Colorful Fridays—The Rosy Red Siblings

“Red is obviously such a stimulating color, it has so many connotations.” P.J. Harvey Quinacridone Red and its Quin siblings, Rose and Magenta, cannot call up an intriguing history. No ancient minerals or archaic farming practices discovered these beautiful bluish reds. No Old Masters can be credited with having discovered this gloriously rich red family.Continue reading “Colorful Fridays—The Rosy Red Siblings”

Let Them Make Art!

“ I gave them paint.  All it takes.  These politicians make things too complicated.” Elena Thomas (from Artists Talking in A-N) Put a group of people into a room full of art supplies and watch what happens.  People find ways to create things.  They experiment with materials, forms, and limitations.  They solve problems.  They beginContinue reading “Let Them Make Art!”

The “Life” of a Painting

While shopping for a night stand recently, I visited several popular chain home decor stores.  In each store, I took the time to check out the art being sold to a mass shopping public.  Each store had some nice pieces that would look pleasant in any home or office.   When builders set up modelContinue reading “The “Life” of a Painting”

The Courage to Paint

“To create one’s world in any of the arts takes courage.”  Georgia O’Keeffe Was O’Keeffe right?  Does art take courage?  Painting takes time, effort and energy.  But is courage behind the time, effort and energy?  Courage is perhaps the necessary force for getting art out of the studio and into the public domain.  Is itContinue reading “The Courage to Paint”