Professional watercolor artist Trevor Waugh confidently displays under the guidance of a soothing backing soundtrack how he would take on the complexities of painting white roses. Most people imagine white to be colorless but in actual fact it is anything but that. White is made up of all the colors of the spectrum and with a keen eye any aspiring artist can find these other colors! With a palette of pinks, reds, blues, violets and greens, Waugh uses a a variety of brushes to showcase his techniques and skills. This is a must watch for the aspiring watercolor artist!
Homage to the Great American Artist Georgia O’Keeffe
“I have but one desire as a painter – that is to paint what I see, as I see it, in my own way, without regard for the desires or taste of the professional dealer or the professional collector.”- Georgia O’Keeffe
Famous Women Painter Of Our Time
The most famous woman painter of our time was Georgia O’Keeffe (1887- 1986) . She is best known for her dramatic paintings of gigantic flowers and sun-bleached desert bones. She was independent and loved to be alone. She expressed herself through pictures and colours and every painting told a different story. She didn’t care much for fame and fortune and painted for herself. She helped many people believe that being independent doesn’t mean you are alone or lonely.
It was the sight of a tiny flower in a still life by Fantin-Latour that prompted her to adopt a magnified perspective: “A flower is relatively small. Everyone has many associations with a flower . Still, in a way, nobody sees a flower really it is so small,we haven’t time and to see takes time, like to have a friend takes time. So I said to myself, I’ll paint what I see ,what the flower is to me but I’ll paint it big and they will be surprised into taking time to look at it. I will make even busy New Yorkers take time to see what I see of flowers.”
Relationship With Alfred Steiglitz Famous Photographer
At a time when men and women had extraordinarily stringent gender roles, Alfred Stieglitz and Georgia O’Keeffe’s relationship placed them as equals both personally and professionally, with each other’s desired role being determined wholly by their individual wants. It is no surprise that two people who could form this type of bond would be largely responsible for setting the modern and post-modern art stage. O’Keeffe was one of the first female artists to rise to prominence in her time, and over her long and fruitful life, she produced a body of work that has become iconic.
In 1916, Stieglitz was shown the drawings of a young art teacher in Texas named Georgia O’Keeffe. Without meeting her, he was instantly taken by her work. Once O’Keeffe was in New York, she became Stieglitz’s muse. Stieglitz had grown up with twin siblings and had always longed for a twin of his own, which he claimed to have finally found in O’Keeffe. Stieglitz took more than 350 portraits of her, one of which, titled “Hands,” sold in 2006 for $1.47 million.
In turn, Stieglitz promoted O’Keeffe tirelessly, and she became famous for her still-life paintings of flowers, abstracted and approached with a point of view that focused on their intricacies of shaps instantly taken by the work and made plans to show it. By the summer of 1917, they were frequently writing to each other between New York and Texas, and soon after, O’Keeffe moved to New York into a studio space provided for her by Stieglitz.
In the period from 1918 to 1932 O’Keeffe produced more than 200 flower paintings, in which common flowering plants such as roses, petunias, poppies, camellias, sunflowers, bleeding hearts and daffodils are accorded the same significance as rare blooms such as black irises and exotic orchids. One of the flowers that she regularly treated in larger-than-life format was the calla lily. This subsequently became her “emblem” in the eyes of the public, and one which the Mexican artist Miguel Covarrubias took up in his caricature of O’Keeffe as “Our Lady of the Lily”, which appeared in the New Yorker in 1929. Calla lilies had first caught the artist’s eye in a florist’s shop at Lake George: “I started thinking about them because people either liked them or disliked them intensely, while I had no feeling about them at all.”
Their relationship lasted — through many challenges, for sure — until Stieglitz’s death in 1946. O’Keeffe scattered his ashes and donated his photographs to museums all over the world, with the largest collection going to the National Gallery. O’Keeffe then moved to her home in Abiquiu, New Mexico, full-time, where she took inspiration from the surrounding scenery for the rest of her very long life.
The Georgia O’Keeffe Museum, in Santa Fe, New Mexico, opened to the public in July 1997, eleven years after the death of the artist from whom it takes its name.
