John Diehl on UGallery.com

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...
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American Flag Oil Painting

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...
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“Nighthawks” Edward Hopper Oil Painting

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...
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Contemporary Oil Painting Portrait

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...
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Arnold Arboretum Art Exhibit

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....
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Self Portrait Painting of the Artist

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...
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