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Sunday, May 1, 2016

Banksy Painting Bowie by k Madison Moore


Dare to be Different - Banksy Painting Bowie
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18 x 24 Bowie / Banksy Oil Painting on Canvas

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My Collector loved Bowie and wanted to a composition with him standing under a street light in England at night watching the ghost of Banksy painting him on an alley wall. Banksy of course is in ghost form since no-one really knows who he is. F I did a similar previous painting of Banksy painting Marilyn Monroe for another collector.

Banksy is an England-based graffiti artist, political activist and film director of unverified identity. 

Banksy displays his art on publicly visible surfaces such as walls and self-built physical prop pieces. Banksy does not sell photographs or reproductions of his street graffiti, but art auctioneers have been known to attempt to sell his street art on location and leave the problem of its removal in the hands of the winning bidder.

Banksy is a household name in England but his identity is a subject of febrile speculation. Elusive street artist Banksy has kept his identity a closely guarded secret. Banksy, a street artist whose identity remains unknown, is believed to have been born in Bristol, England, around 1974. He rose to prominence for his provocative stenciled pieces in the late 1990s. 

Banksy’s stencils feature striking and humorous images combined with slogans. The message is usually anti-war, anti- capitalist or anti - establishment. Subjects often include rats, aprs, policemen, soldier, children and the elderly. 


The Spirit of Banksy






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Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Landscape Monet in The Garden by k Madison Moore





Monet in The Garden Exhibit
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24 x 36 Monet Landscape Oil Painting on Canvas

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My collectors love flowers and landscapes but they

also love my Art within Art Series. We decided to try
it in an outdoor garden scene instead of an interior
or museum. Who better to exhibit but Monet for this
garden composition.

The water is flowing through the garden while the

ladies walk about. One is resting at the waterfalls
edge while another looks on from the top of the stairs
at all the Monet paintings hanging from the trees.
Can you find all four of them?

This was a fun painting but took a very long time.

Enjoy


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Saturday, April 23, 2016

Picasso Mural in The Philippines by k Madison Moore



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Romancing Picasso

8' x 10'

Mural at El Cocinero @ La Bella  Tangaytay Philippines

This is my Romancing Picasso in the entrance of a small romantic restaurant in the Philippines.
Not great photos but you get the idea.







Just received another beautiful comment from a collector:

Thank so much Heather

Wow! Madison - this is great  news -the mural is beautiful. Picasso would have been honoured if he was alive.   When are you going to do something like this in London?  Wish you all the best, may this be only the start of what lies ahead for someone with your talent - looking forward to seeing your work all over the globe.  This has made my day, warm regards, God Bless! Heather


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Wednesday, March 16, 2016

Picasso Interior Oil Painting - Sitting with Picasso Again by k Madison Moore


Sitting with Picasso Again
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Painting with The Masters
Art within Art Series

11 x 14 Still Life Interior Oil Painting on Canvas



It has been so long since I added to my Painting with The Masters
Art within Art Series. Always so much fun and still one of my
favorite series.

I love Picasso!!  I love to paint with him and see what I can come
up with in a similar style to his. This was a fun painting working
with my impressions of some of his sitting paintings. Did you
ever notice how many paintings he has of people sitting for him?

The Hand Sculpture and the Vase are also similar to some of
his works. The wine is his brand too, let's join him!  lol!

Enjoy Sitting with Picasso Again


If you see a painting that is sold that you would like to have,
please contact me for details for similar paintings.

Original paintings make great gifts for the holidays.

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Tuesday, March 8, 2016

Roy Lichtenstein Inspired Oil Painting by k Madison Moore Expressions of Roy - Studio


Expressions of Roy
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Painting with The Masters
Masters Studio Series 
Roy Lichtenstein Studio

14 x 18 Roy Lichtenstein Inspired oil painting on canvas

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Roy must have been a fun guy. He loved comics and did many paintings
after them. Many and most of them were designed with tiny dots and bright colors.
No way was I doing that!

  He painted so many different expressions so I thought
it would be fun to  do my impression of some of them and have them
hanging in his studio with his favorite leather sofa.

He designed some furniture as well. I just loved this crazy curvy chair
and stool so had to include it in this composition. Looks like he was having
tea and someone forgot their sneakers!


Here's a photo of Roy lounging on his leather sofa in his studio






Roy Fox Lichtenstein was born on October 27, 1923, in New York City, the first of two children born to Milton and Beatrice Werner Lichtenstein. Milton Lichtenstein (1893–1946) was a successful real estate broker, and Beatrice Lichtenstein (1896–1991

Roy Lichtenstein was one of the most influential and innovative artists of the second half of the twentieth century. He is preeminently identified with Pop Art, a movement he helped originate, and his first fully achieved paintings were based on imagery lifted from comic strips and advertisements and rendered in a style mimicking the crude printing processes of newspaper reproduction. 

In August 1997, Lichtenstein fell ill with pneumonia. He died unexpectedly of complications from the disease on September 29, 1997, at the age of 73, in New York City.




