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Fighting Art Creative Block, and My Art Creations Too…

In this Blog,  Fighting, Art Creative Block, we know as Artists that Art Creative Block is a Very Big Problem for the Artist. I investigate, what Art Creative Block is, or if there is a problem at all. Then try to conclude, how we can move past this Problem as Artists, and as A Productive Changing Society, Generally. I think this is an interesting Issue to explore, because I Believe that All World Cultures, Succeed and Prosper, on Human Resources and People Power. Think and Think?,  and then I will share in this blog, my solution to my problem of Art Creative Block.

Fighting through Art Creative block-whether, it is a Creative slump or a Full blown block, is one of the Biggest problems for artists. It is sustaining motivation and keeping the Art creative engine turned up. There are Five artists, who will be Sharing jump starting, Ideas and inspiration, their way… ( The following information is from Anne Hevener, Artist’s Magazines Editor in Chief. )

Artist Kris Parins-says,  Welcome an Outside Influence. He says a get together with Artist friends to cure art block, and maybe, to get out of the studio. To spend a few hours, Laughing, sharing your enthusiasm, and to be open to new opportunities. Lastly you need Human contact and outsider influence. You need to Share images of your works in progress, or just to talk, encouragement makes an Artist feel wonderful and alive.

Tom Lynch-says,  an Exercise in Black and White, help him to break the Art block. Visiting an Art Gallery, museum or art fair, or a simple exercise in making Art creations in Black and white, start his desire to paint. He focuses on Tone and contrast , which make, future paintings, show better light and dark tones.

Chris Krupinski-says,  Paint all of the Time. To be a better artist you need to Work on your art all of the time. I found this improved My art greatly, and opened my mind to New ideas. When the Creative block happened, I would just Start doing the art, and as I worked I moved past the block, Ideas arrived and kept on coming, to me.

Betsy Dillard Stroud-says,  Keep an Open Mind. Sometimes just starting one idea, can lead you to another, better idea. My Motto is to just start on something, and to stay open to a Change in The art direction.

Laurie Goldstein-Warren-says,  A new take on a Familiar Subject. Laurie says when she has a block, she looks at one of Her before art creations.  Using a Different art media, Different paper, canvas, brushes and paints to Colour the art. She might head into the Social or into the Natural Environment, this all makes a Difference to her Art perspective in many ways.

My Method of getting through the Art Creative Block, is to draw what appeals to me at the time, and to think hard after a long walk or a swim, what the painting needs to be Coloured With. In the following Four Paintings, I think you can say the Paintings are Original and Unique. I attempted to Move and create this Art, by using the Medium that I do not usually use, even though I own these media. I decided on the Colour scheme and how to best use the colours to Benefit greatly the Art creation. I can honestly say, I worked easily, and did not experience Art Creative Block. I enjoyed the process, and greatly. I think you should, draw what appeals to YOU, and Use different Media, Paper, canvases and colours. Go ON SEE What the result is for You?

Pink in the Middle.   Watercolours.   Marie  Crimi.   2020… 

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The Creative Block Information?

7 Types of Creative Block, ( and what to do About Them?)

  1. The Mental Block. This is where you get trapped by your own thinking. The Solution, you need to change your mind. What, if?, and Adopt different perspectives. Go somewhere New, or Read/watch/listen to something new.  Talk to People, who may give you an Alternative point of view.
  2.  The Emotional barrier. Creativity can be intense. Its not a comfortable endeavour. May be the Subject matter is painful?…, whatever, its all a Form of resistance, that leads to procrastination. You can try a Routine, Commitment, or Meditation.
  3. Work habits that do not work. Maybe, no Drama, you are Working, in a way that is not Compatible with your creative process. Look for the Right balance of routines, Systems and spontaneity, for creativity to thrive.
  4. Personal problems. Creativity demands Focus and its hard to concentrate when some dispute, is happening.  Use your Creative Rituals, to set problems aside, focus for an hour, or a few days, or each day. You should get a Newer perspective, on your Personal situation.
  5. Poverty as in time poor, knowledge poor, have a thread Bare network, or short on equipment to complete the job?  Set yourself a Challenge to achieve as much as possible, with what you have. Question whether, more Resources, always equal More Creativity.
  6. Overwhelm, comes from too much or too little?. You are feeling paralysed by Options, obligations?, to tired. Time to Cut down, say No, schedule your time better, leave the World behind, it will not End.
  7.  Communication breakdown, could be a Marketing problem, you do not have a Hotline to people who matter in your field, so you Struggle to attract the opportunities. The Solution, here is where Communication blends into communication skills. You need to adapt, at Understanding and influencing the Right people, in marketing or networking. To succeed you need to Grow a thick skin for Rejection or criticism.

