Gage Opdenbrouw. I am mesmerized by this guys window paintings. They are out of this world and so interesting. He’s giving you a glimpse into his space, and a wonderful space it is. What I love…. The darkness in the foreground, with the strokes where light is hitting the floor, the flower, and the window in the distance – and of course that great light coming from the window on the right. Stunning!
Simple, peaceful, makes me want to be sitting there with a good book, listening to the snow hit the window, or maybe hear the wind howl, while I’m inside nice and toasty. Love that plant. The light on it is amazing.
Gage also teaches, and wow, would I ever like to spend some time learning from him! He’s got such a cool style! So, if you’re in the San Fran area, check it out! He’s got so many stunning paintings and such a great style! I love his use of color and how he paints ordinary things (window) and makes them extraordinary!
Read a bit about Gage, Check out his website for a little more… engageingart.com – also check out the NEWS tab for more wonderful paintings!
A Bay Area artist, Gage Opdenbrouw was born and raised in San Jose, California, who lives, works, and teaches in San Francisco. He is a painter whose work evinces many interests and influences. Regardless of the style or subject, he aims to distill his images to a point where there is a powerful emotional resonance.
He paints primarily in oil, and the vast majority of his works involve the figure or the landscape in one way or another. Opdenbrouw’s paintings comprise several distinct, yet interrelated bodies of work.
In addition to his studio work, he also teaches painting & drawing both in a private capacity, and at the Sharon Art Studio, where he teaches classes for adults, and NCMACC, where he shares his love of art with children, both in San Francisco.
At the ripe young age of 32 his paintings have been the subject of ten solo exhibitions, and over forty group, juried, and 2 person shows in museums and galleries around the country.
All images via engageingart.com, used with permission…
Catch you back here tomorrow!