Thursday, September 20, 2007

Thursday Thirteen #7: Art I Like

I have pretty simple taste when it comes to art. And when I say simple, I mean that I'm not big on fancy frames and too much going on in a painting and such. Also, what most people tend to think of as great works of art rarely appeal to me enough that I'd want to own it.

That said, here are 13 works of art that I like. I've included small photos, but in some cases (especially with Catalina), the photos don't do the painting justice.

***Edited to Add Links to Artist Websites***

Roy Tabora's Website
Simon Bull's Website
Cao Yong's Website

Thirteen Works of Art Michelle B Likes

1. Diamond Head Sunrise by Roy Tabora
I actually own this one and I love it!

2. In the Solace of the Night by Roy Tabora
My parents own this painting, and I wish I did. Though I don't love all of his work this way, I'd definitely say Tabora is my favorite artist.

3. All the Way to Paradise by Simon Bull
I actually own this one as well. It was a birthday present from my parents when my mom was working at the Thomas Kinkade Gallery. You'll see that I have more Simon Bull art on my list as well.

4. Catalina by Cao Yong
I have a mini canvas of this one that was also a present from my mom.

5. Because of You by Simon Bull

6. Just the Way You Are by Simon Bull

7. The Journey Never Ends by Simon Bull

8. With All My Heart by Simon Bull

9. Nocturne by Roy Tabora

10. Once Upon a Midnight by Roy Tabora

11. Softly Glows the Night by Roy Tabora

12. Rhythm in Blues by Roy Tabora

13. Echoed Silence by Roy Tabora

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IRENE said...

Beautiful! I love moonlit skies. The Catalina painting is great. I'd definitively use 5,6,7 in a master bedroom. They are so bloomingly real.
Thank you for sharing. Happy T13!

ivan said...

wow! I love them all. They're so beautiful...

mine's up at Dear Me.

have fun!

shiloh walker said...

I love the ones by Roy Tabora. haven't seen them before... now I wonder why not.

Lorelei James said...

Beautiful. Love love love flower pics. Cool post.

Carrie Lofty said...

Some of my favorite that you might like are by Don Li-Leger. Florals, kinda East Asian. Gorgeous stuff.

Jenn said...

What a beautiful list. I like them all.

TopChamp said...

Nice art - I liked the town best.

Happy TT!

ellen b said...

So vibrant. Beautiful. thanks for the eye candy...

Michelle B said...

Thanks everyone for visiting! I'm glad you all enjoy the art:)

I realized after the fact that I should have posted links to the artists' websites! I'll edit the post and add it in now.

And Shi, I never would have heard of Roy Tabora if it hadn't been for my parents. Since my mom worked in an art gallery for a while, they would just stroll through art galleries from time to time. One time, they found the Tabora painting of Diamond Head and knew I'd love it (Diamond Head has special memories for me from a vacation when I was 6). My dad called to tell me about it, and I ended up buying it directly from the Tabora gallery in Hawaii (there were no galleries close to me). His work isn't carried in too many galleries.

Anyway, I'll stop rambling, now:)

Nicholas said...

You lioke your nocturnal scenes, don't you! That picture of Diamond Head is lovely.

Jen said...

thanks for visiting my blog
these are wonderful
I like them all too