Sunday, March 20, 2011

Gamlet Khoudaverdian

A great local painter has a flicker set. worth a visit
this painting is cropped by my scanner. Gamlet is always be a strong positive influence when I bump into him in an open session life class. Love his work.


Blogger Donald Frazell said...

Very nice,has a strong hatch and thatch like brushtrokes that build the image, and can draw. Unlike a certain painter at CM. Sorry WW,but academic is academic,and results in weakness. That guy cant draw,and perhaps discredits those who can. Wish they would post those with skills,I just dont feel any with that guy, but do with this one you have posted.
Would be nice to see it work in larger pieces. which is where problems arise. But the color is rich too,and movement. But what works small doesnt necessarily work large.
We will disagree in particulars from time to time, but I think still on the same path. I love the freedom you have with the brush,my wife gets on me about that,but working in feet rather than inches does that. only seen late monet and cezanne able to handle it big. I will get there,but time is needed something in short supplyand love large areas of modalcolor anyway. I am a jazz guy, but gotta have melody first, then harmony and rhythm. Purpose is everything.

7:11 PM  
Blogger william wray said...

Hey Donald I could trash lots about that painting in question, but I'm just happy to see representational in the Times no matter how uninformed it is. Despite limitations, it so much more interesting than the usually glued together found objects. I have no idea if the artist could paint/ draw better, but I can bet he had to take every bit of emotion out of it and have it mock religion to get it accepted in the fine art world.

7:48 PM  
Blogger Kim VanDerHoek said...

Thank you for the intro. to Gamlet's work, it's amazing. I love his line work in the drawings.

Both in your beautiful painting and in Gamlet's the brushwork makes me envious. In yours, the color shift on her sun-kissed skin adds something extra. It seems to make me even more aware of her nudity. Love the pose, love the painting!

8:19 PM  
Blogger Donald Frazell said...

CKs comparing this college level talent to della francesca and del sarto was simply damn near sacrilege,and this from a modern painter. true ones always admire and learn from great artists,styles themselves meaningless. what we say and how we approach life is what counts. This guy has alot to learn. and praising mediocrity never sits well with me.
I love some collage types like schwitters,but few can pull it off because he found a way to his purpose. this guy is just a hack painter, not an artist.
I know art is under entertainment in the LA Times,and the art world as a whole,someone has to say,hell no!
we all have our ways to say it, mine just hapens to be rather extreme. perhaps a john the baptist looking for a messiah,as looney as that sounds and is,but it is my way,sorry.
back to supporting the truth that all women are beautiful,editing my wifes magazine. keep painting,and findin real talent. it is harder to be a modern painter, we are so damn rare.

10:29 PM  
Blogger Sachin Kondhalkar said...


3:52 AM  
Blogger Hattermad said...

Would be a fantastic artist to paint alongside. Wow. You all must be talking about some other artist not being able to draw, Gamlet seems to know how, and damn well.

11:55 AM  
Blogger william wray said...

Yes Donald will grind axes where he see's fit. But I think he like Gamlet.

12:19 PM  
Blogger Unknown said...

great very great painting WOW
view my landscapes from holland
Your handwriting in this piece is the TOP. More of this.
Good luck painting!

2:23 PM  
Blogger Michael Swofford Paintings said...

Donald Frazell put-downs of Khoudaverdian are so immature they're funny. donald'sown work is not very good- Khoudaverdian is a much better developed talent.

1:57 PM  

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