Monday, February 6, 2012


With lots of empty walls in our house, I have been on the hunt for prints to fill the space.  I am trying to get away from buying something that everyone has, so I am trying to make my art purchases something that I love. 

Over the weekend, I was introduced to the artwork of Fairfield Porter.  Did a little research and learned that he is considered to be one of the most influential 20th century painters.  He mostly painted landscapes, scenes of homes and portraits of family and friends.

One of the subjects is he famous for painting is his family's summer house in Southampton.  I think you get a sense of classic Americana images in many of these works.  This is what I imagine a bright summer day is like on the Coast....

I think the use of color in these works is really unique.  It's not bright, primary colors and not muted pastels either.  Apparently, he was always playing with color and trying to create a shade that no one had come up with yet.  

Have you heard of Fairfield Porter?  Who are your favorite artists?


  1. I love the feel of his work...and really great colors, agree. Expensive?

  2. Ooooh, I love these. I had never heard of him. This sounds crazy, and I mean it in the best way possible, but his work, especially that first photo, reminds me of paint by numbers. Something about the color and the way he lays it on the canvas. I was drawn to them immediately because they evoke a sense of nostalgia to me. Thanks for sharing!!