Tag Archives: College

Top 10 Baby!

This was going to be a ‘top 5’ list but my favorite paintings by Vladimir Kush just cannot be narrowed down to 5.  Yes, Mr. Kush is another artist I stumbled upon while surfing the web.  He is a surrealist painter originally from Russia, who now resides in Hawaii.  Kush has four galleries in the U.S. currently, and plans to expand throughout the world.

His paintings…. they’re just so…epic.  And witty!  And stunning, breathtaking, heartstopping…all of the above.  I want to be in them.  I want to float away inside of them.  I want to wrap them around me.  I want to see through their lens.  I want to live the lives of the creatures within them.  I just want to sip margaritas and watch the suns inside of them set over the waters (my perfect man will want this too…but that’s irrelevant).  There aren’t really words, so why don’t I just show you?

1.  Clockwork Apple

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2.  African Sonata

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3.  Our Time Together

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4.  Atlas of Wander

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5.  To Our Time Together

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6.  Born From The Sea

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7.  Metamorphosis

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8.  Golden Anniversary

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9.  Fish in the City

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10.  Current

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Pretty goddamn talented.

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A Well Deserved Promo & My Birthday

Being a young Internet surfer, I have seen many things on the World Wide Web.  Too many.  But occasionally I come across something so cool that I ‘bookmark it’ in my browser and return to it.  Tugboat Printshop is one of those things. Tugboat Printshop consists of husband and wife duo Paul Roden and Valerie Lueth.

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I could look at their prints all day, ERRRYDAY.  How do they do it?  I have taken a printmaking class and it was pitiful.  I was, not the class.  We used linoleum blocks instead of woodcut (which Tugboat uses), which is supposed to be much easier.  I cannot even imagine how difficult carving into wood is, let alone carving these MASTERPIECES.

The prints made using the woodcuts are available for purchase on their website http://www.tugboatprintshop.com/index.htm.  I highly recommend sprucing up your… ANYWHERE with some Tugboat.

Here is an example of a woodblock that has been carved into and rolled with ink- ready for printing.

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The colors and the details achieved are pure insanity. Praise. Praise. Praise.  If you know me and you like me… my birthday is coming up (super subtle hint).

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