James Tennison

James Tennison
James Tennison is a painter and portrait artist based in Fort Worth, Texas.

In his gallery work, Tennison seems equally adept with watercolor and oil, carrying through his fascination with light and shadow in both mediums. I find particular appeal in those compositions in which Tennnison’s landscapes appear washed in sunlight at angles late in the day.

His website has galleries of oil and watercolor, as well a selection of portraits. In addition, Tennison maintains a blog, which is a treasure of works in progress or early stages, bits of process, and comments on other artists he admires, foremost of which are John Singer Sargent and Joquin Sorolla.

You can also find a series of time-compressed videos of the making of several of Tennison’s paintings on Vimeo. Unlike the hyperkinetic brush flipping of some time-lapse painting videos, these are done with simple, graceful fades between stages of the painting.

 
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5 Replies to “James Tennison”

  1. I will be visiting the Boymans van Beuningen Museum in Rotterdam next Friday afternoon.
    http://www.boijmans.nl/en/7/calendar-exhibitions
    The presentation of Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen’s collection is rearranged every two years. This time it has been enriched with more than twenty loans from other Dutch museums and from the Royal Museum of Fine Arts Antwerp. Twenty first-rate pieces from elsewhere and more than thirty superb works from the museum’s own reserves contribute to a refreshing installation of more than 350 paintings. In 2013 twelve of the loans are going back to their owners. New loans and pieces from the Museum’s depot will be shown.

  2. I regret to inform the canceling of my trip to Rotterdam due to unforseen circumstances which are beyond human control. I’ve seen the Tower years ago, though.

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