Inspiration 1: The Book Anything with “Wabi Sabi” has my immediate attention, as many of you have guessed by now. Wabi-wabi Painting with Cold Wax by Serena Barton is on my list of Great Art Books to read. Beautifully laid out, logically presented and is easy to follow along and ‘ad lib. Continue reading “Cold Wax …. travel to a new place”
Timeless. Art that resonates and echoes within. From the Japanese, “hibiki” meaning Echo, Resonance.
The fine art of More, with Less. Create paintings that communicate more, even while you use less brushstrokes.
Bold blue, outspoken orange. What drama and action is going on here. Every brushstroke reveals to us …. more. More depth, more energy, more movement. Brushstrokes They are a Language. Words unspoken. They’re a unique tool, we artists can use to communicative… something. Anything! Blue andContinue reading “Revealing Brushstrokes, Blue and Orange”
I don’t think it comes as a big surprise. Most of you, probably felt certain you’d see cobalt teal blue pop up here! As well as, my handy PK1008 palette knife. Favorite Things in Art For me, both the palette knife and Cobalt Teal Blue …. are pure delight. ProvidingContinue reading “…a few of my favorite things (palette knife & cobalt teal)”
So much fun to be had with the color purple. Our imaginations take flight more so, with this one magic and mysterious color. And, at last, the left brain….takes a seat. “What, IF….” is the dominant theme with 9 “purple, violet, magenta, lilac, lavender” images below. No rules, just play. MagicContinue reading “Color of Imagination…. Purple 9”
“We arrive totally new at the various stages of life and there we often lack experience despite the number of our years.” Francoise de La Rochefoucauld VI 1613 French writer In Stages I think his quote sums up our experience with painting, art, as well. Every time we think we attainContinue reading “Cobalt Teal Blue: Stages of Art”
Four acrylic mixed media abstracts; all with the power of blue. Harnessed together with opposing forces of tonal values. Discover how you can effectively use these intriguing differences: high key and low key. Light and Shade Light and shade, or as I term it, Tonal Values. High Key With aContinue reading “Hints, of blue….. its ‘key’”
There in the distance…. the deep velvet near black, midnight blue sky twinkles with stars. So it seems. Midnight Dreams In my last post, I did promise a little more interesting “Title.” Sometimes, artists do dream and then create. So it was. I didn’t capture the precise dream like qualities. But IContinue reading “Midnight Dreams: indigo”
Colorful. Fun and oh so Creative watercolor textures! These techniques are fascinating and the possibilities…Endless!