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There’s nothing like a time set apart in a beautiful place for concentrated art making. Check out the video tour.
All e-galleries are collected here, dating from 2008. Previous PDF versions may be found in the pdf archive area. Entries are listed in order of latest first.
There’s nothing like a time set apart in a beautiful place for concentrated art making. Check out the video tour.
People are often fascinated with how a painting is made, how something comes from nothing. Here’s a quick look at a couple recent examples.
It’s another summer of beauty, with Anne and her work part of it. Always good for the soul. Check out these few pictures.
Here’s a most unusual story I got involved in that the BBC is following. Read it and you’ll see why.
It only happens twice a year, and it’s happening now. Over 200 works on display. Plus, it’s an open house, with a great opportunity to spend time with friends. (And check out the rug . . . an apparent copy of Anne’s work.)
Here’s a quick course in how to make a painting, condensed to a paragraph. And here’s notice of our next studio show, May 20 and 21. Save the date.
Here’s a quick look at our just-completed art-making time with some fascinating process shots of Anne’s printmaking.
The show opens during Art Walk this coming Thursday evening in Laguna. But more, here’s some intriguing background behind one of the featured pieces.
Here’s another new book, with the story of its making. Could be useful for Christmas. (Hope you’re gearing up for a merry one.)
Here’s an announcement of our next show, last weekend of this month, and some examples how a painting can change even years after it’s first made.
This is a blog mostly about art, and typography is an art. Here’s an introduction to a talented type designer, recently passed.
We saw France, at least as much as we could in three weeks . . . and recorded a lot of it. Here’s a preview of the result, with love.
It’s one of my genres, on display for a special show this month. Here’s an preview, with a touch of description of each piece just to love them better.
Here’s an appreciation for a one-of-a-kind art form . . . as well as an invitation to her special reception at the Laguna Festival of Arts.
Here’s announcing two events upcoming (one tomorrow evening), plus a quick look at the stages of making a quick painting.
After three weeks on an art tour in France, here are some boiled down reflections, as well as some works by artists of artists.
I went to the city of my birth and did a marathon of paintings which then went around the world. And it was all joy.
Here’s an invitation to our show this weekend with a sneak peak of what you’ll see, plus the making of a large Van Gogh.
It’s one page from the book, the account of when everything changed. Also, an invitation to our next Studio Show, first weekend in May.
A new place for new art; come along and enjoy it with us. Also check out the show announcements (two) and a speaking invitation.
Continuing the saga of the early days, here is early training in art (technical) and my first job out of school, at Shelby American, building Cobras.
One only celebrates a 50th anniversary once, but we celebrate the results all the life long. Here’s a brief introduction to each.
Circumstances pushed it, or who knows if it would have happened? It was all on a week’s notice. Here’s the abbreviated story, and a few pictures (though almost all there are).
It’s another memory from a ways back, a small creative act that made a difference in two major things.
Our Lives Together, The Early Years, is out now. Here is its availability, and a few sample pages to enjoy.
It’s a painting for the season, with fresh insights . . . along with an invitation to see it come alive on Christmas eve.
Enjoy the process of another large painting done in public, with a brief time-lapse at the end.
Also, our Open House and Studio Show is this weekend. It’s both afternoons, Saturday and Sunday. See details in the blog.
We came again to Swan Valley, Idaho, spent 10 days, loved everything about it, including getting a great deal of work done. It’s a labor of love. Check it out.
Not all tourist photography need be the typical stuff. Here’s a sampling of Anne’s creative eye on this summer’s Italy trip. Also an announcement of her gallery show.
Here’s the release of a new book, completely unique, with drawings only. Check out a few samples, and some of the background photo reference.
Here’s a look at Anne’s first-ever new book with marvelous samples of her art . . . and an announcement of her summer-long show at the Laguna Festival of Arts.
As of this evening a show will open of my work at the art walk in Laguna Beach. All invited. Here’s a quick look at a few pieces included.
It was another highly creative assignment, begun in the studio and culminating as public painting–and a service for others–at a big event in Phoenix.
Here’s the biggest painting I’ve ever done. But then it is for a big state. And a great cause. Read through, or skip to the bottom for the final result (which includes a brief time-lapse video of the installation).
It’s an example of liberality where where there’s no repayment, at least not by the recipient. But from another source, very possibly.
When I think about it, it was a major show, some 50 pieces displayed at the posh Montage Resort in Laguna. But that’s not the point, rather the special people featured in the paintings.
Anne’s received some significant recognition recently. If you’ve not seen the article, you can get the essence here.
Here’s the finished product of a very ambitious project, a 17 ft. by 6.5 ft. mural, painted in public, in four days. Enjoy the time-lapse video.
Here we are, working on our anniversary. Together. Perfect.
Join us for a quick look at the art made and the life lived at this two week stay in Toledo, Oregon.
