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Ron Weaver
Green Valley, Arizona and New Harbor, Maine
MFA, Painting, Yale Unversity School of Art and Architecture. Emeritus Professor of Painting, University of Wisconsin - Oshkosh, Wisconsin
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One of the Maine paintings that I'm bringing to my Arizona studio this month. Continue reading
Posted Sep 9, 2013 at Ron Weaver's Painting Blog
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This is my painting of Evelyn Major on the occasion of her Solemn Communion in the Roman Catholic Church. Evelyn is the mother of my wife Barbara Major-Weaver, Kathleen Major (Dowling), Mary Ellen Major (Gapinski), and James Michael Major. Evelyn Major at her Solemn Confirmation, acrylic/canvas, 24" x 30" Continue reading
Posted Aug 17, 2013 at Ron Weaver's Painting Blog
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I haven't done a lithograph for many years but I came across this one of an addition of 20 that I did in a litho seminar at the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh in the 1980s. Linda, Lithograph, 22" x 30" Continue reading
Posted Aug 7, 2013 at Ron Weaver's Painting Blog
I want to continue....My experience is that clouds change shape very quickly sometimes so I would sometimes use a composite of the events unfolding. Do you? It makes for a compositional freedom since many fleeting configuration might be useful. But I suppose the light needs to be specific to a time of day and not so general. Your light seems possible.
Toggle Commented Aug 3, 2013 on #13 - July at Michael L. Boyle's art blog
Always so glad to find a new painting posted. It seems the variety within this cloud format might be really extensive. Relatively small changes are reaping good rewards. And those small changes are not easy to come by, I know.
Toggle Commented Aug 3, 2013 on #13 - July at Michael L. Boyle's art blog
What a view. A place to set deep in your heart.
Toggle Commented May 24, 2013 on Porch View at Michael L. Boyle's art blog
Big place on a little page!
Toggle Commented May 17, 2013 on Spring Sunset at Michael L. Boyle's art blog
What a beautiful home and surroundings! With your relatively new job and home, plantings, and new paintings, things must appear very bright indeed.
Toggle Commented May 17, 2013 on Construction Complete at Michael L. Boyle's art blog
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Paul Cezanne, Bords de la Marne For those of you who are realist painters, I've found a site with many quotes from Paul Cezanne. Many of these can support your work. http://quote.robertgenn.com/auth_search.php?authid=92#.UY6eoWXn9jp One quote that has remained significant for me over many years is: "I want to make of impressionism... Continue reading
Posted May 11, 2013 at Ron Weaver's Painting Blog
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These two sculptures illustrate by comparison my points made in the critique of a sculpture by Audrey Flack that I saw at the University of Arizona in the past week. The critique follows............ .. Augustus of Prima Porta, 1st century Roman Continue reading
Posted May 9, 2013 at Ron Weaver's Painting Blog
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Aphrodite Braschi, copy after Aphrodite of Cnidus, 350-340 BC Compare this high point in Greek sculputre to the 1st century Roman sculpture above. I post them to make my point concerning a modern sculpture by Audrey Flack that I viewed at the University of Arizona Art Museum last week. (Read... Continue reading
Posted May 9, 2013 at Ron Weaver's Painting Blog
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Aristide Maillol, Monument a Debussy, 1930 I just realized that I hadn't posted the Maillol sculpture that I had mentioned in relationship to the Audrey Flack sculpture. (See below) So here it is. Of course, I know that you cannot view either from all points of view as one must... Continue reading
Posted May 7, 2013 at Ron Weaver's Painting Blog
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We also came upon this sculpture by Audrey Flack at the University of Arizona Art Museum this past week. I want to contrast it with the Maillol sculpture that I posted earlier this week. The Maillol is all about form and the Flack is without form. And it's the same... Continue reading
Posted May 6, 2013 at Ron Weaver's Painting Blog
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I seem to be posting paintings for no other reason than that they greatly please me. This one is by Bernard Chaet whom I wrote about recently (See 1/18/2012 post) Some of the points that I made about Bernard's paintings are his ability to express authentic elements in nature and... Continue reading
Posted May 5, 2013 at Ron Weaver's Painting Blog
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I'll never get over my interest in Max Beckman's paintings nor do I want to. They're both powerful and beautiful. Max Beckman: Columbine (Carnival Mask, Green, Violet and Pink) 1950 Oil on canvas 135.5 x 100.5 cm The St. Louis Art Museum, St. Louis, Missouri Everyone defines beauty on their... Continue reading
Posted Apr 28, 2013 at Ron Weaver's Painting Blog
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Henri Matisse (French, 1869-1954): The Window, 1916. Oil on canvas, 146.1 x 116.8 cm. Detroit Institute of Arts, Detroit, Michigan, USA. Continue reading
Posted Apr 28, 2013 at Ron Weaver's Painting Blog
After posting that beautiful Derain portrait of Madame Carco, I've slipped into a much less joyful mood because I learned this morning that George W. Bush has taken up painting. Why is it that people do that in their "retirement" and why do real painters never retire? Let me explain... Continue reading
Posted Apr 25, 2013 at Ron Weaver's Painting Blog
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Sometimes I just want to post painting reproductions that are simply stunning to me. This one, by Andre Derain, is one of those. Andre Derain, Portrait of Madame Carco, Kunstmuseum, Zurich Continue reading
Posted Apr 17, 2013 at Ron Weaver's Painting Blog
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Hello Jim, I was interested in your reconsideration of the best paths to take to achieve good figure drawings for oneself and to help students. Should one study anatomy in great depth or not? One of my colleagues in Wisconsin believed it was a good idea to learn anatomy in... Continue reading
Posted Apr 7, 2013 at Ron Weaver's Painting Blog
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Rembraddt, Lucretia In my previous post this morning I complained about the Walker Art Center (Minneapolis) mounting a show of "viral' videos of cats. But if in Minneapolis you can go to the Minneapolis Institute of Art and see the above painting. I'll attach a two or more other fine... Continue reading
Posted Mar 28, 2013 at Ron Weaver's Painting Blog
For years, I've enjoyed the colledtion and some exhibitions at the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis. So I was disappointed to learn of their current show of viral videos of cats. In general, I resent the dumbing down of visual art and it seems the Walker is willing to join... Continue reading
Posted Mar 28, 2013 at Ron Weaver's Painting Blog
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An email I sent this morning to Jim Adams, Professor Emeritus, Mancherster University. Jim, There are two other of the 9 paintings paintings you sent that remain in my mind with particular interest. But one of them I cannot find again and I hate talking about paintings that are not... Continue reading
Posted Mar 26, 2013 at Ron Weaver's Painting Blog
Today, I sent this email to Jim Adams (Professor Emeritus, Manchester University) Hello Jim, In fact the chemo is affecting my vision too. I had to stop taking Vite-eyes (theAREDS vitamin formula pill that slows Macular Degeneration) because it would react negatively with my chemotherapy. Further, prior to beginning the... Continue reading
Posted Mar 20, 2013 at Ron Weaver's Painting Blog
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Appropriated subconsciously from Seurat, Piero delle Francesca, and Sassetta. Ron Weaver, Tuilleries Walker, 48" x 67", oil/canvas Continue reading
Posted Feb 13, 2013 at Ron Weaver's Painting Blog
Here's a site with more of Bernard Chaet's paintings. http://www.alphagallery.com/artists/chaet/twofigures.htm