|Aspens in Winter by Phil Starke|
Probably like most of you I have a love- hate relationship with social media and the world of art blogs. Hate - in that I hate the time I give it: love - in that I love the contacts and little gems I find.
I thought I should share a gem. I recently became aware of the work of American landscape and figurative painter Phil Starke. I was very drawn to the strength of his work and was surprised that I did not know of him. He teaches in a variety of formats from workshops to on-line mentoring and is now on my list of workshops-to-take.
But this post is not about his work but about an opportunity he offers. If you LIKE his Facebook Page you can request a download at no cost of his ebook : What I Learned from the Masters. It is a large pdf file (850,000 KB) and takes a while to download. In addition to text it contains video and audio clips.
He presents the bio and critiques paintings from many of the great painters of the early 20th century:
John Carlson, Carl Peters, Oscar Berninghaus, Sam Hyde Harris,Aldro Hibbard, William Wendt, Mary Cassett, Frank Tenney Johnson, Willard Metcalf, Emile Gruppe, Alfred Sisley, and Hanson Puthuff.
I was aware of most of these artists and have books on many, but I really enjoyed this presentation and format.
You might consider it as well.