Hello Readers. For Day 50 of the 365 Days of Art, I am featuring two reference links and three artists.
New York Times What do you see in Art? Nearly 50 People Told Us – link is here
Visual News Featured the Top Fifty Art Blogs link is here
Here are two they featured:
17. Cool Hunting: A daily update on ideas and products in the intersection of art, design, culture, and technology.
16. Street Art News: Featuring pictures of things painted on walls since 2009.
The next three artists are being shared because they are so DIVERSE – and I want to celebrate these differences.
Over at Art50.com, Dennis McGeary paints some interesting contemporary paintings and I like his use of line the most. link is here
Bush Boy shared Kim Brereton’s Art website (here) and from what I have noticed so far, she has a very original take on figure art. I like her minimalistic feel and how she splits the plane. In this sample image, she leaves the wall half painted, and the blue value (dark to light) moves left to right- almost giving a stucco feel where the wall color leads out and in sync with the energy – arms up, etc.. (So original and just doing her thing….)
Patsy – link is here – is a modern artist who is “mostly self-taught” and she primarily paints with watercolors and acrylics – but she also creates with graphite and colored pencils.
Patsy made a Fox painting for Sherri Matthews (here) and that is how I found out about her original work.
Patsy’s paintings feel “graceful” to me – and I like her dancers and sea turtles the most.
When my niece was here over the holidays and I drove her back…. we made up a story that centered around sea turtles. We did the “perpetual story” – where one person shares for a few minutes and then the other takes a turn and adds to the story. Slowly, the story grows and changes as each person decides what to add next. It is a lot of fun with 2 people… 5… or even 10. We told our story for more than thirty minutes and Patsy’s sea turtles remind me of our story.