One of my friends posted this beautiful video on his blogspot and I thought I might share it with my fiends and followers. Degas work in figure, form and color is amazing and delightful. So many of us would like to be able to emulate the emotions he expressed in his artwork. He was obsessed with ballerinas and in watching this you can see why, with grace mobility they make the dance look elegant and simple.
This time of year having friends to share the garden is such a joy! Last we enjoyed the beautiful evening with good friends.
The painting is just 5 x 7 and done in about 30 minutes. Not my favorite, but learning to work in different harmonies is important to grow your art.
The other day for a class I painted a bell pepper. It looked so lonely in the studio, I painted this 5 x 7 abstract apple to keep it company. Just like people, sometimes a piece of art looks all alone.
Sometimes nature is more beautiful than a painting
This photo from Facebook gives you a very different view of color.
Low-key painting is usually of reduced intensity; restrained; understated having chiefly dark tones, usually with little tonal contrast
High-key painting is a style of lighting that is bright, even, and produces little contrast between light and dark areas of the scene.-, usually with little tonal contrast.
Look forward, look backwards and know where you are. We are all taught that as a child. Here my beautiful granddaughter is experiencing that in all innocence. As artists, we need to let some of the innocence we lost as we became adults come back into our art. You decide the best way to decide what innocence you miss the most.
Growing up on a farm, the first “car” I ever drove was our John Deere tractor. I don’t know if sitting on my father’s lap, holding the steering wheel between his powerful hands is really driving, but at about five years old, it sure flet like it to me.
Looking for the different shades of yellow in this tiny 6 x 6 painting of a Bell Pepper. Sometimes practicing on something small is fun, but a little harder than one might think. This took about 20 minutes and good music to do.