It was sort of a pilgrimage back to the roots of my parents. Here are the paintings it inspired. Pause a moment and let them take you away.
New work. Warm hospitality. Check out this one-minute VIDEO of the first room.
Here’s a very abbreviated take on our Israel trip. Plus, book offers for perfect gifts. And an invitation to our house show, December 6-7.
A full color presentation of the beautiful world neighbors we tend to forget about . . . a 20-year body of work . . . great for your own coffee table and as gifts.
It’s the fall Art Walk Laguna this Thursday evening and your friends the Moores are featured. Either way, here’s a quick view.
Returning to where I never lived, but the land of my parents’ formative years, we loved Wyoming, and continued making art of our lives.
A painting is made in stages, at least the way I do it. Sometimes I document the process. Here I share that with two paintings each of two models. Enjoy.
Here’s an unusual commission, a copy of a very “modern” painting, for a very, very modern house. An instance where courage and aesthetics meet.
An overview of most recent works and the time and place of their making . . . along with a reminder of this weekend’s studio show.
Here’s a large single painting that gave life to almost 200 miniatures! Also don’t miss our Summer Studio Tour, May 31 and June 1. See “Coming Events.”
Here’s a short selection Anne’s highly original pieces, this time accompanied with verse. Also a notice of this week’s show, and next month’s.
Once again we’ve taken over this studio for weeks of concentrated work. Celebrate with us our results (and another year together).
Here’s something of a slide show of a place you don’t see every day, where I’ve been since the first of the year. Expand your horizons, as I have.
The show is this weekend. Come if you can. Or inquire about pieces shown on the websites, discounted this weekend only. Also check out this new curtain, and a new use of Anne’s wonderful designs.
It’s the Fall Studio Show and a celebration of a new book at the same time. Details of both are here.
We’ve been just under three weeks in Spain. Everything is so photographical, but we’ve boiled it down here. Take a few minutes here for your own mini-vacation. It’s free, and you’ll love it.
One never knows where a creative spurt will lead. Here’s one week’s production on a whole new direction (another of so many).
Take a break for some art produced just last month in the beautiful Arizona desert. And there’s a new video release of my “journey” if you’d like to check it out.
Here’s a step by step of an ambitious project, a collaboration between patron and painter, with both gratified with the result.
Here’s a step-by-step of a recent large painting, created for the season . . . and an offering of prints. Also, see invitation for our Spring Studio Show, April 27-28.
Here’s a quick overview of our art-making hiatus last month in Oregon . . . from blank walls to filling the whole space. Also, note our next show, April 27-28.
It’s always good, at this time of the year, to take a quick look back, as well as forward. Here’s a glance at some of the work that went out the door this last year.
Here’s a view of Mexico you may not know. Enjoy it with us. Also, this month it’s our show at the house–the weekend before Thanksgiving. Details inside.
Here’s a theme composed of seven women in gestural beauty and one austere pleasure. Go figure. And enjoy the art.
It’s August and the love of beauty never stops, shining all the more, if not specific faces, through gestures of the heart. Check out these seven.
Can’t get outside enough? Get some inspiration by checking out these recent landscapes. And check the announcement for a plein air workshop for painters and a show for appreciators.
Take a break for beauty and check out the delicate works on paper produced by artist Anne Moore. Or better yet, come to her show at Sandstone Gallery in Laguna Beach this Thursday evening. Details inside.
Once again I painted live (in front of people) for an event highlighting the plight of the world’s orphans. Again I made oversized faces. Appropriate, perhaps, for an oversized challenge. Take a moment and consider the art, and the children.
It’s a bit of a wonder, the creative process. First there’s nothing, then there’s something. Like magic . . . though it’s not a trick.
We went to Oregon for three weeks of painting and printmaking. It was a time and a place “set apart,” as suggested in the title’s adjective. Here’s a brief overview and a peek at the art made.
Here’s an update on things visual, including our plans for an Oregon studio get away (with link for you to check out) and a time-lapse video of an hour-long portrait condensed to just one minute.
Here’s a quick look at work sold in 2011, and an invitation to subscribe to Blank Slate, a new blog on the art called “life.”
This issue we’re sharing six works that didn’t pass muster in a local competition and some thoughts about doing well anyhow. It’s something for all of us.
Here’s a brief e-gallery with only one picture (of 15 paintings). It’s announcing our studio show this weekend. Come if you can; you’ll love it, and we’d love to see you.
Always exploring new subjects and ways to paint them, this month it’s abstract landscapes, another way to experience beauty. And we’re inviting you to our open studio show, coming up November 12 and 13. Further info inside.
Here’s a look at the progress of a custom painting with custom colors for a custom space. It’s a sample of what can be done. Our environments can be made beautiful. If it gives you any ideas, let me know.
