500 Works of Art on the Road to Your Creativity #435 – I’m So Pretty, Oh, So Pretty

I’m So Pretty, Oh, So Pretty Musings of the Artists Mind The impulse suddenly overtook her and she began to sing: "I'm so pretty! Oh, So Pretty”  I can’t deny the possible influence of the scene where Julie Andrews is running up the hill in The Sound of Music, but I wasn’t conscious. Emotionally, this … Continue reading 500 Works of Art on the Road to Your Creativity #435 – I’m So Pretty, Oh, So Pretty

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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 #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 #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

500 Works of Art on the Road to Your Creativity #392 – The Cat

The Cat Mutterings of the Muses: Like the “Him & Her” experiment, this one will probably only ever be available to the public as a photo reproduction. The reason is serendipity. For whatever reason, the three cameras I use to capture my work couldn’t get the colour of the paper right. Instead, we have this … Continue reading 500 Works of Art on the Road to Your Creativity #392 – The Cat

500 Works of Art on the Road to Your Creativity #391 – Him & Her

Him & Her Mutterings of the Muses: I've been experimenting with paint on paper, allowing the paper to get waterlogged and then letting the paint go where it wants, with a little guidance. I'm working on the pictures a little, and this is the result of photo-manipulation. I have yet to decide if I want … Continue reading 500 Works of Art on the Road to Your Creativity #391 – Him & Her

500 Works of Art on the Road to Your Creativity #390 – The Deed Is Done

The Deed Is Done Mutterings of the Muses: Filled with remorse, sincere or otherwise, this little devil rests it's weary head and resigns itself to the outcome of it's actions. But, is this really an expression of remorse, regret, or relief? Like all these creatures, their true feelings and intentions remain uncertain to the viewer. … Continue reading 500 Works of Art on the Road to Your Creativity #390 – The Deed Is Done