heart and hand took over. I sketched, I painted till late in the night.
Painting on everything from shoes to bags. Within a month I filled a
sketchbook full of Elvgren pinups and Olivia paintings. Soon after all
that work, I started working at a tattoo shop. The tattoo world inspired
my artwork a whole new life and passion. The knowledge and history of
the industry was incredible to me. I
have now become what you might say, a workaholic and honestly I can say
I love what I do. Wouldn’t trade it for anything. I truly eat, breath
and sleep art. I work hard and will continue to do so whatever it may
be. Last but not least I am a devoted father, husband and family man but non the less a passionate artist.
This nineteenth-century masterpiece embodies the modern philosophy of “art for art’s sake,” the belief that the value of art lies in its aesthetic qualities rather than in its subject matter. The sensuously draped figure — freed from any narrative context — is integrated into a harmonious ensemble of rhythmic lines and radiant color. On loan from the Museo de Arte de Ponce in Puerto Rico, Flaming June makes its first public appearance in New York City in more than thirty-five years, exhibited alongside the Frick’s four full-length portraits by James McNeill Whistler, another major proponent of “art for art’s sake.”
Just seen ive past 100 followers here!! Thanks guys! Here’s a Flat brush master study after TOM LOVELL.
This was when things started to really click for me in terms of colour temperatures and how far i can/should exaggerate them.
I always worry about whether or not my colours are complimenting each other etc. But thinking of colour as a temperature…should the colour be hot or cold here? What colour do i think would look hot or cold here? What about the shape of the colour too?
Just believe and trust in your own ‘sensibilities’ with colour…you might be surprised.
Spanish artist Lita Cabellut
paints 17th century Spanish and Dutch Baroque inspired portraits that
are larger than life. A visit to Madrid’s Prado Museum when she
was young affected her deeply, where she first saw the works of
Diego Velázquez, Francisco Goya and Frans Hals. She captures the spirit
of those old master paintings in a fresh way using a mixture of
traditional fresco technique with a combined palette of muted colors
with spots of vibrancy.