Tuesday, September 11, 2018

Cloud's Shadows Paint Mt. Esja

Cloud's Shadows Paint Mt. Esja
painted on August 8, 2018
17" x 12" (w x h), Daniel Smith, Schmincke Horadam, and
Winsor & Newton watercolors, selected for light fastness and
permanence, and Uniball waterproof fade proof ink on 140 lb. Fabriano
Artistico cold press fine grain 100% cotton extra white watercolor paper
framed including tax and shipping, $300.00

Eight Artist's Views of Mount Esja

(also called Esjan / The Esja), 3,000 ' / 914 m

Landscape, Iceland
Ásgrímur Jónsson (1876-1958)
In the background the island Viðey and the mountain Esja
Oil on canvas, 44" x 32" 90 (w x h), 1931 - 1933
"Ásgrímur Jónsson was one of the first artists in Iceland to make art his profession for a living. He was an honorary professor at the University of Iceland. In 1933 he was made Grand Knight of the Icelandic Order of the Falcon. He was an honorary member of the Royal Swedish Academy of Arts and Knight of Dannebrog, first class."
See thirty of his paintings in Wiki HERE
His biography at the National Gallery in Iceland HERE
See his home, now a museum in Reykjavik HERE

Mt. Esja
Derek Karl Mundell (1951- )
"Derek Karl Mundell moved to Iceland from England in 1976. He's lived in Iceland since then. He's a watercolor artist, painting and teaching in Iceland."
His web site HERE

Mt. Esja from Reykjavik Harbor
Tessa Perutz (1988- )
Oil on canvas, 14 x 11 inches, 2016
Mt. Esja from Reykjavik Harbor
"Tessa Perutz received her BFA from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago. She lives and works in Brooklyn and Iceland. She's exhibited in the US and UK in multiple solo, two-person, and group exhibitions." Her web site is HERE. Interview with the artist HERE.

Klapparstígur (is a street in Reykjavík)
Louisa Matthíasdóttir (1917-2000)
Oil on canvas, 30" x 24", 1983
Reykjavík Art Museum
Louisa Matthíasdóttir is regarded
as one of Iceland's greatest painters.
Her estate web site is HERE
Her work in the Tiber de Nagy gallery is HERE
Her Wiki bio is HERE

Esja View
Temma Bell (1945- )
Oil on canvas
"For forty years Temma Bell, the daughter of painters Louisa Matthíasdóttir and Leland Bell, has produced vividly hued, rapidly brushed landscapes, still lifes, and figure paintings, all painted from observation at her upstate sheep farm or in Iceland, her mother's native home."
Her web site is HERE
A gallery show with a self-portrait of Temma is HERE
(She looks a lot like her mother, Louisa)
See Temma's favorite self-portrait by her mother HERE
and Temma's Facebook page HERE

Mt. Esja seen from Art Installation
Tussock Þúfa in Reykjavik Harbor

Ruth Kaldor (1951- )
Watercolor on paper, 2016
See her paintings of Iceland HERE
On Facebook HERE Instagram HERE Etsy HERE

Álfkona í Esjunni / Spirit of Mt Esja
Johannes Kjarval Iceland (1885-1972)
Oil on canvas

The Pond Tjörnin and Mt. Esja
Óskar Thorarensen (1959- )
Watercolor on paper, 2010
See more of Óskar's work HERE
on Facebook HERE and his blog HERE

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