22 December, 2008

Top Ten Art Blog Posts

In the spirit of "top ten" lists, I hereby name the Top Ten Art Blog Posts of the year 2008. Posts that made this list were memorable, displayed one or more noteworthy pieces of art, or had expository merit.

Please copy and paste this award if you are listed. No attribution is necessary.

Here, in no particular order, are my Top Ten Art Blog Posts, 2008:

Adam Cope,
Dordogne Days, font-de-gaume-dordogne, February 2, 2008.
Rock Wall Paintings.

Joan DaGradi,
Paintings From New Orleans, mater-dolorosa-sunny-morning, May 20, 2008.
Definitive way to paint doorways, and yet popped with originality.

Corrine Bayraktaroglu
, Jafabrit's Art, Heart Paintings and New Links, January 17, 2008.
Okay, I'll admit to liking my art in a setting with a bird figure.

Lloyd Irving Bradbury,
Lloyd's Art Info, Blue, The Noble Color, May 6, 2008.
No nonsense meanings of the color.

Adebanji Alade,
Adebanji Alade: My Art, My Passion for Sketching, Afro XIX, December 9, 2008.
Jaw-dropping honestly and authenticity in portraiture with a pencil.

Gesa Helm,
Paint and Pastel, With All These Questions, August 13, 2008.
Weather and connection of the landscape in pastel.

Charley Parker,
Lines and Colors, David Jon Kassan, August 28, 2008.
Memorable feature of an artist who knows the pencil better than most.

Stephanie (Yellow) Smith,
A Roker Artist, Happy Halloween, November 1, 2008.
Wonderful illusion in a Halloween costume of a famous artist.

Nicole Caulfield,
Nicole Caulfield's Art Journal, Black, December 16, 2008.
Didactic on the maligned color, in detail.

Robyn Sinclair,
Have Dogs, Will Travel, Venice Etching, December 14, 2008.
First time genius in a new medium, and blogged as a lesson.


Anonymous said...

Fantastic idea - I'll have to come back when I have time to read these posts. Happy Holidays to you and your family!

Casey Klahn said...

Thanks for reading, Cynthia.

Adam Cope said...

Thank you Casey

reading is generally a silent activity & this can heighten the 'Robinson Crusoe' feeling to blogging.

But your attentitive reading & commentaries always makes us lucky people feel less like we are throwing our posts into the silence of the internet.

happy christmas to you & yours.

Making A Mark said...

Great post Casey - on my list for the the first 'who's made a mark' of 2009.

Casey Klahn said...

Adam, Merry Christmas. I am sorry to all that I neglected the reading part this year. But, next year's resolution, eh?

Katherine, always happy to have Made a Mark! BTW, it would be much too difficult to judge among the caliber of MAM posts. Consider yours a special category among the best!

jafabrit said...

wow, david's painting on lines and colors is just stunning, I need a drool cup coz I am drooling.

I am flattered to be included in such a fabu list. thank you :) will be back to explore the links further.

have a super christmas and new year
all the best corrine

adebanji said...

Highly appreciated Casey!! You never know.......from experience, these little things go a VERY VERY long way, I am absolutely grateful!

colorspeaker said...

I also agree-Great Idea. Perfect for the time of year as well. Thanks for the list-I can add it to my "blogs to read."
Happy Holidays to all of the "Klhan Clan."

Casey Klahn said...

That's exciting to think about, Adebanji. But, YOU are the one who drew this touching and authentic "pencil" masterpiece.

Merry Christmas, too, Corrine. I am planning to post on Kassan soon.

Casey Klahn said...

Hey, Corrine! I asked Santa for David Kassan's pdf. file (@ $10) where he draws up his own, real bona-fida human skull. I'll let you know how it goes.

Casey Klahn said...

Thanks for the holiday wishes, Julianne. And the same to you.

Joan DaGradi Studio said...

Thank you, Casey!!
I so agree with Adam.
Your continued support is amazing.
Merry Christmas, indeed!

Casey Klahn said...

I am gratified that you read here, Joan. Sincere best wishes for the holidays.

Fred Bell Paintings said...

Thanks for the top ten list. I am impressed with Joan DaGradi's site. The others I will have to study.

Casey Klahn said...

Thank you for reading here, Fred.

Gesa said...

Casey, what a great list and what a surprise too, to be included. Many, many thanks!

When you stumbled on that post, you reminded me of it, and yes, I felt it was one of those discoveries where technique, colour and markmaking make something new.

As others have already said: these top ten are a good idea and I'm enjoying getting to know some more great blogs this way.

Have a very good holiday and all the best for 2009!

Casey Klahn said...

Happy holidays and the same for the new year, Gesa.

Robyn Sinclair said...

Casey, I just happened upon this post, since I haven't been getting around as much as usual over Christmas. I can't believe I made your list!

What a wonderful boost to end one year of blogging a begin another. Thank you so much.

Now I look forward to visiting the rest of your list.

dominique eichi said...

Casey, I am a participant with Adebanji of "different strokes from different folks" blog And Now the proud owner of Afro XIX.
I can just say that looking at the drawing itself is even more spectacular than the picture on the blog of Adebanji Alade. I will keep checking yours from now on. Blessings for 2009 Dominique

Casey Klahn said...

Dominique, my compliments!

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