Friday, June 23, 2017

Color Splash (At the Art Show - Four)

Day #201 of the 365 Days of Art
This photo has some nice silhouettes and a splash of color to help us feel the mood of this moment at the art show....

Thursday, June 22, 2017

Looking Back (At the Art Show - Three)

Day #200 of the 365 Days of Art

As the lady in the hall looked back - I noticed there was this duality - with her face and the lady in the painting.  Feel like a nice moment was captured. Not only with the duality of the faces - but maybe the mood. She passed them by - and looked back to see. 
I could not decide if I liked the photo cropped (first image) or uncropped (second image). 

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Come and See (At the Art Show - Two)

Day #199 of the 365 Days of Art
Today's "at the art show" gif is called, "Come and See."
I think it captured a special moment showing how fun it can be to enjoy art.
The children seem eager to show the mother ("come, and see...") and the man to the left looks on quietly at the display.

It is awesome to buy art - give it - keep it - hang it - and enjoy it - 
but we can also enjoy observing the enormous medley mix while visiting an art show. 

We can take in diverse pieces. Perhaps many items we would never want to own - we might not even like them - but then we might find some pieces that speak to us - call to us - and whisper things to our psyche. 
And all this art stimulation (at an art show) does something deep inside the soul - keeps us fresh and alive. 

Come and see.... 

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Two for Tuesday (At the Art Show - One)

Day #198 of the 365 Days of Art

I love the feel with the woman looking at the woman in the portrait. The lady looking has a slight wave to the left - in sync with the lady in the painting's arm resting on piano. I also like the shapes - from the paintings to the right - to the door and doorway - and the lines from the window we are looking through - to the hall trim, etc. 

This shot has two interesting women... and more. I also liked the vibe of the very plain paintings - in light - sitting mostly straight with so much open space on the large wall - contrasting with the scattered people in dim light to the left. 

Some smooth Sade music to operate with today:

Monday, June 19, 2017

Dog Art (Paw Paintings)

Day #197 of the 365 Days of Art
Start of Week 29 - hope you have a nice week 

Sunday, June 18, 2017

Saturday, June 17, 2017

Keith Haring (1980s artist)

Day #195 of the 365 Days of Art

From Keith's BIO page (here

"Between 1980 and 1989, Haring achieved international recognition and participated in numerous group and solo exhibitions. His first solo exhibition in New York.was held at the Westbeth Painters Space in 1981.  In 1982, he made his Soho gallery debut with an immensely popular and highly acclaimed one-man exhibition at the Tony Shafrazi Gallery. During this period, he also participated in renowned international survey exhibitions such as Documenta 7 in Kassel; the São Paulo Biennial; and the Whitney Biennial. Haring completed numerous public projects in the first half of the 80’s as well, ranging from an animation for the Spectacolor billboard in Times Square, designing sets and backdrops for theaters and clubs, developing watch designs for Swatch and an advertising campaign for Absolut vodka; and creating murals worldwide.
In April 1986, Haring opened the Pop Shop, a retail store in Soho selling T-shirts, toys, posters, buttons and magnets bearing his images. Haring considered the shop to be an extension of his work and painted the entire interior of the store in an abstract black on white mural, creating a striking and unique retail environment. The shop was intended to allow people greater access to his work, which was now readily available on products at a low cost. The shop received criticism from many in the art world, however Haring remained committed to his desire to make his artwork available to as wide an audience as possible, and received strong support for his project from friends, fans and mentors including Andy Warhol.
Throughout his career, Haring devoted much of his time to public works, which often carried social messages. He produced more than 50 public artworks between 1982 and 1989, in dozens of cities around the world, many of which were created for charities, hospitals, children’s day care centers and orphanages. The now famous Crack is Wack mural of 1986 has become a landmark along New York’s FDR Drive. Other projects include; a mural created for the 100th anniversary of the Statue of Liberty in 1986, on which Haring worked with 900 children; a mural on the exterior of Necker Children’s Hospital in Paris, France in 1987; and a mural painted on the western side of the Berlin Wall three years before its fall. Haring also held drawing workshops for children in schools and museums in New York, Amsterdam, London, Tokyo and Bordeaux, and produced imagery for many literacy programs and other public service campaigns.
Haring was diagnosed with AIDS in 1988. In 1989, he established the Keith Haring Foundation, its mandate being to provide funding and imagery to AIDS organizations and children’s programs, and to expand the audience for Haring’s work through exhibitions, publications and the licensing of his images. Haring enlisted his imagery during the last years of his life to speak about his own illness and generate activism and awareness about AIDS.
During a brief but intense career that spanned the 1980s, Haring’s work was featured in over 100 solo and group exhibitions. In 1986 alone, he was the subject of more than 40 newspaper and magazine articles. He was highly sought after to participate in collaborative projects ,and worked with artists and performers as diverse as Madonna, Grace Jones, Bill T. Jones, William Burroughs, Timothy Leary, Jenny Holzer, Yoko Ono and Andy Warhol. By expressing universal concepts of birth, death, love, sex and war, using a primacy of line and directness of message, Haring was able to attract a wide audience and assure the accessibility and staying power of his imagery, which has become a universally recognized visual language of the 20th century.
Keith Haring died of AIDS related complications at the age of 31 on February 16, 1990. A memorial service was held on May 4, 1990 at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine in New York City, with over 1,000 people in attendance.
Since his death, Haring has been the subject of several international retrospectives. The work of Keith Haring can be seen today in the exhibitions and collections of major museums around the world."

Friday, June 16, 2017

Tricia George's "Through it All" BIRD painting

Day #194 of the 365 Days of Art for June 16th, 2017: A wonderful original by artist Tricia George (here):

Thursday, June 15, 2017

High Tide (shorebird painting)

Day #193 of the 365 Days of Art: Splash of the beach to share with you on this beautiful June day. 

This was an old greeting card (someone gave it me) I found in a box from 1993!

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Pallet Art for Flag Day (and Happy B-day S)

Day #192 of the 365 Days of Art: Pallet Art -
Happy Flag Day 
This is for sale on Etsy from Blue Ridge Boards

 More here: BlueRidgeBoards

They also sell custom cutting boards at a great price (no affiliate link = I just like them...)

Happy Birthday, Shirley

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Art Cakes from Russia

Day #191 of the 365 Days of Art: Impressionistic Cakes

From the Daily Mail (by N. Greenaway):

"Talented couple are creating masterpieces out of cake by designing Impressionist and Modernist paintings on the icing.
Artist Nastasja Chernogrivova and confectioner Vitaly Mozkovoy, from St Petersburg, Russia, decided to combine their talents to create cakes with an artistic edge.
The pair have been baking cakes together for a while but only recently came up with the idea of turning their gateaux into great works of art.

Read more: HERE

Monday, June 12, 2017

Small Things

Drawing of Hana Waterfall (Maui, Hawaii)

 Hello - for day #190 of the 365 Days of Art, I have another waterfall.  This time, bringing you to Maui's Hana Waterfall.

This 1981 original drawing (signed by Don, the artist) is available for purchase. Leave a comment if interested.