Hello Blog Readers. It is time for Art Digest Three. I originally planned to leave you with an old masterpiece to “break down” – but I want to end January and start February with a “digest post” that has color and some light flow.
Saturday 1-28-2017 Day #55:
Looking into the window at an antique store last year. They were closed for the day, but it was fun looking at the bric-a-brac. The grand vase has so much rich design with the curves and detailed floral work. I also really like the little doll — tucked away lower right – and the little hand of another doll can be seen as well.
Sunday 1-29-2017 Day #56: Art on a Paper Towel
A cute little girl gave this to my spouse after he played some songs (on his guitar) at a cookout…
Monday 1-30-2017 Day #57: Recycled Art (to show Mustang Koji):
Cigar box turned into a keepsake cedar box. Not sure who made it, but I like the beaded handle. And the little heart button is a clasp that the dark beads wrap around.
Tuesday 1-31-2017 Day #58: Art Can Edify
The little phrases decoupaged on this metal doll art shows how art can sometimes hold uplifting messages for the mind to feed on.
Wednesday 2-1-2017 Day #59: Plastic Sculpture
Ok- so this sculpture is cheap and cheesy – but I ask – What would an art digest be without an under the sea item? So let’s appreciate the cheap plastic art beauty….
Thursday 2-2-2017 Day #60: Throwback
I am sure glad I never had to dress in this kind of ‘rib squishing‘ attire (just sayin’)…
Friday 2-3-2017 Day #61: ART in Everyday Objects
Linking to Colline’s “Grateful Project” for Day #61….
I am grateful for art in everyday items, like Laurie Gates’ designs on coffee mugs. I am also grateful for online stores that offer replacements – what a nice day and age we live in. I was actually looking to replace some C&B white mugs, but started looking around at all they had and saw Gates’ different sets. We have part of this set (below) – a few mugs, six square plates, and a few misc. – isn’t the light teal nice?
Saturday 2-4-2017 Day #62: THREE featured bloggers:
A. Sarah at the Secret Art Expedition (here):
Sarah posts ideas and cool art projects. In her collage, I am sharing her origami earrings directions (right). I think I am going to make some later this year.
B. Digital Artist Josephine R. Unglaub at Lemanshots here has some digital art that is always so diverse.
C. Robbie, from Robbie’s Inspiration, uses fondant, chocolate, and sugar to make lively ART. She also has some children’s books and fondant tutorials. Her Colour Palette of Dreams Poem is here.
Sunday 2-5-2017 Day #63: VALUE
Let’s wind down this third Art Digest with a mini lesson on value.
“Value refers to the range from white to black or light to dark.
High value is on the light end of the scale and suggests tinting.
Low value is on the dark end of the scale and suggests toning.”
The next image is of a watercolor painting that I showed students to provide an example of value.
A local Virginian artist made this a while back (and I think that is a view from Charlottesville, VA).
It was also a nice piece to talk about brushwork (notice the diverse foliage) and to give an example of a piece using value to show depth. The colors fade in value to show distance.
One starting phrase for young art students was “near = larger and darker; far = smaller and lighter.”
That value painting above reminds me of Amy Maranto and so I just had to share one of her posts from last week (here) where she described some nature scenes as “The Greatest Work of Art in the World” – ahhhhhhh – so true….
Hope you enjoyed ART DIGEST THREE….
I will be back on February 6th (next week) with some daily art posts.
Thanks for joining me with the 2017 art challenge.
Have a nice day.