I started out with one painting and ended up with another. ;) I'm cool with that - I love the process. It's pretty much the whole journey not the destination thing, I guess. The prime objective with this painting was for me to finally nail ink jet transfers, which have taken me sooooo long to master. (I'm still not sure that I'm quite there yet, but I love getting my hands messy.) Anyway, the transfer part was a total bust and I ended up with transparency paper, the image still robustly intact,… Continue
Added by Georgina Ragazza on July 31, 2010 at 12:00pm —
I've made a few tiles in the last couple of weeks... all unfinished, but I thought I'd post a few pics of what I have come up with so far...
The first couple were a nice skinny standard rectangle... molded in a cardboard pastel box.
Then, fossicking around the cupboards for suitable molds. I settled on a Chinese takeaway… Continue
Added by Jirrup on July 31, 2010 at 12:00am —
A gallery that I show in is closing down due to the economic times. Bummer!!!!!! The owner emailed all the artists saying that she will be opening an E-Gallery instead and that we could still show with her through that. Only she is raising her commission from 40% to 45%. No Thank You!!!! Can't believe she would have the nerve to ask for more money when she is offering less as a gallery. Oh well, this will motivate me to approach some other galleries. There is one in particular I have had in… Continue
Added by Wendy Johnson on July 30, 2010 at 11:04pm —
Gary's video about his artist's cup reminded me of the documentary I watched last Monday on Netflix. "THE BUDDHA The Story of Siddhartha" (2010 by Director David Grubin) I have read the book, "Siddhartha" by Hermann Hesse several times during my life. The book belonged to my mother and it was one of her favorites. The film depicts the life of Buddha and his… Continue
Added by Daligoddess on July 30, 2010 at 12:54am —
Okay! Yesterday I got off the phone with a small gallery that wants to exhibit by works in a SOLO show in January.
Okay so now I have to keep telling myself to stay focused or else January will be here… Continue
Added by RichAnt on July 30, 2010 at 12:25am —
As the days begin to get shorter once again, I really try to enjoy every speck of summer thats left. It hasent been an exciting summer this year, we didnt do the traveling or the camping or the big repairs we talked about. We never saw the fireworks or the fair, didnt even dangle my feet in the lake, Art Festival passed and I never showed my face, Parties and boat rides and picnics all went as planned without us....
Please dont take this the wrong way lol, I really wanted to… Continue
Added by jess keeney on July 29, 2010 at 11:28pm —
When I say "darkness", I mean a privation of knowing, just as whatever you do not know or have forgotten is dark to you, because you do not see it with your spiritual eyes. For this reason, that which is between you and your God is termed an Octopus of Unknowing.
I drew this in Photoshop. The background is, in part, a photo of my garage floor.
The text comes from an anonymous work of… Continue
Added by Jeff Carter on July 29, 2010 at 10:38am —
I got an email this morning that I though everyone would be interested in. It is about a pastel contest from the Pastel Journal. For more information here is the link:
There are five different… Continue
Added by Angela Steeves on July 27, 2010 at 11:00pm —
I have to admit, having watched all seven available episodes of "Work of Art", I am left with nothing but shame. Being a self-taught artist who continues to give a damn about Visual Arts and contributes to his surrounding environment by offering free workshops, I have learned quite a bit! Surely enough, I have far more to learn but that's the problem about this show! It's so dumb down! Where's the process, the early morning work, etc?! Don't give the public what they want to see! You'll just… Continue
Added by Yevgeny Shnaper on July 24, 2010 at 8:14pm —
I just uploaded my first, very rudimentary, video attempt on my Youtube channel. I'd appreciate comments and suggestions. Here's the link: http://www.youtube.com/user/wilcarhen
Added by Buddy White on July 24, 2010 at 5:00am —
Since my last post I have been doing tons of research on this topic.. while thrilling to me.. I have learned quickly it can be a turn off for some people but alas. I'm treading through. I've decided to start sketching with watercolors because my work is so layered in dye's and paints on fabric, the watercolors will give me the translucence that I will achieve in fabric.. so I think this is a smart way for me to work through some ideas before I start actually working with the real… Continue
Added by Von Biggs on July 21, 2010 at 7:15am —
"If I create from the heart, nearly everything works: if from the head, almost nothing." Marc Chagall
Added by Kay Graham on July 21, 2010 at 2:29am —
For those of you I have not yet informed, the Wendy featured in the following story is my wife. After a separation of more than 1.5 years we are reconciling.…
Added by Leo Spampinato on July 20, 2010 at 12:01pm —
Sometimes when i lose motivation to create i try and do different things. So today i decided to create a self portrait using oil crayons.
I took a photo of myself using my iphone (several weeks ago)
I have a program on my iphone called 'Lego photo'. This program then converted my image into this:
Then it was a simple process… Continue
Added by Greef on July 19, 2010 at 10:00am —
Added by IN-grid on July 18, 2010 at 9:42pm —
funny how things work..a few days ago I was without inspiration (you can read my discussion) but things have changed :-) :-) A while ago I bought a hand crafted tile (take a look at : http://www.siddickens.com
) called 'divine love' I love it! My sister who bought a house in Nice(France) and is busy to decorate it.She is very fond of my tile too and I bought her one as a present,and although she was happy with it she said she was a bit dissapointed it… Continue
Added by IN-grid on July 17, 2010 at 7:30pm —
I've been away at my daughter's house in the country for a week. It felt really good to get out of the city for a while. I made a video of a favorite highlight from my trip and posted it on YouTube (as it's really not an art video per say). But if you're interested in a little snippet from my mini vacation, go here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1E2lXSEXyVM
I took several art projects…
Added by Daligoddess on July 17, 2010 at 8:00am —
Added by Lidija Ivanek on July 16, 2010 at 7:30pm —
I have'nt been very active on this site for about a month now I think, although it feels a lot longer. No doubt I have missed you guys a lot during this time. I changed my day job recently and am just getting used to the new environment and new people. I am not very good with changes, but sometimes change cannot be put off endlessly which I think is what I was trying to do. Not any more. Thankfully art is helping me get through this sticky… Continue
Added by artyoxygen (Smita) on July 14, 2010 at 2:58am —
One for sorrow
and ink on canvas
20 x 20 cm
Two for joy
Three for a girl
Four for a boy
Six for gold
Seven for a secret… Continue
Added by Bonnie Rose Bryan on July 10, 2010 at 7:00am —