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John Diehl on UGallery.com

Posted by on Sep 26, 2012 in art, art for sale, art gallery, artwork for sale, blurscapes, buy art online, buy paintings online, paintings for sale | 1 comment

Throughout my art career I have worked with various galleries whether they were traditional brick and mortar or online art galleries.  One of my favorite online art galleries that I have sold my oil paintings on is UGallery.com.  These people really love art and have assembled a great website full of fantastic art for sale from artists all over the world. I love working with UGallery as it allows my work to be seen and purchased from anywhere in the world.  I recently had the pleasure of them carrying my blurscape oil paintings at the...

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Epoxy Resin Art and How to Apply Resin

Posted by on Jul 2, 2012 in Uncategorized | 2 comments

One of the most asked questions I get is always about epoxy resin and how to apply it on paintings or other art.  I thought I’d make a post here and share what I’ve learned during my time spent using epoxy resin and how I apply it to paintings.  For those not familiar, epoxy resin is a two part mixture of an epoxy and a resin that can be poured onto any flat surface.  Commonly used on boats, countertops, epoxy resin has been gaining a lot of popularity in the art world over the past ten years or so.  If you’ve been to an...

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American Flag Oil Painting

Posted by on Sep 21, 2011 in art, art for sale, artwork for sale, buy art, buy art online, buy paintings, buy paintings online, contemporary, contemporary paintings, corporate art, Diehl Art, fine art, John Diehl, oil paintings, online art gallery, original art, original paintings, paintings for sale, wall art | 0 comments

One of the most iconic American symbols and most recognizable flags of the world is the flag of the United States of America.  I painted this original oil painting for my solo corporate art exhibit at the Fidelity Investments headquarters in Boston.  Measuring over 5 feet wide and painted in my contemporary monochromatic style this American Flag painting is quite large and imposing.  Probably one of the most famous American Flag paintings was done by the artist Jasper Johns entitled “Flag” which was painted between 1954 and...

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“Nighthawks” Edward Hopper Oil Painting

Posted by on Sep 15, 2011 in art, art for sale, artwork for sale, buy art, buy art online, buy paintings, buy paintings online, contemporary, contemporary paintings, contemporary portrait, Diehl Art, fine art, John Diehl, oil paintings, online art gallery, original art, original paintings, paintings for sale, Uncategorized | 2 comments

In 2007 I attended Edward Hopper’s retrospective exhibit at the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston.  It was his largest exhibit in decades.  Among all of his great works was his most famous masterpiece “Nighthawks”.  Easily this painting is one of the most widely recognized paintings of the 20th century and one of my favorites.  ”Nighthawks” by Edward Hopper resides at the Art Institute of Chicago but was on loan in Boston for the show, it made a very strong impression.  This exhibit is what started my painting...

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Contemporary Oil Painting Portrait

Posted by on Sep 10, 2011 in art, art for sale, buy art, buy art online, buy paintings online, contemporary paintings, contemporary portrait, fine art, John Diehl, oil paintings, original art, paintings for sale | 0 comments

Having started painting portraits again I have found myself looking for better source material.  The common way of going about collecting images for portraits is to use celebrity photographs.  The problem that arises with painting celebrities is that I don’t really know them or having any form of connection to them since I’ve never met them.  This has led me to search out source material that I’m familiar with and have started calling on my friends to help. This oil painting portrait that I have just finished...

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Becoming an Online Artist

Posted by on Sep 9, 2011 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Many people consider art to be something that occurs within galleries and museums, and of course on the walls of those who enjoy everything from Banksy to Picasso, be they art critics or wealthy Cheeky Bingo players. But what does the online space have to offer those who love to create art? Well, two things, primarily - commerce, and a larger audience. These are both due to the fact that the world wide web is just that - a world-wide network of computers that enable you to show new art to potentially huge numbers of people almost...

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Arnold Arboretum Art Exhibit

Posted by on Sep 1, 2011 in art exhibit, art for sale, art show, blurscapes, contemporary paintings, Diehl Art, exhibit, John Diehl, landscape paintings, oil paintings, original art, original paintings, paintings for sale, wall art | 0 comments

Artists in the Arboretum 2011 Join us this September 21 - October 23 at the Arnold Arboretum of Harvard University for a great fall art exhibit.  ”Artist in the Arboretum 2011″ features 22 artists’ inspired works from the collection and grounds of the Arnold Arboretum.   Pictured to the left is “Clearing 345″ which is the selected piece for the exhibition.  This Blurscape painting is also the featured image on the exhibition postcard. The Opening reception will be held Wednesday September 21 from 6-8pm....

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Self Portrait Painting of the Artist

Posted by on Aug 5, 2011 in art, art for sale, artwork for sale, buy art online, buy paintings online, contemporary paintings, contemporary portrait, Diehl Art, John Diehl, oil paintings, paintings for sale, portraits, wall art | 0 comments

It’s been a number of years since I’ve created a self portrait, where as I’ve never actually painted one.  I completed a few self portraits when I used to draw with charcoal but haven’t done any since.  After painting some pop art figures with my new portrait style I figured it was time to paint my first self portait.  To make the painting special I started the painting on my 29th birthday.  I used a photo I had taken a couple weeks earlier as a reference.  In the painting I am seated wearing a shirt and tie along...

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“Girl with a Pearl Earring” Contemporary Portrait

Posted by on Jul 19, 2011 in art, art for sale, artwork for sale, buy art, buy art online, buy paintings, buy paintings online, contemporary paintings, contemporary portrait, Diehl Art, fine art, John Diehl, online art gallery, original paintings, portraits | 0 comments

One of my all time favorite Vermeer paintings and arguably one of his most famous works of art is the “Girl with the Pearl Earring”.  It’s often known as the “Mona Lisa of the North” or the “Dutch Mona Lisa” as it’s popularity has world wide reach and recognition.   Painted around 1665 during the Dutch Golden Age of painting it is rumored that the model was one of Vermeer’s staff but has never been verified. Painting the “Girl with the Pearl Earring” with my contemporary...

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Marilyn Monroe Portrait

Posted by on Jun 20, 2011 in art, art for sale, artwork for sale, contemporary paintings, contemporary portrait, Diehl Art, John Diehl, oil paintings, original paintings, paintings for sale, portraits | 7 comments

SOLD One of the most iconic images of the past century is none other than the famous Marilyn Monroe.  Known to millions as a movie star she also rose to iconic fame and pop art status, thank to Andy Warhol.  With such a dynamic look and dramatic lightning it’s no wonder I felt drawn to painting a contemporary portrait of Marilyn Monroe.  With my signature portrait colors and blurred edges I have made the American icon my...

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