500 Works of Art on the Road to Your Creativity – Part 17 – Landscapes

Part 17 - Landscapes These are fantasy worlds, places to find peace and serenity, or whatever floats your boat. For years I’ve been making landscapes as backgrounds for seemingly unrelated items and figures to sit in. Always loving that the landscape represented the freedom of imagination to go on journeys of its own. I wanted … Continue reading 500 Works of Art on the Road to Your Creativity – Part 17 – Landscapes

What we find when finding ourselves

I don't know about you, but I feel I've been looking for myself all my life! I figure the biggest challenge is that I am really uncertain about what I am looking for. So, I'll just continue looking, and... ... REALLY ENJOY ALL THE DIFFERENT "MYSELVES" I FIND. By my count I've been toying with … Continue reading What we find when finding ourselves

500 Works of Art on the Road to Your Creativity #404 – The Spring Wine

The Spring Wine Musings of the Artists Mind For a while, I was playing with colour tones and how they can contrast & compliment each other. The goal was to make the subject sing through the colours and remain subtle. It's all part of an obsession with Cubism And there was something else at work … Continue reading 500 Works of Art on the Road to Your Creativity #404 – The Spring Wine

500 Works of Art on the Road to Your Creativity #403 – Standards of Beauty

Standards of Beauty Musings of the Artists Mind I came across these Coca-Cola ads from the 60s that showed a bikini clad beauty lounging with her drink. As far as I know, this "Coke is Sexy" campaign didn't last long and was mainly aimed at a Western sensibility. They eventually switched to a more nostalgic … Continue reading 500 Works of Art on the Road to Your Creativity #403 – Standards of Beauty

500 Works of Art on the Road to Your Creativity #402 – The Herdsmen

The Herdsmen Musings of the Artists Mind As time goes on, my appreciation of abstract art grows and grows. I love finding things in the abstractions and pulling them forward in my paintings. I also love letting go of the original vision and letting the natural flow of the materials offer up new visions. My … Continue reading 500 Works of Art on the Road to Your Creativity #402 – The Herdsmen

500 Works of Art on the Road to Your Creativity #401 – Oliphaunts

Oliphaunts Musings of the Artists Mind At first I saw trees, then these elephant like creatures emerged. Watch them roam on the horizon like giant mirages. Yes, the Oliphaunts are inspired by the giant creatures in Lord of The Rings, but not as they are shown in the movie. Read the description in the books, … Continue reading 500 Works of Art on the Road to Your Creativity #401 – Oliphaunts

500 Works of Art on the Road to Your Creativity – Part 16 – New Expressions

Part 16 - New Expressions  You will find an overview of newer experiments, greater ambitions and evolutions of previous stiles. The original intention was to include several new series and explorations with other media, but that became too vast to contain in these 500 works. Perhaps they will appear in my next project. Please stay … Continue reading 500 Works of Art on the Road to Your Creativity – Part 16 – New Expressions

500 Works of Art on the Road to Your Creativity #400 – Paper Shadows #16

Paper Shadows #16 Mutterings of the Muses: After the great sigh comes an intake of life. The lightness of this figure is exactly on that cusp of elation. The stars are becoming clear to him and the world is once again a place of possibility. How does that old saying go? "Only in darkness, can … Continue reading 500 Works of Art on the Road to Your Creativity #400 – Paper Shadows #16

500 Works of Art on the Road to Your Creativity #399 – Paper Shadows #10

Paper Shadows #10 Mutterings of the Muses: Looking down on your past leads only to unhappiness. Remember that you are ahead of that past you. The stars still shine on you and your path is always forward, so pick that head up and stride on! This composition was intended to be reflective and nostalgic. I … Continue reading 500 Works of Art on the Road to Your Creativity #399 – Paper Shadows #10

500 Works of Art on the Road to Your Creativity #398 – Paper Shadows #8

Paper Shadows #8 Mutterings of the Muses: A glimpse is meant to be a fleeting thing, so to capture one would be nearly impossible. How does one capture the melting image of fading memory as it washes away? These two feel like an image made in foam and we are witnessing the foam bubbles burst … Continue reading 500 Works of Art on the Road to Your Creativity #398 – Paper Shadows #8