Friday, March 4, 2011

"Behind Picket Fences"

Life Is Always Happening!  To You.  To Me.  To Everyone.  Behind Our Picket Fences, I Feel Each Of Us Do The Best We Can.  Seeing How "Life" Distracted Me From Enjoying Studio Time This Week, I Thought I'd Share A Wonderful ATLANTA Painter With Y'all.

His Name Is "James McLaughlin Way".

He's Currently Exhibiting At "Mason Muer Gallery".  This Gallery Is One Of The Most Unique Art Spaces In Our Fair Capital. Many Of The Galleries In Atlanta Are Cramped And Really Difficult To Navagate Through.  But "Mason Muer" Is HUGE.  The Owners Took An Old Warehouse And Impressively Converted It Into A Place Where Canvases Can Actually BREATHE. 

See..Now That's What I'm Talkin' Bout!  The Only Things The Owners Added To This Enterior Was A Reception Desk And Display Walls.  It's Truly Awe Inspiring When Compared To The Tight Quarters I'm Used To Visiting.

Here's Another Piece By The Talented James Way.  His Canvases Are Gigantic! And When You First Walk Up On Them They're Rather Imposing..Like LARGER Than Life..But When You Take A Closer Look, His Use Of Glazing Forces Your Eye To Take In The Focal Without Missing A Beat.  

Friends..Look At The Muscles On This Animal!  Pictures Don't Do This Painting Justice.  I Wish Y'all Could Experience The Mood This Composition Evokes In Person. The Depth Of The Thick Fog In The Background..The Brushstrokes.  The Richness Of Detail In EVERY STROKE Is Phenomenal!

I Saved The Best For Last!  This Monumental Piece Is Entitled, "The Bow".  For One To Fully Appreciate Its Majesty..You'd Have To Stand Next To This Towering Canvas To Fully Absorb Its Overwhelming Beauty!  I Swear Friends, It Can Make You Weep!

This Particular Piece Spoke To Me.  I Have No Agenda Here Other Than To Connect Y'all To Some Of The Finest Work I've Experienced In Quite A While.  I've Had Some Favorite Artists I've Long Held Allegiance To..But "James McLaughlin Way" Now Tops My List!

Have A Beautiful Weekend Everybody!

Love & Georgia Sunshine To All,


Cathy Bueti said...

Hi Terri! THanks for sharing this artist! His work is beautiful! I love landscapes. I didn't spend enough time painting the past couple of days. Too easy for me to get distracted! Hope you have a lovely weekend! :)

sjmcdowell said...

Hi Sweet Terri,

I can see why you love this painter so much! His paintings are incredibly gorgeous!!
Terri please go visit Susan over at Susan has a Georgia Bloggers button for all of us Georgia artists to add to our Blogs.
I thought that you would like to be included in this as well. It's nice to know who's out there that we can share our creativity with and looking at Susan's list there are quite a lot!

Wishing you and your family a lovely weekend!!


Anamaria said...

Good weekend for you too, Terri and thanks for showing this terrific gallerie, I loved the place! and the artist too. Hugs from your brazilian friend Anamaria

Kelly Berkey said...

Wow, I can't imagine what these paintings look like up close! How fun for you to share with us the feeling you had when viewing them.

You are such a treasure.
Big hugs and lots of love!

Tanna at The Brick Street Bungalow said...

oh. my. goodness!!! Terri, those paintings are unbelievable!!! I so wish I could see them in real size! Wow. Wow. Wow. The musculature of those horses is phenomenal... and the grays of the clouds... I'm swooning. Thank you so much for letting us catch a glimpse of this work. The size just blows me away. Hugs and blessings ~ Tanna

Createology said...

Thank you for sharing this amazing work of a fellow artist. Thankfully life will settle and you will have a wonderful weekend full of happiness. Bring on Spring and the Birds that Sing...

Diana said...

Wow, thanks for sharing his beautiful paintings.

Kathy said...

Oh Terri! These are fantastic - I will have to find this museum - I think my daughter would love to visit!
Hope you have a great day - your newest follower!

Diane said...

Thank you so much for sharing this very talented artist's gift with us!

Kolleen said...

Hi Terri,

his work is, wow, WOW!!!

the definition of the muscles and "The Bow"....i bet it could make you week standing next to it. absolutely breath taking.

i hope you are having a WONDERFULL weekend.

sending you love and hugs from cali


patty said...

Wow - found myself just staring at these... you are so right about the magnificence of the last one. And the light in the clouds of the first one.... the large size.... I can only imagine!! Thanks so much for sharing, Terri!!

grampa2394 said...

Just dropping by to say Hi Terry, thanks for sharing those awesome horse paintings. Hope all is going well.