This list of things “to do” every day seems to be getting longer and longer. Most of these things fall into the boring responsibility category – work, cleaning, cooking, laundry, etc. Then there’s the necessary stuff like sleeping and eating, taking out the dog, taking care of the family, etc. In all the commotion, it’s been hard to fit in creativity and art.
It’s not visual arts, but literature is a beautiful art form and is often a great way to wind down and relax after a busy day. The book I’m currently reading is technically art related since the main character is an Art Historian and there’s references to famous artists and their works throughout. It just happens to be on the best sellers list at the moment. It is Inferno by Dan Brown. If you read The Da Vinci Code, Angels and Demons or The Lost Symbol, you’d probably like this book too. Not only is there accurate art info in there, but there’s exciting, fast-paced mystery and crime as well. My favorite so far has been Angels and Demons. However, I’m only about halfway done with Inferno… so we’ll see.
I have completed two new pieces since my last (long ago…) post. The first one is a graphite drawing of a 1936 Morgan. This beautiful car was made in Britain by Morgan Motor Company. Morgan still makes cars to this day and they are still reminiscent of the same vintage, curvy lines of the 30s. These cars have a very distinctive style that is not quite like any other. Morgan also makes a three wheeled vehicle. The company is worth looking up, pretty interesting.
The other piece is a large painting for a nursery – well, for a nursery in my own home. 🙂 This whimsical piece is inspired by my growing family. I used bright, playful colors and tried to capture some movement in the blue areas with varying the shades. Enjoy!
“No great artist ever sees things as they really are. If he did, he would cease to be an artist.” – Oscar Wilde