Sunday, December 3, 2017

BRENT RIDGE - NAC CLASSES 12.06.17


Hello Class,
This is our last class of the year and session!
Time goes so fast.
Let's finish with energy and a splash of color - Let yourself use the things we've talked about and apply them without thinking so much - be impulsive and trust your intuition.

Here is Joanne Greenbaum:

Joanne Greenbaum

Joanne Greenbaum

Joanne Greenbaum

Feel free to bring back some favorites you've made along our journey this Fall, and we can reflect on some successes of our painter's work.



Joanne Greenbaum
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Tuesday, November 28, 2017

BRENT RIDGE - NAC CLASSES 11.29.17


Hello Class!

Welcome back from the holiday.
This week consider how you are using your color.  Try out one painting to make that uses all the deviations of a single color, not monochrome, but let that color dominate and variate from cool to warm, from light to dark so that its not even apparent that you're working in one color.

Here is an example of this that I recently completed in my studio for you to use as an inspirational model:

Brent Ridge, Rusted Yellow, 2017




See you in class.





Thursday, November 23, 2017

HAPPY THANKSGIVING


On this day of thanks and chowing down, let me serve up a heaping helping of Wayne Thiebaud to dig into ––– enjoy!

Wayne Thiebaud, Drumstick Dinner, 2011

And don't forget to get yourself some pie! 


Wayne Thiebaud, Cherry Pie, 2016
















Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Harvard Art Museums - Fall 2017


Konrad Klapheck, Sketch for Hero's Chant, 1975

Gerhard Richter, Table, 1962

Georg Baselitz, Saxon Motif, 1964

Otto Piene installation

Otto Piene, L'Or et le noir, 1957, reworked 1967

Josef Albers, Homage to the Square: Against Deep Blue, 1955

David Smith


Louise Nevelson

Franz Kline, High Street, 1950

Mark Rothko, Untitled, 1947

Willi Baumeister, Growth of the Crystals II, 1947/52

William Baumeister


K. D. Götz, June 1954/II, 1954



Alexej von Jawlensky, Head of a Woman, 1911 and Composition No. 1, Sunrise, 1924


Paul Klee, Dried Up Cataract, 1930

Joaquin Torres-Garcia, Station (Gare), 1932



John Singer Sargent's Palette




KONRAD KLAPCHECK
GERHARD RICHTER
GEORG BASELITZ
OTTO PIENE
JOSEF ALBERS
DAVID SMITH
LOUISE NEVELSON
FRANZ KLINE
MARK ROTHKO
WILLIAM BAUMEISTER
K. D. GOTZ
ALEXEJ VON JAWLENSKY
PAUL KLEE
JOAQUIN TORRES-GARCIA
JOHN SIGNER SARGENT


 

Friday, November 10, 2017

BRENT RIDGE - NAC CLASSES 11.15.17

 Hello class,
In the spirit of Soft and Hard paining
(it lives on like a good Frankenstein movie ;)

This week I present to you the ultimate painter's painter using both effects in forms throughout his paintings (all at once many times):

Hans Hoffman

Hans Hoffman

Hans Hoffman

Hans Hoffman




See You in Class














SPACE INVADER - Street Art


Space Invader bites the Big Apple




SPACE INVADER (Seen in NYC)
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Monday, November 6, 2017

BRENT RIDGE - NAC CLASSES 11.08.17


Hello Class

As you have developed your painting techniques and personal iconography, I now want you to think about what kind of mark-making you are are using in your painting, and focus on this aspect:

SOFT or HARD


Paul Jenkins
Definitely a soft approach
 

Johnathan Lasker
This is a very hard approach

Helen Frankenthaler

A mix of both

Mary Heilman
And here a kind of soft-hard approach





BILL JENSEN
HELEN FRANKENTHALER
JONATHAN LASKER
MARY HEILMANN






ALEXANDER CALDER - Hypermobility @ The Whitney



Alexander Calder

Alexander Calder

Alexander Calder

Alexander Calder

Alexander Calder

Alexander Calder, Half-circle, Quarer-circle, and Sphere, 1932

Alexander Calder

Alexander Calder, Blizzard (Roxbury Flurry), 1947

Alexander Calder, Red Panel, 1936



Alexander Calder




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Monday, October 30, 2017

BRENT RIDGE - NAC CLASSES 11.01.17


Hello Class


Sometimes you need to keep digging, scratching, unearthing that thing you've been doing?





These three pictures of exposed rebarb from a walk in Montreal to me symbolize visually how I want you to continue to mine your young ideas into new paint.  Add paint to your structures you have now developed and see how more than one version of what you've been doing looks?

And here's a couple of painters:

Georg Baselitz

Georg Baselitz

Joan Mitchell

Alexej von Jawlensk


GEORG BASELITZ
JOAN MITCHELL
ALEXEJ VON JAWLENSKY




SIMON PLASSE @ Galerie du Viaduc, Montreal


Simon Plasse, Paysages Sur Mesures 1

Simon Plasse

Simon Plasse, Paysage 7

Simon Plasse

Simon Plasse gallery installation

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Montreal graffiti




SIMON PLASSE
LINK

MONTREAL GRAFFITI
LINK




About Me

Boston, MA, United States
I'm an artist originally from Flint, MI now residing in Boston, MA. In-between I practiced my art in NYC and overseas in Scotland. I've been using this blog to situate Boston art and artists amongst the International scene of contemporary art. You can find my art on www.brent-ridge.com