Sunday, May 24, 2009

Odd Nerdrum...

IMHO this is the world's greatest living painter at this time. His name is Odd Nerdrum and here is his main website you can google him and learn much more of course.

I have always believed that the best art teachers are those who do what we strive to do. To emulate them and look at their work and then try to take it even further. (If you've followed my work thus far, I am thousands of miles short of his work, however I keep striving and growing).

Who is the giant who's shoulders you wish to stand on?


The dream begins with a teacher who believes in you, who tugs and pushes and leads you to the next plateau, sometimes poking you with a sharp stick called "truth." ~Dan Rather


  1. My giant I think would have to be Munnings..such colour and movement and all that with just one (very) good eye :))

  2. Thanks so much for sharing that. I'd not heard of him before, and I Googled him. Definitely a prodigious giant! Thank you so much for sharing him.

    I posed this question on Twitter last night, and here are some other really interesting artist to look at that I heard back from my Tweeps...

    Daniel Gerhartz
    Richard Schmid
    Gil Dellinger

  3. You might want to check out my "Odd Nerdrum Technique Experiments" (secret pages) verified by his former students at