Wednesday, December 03, 2008

Back in Austin from Chicago


Reclined nude by Rick Calzadilla

Art rhymes with heart,
art kicks the ass of s&p 500
art is for the thinking person
art is worth a thousand words
art in your home is definitely an ice breaker
art was here long before You and I
art will be here long after we
art is profound
art is provocative
art is distilling
art is ugly
art is pretty
art is annoying
art is soothing
art is emotional
art is influential
art is irreverent
art is controversial
art is substantive
art is illusional
art is delusional
art is expansive
art is impressive
art is enriching
art is fulfilling
art is here
art is now
art is forever

Sunday, November 23, 2008

Jan Roset Artist from Austin Texas

I met her at Pump Project studios. She has a collection of really fine dynamic oil paintings. They are hard to describe so you must see them for yourself. I really don't want to take away from her intent but they are really brilliant and I loved them.
JanRoset.com

Friday, November 07, 2008

Tracey Emin The Artist

A true artist. You will love her or hate her, but you won't be ambivalent about her work!

Thursday, October 30, 2008

Recent reads and the old book list


Oblivion

Coronado's Children

Apache Gold and Yaqui Silver

"Visual Shock" by Michael Kammen

"Black Dahlia Avenger" Steven Hodel

"Shadow of The Sentinel"

"Seuction" by Caroline Cox
"Ringside Seat to A Revolution"
"The Art of Seduction"

The Old Reading list:
Secret Teachings of All Ages,
Dante's Divine Comedy,
Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee,
Ovid: The Metamorphoses,
The Lost Book of Enoch ,
The Rockefellers: An American Dynasty
Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin
Shadow Of The Sentinel,
Holy Blood Holy Grail,
Carnivals of Life and Death,
As Hot as It was You Should Have Thanked Me,
Memories of My Melancholy Whores

Saturday, October 25, 2008

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Painted Portrait

Portrait paintings, fine art austin texas

to err is human , to paint Divine, come on on people now smile on each other.
You know, this blog is doing really well in the search engine indices.
If you would like for me to post a link to your web site, or if you have an art related story by all means e-mail me and I will probably post it.
calzadilla@hotmail.com
Painted portraits, artist, calzadilla, rick, austin texas, to err is human to paint Divine. If you love somebody, if you love someone, you should have their portrait painted, for posterity, in perpetuity, immortalized if you will, as in days of old like the tres riche' , nothing says forever like a painting!

Thursday, August 14, 2008

The Start



7:52 a.m april 7th



In reverse order
step three



Step two

Step one

I am still working on this but I hope to have it completed soon.

Tuesday, August 05, 2008

Friday, July 11, 2008

Zinaida Serebriakova

Zinaida Serebriakova great paintings
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zinaida_Serebriakova

Saturday, July 05, 2008

Thursday, July 03, 2008

Carla Peterson

This actress is charismatic, incredibly funny and fantastic looking.
Check out her web site and if you are lucky you should see one of her shows
www.carlapeterson.com

Calzadilla

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Tuesday, July 01, 2008

Calzadilla says: Give The Artist What He Asks

Be it gold. Unless you painted the work you can not value the effort, or what it means to it's creator. You might make an offer, but that doesn't really matter if you cannot gauge the significance of a piece.

Sunday, June 29, 2008

Anita kluska



this is the blog for my new freind Anita.
Just Click her name
We have similar flowers

Saturday, June 28, 2008

Calzadilla : Yes I am a Portrait Painter




Some people think that art is about money.It's not
art is only worth what the viewer or the painter gets from it.





Friday, June 27, 2008

Portrait Paintings, I am a portrait painter


This painting is taking forever, but I find I absoluteley must step away and reflect on every nuance, alow my eyes to adjust to the color scheme. Recalibrate if you will.

Thursday, June 26, 2008

Caroline Jean

Please Visit the art web site of Caroline Jean.
Very expressive paintings!

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Saturday, June 14, 2008

Portrait of Heather

This is a portarit painting of Heather

Prospe Riccardo

questo e'un blog creato appositamente per chi ama qualsiasi forma d'arte
Awesome work on this site from a commentor to one of my posts

Art Texas Links

Ran across this link on my cyber journies. looking for art web sites.
Just Art Texas
If you see any cool web links send them to me or just post them.

