Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Birthday Banner

This is a birthday banner Reinhold made for his son Marxhausen. It shows Marxy's sense of humor and the inventive typogrophy he used in many of his large works.

Monday, December 27, 2010

Marxy's Deck

This is a video shot by Karl Marxhausen of the deck of Reinhold's studio, which is chock-full of interesting objects including a banner with Psalms 46:1.

Saturday, December 25, 2010

Thursday, December 23, 2010

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Watercolor - Baby

I've been taking my first watercolor class this year, and I can tell you from experience that the trickiest thing about the medium is controlling it. For Marxhausen to achieve this level of realism with watercolor is impressive.

Dean Mitchell is the only other artist I know of who uses watercolor for highly realistic portraiture.

Marxhausen's seems drawn to younger subjects. These two paintings remind me of the old master, Frans Hals.

Oil - Tooth ache

Sunday, December 19, 2010

Friday, December 17, 2010

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Monday, December 13, 2010

Saturday, December 11, 2010

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Sunday, December 5, 2010

Friday, December 3, 2010

Wednesday, December 1, 2010