Category: painting

A Splash of Inspiration!

 

Splash Painting
                                                Splash Painting

 

3 x 4 ft. canvass. Mixed Media

Pants are optional for this painting project! And you might include wine and music if it moves you. Art can free our spirit but we can also get bogged down in minutia and detail sometimes with some projects we over think things, losing the spontaneity. So step on the gas and blow out the cobwebs. Try this inspiration project. (more…)

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Neatness. A necessary evil?

“Art is making something out of nothing and selling it.”

Frank Zappa

Today I organize all things art. What you see is one box of art supplies, which holds gel pens a coupla’ boxes of colored pencils, drawing pencils, coloring book pages and development, pastels, watercolors and who knows what else down at the bottom. Have several sketchbooks full of drawings,  a portfolio of figure drawings, and probably three or four plastic cases full of various pens and pencils that have accumulated everywhere from hotels to salesman’s and giveaways. I throw nothing out and surprisingly some of the pens that I got for free are really nice. (more…)

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Sea Creatures Coloring Page – A great start!

coloring book page in development.
A coloring book page in development.

 

Welcome aspiring coloring book developers. Have fun and keep at it! A coloring book page in development.  Awaiting other sea creatures like an octopus,  turtles, clams (happy clams) and  kelp possibly. No sharks… well only nice sharks, like nurse sharks but definitely no Great Whites. Nope. No Great Whites. (more…)

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Studio in a box! What an idea!

Watercolor postcards
           Studio in a box! Watercolor postcards.

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One of these days I’m going to use these. They were given to me as a gift many years ago with the intention that as I went to interesting places and sought interesting subjects I would do a quick watercolor sketch and then send them off to friends and relatives with a little note. I don’t think the person who gave them to me bless her heart realize that there’s not too many people that probably would like to hear from me first and have a piece of original art that would probably be mediocre at best. However, I did take them with me to Italy and Spain and they remain untouched even though I always whine about “just having one day to just sit and paint” in Italy and Spain. (more…)

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