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Your Savory-Sweet Art: October 2019 at

Keywords:  art calendars, contemporary art online, art market

Tastes in art vary as much as do artists. Barebrush artists paint, draw, and photograph their world for their enjoyment and yours. Welcome to October -- savory and sweet

Ilene Skeen is pleased to launch the Barebrush October 2019 Art-of-the-Day Calendar. Since September 1, 2006, Barebrush has published calendar art. Our October 2019 calendar complements the fall sunlight of October and brighten dreary days with interesting images. All Barebrush calendars are visible on-line via links in the Barebrush Archives.

Barebrush presents evocative contemporary art on the world's most innovative website. At, daily art sharpens your enjoyment of life day by day. Each day of the month features a distinct artwork, and the art is revealed one day at a time, just as life reveals itself to us in our living of it.

The October Art-of-the-Day Calendar.

The Barebrush October calendar begins with a remarkable color pencil figure study, Luke Pensive by Jon Rettich, a Barebrush Featured Artist. The thoughtful mood of the solidly realized nude male figure is revealed to us by his slightly leaning posture, his carefully placed feet, clasped hands, darkened face and downcast eyes. Although color pencil is rarely thought of as a prestigious media for fine art, Rettich shows what remarkable skill and sensitive artistic insight can accomplish. A second charming work by Rettich, a cat doing what cats do best, Watts Huddled, appears on October 10th.

Notable also is a photograph by Peter Wong King of New Mexico. We see the pure, benevolent joy of The Radiant Smile (October 3rd) This delightful photograph of a lovely young woman in a blue dress entices us into a spontaneous grin. Another strong photo, appearing on October 12th, Acorralado (Cornered) is by Panamanian artist, Tony Lee. On October 25, we see the masterful oil, Painting 97 - Elyse by Featured Artist Richard White of Connecticut. All together, thirty one different and interesting artworks by contemporary artists fill the days of October.

September 2019 is now completely visible on the Barebrush website. October will be revealed day by day.

Each day has its individual art. Just click on the calendar link at the end of this sentence and you will realize that all will be revealed in time...


Barebrush showcases contemporary art. The monthly art calendars began September 2006. Thousands of artworks are available for your viewing pleasure. Over 1,000 artworks are priced to buy now. Art lovers may contact the artist directly or Barebrush can also act as agent between buyer and seller.

The goal of Barebrush is to delight art lovers in the variety, expertise and emotional impact of affordable art of all genres and media created by dedicated, contemporary art professionals. Online since 2006. All calendars are still accessible in the Barebrush Calendar Archives.

About Ilene Skeen

Ilene Skeen, BS Ed, MA, MBA, is the founder of Barebrush and a member of the Salmagundi Club of New York City since 1999. She is also an artist, author, speaker, retired systems designer and anthropologist.

Contact information:
ILS Designs
6094 14th St. West, Box 147
Bradenton, FL 34207

Phone: 917-806-7992

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