Building a Creative Community – Presenting Víctor Mauricio Rodríguez

Let's encourage and support our fellow artists! I recently connected with an inspiring artist and art educator: Víctor Mauricio Rodríguez on LinkedIn. We embraced what social media allows us to continue, where isolation has left us wanting... sharing creative passions! I'd like to share a little of what he shared about himself and his work, … Continue reading Building a Creative Community – Presenting Víctor Mauricio Rodríguez

Sawsan’s Elephant – She says it’s done!

It's been about three weeks since I touched this painting. Partially because I haven't had as much time to focus on it, and partially due to not being sure what more to add. I still wanted to make the skin more muted and grey, but just couldn't visualize it. Sawsan has been looking at it … Continue reading Sawsan’s Elephant – She says it’s done!

The Three Gentlemen Walkers

The idea for this came from my People of the Land series. As I was painting it, I started to feel that the muse was whispering other influences right into my mind. The colours are more African inspired, and the figures feel like some traditional Cuban or Dominican folk pain tings I've seen in markets … Continue reading The Three Gentlemen Walkers

500 Works of Art on the Road to Your Creativity #455 – Pardon Me, But Can I…

Pardon Me, But Can I… Musings of the Artists Mind The stranger is walking along, exuding confidence. He stops, turns slowly towards you and asks a shocking question. What does he ask you? Let your mind wander and get filled with the endless possibilities of questions he may ask. Then feel how you might react … Continue reading 500 Works of Art on the Road to Your Creativity #455 – Pardon Me, But Can I…

500 Works of Art on the Road to Your Creativity #454 – On Danse Comme Ça

On Danse Comme Ça Musings of the Artists MindInsert the folk dance of your choice. Here we watch the instructor demonstrating the subtle complexities of a traditional dance. In Quebec, I've seen this during our Rigodon festivities coming up around Christmas & New years, many French-Canadian homes will have on music by La Bottine Souriante … Continue reading 500 Works of Art on the Road to Your Creativity #454 – On Danse Comme Ça

500 Works of Art on the Road to Your Creativity #453 – Non! J’Ai, Dit Non!

Non! J’Ai, Dit Non! Musings of the Artists Mind The title is "Non! Jai sit Non!" It's all about the attitude of the figure. The body language says it all: Anger, insult, indignation, and rejection.  Or is it outright denial about the coming winter? It would be difficult to pinpoint the inspiration for this figure, … Continue reading 500 Works of Art on the Road to Your Creativity #453 – Non! J’Ai, Dit Non!

500 Works of Art on the Road to Your Creativity #452 – Monsieur

Monsieur Musings of the Artists Mind This proud gentleman may be calling in a lady friend. Waiting at her door, preparing himself to be announced by adjusting his shirt and straightening his pants. Answering to himself, the question posed by the imagined butler at the door: "Who may I announce is calling?” And proudly answering: … Continue reading 500 Works of Art on the Road to Your Creativity #452 – Monsieur

500 Works of Art on the Road to Your Creativity #451 – Demoiselle

Demoiselle Musings of the Artists Mind The exquisite French mademoiselle walks stylishly, confident and certain that she is noticed by all the right people. Would you like to walk with her too?  She may be a lovely companion, always listening intently, giving your ego boosts with giggles and smiles at your every word. She may … Continue reading 500 Works of Art on the Road to Your Creativity #451 – Demoiselle

500 Works of Art on the Road to Your Creativity #450 – It’s  A Little Chilly Out

It’s  A Little Chilly Out Musings of the Artists Mind Why did she leave the house without a scarf or proper jacket? What pushed her out into this chilly day? Why did she need to walk it off? Sometimes creating the backstory is as much fun as what we see on the canvas. Please share … Continue reading 500 Works of Art on the Road to Your Creativity #450 – It’s  A Little Chilly Out

500 Works of Art on the Road to Your Creativity #449 – I Think I Forgot My Scarf

I Think I Forgot My Scarf Musings of the Artists Mind You left the house on an unexpectedly cold, windy day. You slowly feel the cold creeping in. You suddenly realize winter is not on it’s way, it is here! Stubbornly you continue with all the justifications that you hope will keep you warm, but … Continue reading 500 Works of Art on the Road to Your Creativity #449 – I Think I Forgot My Scarf