An informal behind the scenes look at Koch's paintings, stories about his life and career, and posts about what he admires in the work of his favorite artists.

As of May 2022 the blog has had 1,040,000 page views.

 

To read Philip Koch's Blog click here-

 philipkochpaintings.blogspot.com

 

Some sample posts-

May 26, 2022

Artists are Good Liars- Ogunquit Museum Exhibition Part III




May 17, 2022

Background on paintings in Ogunquit Museum's Philip Koch: Isle of Dreams part II



May 14, 2022

Ogunquit Museum of American Art Exhibition Philip Koch: Isle of Dreams
The museum is holding their show of Koch's work in the same gallery space where it held a 2005 Edward Hopper exhibition. First of several posts with Koch giving some background on the paintings in the museum's exhibition. Pictured is one of the Hopper oils from the 2005 Hopper show, Sea at Ogunquit, 1914.




January 6, 2022

Magical Roadmaps



Inspired by a particularly intriguing dream Koch wrote a couple quick thoughts on how painting and dreams can be linked doorways to our unconscious mind.



December 19, 2021




Painting Ogunquit Maine from a drawing I made in front of the Ogunquit Museum of American Art in October.




September 27,
2021


A little background on a new painting Koch began in Edward Hopper's Truro, MA studio.




August 20, 2021

A New Painting Begins Years Before the Brush Hits the Canvas.
A look a what led to one of Koch's recent large paintings, The Reach IV.




July31. 2021

"The Painting That Made the Pastor Scream"
People often imagine it is relaxing to paint outdoors. Not always so...





July 8,
2021




"Sun Worship? "
Koch's new painting is based just on his memory of standing alone in Edward Hopper's former studio watching the first rays of the sun strike the studio's wall. Why he found first making a smaller preparatory oil helped in crystalizing his idea.



May 17, 2021

Looking for Otters in Otter Cove.
Some background on Koch's work about a special place on the Maine coast. 






April 29, 2021





Behind the scenes stories about 14 of the paintings in Somerville Manning Gallery's current exhibit of Koch's paintings. The post also has a link to listen to the 4/28/21 interview between Philip Koch and the gallery's Director Rebecca Moore. 



March 13, 2021




A Truthful Lie: Why It's Always Autumn in My Paintings.

A brief background on three of the paintings that will be in Somerville Manning Gallery's solo show of Koch's work April 9 - May 8, 2021. Pictured: Inland II, oil on canvas, 45 x 60 inches, 2020.



December
23, 2020



A post about the art museum at his undergrad college, Allen Memorial Art Museum acquiring a painting by the too little known Aftrican American painter Henry Ossawa Tanner.



November 18, 2020


Philip Koch served as the Artist in Residence at the museum devoted to the art of Charles Burchfield, the Burchfield Penney Art Center, from 2015-2018. From studying Burchfield's work he was reminded artists have to notice things of importance that others have overlooked. He responded to a current exhibition at the Burchfield Penney.





November 10, 2020

In something of a departure from his usual posts, Koch tells about his building a heated outdoor shelter for a cat who was recently abandoned by one of his neighbors when they abruptly moved away.





October 30, 2020 


Koch tells the background that led to his painting his oil Cape Cod Morning that is currently on display in the Cedar Rapids Museum of Art's exhibition 125! 125 Masterpieces from the Collection. L: Atrium at Cedar Rapids Museum of Art, R: Philip Koch, Cape Cod Morning, oil on canvas, 33 1/2 x 50 inches, 1994.

                        






October 22, 2020


 

Did You Ever Wonder What's in the Next Room in Edward Hopper's famous painting Rooms by the Sea?



September 28, 2020




"I Really Didn't Like Charles Burchfield Until..." 

We don't always have love at first sight. Koch was the Artist in Residence at the Burchfield Penney Art Center in Buffalo, NY from 2015-2018. Ironically years before when he first encountered Burchfield's paintings he didn't like them. A chance encounter with a big Burchfield painting in the Ogunquit Museum of American Art changed that. Pictured is one of the paintings Koch made during his Residency, Split Rail Fence, oil, 30 x 40 inches, that was acquired by the Burchfield Penney for its permanent collection.


September 14, 2020

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"Do Paintings Talk to Each Other When No One Is Around?"

A reflection on an artist's painting in progress is influenced and inspired by their other completed pieces.

August 10, 2020




Brilliant Sun on Barren Hills: Echoes of an Edward Hopper Painting-
A comparison of two paintings of barren sand dunes- an oil from the Maier Museum of Art at Randolph College in Lynchburg, VA, Mrs. Scott's House by Hopper with Philip Koch's painting of a similar subject, Hopper's painting studio in Truro on Cape Cod.



