Wait...wasn't it 100 days of landscapes? Heck yeah! But I'm hitting my first milestone and I promised you guys an update. Most challenges I participate in are 30 days or so (lookin at you Inktober you random 31 days) so by day 25 I'm usually harried and panicking and praying for it to just… Continue reading 25 Days of Landscapes
So, get ready to be ranted at. Because color theory makes my blood boil. I don't know why, I just feel very strongly about it. So what is color theory? If you're a young artist, or new to art concepts, color theory is the technical side of how colors work. Color wheel? color theory. … Continue reading Color Theory Makes Me Angry
If I had to choose which era in artistic history to be my favorite…and I couldn’t just go with the one I’d studied the most (The Renaissance) I would still pick the Baroque era every time. Now, this isn’t to dis the Renaissance at all, but Baroque is just…so much…grander. The artists of the Baroque… Continue reading The Ecstasy of Saint Theresa – The Baroque Masterpiece!
Recently a friend of mine shared with me a video, which I will share with you all now: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lNI07egoefc Now, I'm not the biggest fan of modern art, I'm much more a fan-girl of the Renaissance, Baroque, and similar eras. If you ever want to watch a monkey dance and not shut up for… Continue reading Universal Artistic Standards Vs. Art Relativism
They say we shouldn’t have heroes…or that we shouldn’t meet our heroes…I can’t remember which. At any rate, there’s some sort of conventional wisdom that says you shouldn’t put people on a pedestal. Because they’ll inevitably fall off of it. But screw it. I’m a nerd for Art History…though the term “dork” is much… Continue reading The 3 Times My Artistic Idols Let Me Down
Vine charcoal on crisp white paper. Even the soft scraping of the mineral on the paper sends thrills of anticipation up and down my spine. Some things in life are blatantly intimate. Medical test results, your underwear, a kiss between a woman and her mate. It shouldn't be a surprise to anyone to put the… Continue reading The Art and Intimacy
Michelangelo is one of the great renaissance masters. His sculptures make me swoon and I've never had the privilege of seeing one of them in person even! I'm quite in love with the man, if I had the opportunity to go back in time I'd visit his studio and just stare at him through the… Continue reading My Crush on Michelangelo…