Sunday Evening Art Gallery — Raymond Logan

Artist Raymond Logan paints a wide range of subjects with exquisite depth and color. His layered palette resembles sculpture, crafted of hue and shadow.

Frederick Douglass

The works have reverence and gravitas, coupled with a lively playfulness, born of both the artist’s execution and the connections he evokes between the viewer and the subject.

Benjamin Franklin

While each portrait is often recognizable, they are not realistic in the truest sense of the word.

John Coltrane

It is as if an explosion of colored confetti had descended from the sky and reshaped itself into the personification of a human being.

Harriet Tubman

Created in oil paint, using both palette knife and brush, all the elements are there, but it is those many disparate pieces that form a realistic whole.


“My work is born through solid draftsmanship plus a liberal application of paint via a brush or a knife or anything I can get my hands on, plus plenty of color experimentation and the carving of my medium,” Logan explains.

Charles Darwin

“It is truly gratifying when a viewer, while being up close to my work, stares in wonder at the surface, then, while backing away, witnesses all that texture and color (that an art textbook tells them shouldn’t work) and abstraction somehow mysteriously develop into a recognizable subject.”

Ernest Hemingway

“That ‘somehow’ is me.”

Frank Sinatra

More of Raymond Logan’s wonderful paintings can be found at


8 thoughts on “Sunday Evening Art Gallery — Raymond Logan

  1. I like this style of putting paint on canvas, it looks a bit like Van Goghs work but he dit it with a brush and heavy paint so you can see his brushstrokes very well.


  2. I think this is the “alla prima” style where the painter uses a metal painters “knife” as they call it, they come in all sorts of shapes. When you look for “painters knives” on the net you’ll see what they look like. Alla prima means just put on paint with a knife on the canvas, ofcourse he may have made a drawing first. As the layer of paint is rather heavy it takes a long time to dry.


  3. You know– me too. There is something about the wide, short strokes on these paintings that really give them a different feel. I don’t know if the artist paints the picture first, then adds the short, broad strokes, or if they are part of the first design. If you or anyone knows I would love to know the technique. Thank you for sharing your enjoyment!


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