For the fourth year Anne’s fine artwork is being featured and the famous Festival of Arts in Laguna Beach. It’s work for the discerning eye, and it’s work you can own.
Children are always a challenge to paint, particularly when they’re your own, or your grandchildren. For all that, here are 12 of ours for your entertainment. (They always entertain us.)
Our semi-annual Studio Show and Sale is happening this weekend. It’s Saturday evening from 4:00 and Sunday afternoon from 1:00. Lots of new work. Also, new workshops coming up. Details inside.
This month Golden West College is showing five pieces of mine . . . the opening being tomorrow evening. The paintings they’re showing are here. Plus a clip of music from last time’s chamber show. And, mark your calendar for our next show at the house (May 7-8).
Today we’re sharing with you announcements of two separate shows, one for just an afternoon and the other for another week and a half. The first really is a concert, with the art an extra, just for the ambiance. Stands to reason: how many art shows have we been to where the music was background.
Besides showing some beautiful and new hand-made prints here we’re also sharing photos of a very large painting now presiding over the lobby of a Christian university in South Africa. And we’ve got lots of dates for upcoming workshops, lectures, and shows…including a Show at the House in May.
Greetings of the new year! Here’s some new art for you to enjoy, and some new galleries showing it. That, and an invitation to Art Walk in Laguna this Thursday evening . . . and some other events coming up.
Here’s a very brief greeting for you, in art, at the close of another year.
Last month we went to South Africa. Check out the pictures and sense the inspiration of it all. Also, this month, it’s our fall show at the house–November 20 and 21. See inside for details.
Take a moment for art. The paintings here are headed for South Africa . . . at least those that aren’t sold beforehand. Until then, they’re available. If interested, click on the pictures themselves. Or just enjoy the international tour with the light commentary. It’s for the art of our lives.
Again this summer Anne is showing at the Laguna Festival of Art. Here’s a preview, plus a new exploration: Handcrafted Books.
Art is in very large measure an exercise in creativity. One continues to explore. It can be crazy from a marketing perspective but it’s one of the reasons to be an artist. Also see news about upcoming workshops.
It’s this weekend we’re hosting our semi-annual show at the house. And once again we’re showcasing a lot of new art, and some at very, very low prices. See invitation at bottom of post.
Mark your calendars for the upcoming Studio Show and Open House, April 24-25. Meantime enjoy the show at the Crystal Cathedral with its monumental new paintings, inside.
Here’s a look a the Dana Point abode where two artists-in-residence reside. The place itself has become an original. Like a canvas, it’s full of potential, welcoming expression, then re-expression, never necessarily finished. The tract house, now customized. Click on pictures for a larger view. Just about everything has been changed since we moved in […]
Sorry, I couldn’t resist that title. The women here are not loose at all, at least not necessarily. Read on. And check out the upcoming show as well as the Loosen Up workshop offered for Feb. 13-14.
Here’s a very brief e-gallery, featuring just two paintings. Mainly we want to remind you of our show at the house this weekend. The invitation with info is inside, or go here: http://bit.ly/3teCPU. Come if you can.
The last little while has produced two commissions that called for canvases that would fit in arch shaped niches. Here’s a little of the process and the result as they look in their unique locations. Also, here’s your invitation to the next show at the house, and this Thursday’s art walk in Laguna.
Here’s an e-gallery with just one painting to share. That’s in part because this morning we’re running out the door for England. Actually we’ll be flying. (And not sailing, as the shown painting might imply.) Take a minute and enjoy.
Once again Anne is the featured artist at the Sandstone Gallery in Laguna Beach. The opening is this Thursday evening at the ever-popular Art Walk. It’ll be a great summer evening; come out and enjoy it…unless you’re off in Japan, like some of the subjects in this issue.
For an oil painter, I’ve been doing a good deal in acrylic lately. It’s in part to create works on paper to sell for less than works on canvas. See inside. Also, you’re invited to our up-coming show at the house in the summer. It’s the weekend after next and the weather will be perfect. Click on the following for info: http://www.hyattmoore.com/egallery/wp-content/uploads/2009/08/House-Show-809-Single.pdf
Once again Anne is among the illustrious artists showing at the Festival of Arts in Laguna Beach. Here’s a preview. Also, check out the new home page for Moore and Moore Art, introduced here. And note the dates of some up-coming shows. So take a quick break: It’s about art!
Painting is always happening around this house and studio, but the subject matter and style can differ from week to week. Or day to day. Here is a number of beach themes, and dancers. Take a quick break and add art to your day.
The Last Supper with Twelve Tribes has been my most popular painting. It continues to move out, and with me along . . . through public speaking near and far. Now a synopsis of that is on YouTube . . . viewable right here on the e-gallery, along with samples of other paintings symbolic of the season.
