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Jon
02-20-2015, 02:41 PM
Do you have a favorite artist on the urban theme?


One artist who I have enjoyed for some time now is William Wray.
http://www.wetcanvas.com/forums/showthread.php?t=532179
http://www.wetcanvas.com/forums/showthread.php?t=533785

http://williamwray.com/urban.html


Another is Ken Auster who does some marvelous interiors, too.

http://kenauster.com/portfolio/a-little-off-the-top/

ColinS
02-20-2015, 09:03 PM
I like Edward Hopper a lot.

Dcam
02-20-2015, 09:31 PM
Wray and Auster are really cool.

http://www.art21.org/artists/rackstraw-downes/slideshows
rackstraw downs

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/20-Feb-2015/183894-downs.jpg

Also: Dina Brodsky: http://dinabrodsky.com/2012-2/
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/20-Feb-2015/183894-brodsky.jpg

Shelby Keefe:
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/20-Feb-2015/183894-shelby.jpg

AnnieA
02-21-2015, 11:14 AM
I really like William Wray's paintings too, and miss seeing them here at the WC Landscape Forum, where he used to post. And Hopper is another favorite of mine, as well as

Some other favorites are Edward Seago (http://*www.portlandgallery.com/artist/Edward_Seago) and Richard Diebenkorn's earlier figurative paintings. (http:// www.richarddiebenkorn.net/paintings/diebenkorn_landscape_figurative/diebenkorn_landscape_figurative_paintings.htm#.VOis_dbTlJ8)

I have a number of other favorites which I'll post once I can find my links to their works (they're not stored on my current device).

Dcam
02-21-2015, 01:12 PM
Always a big fan of Seago.
DiebenKorn's work is fabulous as well as Wayne Thiebaud.

claude j greengrass
02-21-2015, 03:24 PM
Charles Sheeler is one of my favorite
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/21-Feb-2015/212970-cs1.jpg
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/21-Feb-2015/212970-cs2.jpg
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/21-Feb-2015/212970-cs3.jpg

Jon
02-22-2015, 02:56 PM
Derek, thanks for the introduction to Dina Brodsky. I just spent a few minutes looking through her website. I like the following:
http://dinabrodsky.com/2012-2/jerseycitywebsite/


I enjoy many of the works by Ben Aronson
http://www.benaronson.net/painting-gallery/oils/cityscape/

Dcam
02-22-2015, 04:21 PM
Claude: Sheeler was amazing.
Jon: Brodsky is great. I've tried some works on frosted mylar. It is very hard to mount. nothing sticks to it, but the surface is really lovely to work on in oils or acrylics.
I'm going to check out "Ben".
Wow, just checked him out. thanks for the inspiration. He is a master.
Derek

AnnieA
02-22-2015, 06:19 PM
Derek, that painting you posted by Keefe is amazing - such a beatiful rendition of the subtle late afternoon reflections on the varied surfaces of urban buildings.I really like both Sheeler and Brodsky. I hadn't heard of Ken Auster. I relly like his painterly approach, beautiful brushwork and the way he nails the values.

But oh do I love Ben Aronson. He was one of the painters I was planning to post links to!

Thanks Jon, Colin, Derek, Claude!

Although her work isn't exclusively urban, another artist I like a lot is Sally Strand.
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/22-Feb-2015/85002-CookWorksNew.jpg
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/22-Feb-2015/85002-EspressoCafe.jpg

And the same for Margaret Dyer.
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/22-Feb-2015/85002-product_thumbnail.jpg
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/22-Feb-2015/85002-taxi.jpg

AnnieA
02-22-2015, 07:22 PM
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/22-Feb-2015/85002-101-south-margaret-dyer.jpg
...one more from Margaret Dyer.

Dcam
02-22-2015, 07:57 PM
Annie: Strand....great light
Wow: Dyer can move that brush.

bhavani.krishnan
02-23-2015, 08:03 PM
Beautiful paintings. I love Seago. Will have to look into few new ones in this thread. Few contemporary artists that I admire
Jeremy Mann (https://www.facebook.com/JeremyMannART)
Mark Lague (http://marklague.com/works)
Mark Bailey (http://baileypaintings.com/) - Interiors
Desmond O Hagan (http://www.desmondohagan.com/paintings.html)

Trikist
02-23-2015, 09:24 PM
My favorite plein air video is set in New York. It is by James Gurney.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CaCLdbpHwag

Dcam
02-23-2015, 09:55 PM
Gary.....wow, thanks.

