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Saturday, March 19, 2016

More Landscapes Please...

My minimalist landscapes tend to be my best selling so I created another set of four with updated colors. The proportion sizes are 20x24 & 24x36. I use a digital paintbrush to render them and some people mistake them for not being "real" art which begs the question - what is real art? Art is creation...and if my digital paintbrush is electronic and not one made out of fine bristles is that really a difference?   I would think the one handling the paintbrush - no matter what kind - is the one creating the art and this particular brush is simply the tool to get us there. Here is the Merriam Webster definition of art: 
  1. something that is created with imagination and skill and that is beautiful or that expresses important ideas or feelings
  2. works created by artists : paintings, sculptures, etc., that are created to be beautiful or to express important ideas or feelings
  3. the methods and skills used for painting, sculpting, drawing, etc.
well - now of enough discussion - here they are. 

Posters available here and here

Saturday, March 12, 2016

Meet Desert Living

I had no idea what was going to happen with these. I layered aqua tones and coral and then added white. Then it needed a touch of green to cool it down and then I had all these fabulous textures but nothing grounding the piece. So I added a structure and it's like everything came together. Something solid with clear definitions fit into a chaotic background that was full of life but lacked cohesion and restraint. Everything connected. So I did it again and then a third time. Only the third time I used blues and greens which certainly brings out a water and marine feel. These are a little bigger than I usually do at 11x14 on wood panel. But it needed the space to create the image. Now they will be framed in a light wood and made available for sell. I can't wait to see how the completed product will look. 
If you are interested in having these as reproductions as well just let me know and I can make that happen.