Interlude.   Watercolour Pencils.   Marie  Crimi.   2020…

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In Creative Block Therapy,   here is another twist, on Artist Creative Block…

  1.  Creative Blocks, Creative Blocks, or Barriers to inspiration, can be described as the inability to access One’s internal creativity.
  2. How to Overcome Artist Creative Block and, To,  Art appropriate.
  • Take a look at your culture.
  •  Create from childhood Experiences.
  • Artist Sketchbooks. Look back over past sketchbooks, to see what you can.
  • Have more than one artwork project on the go, at the same time.     ( In the Creative Blog/Art Design Inspiration. )   Get the weekly tips and inspiration/sign up…

A Rose By Another Name.   Mixed Media Collage (Acrylics).   Marie  Crimi.   2020…

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Healthwise–Visual Art Therapy–Art Therapy is using Visual Art Materials. You may, use Pens, pencils, crayons, paint, chalk, or Collaging. You do not need to have Art Skills or Experience. With support from Your Art Therapist you will use Art Media, to Express your feelings or experiences. The Art Therapist will provide Ideas or prompts. Group Focus could focus on a particular Theme or activity each session.

Man and Colours.   Gel Pens.   Marie  Crimi.   2020…

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Quote: By A Patient–” My Hope is that I make People Smile with my Art Work and through doing, Art Therapies I can challenge my Mind to get to a better place”…

In concluding this Blog, Fighting Art Creative Block, we know that we need to change our Environment, be around people and communicate.  We need to do the Art daily, we need to try different Mediums and we need to Critic the Art process,,s for us as Artists and maybe give, Respectful, and Art changing, Help to other Artists. This should all help us to be and become Amazing Productive Artists, who should not Suffer Debilitating, Art Creative Blocks.  The above Explanations, give us the information we need, to Succeed in all our Creative Endeavours.

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Inspiring People and Cityscapes, and My Art Creations Too...

Inspiring People and Cityscapes, and My Art Creations Too…

In this Blog Inspiring People and Places, and My Art Creations Too… I will be telling you the details of an amazing Artist, Wiltshire, who has been Travelling and Creating Art, in New York and many other Countries, most of his Life. We then decide if Art has Value to the Individual, if So? Why and How?. I have chosen Two Countries, with different Architecture and Histories to tell you about. To be Honest these are my favourite places I would Like to visit, and of course New York. I think Paris and these Three countries are the Places I would Love to live in, if it was possible for me. I have made, Four Paintings to share, in this blog, which relate to this explanation. I think you will enjoy this Blog.

The Big Apple, New York, CITY, on The Artist-Wiltshire–Wiltshire shows the Journey of his work, as a Timeline for His Life. “As I developed as a person, my Artwork Developed with Me. As I got older, wiser and more mature, so has my work. I think that my Artwork, has progressed well, over time, through my Experiences. My Art is My Life History” When in 1988, Wiltshire travelled to New York, CITY, he then made New York his Second home. New York to Him,  was Noisy, energetic, Bright lights, and so much more. He was deeply Captivated, by the Atmosphere and the Beautiful Skyscrapers, and the Architecture.

Inspiring People and Places–Wiltshire’s first trip, to New York, gave him, the Love to Travel. This Interest and passion for drawing, Urban Landscapes, then began. He gathers in his Mind, Detail and Perspective, Well. With these References in his Brain, he makes a Pencil sketch of the area. Then takes a Staedtler pen, his tool of choice and then adds the other details.

In some Cities, at special drawing events, he can be observed at Art Creating. Wiltshire’s best part of the Art Work, is the Finish of the Painting. He draws every day, a Specific piece, or just for his Own pleasure. He say’s you Must do the Best You Can, for Your Pleasure, and Never Stop doing. Concluding You, As the Artist, Must Hold Yourself, Accountable.

Yes, Wiltshire is Autistic, and it was his drawing that, helped him connect greatly, with people. Art is a Language we can all understand, makes No difference, which country we come from. He continues to Travel greatly, and keeps on drawing.

