© 2007 kelly angardpen & ink illustration over ink abstract wash
prints available at my etsy store
I have two photographs which be featured/for sale at an upcoming juried exhibition here in Colorado: “radiate” (above) and to walk a mile.
For those of you who happen to live in or near Denver, feel free to come on by the Lone Tree Photographic Art Show & Sale which begins this Sunday, April 15th…
I LOVE to experiment with color and create new combinations when I have time to just play!
Here’s the palette I started with with today and a few different color combinations. Tomorrow I’ll post a few of the backgrounds I created with these colors…
1st row: Pthalo Blue, Cerulean Blue Dark, Cerulean Blue Chromiate, Paynes Gray
2nd row: Cobalt Teal, Cobalt Titanate Green, Thalo Yellow-Green, Titanate Yellow
a. Cobalt Teal, Thalo Yellow-Green, Titanate Yellow
b. Cobalt Titanate Green, Cerulean Blue Dark, White
a. Pthalo Blue, Cerulean Blue Dark
b. Cobalt Titanate Green, Cerulean Blue Dark, Titanate Yellow, White
a. Cerulean Blue Chromiate, Cobalt Teal, Titanate Yellow, White
b. Cobalt Teal, Thalo Yellow-Green, Titanate Yellow, Cerulean Blue Dark, White
All acrylic paints by Golden, except Thalo Yellow Green and Titanate Yellow, which are by Grumbacher.
I’ve been totally inspired by urban art lately…I love that it is a colorful, freestyle art form that is expressive, bold and graphic. I’ve been experimenting with ways to integrate the urban art look into my own style of creating. On this journal cover, I collaged a high contrast image of a brick wall, flower images and graphic text in between layers of sprayed and splattered paint. I even closed my eyes and did a few “Jackson Pollack” paint splashes while holding my breath…talking about “Creating Without Fear™!” Trust me, I feared…
I have been asked to instruct a one week Mixed Media/Collage Art Workshop in Tuscany, Italy in September 2007!!! The company who has asked me to teach, Toscana Americana, is best known for putting together “creative and cultural travel experiences” with some of the best artists in the industry…artists like Claudine Hellmuth, Lynne Perella, Gwen Diehn and Kathy Cano Murillo. What an honor to be listed amongst these incredibly talented women!!!
So if you’ve ever dreamed of escaping to an artistic retreat…and can imagine yourself creating under the Tuscan sun…consider joining me in September 2007 for a creative trip of a lifetime!!! I’ll be posting more details soon…in the meantime, enjoy a visual tour of travelling and creating the Toscana Americana way!!!
page reads: “HEROES: There are few things as powerful as having people in your life who want to see you succeed and thrive. Most goodhearted people are willing to help others and make sacrifices…they only ask that other people do the same. And finding people like that in your own life begins with serving others.” from NO EXCUSES by Kyle Maynard
we all have eyes, but what do we see? makes me think about the movie “Million Dollar Baby”…the old fighter, the man who lived at the gym and had only partial vision was able to see life, truth and the goodness in others better than anyone else…
The envelope as a portal of possibilities…I love the thought! I found this wonderful description at the Electronic Museum of Mail Art. I have been familiar with the concept of mail art for some time, but only recently began participating in a mail art group led by Shimelle. The postcard above, “Expedition” was the first piece that journeyed out across the country…I do not know yet if it has been received, but I do wonder the hands it has passed through after learning about the Cameramail Camera Project. I have not participated in this project…yet! But my curiosity is definitely piqued…
I am finding that Mail Art can take many forms…from a simple artistic postcard, to a recycled piece of junkmail. The piece above, “art” has taken on a new life after it came to me carrying my phone bill. I sliced open the envelope on three sides and had a little fun disguising the generic look it previously held…the perfect canvas for whatever came to my mind!
Ruud Janssen, founder of IUOMA (International Union of Mail Art) has one of the best websites and blogs I have found pertaining to the magic of Mail Art. His posts include art sent and received from all over the world…one of the wonderful curiosities of Mail Art…as well as historical facts and photos about the history of Mail Art. Do take a wander over to his sites and you’ll find worldwide links that are sure to send you to your local post office with something wonderful in your hands!
Oh…and look what I found! A 2006 call for entries: “The Graceful Envelope” sponsored by the Washington DC Calligraphers Guild and sponsored by the National Association of Letter Carriers. Whether you would entertain the possibility of entering, you simply MUST take a look at the 2005 winners…jaw-dropping creativity! (source: Ed’zZ Blog)
Being the visual-girl that I am, when I think of the word “flavor”, I immediately visualize more than one…and a memory from my childhood comes to mind:
I’m barely tall enough to see over the counter at 31-Flavors Ice Cream store…standing on my tip-toes, I peer into the glass case and see the most amazing variety of colors. So many to choose from…how am I to ever pick just one? I happily decide on the rainbow sherbert because it has more colors in it than any of the others.
Funny how some things don’t ever change…
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Happy New Year…may your year be filled with many delicious flavors!