Vincent van Gogh Paintings & Drawings Now Digitized & Put Online

Most of you who know me well know that one of my favorite artists is Vincent van Gogh. I know it is common to hear that now, but I don’t just love his work, his work influenced and informed my style, much of my color choice, and my use of marks. I enjoy how his vision could make the ordinary seem exceptional. His paintings and drawings never fail to hold me. I’ll never have the talent he had, but I’m glad he made such a big impact on my art and I’m thankful his work helps me express myself. Almost a thousand Vincent van Gogh paintings & drawings have now been digitized and are online to explore. Follow the link to the Van Gogh Museum.

Visit the Museum

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#Digital #Collections from The Metropolitan #Museum of Art Libraries

Excerpt about the collections:

The Thomas J. Watson Library is a world-renowned research collection with over 900,000 volumes. It is The Metropolitan Museum of Art’s central research library, and its mission is to support the research activities of the Museum staff; in addition, it serves an international community of scholars. Holdings reflect the Museum’s encyclopedic collections, with emphasis on European and American art, architecture, and decorative arts, ancient Near Eastern, Egyptian, Greek and Roman, Asian, and Islamic art, as well as an extensive collection of clippings and other ephemera relating to the Museum’s history.

The primary mission of the Watson Library Digitization Initiative is to expand access to the Library’s rare and unique materials by developing, supporting, and promoting a distinctive digital collection of these items.

The initiative will target materials that fall outside the parameters of other major digitization efforts, such as Google Books or the Internet Archive, and make them accessible to support the scholarly endeavors of Metropolitan Museum of Art staff and an international community of researchers.

Visit the Digital Collections from The Metropolitan Museum of Art Libraries

 

Visit Largest #Collection of #FridaKahlo #Art Ever Assembled

I leave you my portrait so that you will have my presence all the days and all of the nights that I am away from you. Frida Kahlo

Visit the Faces of Frida exhibit

Read the Josh Jones article about the exhibit here. Continue reading “Visit Largest #Collection of #FridaKahlo #Art Ever Assembled”

Need Free Stock #Photos Full Of #Beauty & Inspiration? Try These

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As an artist I can get stuck and need inspiration or help getting out of a pattern that isn’t going anywhere. Sometimes the easiest thing for me to do is to look at photography and let it take me somewhere.  Since I’ve blogged for a very long time, on multiple sites, I’ve also come up short sometimes with stock photos I could use for header graphics for posts. Here is a list of stock photo places I go to for inspiration. Most are completely free to use as you wish; a few require attribution, but I think that is a very small price to pay for free usage of someone’s art. At the very end of the list I am also including  the link to the Prelinger Archives which has 6600 free use films.  Enjoy exploring & using them!

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Arresting, Alluring #Art #FarmingtonNH

Earlier this month Farmington High School held their annual Student Spring Art Show for the year. Students were at the Farmington Recreation Center with their artwork for two afternoons. Some were working on pieces while everyone was taking everything in and others were there to answer questions. Every time we go to the show we are so inspired by the talent and creativity of the students. The event is one not to miss each year. Enjoy the photos!

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#ThrowbackThursday #Sculpture Showcases #Local #Community #Art

Hard to believe it has been seven years since this installation! One of the most fulfilling public projects I’ve ever been a part of.  If you didn’t get to see when it was up, take a look at all the photos on the original post!

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#MixedMedia Tribute #Portrait #WaterColor & Acrylic

This one is a test subject. I want to get back into doing some portraiture. I haven’t done any portraits since I was in school, so my skills for capturing human subtlety is somewhat atrophied. I wanted to start with someone I liked, but who was not a personal favorite of mine or a direct inspiration for me. I certainly didn’t want to do someone I knew well. I had created this watercolor background around the time of David Bowie’s death and it reminded me of Bowie.

It makes me think of a nebula. Vast. Alien. Enigmatic. Continue reading “#MixedMedia Tribute #Portrait #WaterColor & Acrylic”