Angels, Feathers: Art Subjects….. open for interpretation

Silver glittering angel. Flecks of violet, jade, topaz sparkle. Set against that dark rich and warm Light Red background. The Photographer, Kelly Walker, was busy around here. With her permission, I’ve used her images.         The Art of the Holidays Truly…. there isn’t much, in the way of drawing, painting, creating atContinue reading “Angels, Feathers: Art Subjects….. open for interpretation”

The Cat’s Meow…

She couldn’t resist him. That’s the way it goes around here. He cried, begged, whined. The little guy carried on for so long, finally our granddaughter had to do it.       He had his Santa hat on. The only cat I’ve ever had that enjoys dress up. That loves being carted around, heldContinue reading “The Cat’s Meow…”

Return to Basics – Simplicity

Watercolors.  Back to Basics. Simplicity…..   I like it. Its about the basics. Trying to express with the brush, what you see and ‘feel.’       Simplicity A watercolor Christmas holiday tree, kept nice and easy. Not with all the hoopla, and dizzying busy-ness that makes our heads spin.   This was deliberate. Created withContinue reading “Return to Basics – Simplicity”

Midnight Dreams: indigo

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”

5 Art Techniques: shouting or soothing

What a contrast!   The calm, contemplative quietness of previous paintings in comparison to today’s image. With an almost aggressive stance the bouquet  leaps in front, jumps ahead of the line. Demanding. Its seems strange to think that paintings can soothe us, or can provoke us.  That  they can create mood, feeling,  ambience, atmosphere. That theyContinue reading “5 Art Techniques: shouting or soothing”

Threads of Creativity … Collage

Creativity sparks in this shimmering collage. Rich Crimson scarlet and pools of Viridian green. Threads of gold, delicate threads of Japanese papers mingle with thick layers of encaustic wax. …. how was this created?  what Was I thinking?       Collage Creativity   Painting away. Creating. in silence   Playing the colors, the tones.Continue reading “Threads of Creativity … Collage”

Leonardo da’Vinci …. insights into Silence

I chose Leonardo today.  A genius. A well rounded artist. A thinking, artist.   Creative. Inventive. Imaginative.       Leonardo da’Vinci Artist. But so much more.   All the things I aspire to be. To become.   He is a good role model. I don’t want to copy him, but to emulate his outlook. HisContinue reading “Leonardo da’Vinci …. insights into Silence”

Blue Ice: painting in prussian blue

Blue Ice caught in between the shadows, cracks and crevices are the ultra rich tones of Prussian blue. A thousand hues of blue, pool against the shores. Captivating. Engaging. Making us pay attention for a moment,  to become immersed in the swirls of color. Those gorgeous textures that ask to be touched; to be looked atContinue reading “Blue Ice: painting in prussian blue”

Creativity…. pass it along

The Creative Zone. It doesn’t really matter which form of art we’re pursuing- fashion, acting, music, sculpture, painting, writing – to create well we need  to be in that zone. We need to be feeling it….. Feeling the Creativity within us. Did you ever think to yourself, maybe, people were having a harder time theseContinue reading “Creativity…. pass it along”