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the grand bastard


a collection of inspiration.

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tonylarsonstudio: Hey Christian. Just wanted to introduce myself. I'm really glad I found your site, it's good discovering kindred souls on the inter webs. Looks like we're both SoCal dwellers. Your work looks great too. Keep up all the good work.. -TL

thanks man. much appreciated. 

stephanie pierce
untitled, 2013
oil on canvas, 60x45”
stephanie pierce
untitled, 2013
oil on canvas over panel, 19x19”
stephanie pierce
cosmos, 2013
oil on canvas, 64 x 50”
janice nowinski
man in a park, 2013
oil on canvas, 24 x 18”
janice nowinski
turkish pot, 2012
oil on canvas, 24x18”
janice nowinski
the green couch, 2013
20 x 16”

guess who’s having dinner with ann gale tonight? that’s right, me!

ann gale

More than any contemporary Italian painter’s, [Giorgio Morandi’s] work has a quiet commanding authority. It is as though Cézanne had mellowed into a simplified serenity.

Fairfield Porter writing on an exhibition of Giorgio Morandi at World House in January 1961

Fairfield Porter Art In Its Own Terms page 81

(via ofthesungod)

lisa sanditz
rotting halloween,  2013
acrylic on canvas, 54 x 70”
gerald davis
the painter, 2009
oil on canvas, 84 x 65”
gerald davis
the switch, 2010
prismacolor on paper, 30 x 22”
gerald davis
boy with basket in desert landscape, 2012
oil on canvas, 79 x 54”
robert yarber
wake-up call
robert yarber
always ready