Monday, July 6, 2009

Anniversary

John Frederick Kensett, Eaton's Neck




John Frederick Kensett




John Frederick Kensett, On The Coast, 1870




John frederick Kensett, The Coast of Newport, 1858





James McNiell Whistler, Symphony in Grey and Green the Sea




Whistler




Whistler, Nocturne




Whistler, The Sea




Whistler, Nocturne in Blue and Silver, Cremornel Lights




Whistler




Whistler, Nocturne River Battersea





Whistler




Whistler, The Sea, Pourville




Whistler




Whistler




Whistler




Whistler




Whistler




Today marks the first year for 70.8%. 174 posts. I've decided to celebrate with an online exhibition of some favorite seascapes. I've been gathering these together for awhile, but thank Matthew Housekeeper, of Soundbounder, for pushing me over the edge with his Kensett post. As you can see, there are a few Kensett's and lots by Whistler. I was a minimal painter, so these kinds of paintings with their spareness of imagery are what appeal to me most. In some way I find that less detail, or at least reserved detail in a painting, the greater my response. Enjoy.

Sorry about credits and attributions, even titles, many misplaced.

8 comments:

matthew houskeeper said...

Happy Anniversary!
Congratulations.
I always enjoy coming to your site.

Oh, and beautiful paintings too. What a unique idea. ;)

Russ Manheimer said...

Congratulations, Thomas. Loking forward to another year of interesting posts.

Russ

Dave Coulter said...

Congratulations on a fine and inspirational blog. Nice choice of paintings too!

Enter Miles said...

Happy anniversary Thomas!
Nice paintings indeed.
Cheers,
Peter

michael bogoger said...

Happy #1 Thomas! Keep up the good work...

dajarrdj said...

Congratulations on your anniversary. I've enjoyed visiting your site, and especially appreciate the posts on the history of kayaking.

Thanks,

Dave Jarrell

will said...

happy b'day, thomas. keep up the fine work. how about some fitz hugh lane . .. i plan a kayak post later this summer for a special event.

Jonny Hamachi said...

Congratulations!!!