Sometimes when I’m thinking of doing some art, I get a good idea going. Some concept, or some particular scene grabs me and I want to get art made of it.
Today was no different, as I’d had an idea for another ink work based on some old noir films. I thought that not only would it be fun to try, but there would also be the challenge of texture again like the Lorre/M piece.
So I started in working on it, and, actually, it wasn’t too bad. But, as with all things, the little issues started to bug me, and I started getting dragged into the old “you’re not good enough for this” thought pattern.… Read the rest
Awhile back (and by “awhile back” I mean “over a year ago”) I wrote an art blog of Frederic Edwin Church’s beautiful painting called The Icebergs (check out the blog here… I”ll wait.)
I won’t bore you with the specs again (I’ll be boring you with other ways now), but seeing it in person I realized what the specs actually mean.
The Icebergs, it turns out, is a really, really big painting.
Not the largest I’ve seen for sure (a Rembrandt holds that record), but nevertheless this is a very large painting. … Read the rest
It combines textures, architectures and seemingly a whole new world, and it caught my eye immediately.
Continuing on my art posts of really happy, joyous images (reference: sarcasm), here is Vasily Perov’s Found Drowned (1867, Oil on canvas, 27″ x 42″). I’ve had a bookmark for it for awhile, and I think it’s an interesting piece.
I think it’s one of those pieces that has a story behind it, but still lets the viewer decide on their own what they think. It’s obviously not a happy piece, but it also comes across as taking place after the real event in a way that we are now starting the next journey.… Read the rest
Though J.M.W. Turner's technique is certainly evident here, the tone of the piece isn't one I expected.
It's been awhile since I've written an art blog, which I've done off and on for a few years. I usually discuss a piece of art, almost always one that I like myself, and give the world my thoughts on it.
I’ve thought about it, and not only are these posts fun but they help me grow as an artist. In it, I pick an image from past art and give out my thoughts on it. I’m not really an expert (though I have actually had the classes), and what I say is merely how I feel about the work.
Please let me know your thoughts on the art or other comments, and I will also be posting this on my MySpace blog as well. So, without further ado, here is the first of the new incarnation of This Week’s Art.… Read the rest