1. When you have money for expensive brushes… it’s not for makeup brushes. 2. You occasionally (or not so occasionally) use your pastels for eye makeup. 3. You describe colors in terms of Vermillion, Sienna, Prussian… for starters. 4. You keep old calendars for inspiration and ‘just in case you need an idea.’ 5. You’d rather draw/paint then talk. 6. You stare too long at something because your caught up in the negative spaces. 7. You ask for extra napkins at the restaurant, just because you might need something to capture your immediate thoughts on. 8. You love to smell […]
An artistic vision is more than seeing… it’s perceiving. As an artist you can learn to see more than meets the eye. You can learn to be more creative. Of course it’s a good exercise to draw, paint or visually express what you actually see. This is the discipline of art, just like exercising. You have to practice it to get strong at it. You pick up your pencil, brush or whatever your desired media is and you look at something and study it. You notice all the details, shapes, colors, lighting and replicate it. It’s always good as an […]
Seeing and Touching… is Believing Famous while he lived, and controversial for his tumultuous life, Caravaggio was best known for his religious art, notably his depiction of biblical characters as ordinary everyday people, he was renowned for his vivid realism. Typical of many famous artists, It wasn’t until after Caravaggios death that his work became famous. One of his most famous Paintings is Doubting Thomas (Oil on canvas, (1602-3). The story of the painting After the Resurrection, Christ appeared among His apostles, but Saint Thomas was absent on this occasion. He doubts that Christ really appeared among them and challenges the […]
Posted on 18. Mar, 2015 by rosepapa.
Kate Chopin expressed through her character of Edna is a thought providing story. Her free spirit reminds me of Artist Frida Kahlo, strong-willed, ahead of her time, deep, tormented and a catalyst for change. The following Essay written by Justin Rosepapa is illustrated with art of Frida Kahlo. Meet Edna the anti hero of Kate Chopin’s controversial character Kate Chopin’s novel The Awakening (and widely condemned at the time) is a central work of feminist literature, which created controversy in the late 19th century, particularly towards Edna Pontellier’s dissidence of traditional gender binary roles. Edna displays non-conventional matronly characteristics, disengaged […]
Meet Artist Karen Cattell Her vibrant and colorful work is fresh, unique and modern. My paintings all start with a simple drawing in my sketchbook. As I’m painting I sometimes change completely from the original idea and this is the process that I have the most fun with. My paintings are just meant to bring a smile to the viewer.
Posted on 24. Feb, 2015 by rosepapa.
As artist we struggle sometimes with perfectionism and are never quite satisfied with what we create. This quote from Author Marianne Williamson really connects with me and I find that it gives a deeper insight into what might really be driving us. Perhaps it all starts with love and acceptance of who we are; and acceptance of others, then letting go of personal fears so we can truly shine with our talents! “Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most […]