Trikist
02-24-2015, 12:19 AM
Some of you might remember Rob Adams (Treeshark) that formerly posted in the Plein air forum. He covers many subjects including several pen/ink sketches of urban scenes. Many of these are also plein air.

http://www.treeshark.com/treeblog/

Derek, glad that you liked that. Gurney is a hoot!

Gary

AnnieA
02-24-2015, 12:28 AM
Bhavani: Amazing stuff! I like all four of them, but particularly Mark Lague. I remember seeing his work a long time ago and being very impressed. Thanks for posting these.

Trikist: That Guerney video looks great. I don't have time to watch the whole thing right now, but I've bookmarked it because I'm eager to see it. Many thanks!

Jon
03-04-2015, 03:23 PM
I like this one.

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/04-Mar-2015/68882-shawndemarest.jpg

Shawn Demarest
http://shawndemarest.com/gallery/2011-small-in-a-big-place


and

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/04-Mar-2015/68882-richardestes.jpg
Richard Estes
http://madmuseum.org/exhibition/richard-estes






.

Dcam
03-04-2015, 04:45 PM
Good Stuff Jon:

Wayne Thiebaud:

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/04-Mar-2015/183894-ATEE2.jpg

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/04-Mar-2015/183894-ATEE.jpg

Jon
03-05-2015, 11:15 AM
Those two paintings by Wayne Thiebaud are excellent additions, Derek! I know him more for some of his food paintings (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vI_QJ5D9Qm8).

Jon
03-05-2015, 11:22 AM
From outside of the U.S.

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/05-Mar-2015/68882-boersma.jpg


Gerard Boersma
http://www.gerardboersma.nl/subwaytransport.html

Dcam
03-06-2015, 09:33 PM
Gerard, fantastic Jon.
Great series.
Derek

Folio
04-08-2015, 03:17 PM
Just found Robert Birmelin who seems to specialize in people in cities, fascinating complex compositions -- http://robertbirmelin.com/

Yorky
04-09-2015, 04:26 AM
I follow several artists, treeshark, James Gurney and Steven Reddy (http://stevenreddy.com/works) who all do plein air streetscapes.

Doug

Jon
06-24-2015, 05:06 PM
http://edfairburn.com/

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/24-Jun-2015/68882-Norwich.jpg
'Norwich’, ink on an original map of Norwich

HaydeeFab
06-24-2015, 06:11 PM
I like Marc Gooderham's works. His paintings are very realistic.

AnnieA
07-06-2015, 02:42 AM
I have two more to add:

First, Tibor Nagy (http://www.dailypaintworks.com/artists/tibor-nagy-5094/artwork/#/mode=search&arrangeMode=false&page=1)...amazing work! A couple of examples:
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/06-Jul-2015/85002-tibor_nagy_1.jpg
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/06-Jul-2015/85002-tibor_nagy_2.jpg

And the second, Terry Miura (http://www.terrymiura.com), paints in a somewhat similar style, although the work is more realistic than Nagy. An example:
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/06-Jul-2015/85002-Terry_Miura_1.jpg

maryinasia
07-26-2015, 07:47 AM
wow! love all these different and amazing styles!

Heket
08-17-2015, 05:08 PM
I really like Hsin-Yao Tseng's cityscapes. He takes complex city scenes and makes them impressionistic, bordering on semi-abstract:

http://www.hsinyaotseng.com/cityscapes

Examples:

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/17-Aug-2015/1066672-Hsin-Yao_Tseng-Downtown_Haze-6x6.jpg

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/17-Aug-2015/1066672-Hsin-Yao_Tseng-Market_St._in_Red-6x6.jpg

AnnieA
09-22-2015, 08:09 PM
I really like Hsin-Yao Tseng's cityscapes. He takes complex city scenes and makes them impressionistic, bordering on semi-abstract:

http://www.hsinyaotseng.com/cityscapes

Examples:

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/17-Aug-2015/1066672-Hsin-Yao_Tseng-Downtown_Haze-6x6.jpg

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/17-Aug-2015/1066672-Hsin-Yao_Tseng-Market_St._in_Red-6x6.jpg

Oh, oh! Those are so gorgeous! Thanks so much for introducing this extraordinary artist!

maryinasia
09-22-2015, 09:15 PM
so beautiful

it'sALLart
05-21-2017, 04:53 PM
Here is a Russian artist, Alexander Volkov's work. His Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/alexander.volkov.526) where he also does a lot of contemporary interior scenes:

laf.art
10-05-2017, 02:08 PM
It's like looking at the texture of a tapestry, it's brilliant

EnPassant
10-09-2017, 04:34 AM
Tibor Nagy for sure. Great brushwork and finish to his work.