Anything painted directly, on the spot, always has a strength, a power, a lively touch that is lost in the studio. Your first impression is the right one. Stick to it and refuse to budge.
- Eugene Boudin
Nothing makes me so happy as to observe nature and to paint what I see.
- Henri Rousseau
 

 

Wednesday, January 18, 2006

Jon Foster

Posted by Charley Parker at 7:23 am

Jon Foster
Jon Foster’s newly updated site is still a little skimpy on background, and I don’t know a whole lot about him, except that I’ve admired his paintings in the Spectrum collections, seen some of his comic covers for DC and Dark Horse, and I like his work.

He sometimes works almost (but not quite) monochromatically, sometimes in a painterly approximation of duotone, and sometimes with a rich palette. His style can be brusque or refined, ephemeral or textured with the grit of reality, but is always visually captivating.

His site includes a nice selection of his illustrations, some sketches and even examples of sculpture.

There was a book of his work called Progressions; The Art of Jon Foster, but it’s unfortunately out of print. A new book, as yet untitled, is due in the coming year.

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  1. Comment by Chad Townsend
    Saturday, January 28, 2006 @ 2:16 am

    Jon happens to be one of the easiest artists to approach, genuine and friendly to everyone. however it doesnt surprise me he doesnt put info about himself on his site, he doesnt strike me as the kind of person thats vain.

    I got to know him a bit through a forum that we were early members of,where he always stuck up and fought for the little guy…the aspiring artists.

  2. Comment by Charley Parker
    Sunday, January 29, 2006 @ 4:24 pm

    Nice to know. I was also impressed by his modesty when I contacted him about my use of his image for the post.

  3. Comment by Charley Parker
    Sunday, January 29, 2006 @ 4:33 pm

    BTW, Chad, I really like your work. Nice to see a new Duk And Run strip.

  4. Comment by Jeff
    Tuesday, August 4, 2009 @ 9:53 pm

    Check this out this copy of Jon’s painting.

    http://youthoughtwewouldntnotice.com/blog3/?p=3818

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