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Abigail Egge Ogas With Her Painting Self Portrait After Alice Neal

Abigail Egge-Ogas, John Stermer WNMU Scholarship Winner

Greetings! Meet artist Abigail Egge Ogas of Silver City NM.  She is the recipient of the John Stermer Western New Mexico University (WNMU) Scholarship for school year 2020-2021!   Earlier this year, Abigail showed her work in a WNMU Expressive Arts Pop-Up Gallery in downtown Silver City as part of a “We All Build Narratives” …

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"On The Rocks" Oil Painting By John Stermer

“On The Rocks” Oil Painting By John Stermer

Greetings!  I would like to share with you the John Stermer oil painting “On The Rocks” for your visual pleasure. One thing I particularly like about this painting is the way Dad simplified the rock formations.  Also, I can feel the rhythms of the rock, somewhat like the rhythms of the waves that formed them. …

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Detail, "The Swim Team" by John H Stermer, New Mexico

“The Swim Team”, Figure Painting By John H Stermer

Hi!  Today I would like to share with you a “detail” or partial photo of the John Stermer oil painting “The Swim Team”.  Need I say that this one is another family favorite? You may think it a bit odd that I start out the fall season by sharing a summer-themed painting.  After all, swimming …

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After Rembrandt van Rijn: Detail, Christ And The Lepers

“Christ And The Leper”, After Rembrandt Van Rijn

“For all his artistic skills, what’s most important about Rembrandt is his deep compassion.” (Irwin Greenberg) Greetings. Hello!   I would like to share with you a painting by the artist John Stermer (Dad) that seems particularly appropriate for Easter weekend. Studies After The Masters. From time to time, Dad would do studies and paintings …

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Figure And Ground Relationship: Suzanne and Michelle (detail)

Suzanne, Michelle and the Figure/Ground Relationship

The figure and ground relationship is about how the background relates to the main subject. Greetings! Just Thinking. Recently, I’ve been studying the “figure/ground” relationship.  That is how the “ground”, such as the background and foreground, relates to the “figure” or subject. Example Of Figure/Ground Relationship. And, lo and behold, this painting of my siblings …

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Nets Drawing - Maine, Preparatory Drawing

Preparatory Drawing And Painting: “Nets Drying – Maine”

Greetings! I’d like to share with you two pieces of art by John Stermer: a preparatory drawing and the subsequent painting titled “Nets Drying – Maine” (oil, 1980).  He found his subject during one of his trips to Maine. Truth time; I really wanted to post both of these pieces at the same time.  To …

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