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  1. Hi Linda,

    Any idea what the asking price of this painting will be?

    I'd guess the demand will bo so high that Cordair considers an auction.

    Congrats to all involved.


    Indeed The First Heat is generating a lot of interest. The price of the painting will be determined by Bryan closer to its completion. Shall I add you to the list of interested customers?

    It is unlikely that we will auction the painting. Instead, I will be contacting all of the interested parties at the same time via e-mail and the first one to respond with payment will enjoy the pride of ownership. B)

    Bryan will also be offering the smaller 14" x 18" study for sale. (see step #6)

  2. post-658-1106516443_thumb.jpgBryan's painting is progressing very nicely.

    "I began working on the actual paint application by blocking in the basic colors for the sky. I blocked in the beams as well so that I could soften the line between them and the sky while both were wet. In general, lines will tend to get crisper and cleaner toward the foreground. The idea here isn’t necessarily to finish any particular section, but to get the primer coat and the sketch covered with the base colors and values that will be in the finished painting.'' --Bryan Larsen

    Read more.

  3. Bryan's latest project is now posting in the QCFA Artist's Studio.

    " The next piece I will be working on in the Artist’s Studio is another in the series based on cover ideas for Ayn Rand’s Atlas Shrugged. This time the subject is Henry Rearden, a steel mill owner and the inventor of a revolutionary metal alloy. In this painting, Rearden will be leaning against a steel beam in his mills, watching the pouring of the first heat of his new metal. The theme is pride in one’s greatest accomplishments. As I discuss the progress of this piece in the studio, I have decided to spend more time on the development of the composition from the original sketch to the final scale sketch before I move on to the painting itself. I think this will allow me to show a little more of the thought process involved in the creation of a painting." --Bryan Larsen

  4. It saddens me that Bryan Larsen’s work wasn’t chosen, as I enjoy his art immensely. Does anyone know why it was rejected?

    Bryan Larsen was one of two artists still being considered when the publisher chose to change directions and use graphic art on the covers instead. As we understand it, the publisher came to the opinion that the use of graphic

    art on the covers will result in higher sales, following a current trend.

    Bryan submitted a series of ideational studies for consideration, which are now available for sale.

    Three of the studies were completed into finished oil paintings, with more to follow. He will start a new Artist's Studio project this week featuring one of the studies, which happens to be my personal favorite…


  5. It looks like I'll be sticking with Mercedes for many years to come.  I was eyeing up the new Mustangs until I read this article; the legislation discussed is set to affect all American-manufactured vehicles:


    This is ridiculous.

    2002 Ford Mustang convertable for sale. No black box, just leather interior, premium sound and power everything. No kidding! :D You should have the car you want!




  6. All his new paintings look wonderful but my two favorite are Motive Force and Self Absolution of the Titan.


    "Motive Force" and "Self Absolution of the Titan" have interesting origins. Bryan was being considered to create the new Ayn Rand cover art. The studies for these pieces are now available and we can all look forward to more exciting oil paintings from Bryan in this series.


  7. November 6th promised to be a special evening, and it proved to be exactly that. Many traveled for hours by car or flew in from out of state for a chance to meet QCFA artist Bryan Larsen and to get their first look at his latest paintings, newly unveiled. At the invitation-only reception, it was sometimes difficult to determine who was enjoying the experience more -- Bryan or his many fans. Pictures from this special event can be viewed here.

    Bryan's latest paintings, including several "Atlas Shrugged" inspired pieces can be viewed at Quent Cordair Fine Art.


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    Bryan Larsen's paintings have inspired the minds and captured the hearts of many around the world. In addition to the paintings currently on display at Quent Cordair Fine Art, Bryan has committed at least two paintings that will be unveiled at a reception to be held in his honor on November 6, 2004. The gallery is located in Burlingame, CA, just south of San Francisco.


    This special evening is by invitation only as space is limited. If you would like to attend, please contact the gallery as soon as possible to reserve your invitation. 1-866-267-3247 or [email protected]


    Enjoy some additional by Bryan here. http://www.cordair.com/larsen/index.aspx

  9. It wasn't until I saw Vettriano's The Singing Butler that I became interested in art and have since then had the pleasure of finding other great artists (like Brian Larsen) :) . I can sympathize with the originator of this thread....I never "got" abstract art either.