I hope you see how Art can, connect and make a difference in the Lives of Artists, and People at their, particular Place in time and in their, Health. Art makes people, Happy, Productive and Motivates People in all Areas of their Lives, and in their Life’s Progress. ? What is Greater?, than Art???… Go On, You Give, Art A Go, You will be Delighted Beyond Belief.  ( Above information, taken from The Artist’s Network, on 01.3.2020. )

Holland, Kingdom of the Netherlands–Netherlands or Holland is located in, North-Western Europe. Holland, means a low-lying country, and wooded Land. This original name was given to the Medieval origins, which became the Modern Netherlands State Capital, which uses Two, of Twelve provinces. Which are named (Noord-Holland and Zuid-Holland). It was a parliamentary democracy, ruled with a Constitutional Monarch. This Kingdom, includes the former colonies, of the lesser Antilles. The Capital of the Netherlands is Amsterdam, which houses the Government, called the Hague. The Netherlands, is a very flat land, it has large areas of Lakes, rivers, and canals. (6,500 square kilometers), of the Netherlands, is made of reclaimed land. From the Medieval period, made possible through a process of careful water management. Along the Coastlines, land was reclaimed from the Sea, and Inland, from lakes and mashes, drained, along the River, sides. All this newer land, into polders, mostly surrounded by dikes. Originally Manpower and Horse power were used to drain this land. Later these were replaced with Windmills. The Mill Network, at Kinderdijk-Elshout, is A UNESCO WORLD HERITAGE SITE. Netherlands biggest water-control systems, were built in the later part of the 19th Century, and Early 20th Century, when the Steam pumps, and, then later transitioned to the Electric Diesel Pumps.

Punda and Otrobanda, Artilles, Netherlands.  Mixed Media Collage.  Marie. Crimi.   2017.

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The above Painting was Created in 2017, for an Art Meet, the topic was a Country you would like to visit?.  I Chose the Netherlands, because I had visited Holland in 1995, and I thought I would like to visit The Netherlands again, and to be able to live there would be amazing to. The painting was made as a Collage, of cut out from a magazine, and coloured Acid free Coloured card stock, cut out shapes. Then I searched free photos, and the Antilles Government Quarter, in the Netherlands Appealed to me, because it had the colourful Buildings. My Art creating is about, Using Colours, and different Media. I heard one comment, by the person who put the paintings up say, to an artist, Very colourful, unusual, where is this? he looked behind the painting, and could not pronounce the Punda and Otrobanda. He laughed so much. I thought HA HA…

The Netherland People–After World War II, 500,000 persons left the country, Emigrating. Today the Netherlands, is one of the Greatest populated countries, which has a high Percentage of people over the age of 65 years. Amsterdam has one of the liveliest International Youth Cultures. The Dutch tradition of Social Tolerance, is Alive, Prostitution, ‘soft-drugs’, (Marijuana and Hashish) use, and Euthanasia are all Legal. Although it is all Well Regulated, and was on of the first Countries to Legalise Same- Sex-Marriage. The above Relative Independence, (Outlook), happened as Early as the 16th- 17th Centuries, when the Dutch as a Nation, rejected Monarchical Rule, and took the enlightened view to accept other Cultures. Especially when Cultures, bought, Great Wealth and Capital to the Country’s Trade Centres. Holding one of the Most Advanced Economies in the World, which was A Very Small sized Country, at the time.

People–Ethnic Groups-History–History say’s that the Dutch are a Combination of Cultures, Frisians, Saxons, and Franks. Research shows that in fact, the true inhabitants were a mix of pre-Germanic and Germanic population Groups, which emerged in the 7-8th Century, based on a particular Ethnic and cultural Unification, that were identified, then as Frisians, Saxons, and Franks.

Dutch Language–The Language is Dutch, referred as Netherlandic, which is a Germanic Language, which is also spoken in Northern Belgium (called Flemish). The Afrikaans, an official language of South Africa, is a variant, spoken by 17th Century emigrants from the Holland and Zealand regions. The Northern Inhabitants, (Friesland), also speak their own language (Frisian), which is vey close to English, than to Dutch or German. In the major cities, Younger People are fluent in several languages.

Netherlands, Paintings and Sculpture–Dutch painting and crafts are known worldwide. The Dutch Painters, are the greatest in the world. The Dutch Government subsidizes the Arts, and directs the Artistic control over the Cultural Enterprise. The Dutch freedom of expression, has played a role in the Greatness of the Dutch Culture, throughout their History. The symbols of Dutchness, are Wooden shoes, Lace caps, Tulips, and the Windmills, are the greatest known by the World. (Information, in Encyclopedia Britannica.)

