Sep. 17th, 2007 08:30 pm
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Oh man, I wish I could draw this well.

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I'd like to acknowledge the photography, art and music of young Tamara Laporte, who represents here on LJ as [livejournal.com profile] willowing and whose home page and portfolio is here. From what little I've come to learn of her through LJ, she's a deeply spiritual person, an old soul, and an all-around hottie. The following few links are specific pieces of hers I'd like to draw attention to.

First Impressions -- Columbo
A journalistic series of vivid and expressive photos depicting life in Columbo, Sri Lanka. Many of these images remind me of my own minor travels in India, which were far too long ago now and remind me that I should go back again sometime soon. Some of my favourite shots from this roll include this one, this one, this one and this one.

September 2005 (Photography)
Her birds in the sky shots, along with her macro nature imagery and her inventive, vibrant, and colourful mandalas are all worth seeing here.

Various of Tamara's paintings and illustrations here are worth looking at and enjoying, particularly her more recent pieces and some abstractions like this, this, and this. Her colours can be oddly bright and dark at the same time.

The girl also sings... My favourite tracks on this page include her rendition of Joni Mitchell's haunting The Fiddle And The Drum, along with a touching rendition of The Beatles' Across The Universe, made all the more ethereal by the vibraphone-like accompaniment. Great sound production quality on these recordings, too. Her take on Leonard Cohen's Hallelujah is also quite good and worth a listen.

My thanks to Tamara for the heads-up on her music -- I found the rest of her stuff through my own digging. :)
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After recently tripping out on the work of Ralph Goings, I browsed through the website of a gallery where his work is exhibited and found a number of other amazing artists. I probably won't spend any more time on these, but I'd like to drop a few images in here for posterity. I'm really moved by the skill of these painters. The gallery in question is New York's Louis K. Meisel Gallery, and the artists page where all of these artists can be found is here.

I find the technical aspects of the vehicles, motorcycles, and landscapes to be truly remarkable. But I was also amazed by the sculpture of John Deandrea. Check out the skin tone on the legs of that sculpture! I cropped the thumbnail displayed to her lower legs, but if you click on the link it shows the full-body sculpture that he made.

Tom Blackwell

Ken Danby

Roberto Bernardi

Ron Kleeman

Hilo Chen

John Deandrea, sculptor
(image linked to full sculpture of nude)
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Mind. Is. Blown. There are but two examples of the sensational work of the eminent hyper-realist PAINTER Ralph Goings -- they are not photographs!

From Goings' website, where numerous paintings are on exhibit:
My paintings are about light, about the way things look in their environment and especially about how things look painted.  Form, color and  space are at the whim of reality, their discovery and organization is the assignment of the realist painter.

--Ralph Goings
His work has to be seen to be believed. I've heard of painting like this, but never really checked it out before. It's amazing.


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