Flaming Fire Red Rose #Garden #Paintings

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This is a set that is best viewed in person. Photos just don’t do them justice. It was inspired by footage of the wildfires in California this year, specifically a garden with roses on fire. Not something I’d want to happen to anyone, but it was a great inspiration for these paintings. I began with a textured surface and then a metallic base background in silver. Then I used acrylic and ink, in red, yellow, and orange layers, to build the roses and flames.

#Dazzling #Digital #Art #Archiving

Being in the digital realm is now standard for any institution, big or small. Sharing online and adding to the collective is part of life. It has drawbacks, like anything, but has many more positive aspects. It can bring us closer, can allow us to transcend location, and physical limitations and minimizes some financial hurdles. Digital collections allow us to learn from anywhere about anything that has been added. Most museums, libraries, and historical societies are bringing there digital collections to the forefront and many have started to make things they digitize freely available for anyone to peruse, read, download, and sometimes reuse those resources. Below I’ve added some of  the great digital collections I’ve come across.
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Holly Jolly #Winter #Holidays #House #Photos

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Getting the house ready for the winter holidays brings much excitement for me each year. Though much of the house stays the same in the way I decorate it, it is never exactly the same. Down below you will find several things that are different from previous years. I’ve included a photo of the two of us the first time we decorated the house together and a photo of the new hall radiator cover that Stan made for me. You will also see some new antique furniture additions. We are retiring some of my old furniture, from before we were a couple, to be used for storage in the basement and that has allowed us to find new pieces for the house. We’ve also finished some more of the small projects we are doing so you might see changes in the house in that way as well. Happy holidays everyone!

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#Farmington #Craft #Fair Recap/ #Photos

 

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The Farmington Woman’s Club Craft and Pie Fair was another great success this year! Lots of art, handmade products, in addition to regular crafts. They had a variety of homemade holiday pies for sale and sold out by eleven! Below are some of the photos I took of the day. Continue reading “#Farmington #Craft #Fair Recap/ #Photos”

2017 Farmington High School Spring Student Art Show Photos

Last week Farmington High School held their annual Spring Art Show for the year. Thursday and Friday students were at the Recreation Center with their work. Each year we are so impressed and inspired by the number of very talented individuals the event showcases and this year was no different. Enjoy the photos! Continue reading “2017 Farmington High School Spring Student Art Show Photos”

Iconic Women Artists Deserve A Special Place In The History Books

From the Publisher:

Historically, major women artists have been excluded from the mainstream art canon. Aligned with the resurgence of feminism in pop culture, Broad Strokes offers an entertaining corrective to that omission. Art historian Bridget Quinn delves into the lives and careers of 15 brilliant female artists in text that’s smart, feisty, educational, and an enjoyable read. Replete with beautiful reproductions of the artists’ works and contemporary portraits of each artist by renowned illustrator Lisa Congdon, this is art history from 1600 to the present day for the modern art lover, reader, and feminist. Continue reading “Iconic Women Artists Deserve A Special Place In The History Books”

Padrick Bentley-Beautiful, Jarring Glitch Art

The other day I was surfing online and I came across the artist Padrick Bentley. I was looking through his more traditional contemporary paintings, if you can call them traditional at all, and loved his bold use of color and vivid movement and texture in his pieces. Then I came across his”glitch art” and was even more impressed. Take a look!

Baltimore Students Team Up For #BlackLivesMatter Street Art Takeover

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For me, Black Lives Matter — way before it became this social media movement, before it became a hashtag — it’s always been a part of my work. We’ve been saying these things for years about … mistreatment and injustices.” artist Sheldon Scott

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‘The Sketchbook Project’ Takes Readers Around The World In Doodles

“When the Sketchbook Project first started, we never imagined where it would take us. We now have a place where anyone is accepted, and a community is created along the way.” Steven Peterman and Shane Zucker write in an introduction to their new book, aptly titled The Sketchbook Project World Tour, published by Princeton Architectural Press

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8 Things You Didn’t Know About The Artist Vincent Van Gogh


Viewed thus, men don’t play a very noble role — well, but that is in fact the case. It doesn’t apply in general, though, because … does the candle burn for the sake of the moth? If one knew that — well then — it might well be worthwhile committing suicide that way. Vincent van Gogh