Thursday, June 12, 2008

Painting Controversy

I have spent many years painting many a nude and I always got flak for it. The study of flesh and skin tones. In order to never have a creative block I have never edited myself or tried to be P.C.
Now it's kind of funny because I am getting flak for painting a religious piece.
Here you can see the series of documentary films on the progress of this painting.


The "Pieta" is a strong work it is starting to rock. If i were to put it side by side with one of my nudes it would go unnoticed. Detractors of nudes only get interested in art when they see flesh. Is that a commentary on the artist or the viewer?

Rick Calzadilla

Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Progress on painting the Pieta an Hommage

06/11/08
So many typos so little time to fix them when you are painting.
06/11/08
Elisabeth Louise Vigée Le Brun
In my humble opinion, one of the greatest portrait painters of all time.
I encourage you to look at her work. Her color work is very strong and beautiful.
Lately I have been discovering so many exceptional painters that happened to be women. Angelica Kaufmann is another great painter.

06/04/08
I think I am getting close to finishing the Pieta.
I am planning to do a new show. Maybe one or two more portraits , an over the top floral still life (an impossible if not improbable combination of flowers), and a bunch of works on paper in oils.

Now for something totally different Bordermovie


06/04/08


Pre Raphaelite Women Painters, here is an example of an extraordinary painter
Evelyn Pickering De Morgan
British, 1850 - 1919

Titian - "Late Renaissance In Venice"
The Collection N.G.A
Perhaps Michelangelo's final contemporary rival.




The addition of translucent green , yellow cadmium light, acra red with clear glazes of Gloss Medium .







The latest progress on the "Pieta" color is coming soon

so these are a little sharper. Thanks to all of you looking for Art Austin texas
keep in mind this is a work in progress.

So it seems everything I do is enter twined with the Esoterics and or the Mysteries.
A bit of serendipity. I have bouts of synchronicity and just that term alone led me to a book called "The Holographic Universe" (the magical mystery tour is waiting to take you away, take you today). Not that I subscribe to any kind of supernatural processes in particular but once you see a term in writing or a symbol in a painting then you start to see it everywhere. Sort of when you buy a car that you thought unique suddenly, it is everywhere. From Atlantis, to Egypt, to Greece, to Western Europe to Washington D.C.
In days gone by the debate between humanism and piosity. I thought it strange that the pope used the term Natural God the other day.

Leonardo's notes on painting and sculpture:
The Difference between Painting and Sculpture
"The painter must keep ten things in mind to ensure the success of his work.- namely, light, shadow, colour, volume, form, placing, distance, proximity movement and repose."
"The sculptor must consider only volume, form, placing, movement and repose. He does not have to concern himself with light or shadow, for nature produces them herself in his sculptures. Nor with colour. As to distance and proximity, he attends to them only a little. He uses linear perspective, not that of the colours, in spite of variations in colour and sharpness of the contours according to their distance from the eye."

"Sculpture is a simpler form of statement and requires less mental effort than painting."
The Difference between Painting and Sculpture
"The painter must keep ten things in mind to ensure the success of his work.- namely, light, shadow, colour, volume, form, placing, distance, proximity movement and repose."
"The sculptor must consider only volume, form, placing, movement and repose. He does not have to concern himself with light or shadow, for nature produces them herself in his sculptures. Nor with colour. As to distance and proximity, he attends to them only a little. He uses linear perspective, not that of the colours, in spite of variations in colour and sharpness of the contours according to their distance from the eye."

Next I think I shall do a series of very flat, one dimensional, low detail, small, colorless, odorless, meaningless, seemingly unskilled urbanscapes. Non offensive perfect as room decor accessories for the timid art buyer.
Blueberries and tuna fish.

I meant to say Lapis Lazuli. Well actually I thought I knew what i was saying but i didn't say it.

Friday, March 28, 2008

If You Know Me and or Like Texas Art / Paintings

then by all means drop to me a line I would love to hear from you.
calzadilla@hotmail.com or if you want to see more work just do a name search for Rick Calzadilla in any search engine.

Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Saturday, March 22, 2008

Fine Art Austin Texas

Most of the works can be here seen. Please visit


Well I am not sure what happened but my very old web site on geocities vanished.
It had been around for 10 years or more . The whole thing dissappeared.
Sad for me to say. Well here is to you Los Angeles, New York, San Francisco, Paris, London , Moscow, Vienna.
World wide global private business.Fine Art