Tulip Field, (Holland), Netherlands.  Mixed Media Collage.   Marie. Crimi.  2020.

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The above painting is from a free photo stock. photo, which I Specifically searched for Windmills and Tulip Fields. This Painting is a Mixed Media Collage, made in Coloured Acid free Markers, and Hard Pastels. On Top of Acid free Coloured Card stock, shapes. I have always loved the Tulips and Windmills. When I actually saw the Windmills in the country side, in the Netherlands, I was surprised to see, how big they were. I saw Fields of Tulips, of every colour you could imagine, and that scene has stayed with me forever.

Video’s of the Netherlands–Holland.

  1.  You Tube – Haarlem, Netherlands, Holland, Travel Video
  2.  You Tube – Holland (Europe) Vacation, Travel Video Guide
  3. You Tube – Holland vs Netherlands

The City of San Francisco–Officially the City and County of San Francisco known as, SF, San Fran, Frisco, OR The City. Is the Cultural, Commercial, and Financial Center of Northern California. It is the 15th Most Popular City in the United States. The Fourth most Popular in California, with 881,549 Residents in 2019.

San Fran, has a land Area of 121.4 square kilometers, mostly at the North End of the San Fran, Peninsula, in the San Francisco, Bay Area. The Most Densely Populated United States, County, Behind four of the New York Boroughs. The 12th Largest Metropolitan Statistical Area in the United States, with 4.7million people, the Fourth-largest Economic Output, with A GDP of $549 Billion in 2018. The Seventh-highest-income-county in the U.S.A with per capita personal income of $130.696. Ranked 12th in the world and 2nd in the U.S.A. in Global Financial Countries Index–2019.

San Fran, was founded on 29 June, 1776, when Colonists from Spain established Presidio of San Francisco at the Golden Gate and the Mission San Francisco a few Miles Away.  Named in Honour Of St. Francis of Assisi. The California Gold Rush, of 1849, Brought rapid growth, on the West Coast. In World War II, San Fran, was the major port for embarkation for Service Members. Became the Birth Place of the United Nations in 1945. Then Immigration, Liberating attitudes, with the rise of Hippie Culture and the Sexual Revolution and the Peace Movement, growing, and with the U.S.A involvement, in the Vietnam War.

Place and Peoples–A Popular Tourist Destination, Cool summers, Fog, Steep rolling hills, an eclectic mix, of Architecture Landmarks, the Goldern Gate Bridge, Cable Cars, the Former, Alcatraz Federal Penitentiary, Fisherman’s Wharf, and its China Town District.

Goldern Gate Bridge.  San Francisco, U.S.A.  Mixed Media Collage.  Marie. Crimi.  2020.

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The above painting is of the Goldern Gate Bridge, in San Fran. I have never been to San Fran or seen this Bridge, but its difficult to tell You, I honestly have always thought I have seen this bridge and know this San Fran. Bayside Area Well. Strange but its True. The media, I used in this painting, are Collage, and Acrylic paints and Marker.

San Francisco, Cable Cars. U.S.A.   Mixed Media.   Marie. Crimi.   2020.

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The above painting is a drawing made from a free photo stock, photo, of the Cable cars in San Fran. I used Crayons and Oil Pastels to make this painting, because I felt this media would give justice to this discourse, of the San Fran.  Cityscape in which the Cable cars, travel through, down and up the slopes of the pavement, road.

San Francisco, Cityscape Area–The City, and the surrounding Bay Area, is a global center of the Sciences and Arts, and home to a number of Top, Educational and Cultural Institutions. (Information in, Wikipedia, Free Encyclopedia.)

Video’s of San Francisco–

  1.  You Tube – San Francisco, City Guide
  2.  You Tube – San Francisco, City Video
  3.  You Tube –  San Francisco: City Tour – California, U.S.A.

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The Element's and Principles of Art, and My Art Creations Too...

The Element’s and Principles of Art, and My Art Creations Too…

 

In this Blog, In The Element’s and Principles of Art, and My Art Creations Too… We will be looking into the Essentials of the Art Creating, and work out if Great Art is Actually Achieved, through a little Investigation and combining of Techniques, or tools? What do you think? I think? to be honest I wonder if there is a Method or information we can follow? As Artists we all Aim to do Amazing Art Work, each and every attempt… I have made Four art works, with the Element’s and Principles in my Unique Art Creations. I will be further elaborating on these paintings, lets see where I am inclined, to use in my art? It would be interesting to see, your Great Works of Art?

