I found some art to share for the lovely Valentine’s Day….
Tuesday 2-14-17 DAY 72
Let’s start off with a piece from Jackson Pollock. Most of us think of him with drip art, but did you know he did sculpture and painted very diverse pieces. This next oil painting is called Teacup – and he painted it in 1946. It has so much to soak up.
Wednesday 2-15-17 DAY 73
Here is an O’Keeffe that has a Valentine’s Day vibe to me….
Thursday 2-16-17 DAY 74
FRIDAY 2-17-17 DAY 75 Three Featured Artists
Featured artist blogger #1: Bernadette (here) has a fun signature style. Here is one of her cats….
Bernadette is also quite the encourager and she writes this on her about page:
“Everybody, I mean Everybody, can draw…
It’s all about scale.
Go ahead, try it. Take a piece of paper and draw a big circle. Now draw a circle half the size. Then another one half that size. Does your circle get better as you draw it smaller? Keep going… until you have 6 or seven circles.
Now try this same exercise with the letter S, or the letter A.
Drawing is really just doodling at the right scale. I learned to draw from the Ed Emberley Make a World books, and I have to say, the man is a genius. His books show you how to create animals, and houses, and cars, with no more than circles, squares, triangles and letters.
But for years I didn’t realize that it’s all about scale.”
Featured photographer artist blogger #2: Paul Militaru
I want to be very careful before I start featuring blogging photographers – because I follow so many wonderful photographer artists it would take me two years to share even half of them…. however, Paul Militaru (here) shared this image of a rose stem and it reminded me of the duality with love – and seemed perfect for Valentine’s Day – what do you think?
Featured artist blogger #3: Kaddi from Beasty Art
Kaddi (here) is the very first artist blogger that I brought into the classroom with me. A while ago, I used two of her paintings to discuss the negatives of fighting (old post is here). I was working at a private school and one of the students transferred in because he was fighting at his local public school. I used two of Kaddi’s pieces to give a mini workshop on how fighting is never a good option. She has so much originality and lately she has been doing more digital pieces. She also has a photo showing her pink hair – so I included the photo for the V-day digest….
This is called Obsession… and she made this design with ink (oh the patience).
Wishing you a nice week.
And wait – I almost forgot- I have some chocolate to share. Please only take one so we have enough to go around (and I call the dark chocolate one on the top right….)