Posted on 21. Apr, 2014 by rosepapa.
If your an professional artist chances are you’ve had more than one occasion when getting paid for client artwork was a challenge. There are countless cartoons and videos on the plight of the undervalued artist and designer in the eyes of the client. Tattoo artists face the same challenges. How about the client of the new tattoo artists and being told “this is a honor for you to create your art on my arm, think about all the people who will see it… and who knows maybe you will get work from this.” For professionals this doesn’t fly. The first […]
Leonardo was born on April 15, 1452 “at the third hour of the night” in the Tuscan hill town of Vinci, in the lower valley of the Arno River in the territory of Florence. Little is known about his early life. Best known for his creativity and inspiration (not to mention the Mona Lisa and Last Supper), all of us creative types have known since we were fledgling artists that Leonardo Da Vinci is one of the most well-known and respected artists of all times – but did you know he was an engineer as well? It’s hard for us […]
Posted on 11. Apr, 2014 by rosepapa.
When dealing with sickness specifically cancer with a loved one, you cross into a realm of uncertainty mixed with fear, optimism (don’t they say to stay ‘positive’?) and a whole host of unpredictable feelings. Words really fall short to express this. This is why I’m an artist. I can get to the core of something deep and personal when I turn to the pencil and paper. How does a person who is not creative, an artist, writer… deal with and express stuff? It’s a roller coaster of emotion, helplessly watching your mother go through cancer. From the plateau to the […]
Posted on 10. Apr, 2014 by rosepapa.
Ah Sunflower Ah Sunflower, weary of time, Who countest the steps of the sun; Seeking after that sweet golden clime Where the traveller’s journey is done; Where the Youth pined away with desire, And the pale virgin shrouded in snow, Arise from their graves, and aspire Where my Sunflower wishes to go! -William Blake Artists and poets are inspired by and have expressed the beauty of the timeless and resilient sunflower for generations. Here are a few of the favorites. Two Cut Sunflowers Vincent van Gogh Still life with four sunflowers Vincent van Gogh Monet’s Sunflowers, also known as Tournesols, […]
Take a look at this weeks Featured Artist Diego Monterrubio. This is his personal work and images of his infancy and growing up in Mexico during the 70′s & 80′s. His style is fresh and bold with a graphical quality that draws the observer in to see below the surface. In the Botas Detail, note the use of complimentary colors that bring in a high level of interest to a seemingly common element such as a boot. In the background of the image is a story, one that is not told outright, however it becomes part of the viewers imagination […]
Are you a cat person or a dog person? Well, you can be both! However the following artists had a cat obsession. Personally cats are the best studio friends. They closely and quietly observe and every now and then get in the middle of what you’re working on. Is it the independent nature of cats and the independence of artists that make this obsession so perfect? Perhaps, but take a look at the following artists and their cats. Pablo Picasso Painter, sculptor, printmaker, draftsman… cat man! Picasso was exceptionally prolific throughout his long lifetime. The total number of artworks he […]