In The Studio: 3 More Down…

Just finished three more paintings for my upcoming show. I actually work on over a dozen paintings at the same time. These were started about a year ago. It’s a long process of layering and uncovering and layering again. And then I cycle through all the different pieces, reworking, etc. It’s a constant rotation and back and forth between all the open projects.

If I ever get to revising my website (It has been on my TO DO list since 2003, not joking) I could direct you to all the paintings I have ready for my solo show in June. I have to get that site done soon!

Saturday Night Art Walk: Urban Art Inspiration

What I’m drinking tonight?  Merlot (A nice deep Burgundy color).

What I’m listening to? Bare Naked Ladies while waiting for Eric to return with takeout from the Japanese Steak House.

So here we go… Urban Art Inspiration

No matter what kind of artist you are, inspiration comes from all kinds of sources. Urban Art, a.k.a. graffiti showcases great color palettes.

The above photo and the one below feature color combinations I am definitely going to utilize in some of my paintings.

One below has many contrasting colors. Would make a great inspiration for a children’s quilt (I don’t quilt so this is for y’all who do!)

Since I’m an abstract artist, I appreciated this flower image that is broken up in a “grid”.

Love the colors below — will definitely use the scheme for a future painting.

One below utilizes every color imaginable. I thought it was a cool image for the side of a dilapidated city facade.

Have a good evening!

Think Abstract Art is Easy?

Abstract art is not easy. I came across a great quote that accurately describes the ability needed to produce this form of work. It happens to be from one of my favorite creatives…

“Of all the arts, abstract painting is the most difficult. It demands that you know how to draw well, that you have a heightened sensitivity for composition and for colors, and that you be a true poet. This last is essential.” —Wassily Kandinsky

(Special ‘Shout Out’ to Jud: It takes more than your paint sprayer! But I will gladly take it off your hands. Could use it to paint my dining room chairs.)