This is a little peek at the drawing I've begun based on the photograph in my last post. I'm using copic liner-markers on Strathmore watercolor paper at the moment, and will be adding color using watercolors.
I'm really looking forward to sharing the progress of this piece!
Most, if not all, artists know that inspiration can strike at any time, and in the strangest places. When one thinks of an artist's list of inspirations, I'm sure the list contains such things as beautiful ocean sunsets, snowcapped mountains, or a night sky filled with thousands of stars.
Well, even sitting at a red light behind a line of cars can bring inspiration, as you can see in this photo of a group of small winter-barren trees. And yes, they were photographed while I was waiting at a red light.
I had spotted the trees a week or so beforehand and thought to myself that the contrast of the stonework (which is actually a portion of an overpass/exit ramp adjacent to the intersection) and the delicate branchwork of the trees was really something special.
Now, my aim is to use this inspiration to create a few pieces.
What has inspired you lately?
Sometimes the simplest things can inspire us. Sometimes it comes in the form of a single quote from a book, a photograph, or a beloved object. For me, recently, it has come from a brightly colored silk cord bracelet given to me as a gift not long ago.
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, where you can also see a small glimpse of my latest work, now available
I'm finding myself wanting to create pieces full of saturated, bright colors, and whimsical, fun shapes. So, I'll be looking into my imagination and taking cues from the colors I see in this little bracelet, which, incidentally and of course, I happen to be wearing this very moment.
.Today I was inspired to do the first of my series: this evening I worked on the first painting, which is a small acrylic cityscape measuring about 6" X 6" in deep blue and green hues, accented with yellows and oranges. The title of the painting is "A Night in the City", and I hope to create many more in this series in the coming weeks.
If you've read my blog at blogspot.com, you've seen my post mentioning that I'm starting a new series of paintings involving
After a trip to the craft store on Saturday, which usually gets me in the mood to paint, I had the urge to get creative with a few tubes of paint and a few brushes...
Lately, I've wanted to paint things that were either very fantastic or whimsical, or very abstract...
So, today I started not one, but two miniature abstract paintings that I think will end up turning out really nicely.
Besides interesting color combinations and brush strokes that resemble waves, I'll be adding a bit more texture to these little paintings - something that I think might be a part of my creations in the near future.
My newest listing, for instance, is quite textured - with peaks and waves of bright color forming throughout the miniature abstract scene...
So, stay connected, keep an eye on this site and my etsy shop for more unsual, colorful, and imaginative art.