Archive for January, 2015

In the Good Old Summertime

Posted in art with tags , , , on January 31, 2015 by almostfinnish

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All time favorite postcard

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Pbr me asap postcard

Posted in art, Uncategorized on January 31, 2015 by almostfinnish

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A secret about a secret

Posted in Uncategorized on January 31, 2015 by almostfinnish

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“A photograph is a secret about a secret. The more it tells you the less you know.”

Diane Arbus

Cat talk

Posted in art, Uncategorized with tags on January 25, 2015 by almostfinnish

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If cats could talk…they wouldn’t

Dan Porter

Is there is a thought process required for working big?

Posted in art, Uncategorized with tags , , , on January 25, 2015 by almostfinnish

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Is there is a thought process required for working big?

The primary reason for creating large-scale oil paintings is the potential for expressing a sense of power.

A degree of exaggeration is required when painting on a large-scale canvas.

A huge composition with massive figures and images facilitating some sort of monumental event or picture.

It’s an opportunity to paint a biblical theme.

Are we living in a post-Christian America?

Large brushes and loose brushes strokes and entailed with subtle detail.

Gathering information and references.

Simplifying the composition as you work through the preliminary sketch and rough value and color studies.

Artist job is to select, eliminate, move, enlarge and shrink elements, placing them in shadows or light to create the best painting.

 

You must do the things you think you cannot do.

Eleanor Roosevelt

 

An artist cannot fail

Posted in Uncategorized on January 24, 2015 by almostfinnish

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An artist cannot fail; it is a success to be one. ~Charles Horton Cooley

Just as a painter paints

Posted in art, Uncategorized with tags , on January 23, 2015 by almostfinnish

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“Just as a painter paints,
and a ponderer ponders,
a writer writes,
and a wanderer wanders.”
Roman Payne