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An informal behind the scenes look at Koch's paintings, stories about his life and career, and posts about what he admires in the work of his favorite artists.

As of May 2022 the blog has had 1,040,000 page views.

 

To read Philip Koch's Blog click here-

 philipkochpaintings.blogspot.com

 

Some sample posts-

May 26, 2022

Artists are Good Liars- Ogunquit Museum Exhibition Part III




May 17, 2022

Background on paintings in Ogunquit Museum's Philip Koch: Isle of Dreams part II



May 14, 2022

Ogunquit Museum of American Art Exhibition Philip Koch: Isle of Dreams
The museum is holding their show of Koch's work in the same gallery space where it held a 2005 Edward Hopper exhibition. First of several posts with Koch giving some background on the paintings in the museum's exhibition. Pictured is one of the Hopper oils from the 2005 Hopper show, Sea at Ogunquit, 1914.




January 6, 2022

Magical Roadmaps



Inspired by a particularly intriguing dream Koch wrote a couple quick thoughts on how painting and dreams can be linked doorways to our unconscious mind.



December 19, 2021




Painting Ogunquit Maine from a drawing I made in front of the Ogunquit Museum of American Art in October.




September 27,
2021


A little background on a new painting Koch began in Edward Hopper's Truro, MA studio.




August 20, 2021

A New Painting Begins Years Before the Brush Hits the Canvas.
A look a what led to one of Koch's recent large paintings, The Reach IV.




July31. 2021

"The Painting That Made the Pastor Scream"
People often imagine it is relaxing to paint outdoors. Not always so...





July 8,
2021




"Sun Worship? "
Koch's new painting is based just on his memory of standing alone in Edward Hopper's former studio watching the first rays of the sun strike the studio's wall. Why he found first making a smaller preparatory oil helped in crystalizing his idea.



May 17, 2021

Looking for Otters in Otter Cove.
Some background on Koch's work about a special place on the Maine coast. 






April 29, 2021





Behind the scenes stories about 14 of the paintings in Somerville Manning Gallery's current exhibit of Koch's paintings. The post also has a link to listen to the 4/28/21 interview between Philip Koch and the gallery's Director Rebecca Moore. 



March 13, 2021




A Truthful Lie: Why It's Always Autumn in My Paintings.

A brief background on three of the paintings that will be in Somerville Manning Gallery's solo show of Koch's work April 9 - May 8, 2021. Pictured: Inland II, oil on canvas, 45 x 60 inches, 2020.



December
23, 2020



A post about the art museum at his undergrad college, Allen Memorial Art Museum acquiring a painting by the too little known Aftrican American painter Henry Ossawa Tanner.



November 18, 2020


Philip Koch served as the Artist in Residence at the museum devoted to the art of Charles Burchfield, the Burchfield Penney Art Center, from 2015-2018. From studying Burchfield's work he was reminded artists have to notice things of importance that others have overlooked. He responded to a current exhibition at the Burchfield Penney.





November 10, 2020

In something of a departure from his usual posts, Koch tells about his building a heated outdoor shelter for a cat who was recently abandoned by one of his neighbors when they abruptly moved away.





October 30, 2020 


Koch tells the background that led to his painting his oil Cape Cod Morning that is currently on display in the Cedar Rapids Museum of Art's exhibition 125! 125 Masterpieces from the Collection. L: Atrium at Cedar Rapids Museum of Art, R: Philip Koch, Cape Cod Morning, oil on canvas, 33 1/2 x 50 inches, 1994.

                        






October 22, 2020


 

Did You Ever Wonder What's in the Next Room in Edward Hopper's famous painting Rooms by the Sea?



September 28, 2020




"I Really Didn't Like Charles Burchfield Until..." 

We don't always have love at first sight. Koch was the Artist in Residence at the Burchfield Penney Art Center in Buffalo, NY from 2015-2018. Ironically years before when he first encountered Burchfield's paintings he didn't like them. A chance encounter with a big Burchfield painting in the Ogunquit Museum of American Art changed that. Pictured is one of the paintings Koch made during his Residency, Split Rail Fence, oil, 30 x 40 inches, that was acquired by the Burchfield Penney for its permanent collection.


September 14, 2020

W

"Do Paintings Talk to Each Other When No One Is Around?"

A reflection on an artist's painting in progress is influenced and inspired by their other completed pieces.

August 10, 2020




Brilliant Sun on Barren Hills: Echoes of an Edward Hopper Painting-
A comparison of two paintings of barren sand dunes- an oil from the Maier Museum of Art at Randolph College in Lynchburg, VA, Mrs. Scott's House by Hopper with Philip Koch's painting of a similar subject, Hopper's painting studio in Truro on Cape Cod.



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