Creating art and design has always been a process, and great art is a long process. Few are lucky enough to just get out the tools and produce something valuable and unique without working through the process and sometimes struggling through it. When I think of the word ‘process’ I think of time. It takes time. As a designer, I know how difficult the process of getting to that place of completion can be. Sometimes I have the idea, see where it’s going and can make it all work with a great design and other times I struggle through designs […]
Happy Birthday to Frida born on July 6th 1907. The art of Frida lives beyond her time and inspires her fans and art collectors. As the most famous woman painter in Mexico (and possibly the world) she is an icon. Her spirit, and her style continues to inspire many artists and her work today is a rare collectable. Currently the ‘My Birth’ painting is owned by Madonna whom is a avid collector of Frida’s art. It’s also thought that Madonna owns Kahlo’s 1943 work Roots purchased for $5.6 million at a Sotheby’s auction. For viewers and collectors of her art […]
This famous painting from 1851 captures General George Washington’s dramatic crossing of the Delaware River. Emanuel Gottlieb Leutze’s spectacular oil painting on canvas captured the momentous and turning event of the Revolutionary War. American Revolution Artist John Trumbull Trumbull’s greatest achievement was receiving a commission from the US government to paint 4 gigantic murals in the US Capitol after its destruction during the War of 1812. President James Madison personally picked out the paintings, which were Trumbull’s The Declaration of Independence, The Surrender of General Burgoyne, The Resignation of Washington and The Surrender of Lord Cornwallis. It took Trumbull 8 […]
Posted on 29. Jun, 2014 by rosepapa.
Ever feel like you hit a dry canvas with no hope for an visual? You eagerly anticipate your creative time and the chance to start a new art project and begin to get started… and you draw a blank, the ideas just don’t flow. Nothing seems to work. Just like writers hit a block so do artists. Sometimes it’s the expectation and pressure we put on ourselves to ‘make’ something great right then and there and other times it’s perhaps a season. Inspiration isn’t found, the creative energy is lost. When this happens here are a few tips that may […]
Posted on 22. Jun, 2014 by rosepapa.
Meet Featured Artist Bob Booth “Previously I had painted in an impressionist style: a style that seemed to be dependent on objective seeing – the everyday accidents of light, colour and form, rendered by the accidents of the medium. Although this has been a very exciting way to work, I suspect that it, in some way it has always left me with just the world. Extravagantly beautiful and rich as this was, it failed to acknowledge some decisive truth about its being.” “More recently my starting point has been the invisible, as seen through the steady gaze of the Christian […]
Happy Birthday Frank Fleming born in Alabama on June 17th 1940. Frank Fleming was born on a farm in Alabama in 1940. He was one of four children raised on the small family farm. Like many families in rural Alabama, the Flemings lived in impoverished circumstances, and Fleming has noted that his family did not have indoor plumbing or electricity throughout his childhood. He suffered from a severe speech impediment, which caused him to stop talking in school in the first grade and did not speak until he was about eight years old. More comfortable in the outdoors, and because […]