1. Girl On White

    It’s oversized (40” tall) and understated.

    I’m undersized and overstated, but that’s another subject.

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    Azaleas Near the Artist’s Studio

    Here is a large Impressionistic piece. As usual with Impressionism, there isn’t much to say about it except that it’s really doggone pretty.

    Unless you hate pink.

    Original art by Van Evan Fuller, vanevanfuller.com.

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    Two-Toned Woman

    Most artists agree that, in painting the figure, tan lines are best avoided: The whole idea behind painting nudes is to explore the body’s elegant lines without the distracting clutter of the lines that clothing adds. Tan lines add those lines, even without the clothing.

    But sometimes they are, in themselves, an interesting subject. Here’s my model Mystery, clearly and gorgeously illustrating the fact.

    By the way…this picture (check the enlargements) displays an impasto effect, which in oil painting means the thick application of paint. But the effect is an illusion: This is a computer graphic, as flat as your monitor.

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    The Noble Dunce

    The line between dunce and visionary is thin indeed, and the verdict has yet to be returned on this enthusiastic fellow. 

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    This Is How We Do It Where I Come From

    Here is a new piece that straddles the line between abstractionism and surrealism. I made it with bit of Kandinsky, a bit of Miro and a dash of paprika.

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    The Silver Shoes

    For a long time, I have wanted to paint a particular subject: a heavily tattooed woman wearing silver shoes, relaxing in a public restroom—preferably one that hasn’t been cleaned (the restroom, not the woman) since you first applied for a Blockbuster rental card.

    Here is that painting at last, made possible by the photos of my friend and model, Mariale. I’m certain there’s an interesting story behind it, but an untold story is often the most intriguing kind.

    Fun fact: In the original story of The Wizard of Oz, it is silver shoes—not ruby slippers!—that are coveted by the Witch of the West. I don’t know if these shoes have any magic, but I would suggest that she click the heels together and see if she can summon a Munchkin janitor.

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    Two Figures Under the Sun

    Here’s an homage to the great Matisse.

    What is the difference between an homage and a ripoff?

    Well, let me explain. You see—ah—

    Trust me, it’s an homage.

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    The Room of Blue Shadow

    Recently I discovered the work of the amazing Tim at secondlifephoto.tumblr.com. Having obtained Tim’s permission to plunder his collection, I set to work at once. Two days later, I finished this strange and slightly surrealistic picture.

    The colors are eerily exaggerated; the elements are arranged along straight horizontal and vertical lines. It’s an uneasy mix of passion and icy formality.

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    This colorful lady is engrossed in some quaint and curious volume of forgotten lore.

    Her hair was really that color. The rest of the colors have been slightly enhanced.

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    View From the Bughouse

    Thomas Hart Benton (one of my idols, mind you) dismissed all modernism as “bughouse painting.” This was in a day when you could make insensitive, boneheaded remarks without being tarred and feathered for political incorrectness. 

    Ironically, Benton was a teacher of Jackson Pollock (also known as Jack the Dripper), who eventually replaced Vincent Van Gogh as the quintessential bughouse artist. Pollock is gone now, but goodness knows there are plenty of modern artists who are just as buggy. 

    I’ve been known to have a quirk or two, myself. 

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    Mambazha Kaalan

    The title refers to an Indian dish containing ripe mango pulp in coconut gravy with yogurt.

    That should be enough explanation. Mmm, coconut gravy!

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    Belle: Torso

    Sometimes I work in an unorthodox backward manner, beginning with a naturalistic image and breaking it down repeatedly to find the art that it conceals. Sometimes I will paint a picture six or seven times, dismantling and rebuilding it until I’ve left Nature behind altogether. That was my plan in this case, but Nature wouldn’t have it. So here is an image in which there is hardly a thimbleful of artistic interpretation.

    And it’s just as well: Every artist knows that there’s a time to show off, and there’s a time to realize that he has nothing to contribute.

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    The Happy Happy City

    My sister loves this picture and thinks you should buy it.

    If you don’t trust my sister, I have nothing more to say to you.

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    Now and then, people begin to take me seriously and treat me with respect. That has been happening here, and I want to put an end to it before it gets completely out of hand.

    This is what I do, boys and girls. I draw cartoons, and silly ones at that.

    Everything else you see here—abstracts, landscapes, portraits and certainly nudes—is created by slave laborers in third world countries. They earn three dollars a week and live entirely on thumbtacks and soup made from newspapers. 

    Thanks for all your compliments. But let’s keep things in perspective, shall we?

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    Two Studies of a Torso

    This is just a practice piece in digital watercolor. Imagine how great she’ll look when I get a bit more practice.

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