Saturday, February 23, 2008

What is Good Art?

So, What makes any one particular piece of art good? What makes one painting better than another? We could discuss all of the technical, compositional, asthetic components of art here (but that could easily be learned in Art School), but then we would miss out on the most important definition of good art. That would be the intensity of the emotional response the viewer has when observing a piece of art. The personal response is just that...personal. it is entirely subjective, and the very most influential reason a piece of art is good. It is also the very most influential reason a person buys a particular work of art. I tell my collectors, and customers for whom I make custom commissioned artwork to pay close attention to their first impression about the piece, their first reaction. If it is a reaction they want, then that is the piece of art for them.

Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Collage Paintings by Eileen Downes unveiled at Kaiser Grand Opening

Be sure to see Eileen's artwork in the Labor and Delivery floor at the
Kaiser Modesto Grand Opening Celebration
Coming in October 2008

Title: Un-Tied Shoes
from the collection of Kaiser Modesto
Medium: Collage
Size: 18" x 24"

Kaiser Hospital
4601 Dale Road
corner of Kierman and Dale
Modesto, California 95350

Modesto Kaiser Hospital

Friday, February 01, 2008

in Art Business News Magazine

Below is the information printed in Art Business News:
Issue Date: ABN - January 08, Posted On: 1/22/2008 ORIGINALS

“Carol’s Lucky Shoes” 20th STREET ART GALLERY announces the release of “Carol’s Lucky Shoes” by EILEEN DOWNES from her “Stepping-Up Series.” The original collage on paper is sized at 18 x 24 inches and comes matted and framed for a retail price of $450. This collage painting as well as others from the series are available at 20th Street Art Gallery. Call 916-930-0500; visit or for more information.