Painting of the Month: On the Sands by Winslow Homer

This month’s featured artwork is On the Sands by Winslow Homer. It was done with several mediums: watercolor, gouache, pen and ink, and graphite. It’s a moody and understated painting, but there’s a lot going on. (Click here to download a higher resolution photo of the painting.) Brief details about the painting: Watercolor and gouache … Read more

Painting of the Month: The Boat at Giverny by Claude Monet

This month’s featured painting is The Boat at Giverny by Claude Monet. I thought of this painting as I put the finishing touches on Boats at Wynnum. I remember first seeing it in a documentary about Monet’s life, I, Claude Monet, and being captivated by the sea of greens and blues that filled the screen. … Read more

Painting of the Month – Violet and Gold by Frederick McCubbin

This month’s featured painting is Violet and Gold by Frederick McCubbin. It’s a wonderful display of light flickering through the Australian landscape, with tall gum trees and cows drinking at the pond’s edge. McCubbin wrote of his appreciation of gum trees: “The subtle way in which it responds to varying effects of light and shadow … Read more

Painting of the Month – Evening at Hradcany by Jakub Schikaneder

This month’s featured painting is Evening at Hradcany by Jakub Schikaneder. A moody and ambient painting with a vague, moon-lit figure overlooking the city. Click here for a high-resolution photo of the painting. Brief Details About the Painting: Oil on canvas. 86.5 x 107.5 cm (34 x 43.3 inches). Completed 1913. Location: Unknown. Your Thoughts? … Read more

Painting of the Month – The Echo by Ellen Thesleff

This month’s featured artwork is The Echo by Finnish artist Ellen Thesleff. Brief Details About the Painting: Oil on canvas. 61 x 43.5 cm (24 x 17.12 inches). Completed 1891. Location: Unknown. Your Thoughts? Use this as an opportunity to test your ability to analyze master paintings. In the comments below, share what you think … Read more

Painting of the Month – Woman Awakening by Eva Gonzalès

This month’s featured painting is Woman Awakening by Eva Gonzalès. What a soft and beautiful painting by one of the lesser-known French Impressionists. Click here for a high-resolution photo of the painting. Brief Details About the Painting: Oil on canvas. 101.5 x 82.5 cm (39.9 x 32.4 inches). Completed 1876. Location: Kunsthalle Bremen, Bremen, Germany. … Read more

Painting of The Month – Flaming June by Frederic Leighton

This month’s featured painting is Flaming June by Frederic Lord Leighton. Click here for a high-resolution photo of the painting. Brief Details About the Painting: Oil on canvas. 120 cm x 120 cm (47 in x 47 inches). Completed 1895. Location: Museo de Arte de Ponce, Ponce, Puerto Rico. Your Thoughts? Use this as an … Read more