Enigmatic Influence seemed a fitting title of this e-gallery as it features a number of Anne’s recent creations. Besides that, it announces a number of shows (1) an opening this week of her work in Laguna, (2) both of us included at the La Quinta Art Festival, and (3) a special pre-view and sale this weekend at our studio/gallery/house. For an invitation to that go here: http://www.hyattmoore.com/_media/Loosen-Up-Workshop_March-2009.pdf
Here’s a tribute to Winter while we’re still in its midst. Being a Southern Californian, winter is something I visit, like over Christmas, in Minnesota and Wisconsin, where we went for family and frost and a great abundance of snow. After that, it was back in the studio with a lot of white paint.
Greetings of the New Year to you. Last blog featured paintings with gold; this time it’s “works on paper.” If this seems a commentary on the direction of the economy it’s only coincidental. We think you’ll find these just as special. Also take note of the classes resuming again in our studio, and a “first” for me, a weekend workshop for artists. For details or to sign up, go here: http://www.hyattmoore.com/_media/Loosen-Up-Workshop.pdf
It really has nothing to do with the present state of the economy, but lately I’ve been investing in gold. Gold leaf. It adds a whole new dimension in painting. And these paintings are looking for homes. We’re asking our friends for ideas. Feel free to contribute any suggestions, or share this with others who may have some. Meantime, enjoy the pictures, and the words.
It’s become an annual event. Once a year we open our house and studio to all for a weekend of art. In a sense it’s an inventory sale.
Commissions have been in focus these last several months, and of those, a good number have been portraits. Portraits: always the most challenging of paintings. Many artists won’t attempt them, and it was awhile before I would. Now it’s a regular thing. Click the link for samples, with their stories…as well as opportunity to get one yourself, and info about our annual Open House and Show coming up.
Once again, Anne Moore will be the featured artist at Sandstone Gallery in Laguna Beach. The opening is tomorrow evening, during the ever-festive Art Walk. Come if you can. Also this month Hyatt Moore will be featured as guest lecturer-demonstrator at the San Clemente Art Association. You’re invited to that, too. Then, classes are starting again at the Moore&Moore Art studio. For info on all this, and a sample of some fine art, lean in and visit the e-gallery. (How easy is that!)
There’s a show this evening in the city of Orange and you’re invited. Gallery on Glassell in “Old Town” has been carrying my work for a number of years. I know it’s short notice, particularly for those of you a thousand miles away, but I thought I’d at least share a few pieces that will be on display. Call it a moment for aesthetics and be enriched.
Last time we featured Anne’s work at the Laguna Festival of Arts. The show continues through the summer. Don’t miss it. This weekend only there’s another show featuring my work (along with others’). I’ll have a lot of pieces, many subjects and good prices. It’s in Newport Beach. Address and times are at the bottom of this e-gallery. Hope to see you there.
The long anticipated show is upon us and you’re all invited. The Festival of Arts in Laguna Beach is a prestigious event where every year hundreds of artist compete and only a few new ones are accepted. After years of applying for both of us, this year Anne was accepted. Take five minutes and see why.
Every year about this time the San Clemente Art Association sponsors a plein air competition. Painters, including me, have been painting San Clemente this week which will culminate this Saturday with a show and sale. Included will be at least one ala prima painted during the “quick draw.” Take a minute and check it out. (Or take an hour and drop by on Saturday.)
Here are a few more of the “Women from the Back” theme before we move on. Not that this theme will ever be done, having enough intrigue to last a life time (as with everything else). Once again, the paintings here had their genesis in London’s National Portrait Gallery, and in the case of one, some preliminary thumbnail sketches are shown that were used in their making. Happy looking at these lookers, and over their shoulders.
We left off last time with my introducing a new genre, “Women from the Back.” I showed a couple, along with the drawings that preceded them. In this issue I show another, one that I didn’t see coming myself. It’s pretty dramatic. Then there’s another large piece, from an altogether different genre, “Cowboys from the Side”? Take a five-minute look and tell me what you think. PS I’ll be in Boca Raton, Florida this week, doing some painting as “performance.” Maybe more on that another day…
It grew from making those drawings and paintings shown in the last e-gallery, the two fellow classmates viewed from behind. I realized I’d come across intriguing subject matter, something I can only call, “Women from the Back.” Take five minutes and feed your art side.
We’ve been grateful for the response to the first blog, published two weeks ago. It was about drawing and how that’s generally the basis for painting. Continuing that theme, this issue displays a couple of recent drawings that went on to become paintings, and one example Anne’s work, which involved no drawing at all. Take a moment to enjoy the art.
Hello friends. Here’s our first attempt at a blog. It’s designed as part of the Hyatt Moore website. Click on the link here for a full look/read. There may be glitches; but with your patience we’ll get them worked out as we go. Note, too, the mention at the bottom of a couple of current shows. It’s all a way to stay updated, and to stay in touch. HM