After dipping my hand back into portraiture a couple of weeks ago with my sketch of KJ, I thought I would poke around my creative neighbourhood and look for some magic pencil wielders. For I know my portraiture skills are minimal and there are some true masters out there. I certainly found some.
It is only recently that I’ve come to value abstract art. Over the last year or so, I’ve found myself fascinated with creating marks on paper, card or board that don’t necessarily need to resemble anything, but have value in themselves for the effects they create.
I adore colour. I’m synaethesiac, I think in colour, so really, this adoration is no surprise. I love colour in all its fantastic combinations, but for this week in celebration of a new challenge I will be introducing on Wednesday, I’m going to focus on all the colours of the rainbow and how some of the artists I know take on the full spectrum that makes up what our eyes see every day.
This post is part of a series I started some time ago and would like to resurrect here at my new homebase. This is where I look around at my fellow artists and highlight some of the wonderful things they’ve been up to recently. Anything that catches my eye, rattles my brain, or drops my jaw ends up here. Things I feel I need company in oggling at and admiring. If it’s here, it’s good.
Okay, so it is now technically the 7th November, but last night I crashed on the couch with my arms full of baby so I simply stumbled off to bed. No summary of art done, no post. Ugh. But here I am today, stealing time over breakfast. So what happened in my creative neighbourhood this […]
I love making macro photography (photographing the small) as there is so much tiny beauty we miss. I’m very amateur, however, and there are masters out there (and people who actually know how to use a camera, unlike me :D) I have long adored the works of Jenni77 over at Red Bubble. I particularly adore […]
So what’s been happening in my creative neighbourhood this week? Melissa Dinwiddie completed a stunning piece of calligraphic art. Melissa Moss has released her 2011 calendars. Hurry to grab one of these lovely pieces of work as it is a limited print. Kristin Dudish is about to launch her 30 in 30 for 30 challenge. […]
So what’s been happening in my creative neighbourhood this week? Chasing Purple Dreams had the opening night of her solo exhibition, ‘Emerging‘. Congratulations, and I hope it all went well. There are some beautiful paintings in her collection. My favs are ‘Optimism’ and ‘Flight’. I’m a sucker for good colour manipulation. Juliette Crane was interviewed […]