Welcoming more than 2,225,000 visitors from all over the world and being the most visited art museum in the state of New Mexico, it is the only museum in the world dedicated to an internationally known American woman artist.
The Georgia O’Keeffe Museum’s education and public programs have won praise from parents, educators and school administrators, as well as awards from the National Endowment for the Arts, New Mexico Arts and Santa Fe Arts Commission.
Georgia O’Keeffe Museum
217 Johnson Street
Santa Fe, NM 87501
Jan Blencowe is a professional landscape painter and delivers this fine demonstration on how to blend natural greens within a landscape painting using Chroma Interactive Acrylics.
It is always impossible to find a green direct from the tube which can be used directly in your landscape paintings, this is because they are not natural greens due to their hue, chroma and intensity all being particularly artificial. In this tutorial you will learn using a basic palette of transparent yellow, yellow ochre, white, blue, orange and mars black the ways to mix and form the natural greens essential for your painting. Many painters do not use black because it is a non color and tends to dominate a painting with its heavy void qualities, however, Blencowe is happy to use mars black because it has a warm brow undertones which really set off the greens which you will learn to mix.
She guides you through the different shades and values you can attain with a clear and concise reasoning so your much better prepared for when you hit the canvas next time around. Mint greens, spring greens and olive greens amongst others are all products of her mixing so with these new shades under your belt you can expect a much more organic and natural piece of art for your next piece.
This video shows a time lapse effort of an amazing tattoo by Midlands (UK) tattoo artist Justin burnout. Designed and completed by Burnout is a skull with roses inked up in a popular greyscale style. The finished result as I’m sure you would agree is beautifully styled and finished to a very professional standard. Be sure to pass your comments.
This video is a still frame slideshow featuring some of Jack Vettriano’s best paintings.
Born in Fife, Scotland in 1951, Jack Vettriano left school at sixteen to become a mining engineer. For his twenty-first birthday, a girlfriend gave him a set of watercolour paints and, from then on, he spent much of his spare time teaching himself to paint.
In 1989, he submitted two paintings to the Royal Scottish Academy’s annual exhibition; both were accepted and sold on the first day. The following year, an equally enthusiastic reaction greeted the three paintings, which he entered for the prestigious Summer Exhibition at London’s Royal Academy and his new life as an artist began from that point on.
This is a very unique and fantastic drawing of movie icon Audrey Hepburn. The back ground has been spray painted in a flat light blue whilst the detailing of the face has been constructed in black ballpoint pen. The tone within the face, jacket and hat has had watercolor detailing to leave an extremely realistic and professional look. Very nice picture as I’m sure you will agree.
A very thorough video tutorial showing you how to cut using a ‘v-groove’ technique. Different colors of mount board are discussed along with their placement together to get the optimum contrast. This video is a real insight into professional level of framing and is a good indicator of what is undertaken at a professional framing outlet.
Another acrylic painting demo by artist Will Kemp with him painting a selected still life composition of ceramics and fruit.
Personally I absolutely love the style in which Kemp paints his objects. He is very fluid and deliberate at the same time and as a result his paintings are often more like a traditional rendering of the subject more than trying to capture the exact qualities of what’s in front of him. Using flat paint brushes and at some points his finger to blend with you can clearly see his acrylic creation coming together. Golden Heavy Body branded paints have been used here for professional pigmentation and color blending. I hope you enjoy the end result as much as I do.
Top draw tattoo artist Antony Flemming showcases his tattooing skills on a customers arm. In this sleeve design he covers skulls, ships, florals and creates a truly spectacular design. It’s amazing what these guys can do with a tattoo gun. Pass your comments and support these guys remarkable talent.
This is a live unedited sped up video of artist Zimou Tan painting. The painting is of young male and in my humble opinion I think it is absolutely beautiful. his technique is very block-like with his application but as the video goes on you begin to see how he applies the details with the smaller paint brushes. The music is highly appropriate also which makes for a thoroughly enjoyable 8 minutes of master class oil painting. Sit back and enjoy.