Posts Tagged ‘color’

Here are some new paintings I’ve done.

Thursday, June 17th, 2010

This one is called Little Dancing Boy. I’m proud of this one on account of the fact that Lola ate the first attempt. Hahaha!

Changing and growing as an artist

Thursday, May 20th, 2010

I don’t know whether or not any of you have noticed but lately my art has been changing. I’m not as concerned about how ‘realistic’ a painting is anymore. I’m much more interested in expressing myself creatively and sharing the way I feel about life and beauty. I want my paintings to flow with emotion and color. I want to drink deeply of the beauty that surrounds me and then create my own unique beauty that hopefully others will drink deeply of. I want my paintings to have a life of there own, not just look ‘real’. I kind of feel like I’m on an artistic journey. That sounds all dramatic, I know, but I love journeys and I constantly want to better myself and that includes (but isn’t at all limited to) my art.

Fantasy and color

Saturday, January 23rd, 2010

The thing I love about doing fantasy art is the freedom it affords me to play with color. I can give someone blue hair and purple skin and it’s fine cuz it’s a fantasy painting. I also like to imagine the stories of characters that I’m creating. This one is called Daughter of the Sky. She’s a person who comes from a world where the sky and everything in it are considered sacred. She wears feathers in her hair out of respect for the creatures that live in the sky and she has a gust of wind tattooed on her face. I imagine that her people live on high cliffs in order to be as close to the sky as they can manage. It’s just fun to play with the imagination sometimes.Daughter_of_the_Sky 1024
The other thing about color in a fantasy piece, or in any piece for that matter is that it can be used to help tell the story. In this one I tried to only use colors that you might see in the sky. I was playing around with the idea of the sky being so important in her world. I also wanted it to feel a little strange and even foreign because those things that are normally warm colors are cool and vice versa. Not only that, I just thought it would be fun to draw a purple and blue person. :)

Featured Artwork
Transitory Beauty
The Hunt
Winter Chase
Out Of The Night
Once Upon A Morning Walk
The Colors Of Innocense
In The Green Summer Meadow
The First Journey
Seeking The Light
Shawl Dancer
Ancient Home
Blue Wolf
Little Dancing Boy
Purple Ride
His Prayer
Under The Hunters Moon
Everybody Needs a Hug
Saphire Sunset
Morning Prayer
Wild Wheat
Spirit Hawk
Eagle Dancer
Fire Horses
Before The Dance
Dance Of The Undine
Rainbow Dancer
Daughter of the Sky
Lamanite Woman
Portrait of the Savior
Father Issac
The Raven
As Still as the Wind
The Horse
Wishing
Among the Leaves
Searching for the Sun
Vision Quest
Horse in the Wind
Listening to the Wind
Solo Journey
Lion in Training
Behold Your Little Ones
Silence and Light
Mountain Home
Treefairy
Frosty Sunset
White Stallion
Brown Horse
Elf Queen
Little Red Squirrel
The Fisherman\'s Wife
Father Abraham
Elf Portrait