Here's a small painting of a lamp, that started out sedate and ordinary, and ended up like this. Like a writer's character, sometimes the objects in a painting take over.
|6" x 6" acrylic on board|
As you know, there is so much to see everywhere and in everything. Lately I've been snapping pictures with my phone at any place that these wonderful scenes emerge. When I was a boy, I used a camera to snap pictures of trees and the sky and stuff. Once, I remember, I put a drinking glass over the lens and snapped a shot. I was told then by the adults around me that I should use the camera to take pictures of posed people instead. That's when I laid the camera down.
I realize that I haven't changed much despite their best efforts. Here is my contribution for Shadow Shot Sunday.
|Taken during a morning jog|
I've been restless with watercolors lately. But some interesting things have come of it. Like this:
|8" x 10" watercolor on Daler Rowney NOT paper|
I've also been discovering some interesting art blogs and podcasts on artists and the art scene. Often they add fuel to the fire that consumes me. Maybe you'll enjoy them too and like me, be educated, entertained, bemused, and confounded. So check them out (but not before leaving a comment here, of course.)
I've been listening to the Modern Art Notes podcast for more than a year I think. It is excellent. http://manpodcast.com
A wonderful blog that has links to ever-changing art articles and criticism is Painter's Table at http://painters-table.com
From Painter's Table, I found about the podcast "ahtcast" which is far less polished than Modern Art Notes, but has artist interviews and is fun and interesting. It is at http://www.ahtcast.com
A wonderful blog called "In the Make" features studio visits with west coast artists at http://inthemake.com
And from "ahtcast" I learned about a blog with videos of artists in their studios called "Gorky's Granddaughter" at http://www.gorkysgranddaughter.com
From there I learned that artists are a quirky bunch. But you knew that already, didn't you?