Today’s post is an art digest to cover days 76 to 90 of the 365 Days of Art. I am thinking about an idea for an e-book or something else, but I really prefer the digests and so here is one to peruse:
Day 76: Cheering Colors
Day 77: Artsy Bridge
Day 78: Joseph Stella, Bridge, 1936
Day 79: Monet’s Bridge Over a Pond of Water Lilies
Day 80: Jiaozhou Bay Bridge
The 26 mile long Jiaozhou Bay bridge in China is currently the longest bridge over water (here)
Day 81: Rex Brandt
Earlier this month I showed you some brief tutorials from the talented watercolor painter Rex Brandt (1914-2000). For this digest I had to share one of my favorite Brandt’s called Evening Rendezvous. I love when watercolor painters add their name and title to the piece (see lower right of painting).
Art Collector’s Mark and Janet Hilbert donated Rex Brandt’s “Evening Rendezvous” to Laguna College of Art and Design –here.
And here is another Evening Rendezvous from a different artist.
Day 82: Sandy Texture
To keep on a bit with Brandt’s sea theme, here is some sandy texture from a very small picture frame my cousin had on her shelf. The beach theme is everywhere…. and on a snowy day in Buffalo – I found a taste of the sea. 🙂
Day 83: Throwback from 1981
I saw this hanging at a place in Buffalo and it looks like watercolor, but it is actually acrylic on canvas. I really wondered about this piece – and especially wondered the actual location.
Day 84: Art of Conversating…
This next image is special to me because isn’t a good conversation a true gift in life? Oh indeed it is! And when you share a good convo with someone it can stay with you for a long time.
I first heard the word “conversate” a few years ago when we used to watch Judge Judy. We heard the word and looked it up…. we discovered the word “conversate” has been around since at least 1829 (here), but it has become popular in use because of certain songs and everyday usage.
Back to the photo.
In 1886, Paul Nadar captured photos of his dad, Felix, interviewing scientist Chevreul. I think Paul really captured the essence of their conversation, don’t you? ((And I smile right now to think of conversations with my nephew – times of chatting that will stay with me forever. And I also think of the mini convos I have with some of my other relatives – friends in everyday life – and the blog and email friends – ahhhh – life is enriched by our conversating…))
Also – check out my book about Conversation:
Day 85: Artsy Cotton Dress from 1891-1892
Day 86: Three Featured Bloggers
#1: 90 Days of Art with artist John Beck McConnico – John has done three art projects for charity (here). I chose Soma, 5:26 p.m. to share because it reminded me of the Throwback post above (Day 83: Terry, 1981). Also, John’s watercolor skills remind me a little of Brandt’s skilled style.
#2: Norah Colvin of Readilearn is an Educator who also features some art in her posts. One of her recent posts, Of Puddles and Rainbows (here), provides a great example and below is a collage:
#3: Shari Blaukopf of The Sketchbook (here) was mentioned by Helen C. and I just had to feature this artist blogger.
Shari posts everyday watercolor is her preferred medium and she has a book (info here):
The last section of Digest #6 – let’s switch gears and peek at some Monopoly Art
Day 87: Monopoly Art Fundraiser (ART on the walls)
Last year, my son’s school did a Monopoly themed fund-raiser. Here is a photo that reminded me of one of those “Where is Waldo?” pages:
Day 88: ALEC Monopoly Art
Not sure if you ever heard of the street artist Alec Monopoly. He makes Monopoly themed street art in cities like New York, Los Angeles, and London. I wanted to feature some of his colorful images in this digest. Alec layers social angles into his work and he uses anything from spray paint to epoxy to newspaper. More info about Alec Monopoly is here and here.
Day 89: Monopoly 1935 Blueprint Reproduction
Day 90: Artsy Banks
Last year, we bought our boys some Monopoly Bookshelf art. They have lots of different options – and here is an example (we did not buy this – but the bank idea is fun).