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 – 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

My Favourite Art Supplies – Mixing Boards

Paint Mixing Pallet: Get a wood one, it is easier to maintain with oils. Any local art supply store will have inexpensive ones in various sizes. If it feels comfortable to hold, get that one! If you aren’t standing while painting, then use any clean scrap of wood. You can use a pile of newsprint … Continue reading My Favourite Art Supplies – Mixing Boards

500 Works of Art on the Road to Your Creativity #210 – It Is So Simple

It Is So Simple:  The History: This is my story and I’m sticking to it… for now. Pure joy to create... I mostly used a pallet knife... I can still feel the fluidity of the lines as I painted them... it flows in many directions, from the center of the canvas, I loved the challenge … Continue reading 500 Works of Art on the Road to Your Creativity #210 – It Is So Simple

500 Works of Art on the Road to Your Creativity #209 – Sometimes I Feel I’m Losing Part of Myself

Sometimes I Feel I’m Losing Part of Myself:  The History: This is my story and I’m sticking to it… for now. A point of transition where parts break off and join with other parts... this... that, those... fear, trepidation...curiosity, courage... abandon. The figure looking in the opposite direction of his arm... showing resistance to what … Continue reading 500 Works of Art on the Road to Your Creativity #209 – Sometimes I Feel I’m Losing Part of Myself

500 Works of Art on the Road to Your Creativity #208 – Dancing Until My Heart Breaks

Dancing Until My Heart Breaks: The History: This is my story and I’m sticking to it… for now. In a few of my paintings, I tell an evolution story... I remember starting this one late, late, late at night... I realize more and more that it has a deeper meaning than what I originally intended... … Continue reading 500 Works of Art on the Road to Your Creativity #208 – Dancing Until My Heart Breaks

500 Works of Art on the Road to Your Creativity #207 – The Sky’s The Limit

The Sky's The Limit:  The History: This is my story and I’m sticking to it… for now. The pure joy of painting with great gobs of paint, squishing them together, blending them with abandon and a lovely deal of messiness... this one was so much fun to make... the slow drying of the oils allowed … Continue reading 500 Works of Art on the Road to Your Creativity #207 – The Sky’s The Limit

500 Works of Art on the Road to Your Creativity #206 – Happiness 12-012

Happiness 12-012:  The History: This is my story and I’m sticking to it… for now. “Afrika: the goddess of beauty appears more gracefully than anyone could image and inspires awe.” How could I see this as anything else? Catharsis... the need to express emotions that are so raw, we just can't put them in words.... … Continue reading 500 Works of Art on the Road to Your Creativity #206 – Happiness 12-012

500 Works of Art on the Road to Your Creativity #205 – Happiness 12-011

Happiness 12-011:  The History: This is my story and I’m sticking to it… for now. “Originally titled Dance, inspired the original titles of the rest, but the dance became much happier and none remained in hell.” Catharsis... the need to express emotions that are so raw, we just can't put them in words.... I originally … Continue reading 500 Works of Art on the Road to Your Creativity #205 – Happiness 12-011

500 Works of Art on the Road to Your Creativity #204 – Happiness 12-010

Happiness 12-010:  The History: This is my story and I’m sticking to it… for now. "Through the window, looking into the classroom and what you look like from the student’s perspective.” Catharsis... the need to express emotions that are so raw, we just can't put them in words.... I originally called this series Dancing in … Continue reading 500 Works of Art on the Road to Your Creativity #204 – Happiness 12-010