Thomas Moran and his seascapes

Thomas Moran is most famous for painting the American landscape. But he also painted a few seascapes, of which I like these two best. .

Moonlit Seascape.  1902. Oil on canvas, 101.6 x 76.2 cm.

A Mountain of Loadstone, 1898.  Oil on canvas, 76.2 × 50.8 cm (30 × 20 in)





The Rape of Proserpina

The Rape of Proserpina is a large marble sculptural group created by Italian artist Gian Lorenzo Bernini. Incredibly he was only 23 years old when he sculpted this piece.


a Vincete Romero pastel painting.

I love the way he paints light in almost all of his paintings. Visit his blog and see more of his work  here


I’ve always liked Leonid Afremov paintings. But I’ve seen a few people criticizing him for using the same color palette on all his painting.

These paintings are different in color and I think, more beautiful than his usual reddish ones. And please visit his website at


Kalvis Zuters, “Library”,  oil on linen




water in oil

“Aquarium” by JACQUES HENRI LARTIGUE (1894-1986)


Icarus, in Greek mythology  is the son of the master craftsman Daedalus. The main story told about Icarus is his attempt to escape from Crete with wings that his father constructed from feathers and wax. He ignored instructions not to fly too close to the sun, and the melting wax caused him to fall to his death. (via Wikipedia).

This is my favorite Icarus painting. It is called The Lament for Icarus by Herbert James Draper.

Beautiful painting by Vietnamese painter Phan Thu Trang.