Detial, "Enter Here," 2007, Diana Young, American b. 1936

Wall Of Color: Diana Young Is The Phil Spector Of Painting (but more law-abiding)

To understand the genius of Diana Young's paintings you'll have to work your way through a few layers of misdirection and subterfuge. This isn't an intentional deception, it's just the veil under which her talents as a master of color palette are hidden. And if you want to get to the genius of her work,…Read more Wall Of Color: Diana Young Is The Phil Spector Of Painting (but more law-abiding)

Ohio Bell, 1995, Tobin Sprout, 34" x 44", oil on canvas

The Impermanence of Everything: “Ohio Bell” Is History

Forever Reinvention The buyer of Ohio Bell acquires one of the few remaining Sprout paintings among the exceptional company of Sprout's oversize photorealism. Works like "Osterizer," "Fifth Street," "Mixmaster," "Motel Dairy Bar," "Car Dashboard," "Doors of the Victoria," "Wympee Burger," and the very early (noir/expressionist) "Telephone Booth," are shining examples of photorealism that together define this…Read more The Impermanence of Everything: “Ohio Bell” Is History

Actor Tim Allen On His Tobin Sprout Painting Collection

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k0Dtykc1uPg&t=2s I was surprised to find out actor Tim Allen was one of Tobin Sprout’s biggest painting collectors. So I asked Tobin awhile ago if he could put me in touch with Tim for a comment on his paintings. Better than a comment, Tim agrees to do an entire phone interview about Tobin’s paintings 😀…Read more Actor Tim Allen On His Tobin Sprout Painting Collection

"Fifth Street," 1993, Tobin Sprout, American b. 1955, 42 x 32 inches, oil on canvas

Carefully Described Terrain, Part 2 of 3: Shifting Light

The second indication that Sprout isn’t making ‘a pretty picture,’ comes from the dominant light in Fifth Street. The majority of the lighting in this painting comes from the reflected ‘remnant’ light bounced off the billboard and spilling onto the sidewalk. Continued from "Carefully Described Terrain, Sprout's Fifth Street - Part 1 of 3," published…Read more Carefully Described Terrain, Part 2 of 3: Shifting Light

"Fifth Street," 1993, Tobin Sprout, American b. 1955, 42 x 32 inches, oil on canvas

Carefully Described Terrain: Sprout’s Fifth Street – Part 1 of 3: The Billboard

For a painting that seems, at first glance, empty, Fifth Street is loaded with ideas. This dramatic noir streetscape from Tobin Sprout’s early 90’s sprint into large Photorealism has just been listed for sale, for the first time, online. In the profession of journalism, it is said that the most important part of the story is…Read more Carefully Described Terrain: Sprout’s Fifth Street – Part 1 of 3: The Billboard

Three by three inches of Customs House, Eastport Shows Diana Young Is A Master Of Painting

One Three Inch Square Of This Diana Young Painting Shows How She Masters Color

The above image shows the color palette in a 3 x 3 inch detail area of a 40 x 40 inch painting by landscape painter Diana Young. The painting is of a landmark building in Eastport, Maine, the Eastport Customs House. In a landscape painting featuring a brown building, one would expect the side of…Read more One Three Inch Square Of This Diana Young Painting Shows How She Masters Color