I was getting these first layers of a commission down yesterday, and got all contemplative...my art tends to have a really optimistic vibe to it. And I find that ironic, because I'm a bit of a pessimist. Or realist. Or pragmatist. Whatever you want to call it. And I concluded it may be my attempt to embrace the tensions in life. To counterbalance my melancholy with a hopefulness I don't usually feel, but I can see in the paint. With each passing year, I understand more and more of the tensions inherent in human existence, and I’m trying to hold them all in my head, not just run to the happiest places and completely forget the hard ones. It seems an impossible task at times, but one that brings deep perspective and a healthy dose of compassion. So I keep watching the hard-to-watch Frontline documentaries, and also relish the joy of well-written comedy. I’ll keep struggling to parent my kiddo with special needs, and also relax and enjoy her antics. I'll sit hour after hour watching my grandmother pass from this world, and then I'll squeeze the fat little cheeks of a friend's newborn. I'll wear neutral colors and paint with riotous ones. My art is an attempt to embrace the joy of human existence, while I work for justice and healing in other ways. The memes tell me to follow my bliss, surround myself with only positive people, do what I love, etc, etc. It's all about ME ME ME. But the tensions in my life remind me it's NOT. There is joy in duty, light in pain, comfort in the awkward. To all you struggling with your own personal heartache, I hope my work brings solace and a gentle counterpoint. Let’s press in, dig deep, and allow for the ugly times to make the beautiful ones stand out that much more.
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Всем привет! Часто рассказываю Вам о том, как влияет цвет картин в интерьере на хозяев и какие оттенки лучше всего выбрать для конкретного случая. Но никогда не стоит забывать о ЧЕРНО-БЕЛОМ варианте! Где разместить? Что в себе несет такое сочетание? Сейчас расскажу 😉
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Итак, сочетание двух контрастных цветов позволяет донести идею самым простым способом.
Именно поэтому академический рисунок во все времена был черно-белым🔳. Черно-белые интерьерные картины могут решить сразу несколько проблем:
👉🏼Не нужно заботиться о совмещении цветового баланса полотна и интерьера.
👉🏼Минимализм черно-белых изображений вписывается как в старинный интерьер, так и в современный.
Обычно черно-белые картины для интерьера я пишу с использованием эпоксидной смолы. Так можно чудесно изобразить «перетекание» и смешивание одного цвета с другим. Смотрится очень интересно, да?
На фото моя работа «Здесь и сейчас» и ее хозяйка @evgeniyafeofilaktova . А в карусель прикрепила Вам варианты размещения ч/б картин в интерьере 🙌🏼
My sketchbook today included more writing than drawing, but in this small new sketchbook I have decided to just keep adding completely random art and nature inspirations for at least one set of pages each week.
I picked up another book of Mary Oliver’s poems from the library and I was reading it with my coffee this morning. Her way of thinking has always been a huge inspiration, so I just had to make a few notes to remember.
How perfect that her poem “has a mind of its own” but settles to just listen quietly when the artist is simply “thinking about you, and no doubt smiling.” -
Stavo disegnando cose a caso, non fate domande #artistlife
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How do you navigate going pro? Check out Cultivating Your Professional Practice https://bit.ly/2Hylgeo with #schoolofart undergraduate Advisor Michael Nannery.
Consider the importance of professional art practices through this lecture and discussion with School of Art Undergraduate Advisor, Michael Nannery. Topics include: - Art Documentation & Digital Portfolio
- Representation & Social Media
- Cover Letter/CV/Resume
- Finding your art community
ATTN #student artists: Check out Career Options for Artists https://bit.ly/2CzP0Ud with #schoolofart undergraduate Advisor Michael Nannery. Consider various career paths in relation to your artistic studies through this lecture and discussion. - Explore various job options for artists
- Identify the employment skills you have
- Learn what desirable skills you can develop as an art student
- Discover the resources available for you to build skills
TODAY we are going to talk love, relationships, joy, loss, confusion, lust, intimacy, drama....you know, life. We are going to laugh, amen, gasp, and let go. I am going to talk about some of the things I've been through and what I have learned about myself and others. It's been captured in poems so I am going to share them. I know my experiences mirror the experiences of others. So let's get together and talk about "All The Things." I've invited Fuze Aquene Namid, Debrita WildPerfection Channelle, and Cynthia M. Sharpe (THiA) to also share their work. It's only $10. You should be there!
#aboutlastnight Hanging out with @abigailjerri at her new house! Looking forward to writing songs and staying up til 5am when I move here in a few weeks! 🥳
90418 February, 2019
Obligatory stop at @hardrock! 🤘🏻Ready to look at all these apartments the next two days! Also, thank you all for your support because WE HIT 1,000 FOLLOWERS on IG! 🙌🏻 BIG NEWS: I’m going back into the studio to record a new song next week! Very excited for this one as I knew when I started writing it in 2017 that it was going to be the next single. Much love!
72517 February, 2019
Every time @nintendo releases a new wave of amiibo, I feel like I’ve won a load of GRAMMYs! 😂 “First I’d like to thank the Lord baby Jesus for putting me on this earth, my mom and dad for always supporting me and my dreams, Nintendo for putting my favorite video game villain in Smash Bros, @amazon for delivering my preorders 99.9% on time, and my fans for I wouldn’t be here without YOU! If anyone makes fun of you for being a geek, just laugh and remember that you don’t care what anyone thinks and are probably happier and more successful than they are.” 😂
87415 February, 2019
Peace out, LA! ✌🏻See you next year! Traveling alone is so much fun! 😁 Heading to Nashville in Sunday to look at apartments! 🙌🏻 Busy month! 🤘🏻
1211812 February, 2019
Happy Birthday @sherylcrow! 🥳 I’m so happy to be able to support the Birthday Drive this year and still shocked I won a tour tee shirt! Looking forward to the new album this year! 25 years later and I’m still one of your biggest fans! 😁
P.S. I’m sure you are thrilled that @spaceykacey won Album of the Year! So cool that she recorded some of it at your barn studio!