Art materials have played a significant role in shaping various art movements throughout history. The development of new materials or the use of traditional materials in new ways can inspire artists to explore new techniques and styles. Here are some examples of how art materials have influenced art movements: Oil Paints: The invention of oil … Continue reading How and where did materials influence art movements – An ‘Isms’ Overview
Anger – Music-book Doodles 2022
For the next while, I will be posting the drawings/paintings done in an old music book I found in a thrift store. Why old music books? Well, the paper is thick and often made with cotton fibres; it has some texture slightly smoother than watercolour paper, and it hold pigments very well. This particular music … Continue reading Anger – Music-book Doodles 2022
Working out an Inspiration – T’Hed Fifty-Seven: A Deconstructed Italian Flag?
See T'Hed Fifty-Six for more... Ok, so maybe I'm reaching with my title question... a red stripe... a white stripe... where's the green stripe? Perhaps the yellow and blue floaters have the answer... if they combine... Yes, I'm reaching! The rough and raw feel (ie: messy) that I love works on this one and gives … Continue reading Working out an Inspiration – T’Hed Fifty-Seven: A Deconstructed Italian Flag?
Working out an inspiration – T’Hed Fifty-Three: push to conclude an experiment
For more explorations, see T'hed Fifty-two... First let me say I did the following five pictures on the same day... the purpose was to push an experimentation with the previously prepared papers (collaged with wallpaper and music sheet paper, and painted with gouache)... When I last wrote on T'hed, I wanted to get away from … Continue reading Working out an inspiration – T’Hed Fifty-Three: push to conclude an experiment
Creative Blocks – Carving out an inspiration
I've been trying to get myself into a creative mood, as you know from my last few postings...One of the ways was to set up some materials for projects to do over my Summer break from teaching. So, I've been scavenging for materials and finding discarded bits and bobs, including this small chink of soapstone … Continue reading Creative Blocks – Carving out an inspiration
Painting an Inspiration – T’Hed: Muckin’ it up with Acrylic Gels.
See T'Hed: Dry Pastels from previous musings... Sadly and happily, this painting is developing very slowly... I can't tell you how many times I've wanted to just paint over it and start something entirely different! It may happen anyway, once I decide this is finished. My goal on this one was to see how I … Continue reading Painting an Inspiration – T’Hed: Muckin’ it up with Acrylic Gels.
Working Out an Inspiration – T’Hed Twenty-Five: In Your Face!
See T'Hed Twenty-Four for previous musings... I felt a need to play with form and get really in your face! I've been marvelling at how my daughter and my students make digital art... trying to get them to use those stylus techniques in a watercolour project... digitally, they are able to zoom in & out … Continue reading Working Out an Inspiration – T’Hed Twenty-Five: In Your Face!
Working out an Inspiration – T’Hed Twenty-Four: Zoom Faces
See T'Hed Twenty-Three for more thoughts on this... Ok, I was on a Zoom workshop while doing the last one and realized I was making all sorts of distorted, concentration faces while making it. In my mind's eye, I imagined this is what my face look likes while making art. I also felt a need … Continue reading Working out an Inspiration – T’Hed Twenty-Four: Zoom Faces
Working out an Inspiration – Twenty-Three: Better Colours
See T'Hed Twenty-Two for previous developments Following my realization that Crayola crayons deliver better and more vibrant colour values, I chose to push more pigment into the card stock paper. Yes, I know I'm back to the multiple aces, but I decided to rest something and stick the faces together. It worked. I'm just not … Continue reading Working out an Inspiration – Twenty-Three: Better Colours
working out an Inspiration – Part Twenty-Two: Perspectives
See previous reflections at T'Hed Twenty-One So, I seem to be drawn to multiple faces on each composition and I'm not sure why... Maybe fear that the composition is too weak if not more complex. I keep hearing the statement "it's not the amount of time it took to make this work that dictates its … Continue reading working out an Inspiration – Part Twenty-Two: Perspectives