From over-thinking to rethinking a painting led to some life lessons as well.
The Voice of Creativity does not come from the outside world.
Shining the Artistic Light
One of the most rewarding things about teaching art workshops is the wonder of how unique artistic talent is to each individual. I don’t teach workshops where everybody expects to paint the same thing and have them all come out looking like a row of cookie cutter canvases. The freedom for each artist to express…
Gotta Start Somewhere
Botanical Style painting is what I return to over and over when I’m in need of soothing and stress relief. Even painting broccoli can be soothing.
Art and Soul
Realizing all art came from a Creator much bigger than us little humans forced me to look at art in a way I never had before.
Persistence to Transformation
A rubber chicken becomes a beautiful hummingbird! One of the most wonderful parts of teaching painting workshops is when you get to be in on a magical transformation. This past Saturday’s workshop participants, like so many other workshops, consisted of a mix of the never painted before, rusty haven’t painted in years, and experienced artists expanding…
The Captivating Amaryllis
Symbolic of success, strength and determination, the Amaryllis’ name means “to sparkle” and so it does!
“Beauty is whatever gives joy.” Hugh Nibley (from The Painter’s Keys) Suppose your goal is to create “beautiful” art. The first thing you might set out to do is define, “beautiful.” Good luck with that! Volumes have been written about what is and isn’t beautiful. The subject was examined in a movie documentary starring Mathew…
Eyes of the Heart
“I shut my eyes in order to see.” Paul Gauguin (from Skinnyartist.com) How can one create with eyes shut? Gauguin’s statement would seem to not make any sense. Does he mean painting with a blindfold on? Many paintings out there look as though they have been painted with a blindfold on. Many more look…
“I like the fact that there is challenge.” Keren Ann (from The Painter’s Keys) The latest sales figures, in an article by Melanie Gerlis, for The Art Newspaper, reveal the online art market to have reached the one billion dollar mark. While the online art market continues to grow, as the same article discusses, it…