This little bird just relocated to Vancouver, Canada. All the best….I know you will make new friends soon.
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Matisse said, “Creativity takes courage” and indeed I would have to agree with Matisse. With the first stroke or mark the judgement is on. The viewer may like what you have done or hate it. But none the less for the artist, putting down what is inside one’s self in line and color is not just a fancy but a necessity.
Pictured below is Matisse’s 1907 portrait of Madame Matisse. What draws me to Matisse’s portraits is the combination of simplicity and complexity. Keeping with the spirit of Matisse, I adapted this portrait to make a portrait of my own.
If Angels have nationalities, this one would have to be French. Painting the white-collar against the darker garment colors was quite fun and the dark light effect is pleasing. Simplifying the facial features was really a plus, because it enabled me to focus more on composition, form and color.
Had a busy time in the studio….must say it was hard considering we are having beautiful weather here in NE Georgia…..today was in the 60’s.
Pictured are two Folk Art Style landscape paintings with a path leading to a little cottage on a hill. These paintings measure 12×12 inches and are oil are stretched canvas. The painting continues onto the sides so there is no need to frame. Can be hung as is…..
The colors are from a warm palette making a happy mix with the simplified designs. Simplicity and brilliant colors are what I like best about folk art. For me it’s pleasant to look at and loads of fun to do!
These paintings and others can be purchased on Esty.com at my Sabicons store.
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Advent is soon upon us and to celebrate its coming I painted this little folk art style angel. As the angel told the shepherds in the field to ‘fear not’ so may we apply these words to our own lives. My prayer is that our hearts be filled with peace and good cheer. Let all fear, doubt, and worry be far from us all.
Happy Advent to you………..
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Having grown up in the southern part of the United States seeing works by local folk artist was normal. While in my early twenties I had the privilege to visit the home and ‘Paradise Gardens’ of Georgia’s own renowned folk artist Howard Finster. The High Museum of Atlanta has within its permanent collection many works of Mr. Finster and is worth a visit to Atlanta to see.
With all that said it seems natural to work in that particular visual genre now and again. Being a naturalist at heart, birds are a favorite theme of mine. Here is my folk art painting for the day. As you can see the style is simplified and plays on the whimsical nature of the bird and it’s roost.
The piece measures 8.5 x11.5 inches and was painted on un-stretched canvas using oil paints.
Thanks for stopping by…….would love to hear about your favorite folk artist from where you are from.
This oil panting was done as a warm-up painted sketch. The paint is thick and was done alla prima. The colors are rich blues, yellows, and reds with hints of purples and grey-greens. Size is a long and narrow 3×9 inches.
The impressionistic folk art style figure fills the canvas and pushes to the canvas edges. To give a wholistic feel to the piece the painting was continued onto the sides so this piece can be hung with or without framing.
Thanks for stopping by…..hope you can tap into your creative side today.
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