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Ode to Summer

Posted on Aug 27, 2013 in Outside the Box

I can't believe that it's almost the end of August! It's been a good summer for me. I hope it has been for you too.

Summer thoughts

First Art Memories

Posted on Aug 22, 2013 in Outside the Box

Happy BabyI  can clearly remember the first time that I mixed yellow with blue and it turned green. I thought it was completely magical! And then of course I went on to wonder why every other mixture that I tried made a dull brown. I was 4 years old.

Artpromotivate recently asked the question "What are your first memories of art as a child"? It's an interesting question, and so I ask you - what is your earliest art memory?"

A Woman - from Inside Out

Posted on Aug 15, 2013 in Art Links

BouqBlue250This video contains some very fine drawing. I think you will enjoy it : A Woman - from Inside Out.

The Restless Mind

Posted on Aug 13, 2013 in Creativity

Painting I think that every artist experiences this... the mind that won't turn off. You can hardly look at anything without analysing the values, shapes, or colours. You ponder exactly which mixture you would use to try to match the colour in the sky. You are chatting with someone and find yourself momentary distracted by the lovely shape of the shadows along their cheek line. It means that you find something interesting to see almost everywhere - the negative space between the branches of the tree, the shape of the shadows cast from a plant in a waiting room. I went through a period a few years back when I felt that I would like to turn it off for awhile, and just veg, but that rarely happened. Mostly these days, I go with the flow and simply enjoy the constant visual feast all around. How about you? Do you experience the restless mind of an artist forever analysing the colours and forms of the world?

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