Hall Groat II Paintings

VERMILION VASE WITH PLUM & PEACH, 5×7", Oil Hall Groat II, (SOLD !)


PURCHASED BY ART COLLECTOR FROM HERCULES, CALIFORNIA

In this painting I’m working to get the “paint” to define itself and subject at the same time. This notion is the touchstone of painting from the past. The paint appears sexy, sassy and sensual, and I’m happy about this. The world is in flux, we do not see edges like cameras do, therefore, paint through the form, destroy edges, and rebuild. This is the way we see. Paint a “box of air.”
Vermeer wanted to heighten the way we see as humans–it was the camera obscura that made this possible.

THE RAILROAD MAN’S POCKET WATCH, 7×5", Oil, (SOLD!!)


PURCHASED BY ART COLLECTOR FROM LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA
Please take a few minutes to view the documentary film relating to the painting of this traditional icon stemming from the western world at this link:

SCARLET VASE WITH PLUMS__5x7", Oil (SOLD!)


PURCHASED BY ART COLLECTOR FROM LITTLE NECK, NEW YORK

It was while at Brooklyn College in 1991, that contemporary artist, John Walker, kept repeating to me: “Groat, you need to learn how to touch the canvas with sensitivity, caress the paint sensitively. Study the work of John Constable, and notice how he paints a “box of air”…there’s nothing self-conscious about the manner in which he “touches the surface with the brush” …At arms length, the painting must dissolve into pure abstraction. For this is the touchstone of great painting, study Rembrandt, Titian, Goya, Turner…painting is about the “mark” of the arist. The “mark” of the artist is what is sublime, the motion of the brush is what has the capacity to transcend the objective world, and move into what is spiritual. At this point in history, Antonio Lopez Garcia is one artist that comes to mind. He has this gift. Lucian Freud also has it.

INDIGO VASE WITH LEMON, 10"x 8" (SOLD!!)


PURCHASED BY ART COLLECTOR FROM NEWTON, MASSACHUSETS

GUM BALLS, Oil, 7×5" (SOLD !)

PURCHASED BY ART COLLECTOR FROM COSTA MESA, CALIFORNIA
Please take a moment to view the documentary film relating to this painting:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zx7mD3TdIJM
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