Have you ever wondered where the color in our paints, markers, colored pencils, etc come from? They seem to appear by magic, through some modern technological process, neatly encased in tubes, ready to use. What did artists do before artist colors were so readily available like this?
That's what I'm reading about in Victoria Finlay's book, Color: A Natural History of the Palette. She explains how the Aboriginals rubbed water onto…
I still don't know how to start these blogs.
anyway, I was wondering something tonight. I was…READ MORE
I am extremely new at this. I am new at blogging so I am not sure what to say.
I am also new at Art and drawing and charcoling and pastelling too.
I have discovered I can do a little art. It was through my olderst child's art teacher that encouraged me to draw. He asked me one day if I could draw. I said no way. We were on an art excursion. Anyway he gave me his note book of art paper and a pencil and said to go and copy a picture in the art…READ MORE
I have moved many, many times in my 64 years, sometimes to other countries, sometimes to other cities, and one memorable time, across a parking lot to another building of the same condo complex. Each move necessitated (as moves always do) packing up and unpacking. Before I unpack the silverware or unwrap the couch cushions, I haul my small collection of wonderful artwork (not mine!) out of their protective boxes, drill holes in my new walls, insert the screw sleeves and screws, and hang my…READ MORE
Well at 48...I've picked up my brushes again. I just finished publishing my first book, "Food is Love-life, humor and sustenance for the southern soul" and as a gift to myself I am bringing my easel in from the dusty garage and using it as much as possible.
I've always loved Art, crafts and anything to keep my hands busy...but as life has a tendency to do for us all, it can change our priorities.
Now that my kids are growing up I have a little more time for "moi" and I've set…READ MORE
Added by Margie M. Rigney on August 7, 2011 at 2:24pm — No Comments
Here are some ideas that you can take to create whimsical animal paintings. The imperfectness of the painting is what makes it so enchanting. Happy accidents become interesting features and clashing colors and doodles convey a sense of whimsy. For each painting I have done, I give examples of techniques that can be used to achieve a similar look.
A WIP or work in progress is a step by step project that describes how a piece of artwork has been created from scratch usually illustrating the steps with photos taken during creation.
Wips can be posted by both the beginner artist and the expert. It just illustrates the creation process and it is not in any way regarded as the right way or the only way to make art.
Some WIPs are just a series of photos of the steps of a project. Others are more detailed acounts of what happens…