The, 15 Essentials for Every Art Form–Do you think there are Artistic keys to the Art Kingdom?

The 15 Essentials for Art Creating, are the Building blocks that are the Key to the Principles of Art, which will take you from a Beginner Artist, to the Master of Art…

You will First need to understand AND PRACTICE YOUR CHOSEN ART FORM. These Key concepts are the Elements of art, like Colour, line and the Principles of art. Which are Proportion, rhythm, contrast and a Few other Art principles. All of these combinations, are what gives, All Artists, the Fluency and Greatness, in All their Art Creations.

All this combining of Art Essentials and principles, bring all the Joy, excitement, and the reason for Art Followers, to make the Effort to attend Art Exhibition Openings, and then to Pay in most cases, Top Dollars for the Artists, Unique Art Creations– The Paintings…

The Elements of Art-Creating–Think of these Elements of art (https://www.artistsnetwork.com/art-history/art/history-glossary/) as the Starting point, the Toolbox. Which you will combine, and use to Create Unique Art Creations. The Toolbox, has the Visual elements, of Colour, form, line, shape, space, texture and Value.

Websites: For The Elements and Principles of Art.

  1. Art Composition-https://www.artistsnetwork.com/art-techniques/composition
  2. Texture-https://www.artistsnetwork.com/art-mediums/watercolour/7-tools-for-texture-in-watercolour
  3. The principles of art-  john chiappone.com/principles-of-art.html
  4. Principles, Elements of Art?, to improve your work?   https://study.com/academy/lesson/what-are-the-principles-of-art-definition-examples-html

The Colours– Three elements that are Very important, to Colours, are, in the way, as an Artist you use the Colours, their Hue, value and intensity…

The explanation for these are–Hue is the Colour. Value is the Hue’s lightness or darkness, and changes when White or black is added to the Colour, YOU Choose. Intensity is the Aspect of the Brightness and Purity of  a colour. High Intensity Colours are, bold and bright. Low Intensity colours are Faint and dull…

The Mask-Carnivale in Venice.  Watercolour.  Marie. Crimi.  2020.

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In the above painting, the Mask… the Watercolours I have used in this painting are the Creative Watercolours. The Watercolours are Alive, Bright colours, they give a texture, of a Colourful refined, and Gorgeous occasion. This can be sensed, and gives you the, urgent need to touch this painting.  This painting uses the Hue, which represents the Colours, and the Value factor, of both Light and darkness of colours. Finally, the Intensity shows perfectly, the Boldness of the bright colours. Their are Faint parts of colour, in this painting, which further gives the Intensity of Calmness and mystery, to this painting.  We can agree that Colour is a Highly Determining Factor in any ART Creation?…

Rose Tattoo Girl and Japanese Girl.  Watercolours.  Marie. Crimi.  2020.

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In the above painting Rose Tattoo Girl and Japanese Girl, is made using the Anko Watercolours, and we can see that the effect of the Hue and Colours, are very Low, faint and Dull. Actually these colours, have their own amazing impact, too. I notice these Colours although of no significance, do Draw appeal to the paintings, by Appearing well Proportioned, interesting and very Professional. I think it is safe to say, that maybe different types of colour medium, the Watercolours in both the above paintings, which are produced by entirely different Manufacturers, do make a Big Difference to Art Work, and to their Art Audience’s Appeal. People are attracted, to Art Creations for different reasons.

The Form–Is, for Painters and draftsmen, the Element of art, which makes a Three-dimensional form, into a Two dimensional Form. This is the Heart of an Art object, it can show a Volume, includes Height, Width and Depth. An example is a Cube, a sphere, a cylinder and a pyramid, these are All examples, of different objects. Remember that Objects, can be formless–that is Abstracted or free flowing.

The Line–Marks made on a Page are called lines. Starting at a Point, and moving further along, Creating space, the lines move around on the paper. Lines can be a Two dimensional or three dimensional, which describe the form, it can be Abstract or implied. You can create a series of Parallel lines to Show a form–The technique is called Hatching. Cross hatching show, more than One set of lines, which lie on top off each other, which show off, a Model, and also show off the Tone, of an Object.

The shape–This element is Two dimensional, either Flat or limited to height and width. Usually it is a Shape, which is an enclosed, structure.

