17 December 2009
21 November 2009
06 November 2009
24 October 2009
Image transfer onto wood - via matsutake
She uses Modpodge for the transfer process but this would work with gloss medium as well.
13 October 2009
Check out these from an artist I follow on Twitter.
What are your thoughts on using others' art in your work?
31 July 2009
15 May 2009
Al Asnaam, 1979
Juan Geuer is a Canadian installation artist that combines the sciences and the arts to create what he described as "something nobody else has done". The piece above exemplifies the connection Geuer found between the sciences and the arts. Al Asnaam is made up of a laser and a seismometer, and a lot of other electrical engineering materials and concepts. What it does is it projects, through the lasers, the minute pulsing and tremors of the planet. In the dark room, the red laser is constantly changing shape to fit the movements of the earth, making the artwork seem alive.
In Geuer’s work engineering and art is often used to show the unity between nature, science and the beauty of the world, which can be explored here and here. The complexity of science and art are interrelated in his work, and he often describes his work as an extension to the sciences. His official website is here, and commentary on his work can be found here.
11 May 2009
“The Weather Project”
26 April 2009
For more information on pinhole photography, check out Photojojo.
This image is from matchboxpinhole.com. They have instructions on making a camera from objects you may have at home.
Or you can try downloading this paper pattern from Corbis Readymech Cameras.
23 April 2009
22 April 2009
12 April 2009
11 April 2009
I know many of you like to work with recycled and found materials, usually by adding them to a larger work of art, but what do you think about using those recycled materials for the base for your work?
04 April 2009
Notice the strong horizontal lines pulling you into the picture and drawing your eye towards the subject.
Plink Plink - by blogger Hula Seventy
Notice the repetition of the shapes of the guitars - works to unify the pic - while the colors add variety. Also important is humor.
Check out her blog for other pictures in this series. What are your opinions?
03 April 2009
31 March 2009
20 March 2009
17 March 2009
08 March 2009
"Everyone is creative. People don’t tend to organize and focus that abstract creativity. Always have a little notebook with you! Anything you think that you like, or believe could be expanded upon should be written down. Don’t worry about production. This is your place to scribble and be chaotic! When you want to take the idea to the next level, you can even plan that next phase of your idea in the journal. Alternatively, you can execute these ideas in other formats or mediums. For example, if you have an image in your mind, draw a thumbnail. You can turn that into a painting or photo later. That is when you can worry about details, composition, and quality control..."Posted to Moleskinerie
These days it seems that all people will tell you about your work is “I love it” or “I hate it.” But why? What makes you love or hate it? How could it be made better? What strengths and weaknesses does it have? There is a lot of mediocrity out there. Sometimes what we need to hear is a little constructive criticism to knock us out of our safe place. Without risk there can be no gain. Sure you might make a mistake, but that’s how you learn. We need to step outside the realm of black & white. It’s within the shades of gray that we learn to challenge ourselves and to see things from different perspectives.She writes about her experience with critique in art school and is looking for feedback on her work. Click here to read the full blog post.
What are your thoughts?
01 March 2009
18 February 2009
08 February 2009
01 February 2009
This work is by Michelle Ramin who paints scenes from her local Portland neighborhoods.
Check out her artist statement to find out more about her work.
From the artist:
"The poems teach us not to believe all that which exists, not even the reflection of ourselves in a mirror...It is difficult to achieve true creative freedom because we are overly concerned with aesthetics and meaning. This is why I especially enjoy these poems. I have used basic visual elements and colors to create a typographical work that represents my interpretation of design and Buddhism."From the Dwell Blog
31 January 2009
27 January 2009
The artist "starts with large pebble forms that are dotted with holes, then planted with moss. After a precise schedule of shade and mist, the moss develops into an organic glaze. The outer covering remains responsive to the effects of temperature and moisture."Art MOCO
25 January 2009
21 January 2009
17 January 2009
"Kapoor continues to explore the notion of the void in these bold drawings of gouache on paper, further making the transition from exterior form of the object to its interior. The work is centered and the play between positive and negative space is a key element of the compositions. Movement in the shape of fibrous swirls leads to a change in light, drawing the eye outward to beyond the boundaries of the paper."See more work from the exhibition here.
14 January 2009
12 January 2009
Click here to read the whole article.
"People I don't even know will often send me images of their work and ask for my opinion. I can remember doing pretty much the same thing many years ago. It's a very common thing to do. I think what it boils down to, at least it was for me when I presented my teacher with my latest effort in the hope of getting the great anointment, is that we are basically asking, "Do we have talent?" And often that means talent sufficient to be a professional artist, or at minimum, are we good enough to pursue this thing called painting, or are we just wasting our time?
It's the wrong question. In fact, I would say that if you are asking some master artist to confirm or deny your talent, you already are in a heap of trouble because it means you are not getting it. It's not about talent. Talent is a dirty word because it assumes that only a few are able when it is quite the reverse."
Art is Not About Talent.
09 January 2009