marc hatfield impasto oil paintings

posted by the scholar on April 22nd, 2008
filed under: art, paintings

strolling through the narrow streets of the french quarter this last weekend, i happened across these magnificent paintings of arkansas artist marc hatfield. marc, who describes his style as representational expressionism, uses oil and a palette knife to create these thickly layered impasto works. his carefully selected scenes and subjects, things we pass everyday, are filled with rich, exaggerated action that leaps off the canvas as you look.

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the style and technique that he uses has also been adopted by more than one artist selling their collections in the quarter, but i think marc does it best.

see more on marc’s website and if you are fortunate enough to find yourself in the crescent city, view them in person at the sterling gallery. i can assure you they are even more gorgeous in person (especially that piece in the top photo, which is an impressive 48″ x 48″ and truly, truly splendid)!


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2 Responses to “marc hatfield impasto oil paintings”

  1. technabob Says:

    I had the pleasure of seeing these up close and personal in the Big Easy, and these little pictures hardly do them justice. They really must be seen in person, so if you happen to be heading to New Orleans any time soon, be sure to pop in and check ’em out.

  2. the scholar Says:

    agreed!

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