    Art that celebrates Man's mind and ability, such as that by Bryan Larsen can be seen here. http://www.cordair.com/larsen/index.aspx and here http://www.cordair.com

    Mr Larsen is being honored with a reception at Quent Cordair Fine Art in Burlingame, Ca, just South of San Francisco, on Saturday, Nov 6. For details http://www.cordair.com/news.aspx


  10. A brand new project in under way in the Artist's Studio at Quent Cordair Fine Art.

    Artist's Studio

    "Welcome back once again to the Artist’s Studio. That’s right… I am back for more. This composition is one I have been working on longer than just about anything I have ever painted. Years ago, I would guess about 1997, I began working on a painting based on the character of Dagny Taggart from ‘Atlas Shrugged’. From the beginning, the title of the piece was to be ‘Motive Force’, a reference to the powerful locomotive engine in the background, but more specifically to the figure of the woman responsible for keeping not just the train, but the entire railroad running. The theme is that behind even the most amazing products of the human mind is exactly that… a human mind: ultimately the most powerful motive force." --Bryan Larsen

    On the studio page you can follow the progression from sketch to completed painting. Each step features commentary from Bryan about his thoughts, techniques and goals for the art. The studio experience is further enhanced by the opportunity to communicate with the artist. We encourage you to post your comments about his current project or to share your appreciation for your favorite completed piece. Bryan replies to all of the comments at his earliest convenience.

    We hope that your visit to the Artist's Studio is both fun and educational. :D


  11. I am happy to see the enthusiasm for Brian's paintings. I have the pleasure of having these beauties here in the Burlingame gallery where I can admire them from my desk. Lucky me! The variety of colors in Brian's paintings range from soft and subtle to bold and brilliant. The inspirational subject matter and technical details make these paintings very collectable.

    We have just this week introduced Brian and his art to the world via our wonderful gallery. Our goal is to sell his original artwork first. Prints may or may not be offered at a later date. Much will depend on the ability to reproduce them accurately and the number of requests that we receive. Of course, the brilliance of the originals can never be duplicated. We'll keep you posted.

    For those less familiar with pastel art:

    The medium of pastel can be traced as far back as the 16th century. Pastel paintings are very durable, permanent and, as many of the famous masterworks show, the color brilliancy will last indefinitely with proper care. Artists have used the pastel medium for hundreds of years and many of these art works still exist fresh and colorful as the day they were applied. Pastels do not yellow and the color does not oxidize, change, or fade with age.

    Today, Pastel has the same stature of oil and water color as a major fine art medium. Many renowned artists have distinguished themselves in pastel, enriching the art world with this beautiful medium. The classical artist, Leonardo da Vinci used pastel to color some of his drawings in the fifteenth century. Rosabella Carriera, an artist from Venice, born in 1675, was the first person to use pastels exclusively. She is thought to have pioneered the medium. In the 1720's and 1730's her portraits of the gentry and nobility were all the rage in Paris.

  12. Thank you Objectivism Online members. I finally went to see Wicker Park last night. I had been uncertain about whether I really wanted to see the movie based on some of the reviews that I had read. I often use Rotten Tomatoes as a guide and have found them to be fairly reliable, but not this time. The posts here were enough to arrouse my curiousity.

    What a delightful surprise! The story was very well told and wonderfully romantic. Many of the negative reviews seemed to center around the time lines, which did bounce back and forth and then back again. :) For me it made the movie even more interesting and exciting. There was not a lot of time to try and figure out the story line on your own. You really had to pay attention or take the chance of missing something very important.

    The cinematography was not only beautiful, but very creative. I especially enjoyed the use of splitscreen. This enabled the viewer to experience what was going on with all of the characters at the same time rather than having to watch them play out separatley.

    I enjoyed Wicker Park thoroughly and am glad that I did not wait to rent it at the local video store, although I may still do that. ;)

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