gary smith
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colour theory

Started this discussion. Last reply by Vartkes Habeyan - Varto Oct 26, 2011. 4 Replies

Hi all..... Im looking into colour theory at the moment but seem to have hit a blank, does anyone out there know of any websites or books that can shed some light on this complex subject READ MORE

 

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Abstract artist

Posted on October 19, 2011 at 11:34am 0 Comments

I am an abstract artist, I work with no boundaries except the size of my canvas which can vary dependant on how I'm feeling. Colour can be hard to work with, too much and you run the risk of overworking the piece, too little and it could look bland, uninteresting and uninspiring.

Abstract is not an easy painting style it isnt a cop out because you don't or can't paint figures or landscapes, to most people abstract painting just looks like somebody has thrown paint on a canvas without… READ MORE

Blank

Posted on October 17, 2011 at 10:16pm 1 Comment

I stretched a large canvas the other  day and then once gessoed up spent an hour just staring at it, its the inspiration thing again, the feeling of going round and round in circles not knowing where you want to head..... but the fun thing is after  staring at the canvas for such a long time the idea comes and you thrash about splashing paint on in controlled and sometimes uncontrolled manner.

And if you dont like it just paint over it and start again I can do this several times until…

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Inspiration

Posted on September 23, 2011 at 7:23am 2 Comments

So how do you get inspired when there's no inspiration to be had.... Do you bash your head against a wall, read, sit quietly and contemplate or maybe go for a long walk, these are the age old things you come up against when hit "the mental block", what I find really helps me is I look at loads of images of art, then go for a long walk with my dogs whilst listening to music on my iPod.... From queen to pink floyd, hawk wind to Vivaldi it ca trigger something inside that brings forth the art.....… READ MORE

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At 5:15am on October 21, 2011, Annie Kennedy said…
I was viewing your art & find it very inspiring. I 'm trying to make a leap forward & take more chances with form & color.
At 7:42am on September 25, 2011, anupam gupta said…
Hi Gary, thanks for your comment. Your new art work THE LIGHT is also good and simple. I like your paintings for color, contrast, composition and richness.
I am fond of viewing various paintings and use them for my imagination . THE COLONY IS VERY HELPFUL IN THIS MANNER.
Thank you for sharing with us.
anupamHi Gary, thanks for your comment. Your new art work THE LIGHT is also good and simple. I like your paintings for color, contrast, composition and richness.
I am fond of viewing various paintings and use them for my imagination . THE COLONY IS VERY HELPFUL IN THIS MANNER.
Thank you for sharing with us.
anupam
At 1:25am on September 23, 2011, Thaneeya McArdle said…

Welcome to the Art Colony, Gary!  It's great to see your paintings and read about your creative process. When you get the chance, it would be fun to see some more of your art!

If you have any art-related questions, please feel free to post in the forums or groups, where your fellow artists will be happy to help you out.  

Above all, enjoy the site! 
Thaneeya (moderator)

At 9:53pm on September 21, 2011, Suzanne Vadnais Monson said…

Hi, Gary, and welcome to the Art Colony!  I hope you enjoy the site - there's a lot to explore here, so have a look around and make yourself at home. You'll find plenty of art and inspiration!

If you have any questions or suggestions, please do feel free to contact any of the moderators.

Be sure to read through the Member Guidelines, which explains things like what type of art you can post and what you can't - for instance, nudes and photography are not permitted.

We've also put together a handy Guide to Getting Started, which may help answer any questions you may have, such as how to create a bio for your page.

Most of all have fun and join in the forums and groups!  Can't wait to see your art. :)

Best Wishes, Su (Moderator)

 
 
 

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