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

500 Works of Art on the Road to Your Creativity #397 – Paper Shadows #7

Paper Shadows #7 Mutterings of the Muses: Painting white on black is very rewarding. Especially when the paper is wet, the colours don't completely bleed into each other, and they are easier to blend, create shadows, and highlights. These two figures seam to be standing in a sense of confusion. Maybe that's just me projecting … Continue reading 500 Works of Art on the Road to Your Creativity #397 – Paper Shadows #7

500 Works of Art on the Road to Your Creativity #396 – Paper Shadows #4

Paper Shadows #4 Mutterings of the Muses: Simultaneously reminds me of the Footprints poem and a variety of snap-scenes in contemporary Korean film. There's a sense of loneliness, juxtaposed with a strong companionship. These shadows have a great story to tell! Are they participants or merely witnesses of a crime scene? They do appear both … Continue reading 500 Works of Art on the Road to Your Creativity #396 – Paper Shadows #4

500 Works of Art on the Road to Your Creativity #395 – Paper Shadows #3

Paper Shadows #3 Mutterings of the Muses: Memories sometimes appear like a figment at the corner of your eye. Faint, shimmering afterthoughts of what might have been. Sometimes, I wonder if they are spirit guides watching over us. Have these two become attached in a common pursuit? Are they the etherial embodiments of good friends’ … Continue reading 500 Works of Art on the Road to Your Creativity #395 – Paper Shadows #3

500 Works of Art on the Road to Your Creativity #394 – Paper Shadows #2

Paper Shadows #2 Mutterings of the Muses: Do you think it is possible to direct paint with your mind? I wonder. I had an image in my mind when I started this piece and I let the wetness of the canvas take it well beyond my brush-strokes. It even changed as it dried; all to … Continue reading 500 Works of Art on the Road to Your Creativity #394 – Paper Shadows #2

500 Works of Art on the Road to Your Creativity #393 – Paper Shadows #1

Paper Shadows #1 Mutterings of the Muses: On a rainy weekend, I was watching a movie that had a rainy scene. People walking in the rain and at dusk. The street lights illuminating the walkers from behind. The rest was left to imagination and the whims of the wet paint. Stop waiting in long lines … Continue reading 500 Works of Art on the Road to Your Creativity #393 – Paper Shadows #1

My Favourite Art Supplies – Gouache, that strange goo is paint!

Reeves 5-Pack Gouache Tube Set: The Review: I started with reeves for the sharpness of their colors, and I still use them whenever I can find them. They dry quickly enough and are easy to blend. If you are not using them as watercolors, (ie diluting them) then I suggest using acrylic paint instead, as … Continue reading My Favourite Art Supplies – Gouache, that strange goo is paint!

500 Works of Art on the Road to Your Creativity #83: Hollow Men – Study of Three

Hollow Men - Study of Three: The History: This is my story and I’m sticking to it… for now. My Art Education professor gave us an open challenge for extra marks: Those who showed the most exploration of materials in each weekly challenge would get the bonus marks. The catch was we needed to explain … Continue reading 500 Works of Art on the Road to Your Creativity #83: Hollow Men – Study of Three