Thursday, October 19, 2017

Pretty with a Twist

I found these recently at a student art show.

Here are two pretty girls who became part of an art class assignment.

The top girl shows a regular assignment of drawing patterns. Using them to produce shadows and form as well as decoration.

The bottom girl is a study of adding interest to the subject with color.

They both are subjects well-drawn.

Thursday, October 12, 2017

Pretty Faces

I normally don't do "pretty". I usually work in a bold dynamic style. But recently I've been paying more attention to pretty. What would it take to paint a pretty face like this one I found in St. John's, Newfoundland?

Thursday, October 5, 2017

Remember Peter Max?

Remember Peter Max? Those iconic images of the 1960's like Lady Liberty done in pure color and reproduced in posters galore.
Well, he is still painting. And it's his color that continues to attract me to his work.
He is represented by Park West Galleries.

I'm editing this post on Sat 10/7, because when I saw it on the blog it was very obvious why I liked Peter Max's use of color. It's the same as my blog banner.

Friday, September 15, 2017

Color of the Week

I found these Shamrocks in Iceland. The saying is that: Iceland is green & Greenland is frozen.
Iceland is green because it is covered with mounds of moss, but few trees.
These Shamrocks were in the botanical garden. They're about as green as the ones in OK.

OK Shamrocks from my yard.

Thursday, August 17, 2017

Art Crawl II

It was my first time to take advantage of the Tulsa Art Crawl in the Brady District.
The Tulsa art scene changed dramatically during the five years I lived in the western part of the state. The Brady District is alive with all kinds of places to explore art. And the Art Crawls are popular; it was a challenge to find a parking space.
Here are a couple of things that particularly caught my eye.

I love it when I'm given a chance to participate.

Valerie, who loves to draw, really studied this drawing.

Thursday, August 10, 2017

Art Crawl

Last Friday night I went on the Tulsa "Art Crawl", and there was Vincent & he brought his friend Picasso.

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Quote of the Week

" People say that they don't like abstract art when the truth is that they don't understand the principles of design."  Alex True