Landscape of My Mind

Art student at the University of North Texas


He even pulled his pants up so the bottoms wouldn’t get wet

Beautiful Lies
Brian Oldham
United States
Original: $1,900

Reflective Tree by cheonsangcho
Been feeling like working non-objectively this week.

Colors of Landmannalaugar
Gregor Samsa

In den Dünen, 2011, Acryl/Lw, 100x170cm
In the dunes, 2011, acrylic / canvas, 100x170cm

Mark Tansey
Soft Borders, 1997
oil on canvas, 269 x 217.15 x 5.75 cm (105 15/16 x 85 7/16 x 2 1/4 in)
With wit and irony, this painting reveals Mark Tansey’s fascination with the nature of time, space, and painting itself. Against a mountain backdrop he painted four interrelated scenes: a small tribe of native Americans, an expedition of 19th-century surveyors and photographers, a group of tourists taking photographs and home movies, and a toxic waste-removal crew in protective clothing. Each scene is depicted from a different perspective. Shown here in the orientation preferred by the artist, the canvas can be hung in any of four positions. Tansey describes Soft Borders as a “short history of the West from four different points of view.” Tansey is an avid reader and collector of visual information found in magazines, newspapers, and illustrated books. His knowledge and reference library of reproductions shape the many preliminary drawings and collages he makes before producing a final composition. Once the planning is finished, the time actually spent painting is brief—-several days to several months. Tansey’s palette is restricted to one color applied over a gessoed (plastered) canvas. He manipulates the paint with brushes and a variety of scraping tools, removing pigment until the white of the ground is visible, much like daylight shining through the fog. The overall effect has the spontaneous quality of a snapshot, but the world depicted is invented and subjective.

Mark TanseyEC 101, 2009Oil on canvas 

Photography #SubmissionFriday:
Untitled (from the series “Best General View”), 2010

500px / Sunset - ref Expression

Perfect red line in a Hungarian forest marking the high point of a toxic aluminum sludge spill