Lately, I got a problem in my painting experience, somehow I got stuck with one color scheme and just can’t get rid of it. So I decided to look up for some new inspiration on web. Basically I thought to look for various painting galleries with some good quality(reasonable resolution) images. Of course this means I had to do some googling, some brute-force googling, because now-days you have to climb through a pile of commercial/spam sites to find something good. Well, but it was worth it, I found some good resources, they will surely give me some ideas and stir up my creativity for a while. Here they are, in no particular order:
- http://www.dailypainters.com/ – New paintings each day! Various artists/students submit they daily paintings here. Though most of them are small format, simple studies, you can still find some interesting color themes, compositions.
- http://www.vangoghgallery.com/catalog/Painting/ – Complete Catalog of Paintings by Vincent Van Gogh. Wow, a lot of them! Still it’s not the same as looking at them in the museum (still remember the impression they made when I visited Van Gogh museum during last visit to Amsterdam almost a year ago), but the image resolution is quite good. Though, the color balance could be better, colors look dull.
- http://www.lasoff.nl/Engallery.htm – Gallery of contemporary artist Michael Lasof f. I like his style, he uses acrylics medium.
- http://www.ibiblio.org/wm/paint/auth/cezanne/ – One more classic – Paul Cézanne. Reproductions are in good quality and resolution.
- http://www.janefiler.com/Hometwo.html – Acrylic paintings of Jane Filer. Some bright and cheerful acrylics here.
- http://www.leningradschool.com/bill_e.html – Leningrad School Online Gallery. A lot of paintings by contemporary Russian artists. There is a lot to explore here.
- http://www.christopherwood.co.uk/gallery1.html – Gallery of contemporary artist Christopher Woods. Abstract paintings, rich colors.
So that’s it. Plenty of inspiration for me.. And I am going to add some more later.