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Friday, March 4, 2016

“Love and fantasy go hand in hand “- Marc Chagall - Painting My Dreams by k Madison Moore





Painting My Dreams for Bella
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Painting with The Masters Series

11 x 14 Chagall  Inspired Oil Painting on Canvas

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“Love and fantasy go hand in hand “- Marc Chagall


This is perfect quote for this composition! I love to do work like his.
The room is Chagall's "Interior with Flowers", of course altered for this
piece. I added Chagall's Self Portrait and have him painting his work titled:


"The Birthday".

It’s her birthday and in a moment of emotion and passion, her husband decides that the flowers he got for her are not enough. And so, he literally ‘leaps’ to kiss her, catching her by a wonderful surprise and carrying her away.

I thought it would be fun to also have Bella and Chagall floating from his imagination above the
flowers towards the window as he has them in the Birthday painting. 


This is my first time painting with Chagall but will not be my last.

This was a really fun painting with a lot of thought and my imagination.

A Great painting for Chagall lovers.



The Birthday by Marc Chagall







“The Birthday” or “Anniversary” as it’s also known, is a 1915 Marc Chagall composition featuring a simple interior  typical of Russian provincial tastes of the turn of the 20th century. The two figures, a man and a woman appear to be free of having to conform to the common laws of physics. They simply float, unburdened by gravity. The woman in the painting is none other than Chagalls’ beloved first wife Bella Rosenfeld whom the artist met in St. Petersburg in 1908. Bella, in a simple black dress is shown tilted forward towards the window as if running, holding a festive bouquet of flowers. Chagall – floating lovingly above her, kissing her with his head bent and twisted, his torso turned away from her. This is an intimate setting, meant for the loved one, and that’s how the viewer gets a feeling of being in the same room as the couple and almost intruding upon an intimate moment. Like so many of Marc Chagall’s other loving tributes to his wife, this painting is filled with intimacy, caring affection, love and warmth.




Interior with Flowers by Marc Chagall




Self Portrait by Marc Chagall


Self-Portrait with Seven Fingers was Marc Chagall’s first self-portrait, painted in 1912-13. He was about 25 years old at the time. It was painted in his first Paris studio in Paris, where he and 200 fellow artists lived in very poor conditions. It’s an example of how artists can include personal meaning and history in their self-portraits.





Chagall (born 1887- died 1985) grew up in Belarus, now an independent country, but then part of the Russian empire. His father was a laborer (unskilled construction worker) who struggled to make enough money to support the family. While Chagall spent most of his life in France, he never stopped returning to Belarus in his mind and in his art. In Self-Portrait with Seven Fingers, two landscapes hover above the painter:  his new home of Paris and the memories of his childhood village in Belarus.
Chagall’s Jewish heritage shows strongly in much of his work, with references to traditional folktales, fables, and beliefs. In Study for Self Portrait with Seven Fingers, Chagall refers to the colorful Yiddish folk expression Mit alle zibn finger, (with all seven fingers,) meaning “working as fast and as hard as possible”.  That explains the extra fingers!
The broken, puzzle-like appearance of the objects in the painting is an influence from Cubism, a popular style of painting at the time. Chagall was experimenting with Cubist methods of breaking up reality and reassembling it in new ways. 








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Monday, February 29, 2016

Blue Nude Oil Painting, In A Blue Dream by k Madison Moore



In A Blue Dream
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Emotions Blue Series
11 x 14 Blue Nude Oil Painting



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Sunday, February 28, 2016

Who s The Black Swan? Her Black Swan by k Madison Moore



Her Black Swan
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“But when the swan departs, you shall remain behind, like an abandoned woman.” - Sri Guru Granth Sahib

I painted this a few months ago and used a different palette
of earth tones.  I was never happy with it though. I love the 
piece and felt it was well worth working again.  This week I
 revisited it and added much more color, more my style and now
I am much happier. Of course they are always much nicer in hand
where you can appreciate all of the beautiful glazes and details.

 Is the Black Swan her mate, her lover, her friend?
Can you tell this story? I am leaving this one to you.
Would love to hear your rendition :)

Figurative Series

14 x 18 Swan Floral Oil Painting on Canvas

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Comments from a Collector

Hi Madison,

This is  beautiful - hadn't a clue that the Black swan in Hindu mythological and Vedic literature had spiritual qualities, or that Sikhs compared a saintly person to a Black Swan (someone who performed good deeds).  Fuschia or deep Pink go really well with the Black of the swan.  The magnolia flowers are really pretty.  Pretty girl.
 In India we have the  Magnolia Champaca (The Temple tree or Champa tree) - the flowers have a beautiful fragrance, also called Frangipani

Kind regards
Heather


Thank you Heather for your always kind words ~ Madison



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Saturday, February 20, 2016

Nude Oil Painting - Dreamer by k Madison Moore


Dreamer
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A dream is a wish your heart makes ~ Walt Disney

Emotions in Color Series

14 x 18 Semi - Nude Oil Painting on Canvas




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Friday, February 12, 2016

Nude Oil Painting in Pink Dress - Secrets by k Madison Moore


Secrets
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Emotions in Color

16 x 20 x 2 Nude Oil Painting on Canvas





“Loved” painting this one. 
I think I will let you wonder what her Secret is?



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