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March 26, 2016
Gustav Klimt Portrait of Ria Munk III

Klimt’s Portrait of Ria Munk III and Unbridled Doodling

This is what I believe in, and what I teach my students: prepare thoroughly, do multiple sketches, KNOW your subject and then when you approach the canvas – completely let go. What I like about Gustav Klimt’s unfinished “Portrait of Ria Munk III”,  is his unbridled doodling and dazzling, mismatched […]
January 22, 2012
Gustav Klimt, Danae

Gustav Klimt & Nudes

In my latest quest to paint a nude, I’ve been moved by Gustav Klimt’s women (famous for “The Kiss“). At left, the woman’s face in “Water Snakes” is so ethereal – relaxed and blissful. At closer glance you can see it’s actually a painting of two female lovers. Klimt’s rich […]