This started as a project to be completed in art nouveau style in acrylics on canvas but ended up in mixed media.
the drawing all from imagination my original composition with Cuba as a tropical island.
I decided to do this on a 16x20 canvas pad. As i love working on black i painted my canvas in…READ MORE
went to a second hand book sale yesterday. went searching for any sort of art books just to see what they had.
Came away with a learn to sketch book and ways of doing it. I don't have enough time to teach myself. I dont even know if i am able to sketch. Plus what colours to put on your noses, lips eye's etc... colours i guess... one day i will get this sort of thing right. that is the most important thing of portraits.....
Sometimes while I am dabbling in my bright colors of Summer and Spring on my palette of paints, I find it hard to remember that there are other colors to consider. I get so caught up in the colors I have become comfortable with. I understand too well how they move on the canvas and how they mix with one another and their comfort has alienated me from the rest of the spectrum.
Now I know that may sound silly to some, but for me it's a stretch to incorporate browns, tans and rusts into…READ MORE
Yesterday I delivered my entry documentation for an embroidery and creative fibres exhibition that is to be held in New Plymouth, my nearest city, in a community gallery October. The information that was asked for in invitations was the work’s title and description (e.g. method used), fibres used, size and price.
I duly provided the detail, including where I had sourced my inspiration from. For 3 of my works, I had been inspired by the work of other embroiderers or fibre…READ MORE
What is your muse, or inspiration?
The other day I was in my art room supposedly drawing (I’ve got a few projects on the go), when my girlfriend came down to ask if I wanted another drink (which she often does), but instead of drawing I was playing with the cats “there you go, distracted again!” I say “They are not distractions, they are my muse” I came to our defence.
We both laughed as Clarence just walked head on into the side of my table.
“ Well, at least they are my…
Hello all you wonderful creative souls. I am happy to become a part of the Art Colony to inspire and encourage me to tap back into my creative urges that i tend to deny from time to time...
I like to not label, what it is i do (as in type of art); as i just go with what my inner being wants...i do love to add things to my artwork..as i really love texture,dimension to my work and never have a plan...i just create!
Yesterday I saw the cutest thing: two young girls on the path outside my house, battling with an umbrella that was turning contortions in the strong spring winds, and giggling like they were about to burst. Each time they turned the umbrella out of the wind and it righted itself, they would hold it again to catch the wind until it popped out of shape like a fleeing jellyfish. And they'd laugh and shriek some more. They trashed…READ MORE
I've just posted some of my favorite pieces; I welcome everyone to check them out, and please-- I also welcome feedback. These are certainly older works, and I've spent a lot of time exploring plants and animals as subject matter. I soon plan to share some examples of what I am currently working on with you all; I have since transitioned into a more abstract form of expression, though I still love working in acrylics. I look forward to sharing more with this Art Colony in the very near…READ MORE
It's so exciting that many of the Art Colony members who haven't exhibited before or sold work are becoming brave after receiving encouragement or inspiration from other Art Colonists.
I thought that this was worth sharing: My 12 year old nephew recently borrowed my acrylic paints and brushes, had a quick lesson in blending colours, and painted a cute landscape that he entered into an exhibition near his home. The first time I saw the finished canvas was when I took him and…READ MORE
Last month I submitted my paintings to a art gallery for a solo show, which will not open until next year, waiting for an answer on that show and I, just this morning, submitted 3 paintings to another art exhibition that will be opening in November. It really is OK if they do not make the cut, just the fact that I submitted them is a really big step for me. I, like Ann Marie, never thought or even imagined I would get to this place as an artist but so glad that I have!!
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Recently we (hubby & I) made the decision to move. Just prior to making the decision I had begun a project which I have been diligently attempting to complete prior to our move. I love to crochet and had made some snowflakes for our Christmas tree last year. I had several people ask if I sold them? Since it was mid December I decided to wait until this year to attempt to make and sell any.
Last month I began choosing patterns I liked and started to crochet &…READ MORE
Have you ever heard that "life begins at 40"? Well, I'm a believer. I recently turned 40 and I have to tell you that I have experienced a profound change in the past year. All my life, as far back as I can remember, I have wanted to be an artist. I remember winning an art contest in the 6th grade. I won with a picture of the Egyptian queen, Nefertiti, that I drew and colored with crayons. But my well-meaning parents soon squelched any artistic aspirations I may have had in favor of…READ MORE
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If so, what type of things do you include to help with your art projects?