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“If we fill our souls with beauty, it will radiate.”

Melville Holmes, Artist

Old Master Dialogues: Sources, Methods, and Theory

Painting commission: The White Swan.

Melville Holmes’  exhibition of Old Master Dialogues: Sources, Methods, and Theory is on view at Ballet Arts Academy of Spokane, 109 W Pacific Ave, Spokane, Washington. The occasional addition of new themes and topics expands the ongoing dialogue.

The exhibition currently comprises drawings and watercolor studies along with finished oil paintings. Subjects include the human figure, anatomical and drapery studies, still life, architecture, and classical landscape idylls accompanied by commentary on the development of ideas and the method of indirect painting.

Classic Holmes Still Life from Melville Holmes on Vimeo.

Using techniques derived from his studies of the materials and methods of the Old Masters, artist Melville Holmes has painted richly luminous, contemplative still life paintings for many years.

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