Sunday, September 25, 2016

Frida's Bedroom, Frida Kahlo Mexican Art Oil Painting by k Madison Moore

Frida’s Bedroom

Forever Frida Series


16 x 20  Frida Kahlo  Oil Painting on canvas

Frida underwent approximately 35 surgeries in her life due to a severe accident, polio and spina bifida. She eventually regained her ability to walk but suffered great and chronic pain her entire life.

She was often bedridden for months. There is a mirror under the canopy of her bed where she spent months painting in bed from a special easel that her father made for her. She painted mostly self portraits since she spent most of her time alone.

“I paint myself because I am so often alone and because I am the subject I know best.”

~ Frida Kahlo~

This was so interesting to do.  Frida’s room was so cold feeling that I just wanted to give her a new room. This is what I would do for her if she was here now. I added her prosthesis leg and her shoe and 
a pair of crutches. She smoked a lot so the little ash tray with the cigarette is a symbol of her being here.

 It was fun doing the lace spread on the bed and is very similar to hers. A few bright colored fluffy pillows, a happy vase full of flowers and a cozy rug brightens up her oh so dull room. A bright yellow chair I think would help make her darker days brighter.

The hand motif in Mexican jewelry increased after Pablo Picasso's gift of the silver hand-shaped earrings to Frida Kahlo in the 1940's. She painted herself in them many times. Just thought it would be  interesting to have a  symbol of the hand for her. Many Mexican artisans make beautiful hand-shaped earrings inspired by Frida’s hand earring from Picasso. I am on the hunt for a great pair for myself.

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Monday, September 19, 2016

The Prayer Chair Original Oil Painting by k Madison Moore

The Prayer Chair

8” x 10” Chair oil painting on canvas

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My collector has a dear friend that is very religious and
has a big comfortable chair that she enjoys sitting in to do her studies.
She asked me to design a painting for her friend as gift for the holidays.

She is not a fancy lady and likes simple and neutral colors.
This was difficult for me since I love using all my bright colors and
mixed patterns. I guess I nailed it as my collector loved it and said
it is just perfect for her friend. Yay!

Original paintings make great gifts for the holidays
for that special person in your life. A painting is so personal,
so different, so unique. What better gift idea!

Contact me for your holiday commissions
Schedule is building so please contact me asap if you are interested

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Saturday, September 17, 2016

Original Oil Painting, Eavesdropping with Matisse, by k Madison Moore

Eavesdropping with Matisse

14 x 18 Matisse Inspired Oil Painting on canvas

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Several years ago I painted a similar painting to this one
However, when I do this I still like to make subtle changes to
make each one an original for the collector which is what I did with
this piece. The curtains in the first were black and just with this change
to blue gave this painting a whole different ambience. The most important
is that the collector loved it!
Thank you SL for all the great commission projects.

Original paintings make great gifts for that special person.
Contact me about your holiday commissions

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Monday, September 5, 2016

Forever Frida Series - Loving Frida Exhibit - Frida Kahlo by k Madison Moore

Loving Frida Exhibit - Frida Kahlo

Forever Frida Series

18 x 24 Frida Kahlo Painting Oil on Canvas

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Original Oil Paintings make great gifts for the holidays,
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Thursday, September 1, 2016

Tarkay Visits van Gogh's Cafe Terrace at Night by k Madison Moore

Tarkay Visits van Gogh - The Cafe Terrace at Night


Paining with The Masters Series

14 x 18  France Oil Painting on Canvas

This is something I have been waiting to do for while but again
I never have time to do all of my ideas. I think this is a fun and
interesting idea to cross over two artists. Even though van Gogh 
was long gone while Tarkay was around the Cafe still stands in France.

So why not have a few of Tarkay’s Ladies enjoying the night air and
a fancy drink at the cafe Terrace painted by van Gogh. Always enjoy
new ideas. If you have an idea of your own, shoot me an email.


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Café Terrace at Night, also known as The Cafe Terrace on the Place du Forum, is a oil painting executed by the Dutch artist Vincent van Gogh on an industrially primed canvas of size 25 (Toile de 25 figure) in Aries,  France, mid-September 1888. The painting is not signed, but described and mentioned by the artist in three letters. There is also a large pen drawing of the composition which originates from the artist's estate.

Visitors of the site can still stand at the northeastern corner of the Place du Forum, where the artist set up his easel. He looked south towards the artificially lit terrace of the popular coffee house, as well as into the enforced darkness of the rue du Palais leading up to the building structure (to the left, not pictured) and, beyond this structure, the tower of a former church (now Musée Lapidaire). Towards the right, Van Gogh indicated a lighted shop as well, and some branches of the trees surrounding the place—but he omitted the remainders of the Roman monuments just beside this little shop.The painting is currently at the Kroller - Museum in Otterlo, Netherlands.
Itzchak Tarkay (1935 – June 3, 2012) was an Israeli artist.
Tarkay was born in 1935 in Subotica on the Yugoslav-Hungarian border. In 1944, Tarkay and his family were sent to the Mauthausen Concentration Camp,  until Allied liberation freed them a year later. In 1949 his family emigrated to Israel, living in a kibbutz for several years. Tarkay attended the Bezalel Academy of Art and Design  from 1951, and graduated from the Avni Institute of Art and Design  in 1956.

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