Friday, October 19, 2018

Thursday, October 18, 2018

Expressionist Portrait,Figurative, McCartney Family, Maybe I’m Amazed Series “James” by International Abstract Artist Amanda Saint Claire

Contemporary Art

Three years ago I started a passion project I call "Maybe I'm Amazed" as a tribute to Linda McCartney.  Linda was often ridiculed by the entertainment industry despite have achieved success as a photographer prior to her marriage to Paul by being the first female to land a Rolling Stones cover with Eric Clapton, and yet Linda did not live in her famous husband's shadow, she shared it. 

As an artist, the key to joy and success for me, is always being aware of the WHY.  Why am I making a particular painting or series of paintings?   This series comes directly from my heart as their music and their relationship filled me with hope during a very lonely childhood.  My intention all along has been to gift these paintings to her family in her memory but even if that does not happen the joy has been in the creation as I've been able to experience gratitude and whimsy. With each piece I have attempted to capture an element of the personality from their children with Linda appearing in each as a red horse.  The compositions are based on compilations of Linda's original photographs. There are also two unfinished pieces that will be forthcoming that represent Linda and Paul. These are unique in my body of work both in composition and style and yet they scream Saint Claire as they are truly so personal to me. 

I had hoped that I would have all 6 paintings ready by today, but as John Lennon said, "Life is what happens when you are busy making other plans."  

76"x51"x1.5" Mixed Media on Canvas-Available

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   Tom Brown

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Wednesday, October 17, 2018


The beautiful vista spread out before me and the simple walking trail cutting through the scene was my inspiration. I loved the feeling of the wide-open spaces seen from this hilltop. This is a genuine oil painting on a 12x6-inch heavy weight art card. It was done entirely with a palette knife to capture the bold colors of the landscape with clean, decisive strokes. I used thick, juicy layers of oil paints to create a rich texture on the surface of the painting. This colorful painting will truly bring a breath of fresh air and sunlight into any room. It’s available HERE.
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   Tom Brown

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