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Jonathan Van Brunt
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Return to Abstraction
It was inevitable that after doing landscapes for some time that the abstract patterns in nature would inspire me to do more non-representational work. To me, no artist who works from nature can avoid drawing or painting quickly as the light outdoors change...

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Art in Tribute Art can express feelings and emotions in ways that words never can. Recently, my brother passed away. It was a devastating loss to everyone in my family, and I tried hard to write something to honor him. I have done this in the past and it ha...

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Painting Therapy One thing I've noticed as I get older is the profound impact on my life making art has been. While I continue to struggle to have my work known, as many artist do, I cannot help but value how making art has kept me from sinking into the dee...

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Finally Finished This is an image I started in August of 2014, and finally finished it a week ago. Of course, I still would like to revise it but my youngest son thought it was good so I took that as a sign not to. One of us is right. I have it for sale on ...

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Gardiners County Park Here is a painting done at Gardiners County Park in Bay Shore, Long Island. This was done a little while back, the beginning of winter. The spot I painted was bitterly cold, and I remember that even though I had gloves on, I had to kee...

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Subway Series, etc. Two more entries for the Subway Series. I am using mechanical pencils exclusively now. I can't believe how many years I spent drawing with traditional pencils that needed sharpening every two minutes! Never again. Not only is there no ne...

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Space is Everything  The following are some images which probably illustrate my contradictory nature. The first two are images I did during my graduate study at Ohio University in the early 90's. My instructors were mostly representational landscape painter...

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Summer's here, and I miss the winter
Now that the weather is getting warmer, it would seem that the time is right for active plein air painting. Not so for myself, as I am more likely to go out during the colder months. The reasons: One, there are less people at the sites I wish to paint, two,...

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Latest Work
This latest set of paintings are the result of seeing the work of Lynn Boggess at the Lines and Colors blog. I found his paintings really inspiring, and they made me re-connect with the days when I studied painting at the Maine College of Art in 1984, where...

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Latest Work
This latest set of paintings are the result of seeing the work of Lynn Boggess at the Lines and Colors blog. I found his paintings really inspiring, and they made me re-connect with the days when I studied painting at the Maine College of Art in 1984, where...
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