Paris. In 1918, she studied painting at the Academe de la Grand Chaumiere, and was privately tutored by Maurice Denis.

My Tiffany's by k Madison Moore

My Tiffany's
Inspired by Tiffany and Company Lamps

12 x 16 Oil Painting on Canvas

Art within Art Series


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This paintings was so much more work than
I anticipated but I really like the way it turned out.
Tiffany Lamps are fascinating. There are so many
little pieces that make all he curves and designs of
the lamps. 
My friend was bog into stained glass. I was going
to get into it with her until I cut my first piece and my
finger along with it. That was my first and last try.
I'll stick with painting!

A Tiffany Lamp is a type of lamp with many different types of glass shade. The most famous was the stained leaded glass lamp. Tiffany lamps are considered part of the Art Nouveau.

The first Tiffany lamp was created around 1895. Beautiful in design and intricacy, each lamp was handmade by skilled craftsmen, not mass or machine produced. Its designer was not, as had been thought for over 100 years, Louis Comfort Tiffany, but a previously unrecognized artist named Clara Driscoll was identified in 2007 by  Rutgers professor Martin Eidelberg  as being the master designer behind the most creative and valuable leaded glass lamps produced.

The Tiffany craftsman used geometric shapes such as triangles, squares, rectangles, and ovals to form these patterns for these lamps. Next is the Transition to Flowers group, which is subdivided into the Flowered Cone and Globe lamps. All of these lamps follow a nature, or botanical, design using flowers, dragonflies, spiders with webs, butterflies, and peacock feathers. The difference within these two smaller categories is the difference in the lamp shapes, basically a cone and a globe by Tiffany Studios.

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Homage to Tarkey by k Madison Moore

Homage to Itzchak Tarkey 

14 x 28  Itzchak Tarkay Oil Painting on Canvas


Art within Art Series
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