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!

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  1. Tracey Reidy

    Fantastic! Love the colors

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Five Questions Friday: She Gets Bling

Q: For anyone who has been wondering whether you like Coco Kitty or not, how come she gets “bling” and I don’t?
Eric: Oh, Gheesh. I remember you telling me you don’t like jewelry and you don’t want me buying you jewelry.
(Uh huh. But I do think her new leopard print diamond collar is perfect for this diva of a cat.)

Q: How long did it take you to trick out her new ‘used’ carrier? (don’t need to talk about the hours it took you to scrub the nasty well-used carrier we bought at a flea market for $5 – sure wish you took a ‘before’ photo!)
Eric: Ahh well it was already taken apart to wash it. After it dried I painted all the hardware and cage gold. Then the top a lime green and gloss black for the bottom All paint we already had. But all of that did not take as long as it did to clean it. And nobody needed to see the ‘before’ photo.
(Can’t beat that sweet ride for five bucks! Now train her to get in it so we can go to the vet.)

Q: So you never told me your answer regarding the hottest question on Twitter yesterday regarding “yes” or “no” for pineapple on pizza?
Eric: Ahh, I’m going with Gordon Ramsey. No pineapple.
(I said “yes”! I love pineapple on pizza!)

Q: I do not like the saying “Kill two birds with one stone.” And I found myself wanting to text that to someone this week but didn’t. Can you come up with a better saying that is not so grisly?
Eric: There’s no way of replacing. That’s a good saying. 

Q: What aggravated you this week?
Eric: It’s not Coco Kitty this time but it’s all her toys! They are scattered everywhere and when I bump into one, she bolts out and is under my feet again. And not talking about all the stuff she thinks are her toys like my tacks, clips, splint, weavers I just split, new stack of handles, new stack of rims, the mini bases…
(Okay we got it.)


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  1. Tripp

    Maybe try killing four birds with two stones… Is that better?

  2. She is so cute and the carrier is beautiful. Love the collar.

  3. Tracey Reidy

    I can’t wait to meet this new special girl that has stolen Eric’s heart!

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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.)

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  1. I am a watercolorist and tried abstract and can’t do it. It looks easy but it is extremely difficult. You go girl.

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