The Space–Is the Element of art, in which Both Positive and negative areas are Defined. This is where a Sense of depth is achieved, in an Art Creation.

The Texture–This Aspect of art, shows how an Art object or an element in a Composition feels, check out–(https://www.artistsnetwork.com/art-mediums/watercolour/7-tools-for-texture-in-watercolour/).  The look of this, is how it would feel if you were to touch it.

The Principles of Art–The elements of Art are your Tools?…Then the Principles of Art, Are How you combine These Tools together, to work in Creating a Genius, Unique Art Creation. This is where the Style, of the Art uses the mediums, (TOOLS) – to create, Rhythm, harmony, balance, contrast, variety, movement, and Proportion, in the Art Creation.

Half Face, Full Face, Fancy Leaves, Stylised Trees.  Watercolours.  Marie. Crimi.  2020.

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This above painting, Half Face, Full Face… Is made in Watercolours, the Datto Colours, the Colours seem to be Lifeless colours and to give Low appeal to the Painting.  When we look Closer at this Art Creation, we can see that the Applying of the colours in Lightness, and then Working over colours, gives the appearance of a Unique Art Creation, that actually Appears to the Observer, as Highly Interesting, and engaging, and Has Excellent, Professional Determination… Also The Shapes of the Faces, and then the Leaves and lastly the trees, are an Amazing way to have made, this Unique and Genius Example, of a Highly Appealing Art Work. I Notice, that the Medium are one part of the Artwork , and also the Artists ideas and Thought processes, she uses to Make an Original Unique Art creation Each time?..

Leaves from the Autumn, of Life… .   Acrylics.   Marie. Crimi.  2020.

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In the above Painting,   Leaves, from the Autumn of Life… Is made in Anko Acrylic Paints, on Watercolour, Acid free, Creative Paper. The next paragraph explains, what this painting is about, and why and how?, it is made the way it is.

The painting, uses the Principles of Art, which are the TOOLS, which are a Combination of  Repetition of Plants, in this case represent my family, members. It uses different mediums, which gives the impression of an amazing landscape, a plant landscape. It has a Rhythm, continuity, through the painting, which gives Harmony and flow over the whole page. This gives to the Art Creation, Pure JOY?,  there Is, NO, Monotony? or chaos, in this Original, Unique, Genius Art Work. Colours are a few Bright colours, also the low Intensity colours, like so much Black and other Dark colours, actually, Work in Combination and the painting, is Excellent… To be honest, I am very surprised, it has turned out so good, I hope you like too?…

Let me Explain these Principles–Rhythm, describes the Combination of a Variety, of mediums or Tools, which are Put on the page, to Create a Visual, landscape, which gives the Vision and the scope, to the Art Creation. Harmony is when Elements of an artwork are combined in a Synergistic way. Some Look, and feel similar, but there is no Monotony or chaos. Only the Perfect combining of the two or more Mediums. Purely for the Joy OF, appealing, to the Artist’s Audience. Balance is all about combining The Art Elements, to add a Feeling of stability, which are achieved, Both, through Symmetry and Asymmetry.

Video Links.

  1. The Principles of Art Design-live about.com
  2. The Elements of Use in Art Work for Art Success?   https://www.artistsnetwork.com/art-techniques/composition/15 elements-and-principles…
  3. Solutions to Art Problems?     https://http://www.ebay.com.au/elements of art and principles
  4. Videos of Principles of Art-bing.com/videos

In Contrast–The Artists will combine Elements, to give those similar Elements as a whole piece.  In Movement, the look and feeling give an, action feeling to the Art Creation. This is made by varying lines, and in the repetition of the Elements, also the use of Gestural mark making among many other methods… In Pattern, The same repetition of an element of art or in a combination of Elements. Remember anything can be turned into a pattern by using the method of Repetition. Where in Proportion, the Elements and Principles determine the Relationship of the Elements, on the Art Paper. We acknowledge that Variety is the Combining, in Using, the variety of, Colours, Sizes and shapes in an Original work of Art.

Texts on the Principles and Elements of Art Work.

  1. Artists network.com
  2. Visual design elements and principles-Wikipedia   https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/visual-design-elements…
  3. Elements of Art-Wikipedia   https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Elements-of-art
  4. 10 Principles of Art-The Art Blog-Art and Culture Journal    https://www.the artist. me/infographics/10 principles…
  5. The Ultimate Collection of Elements of Art Examples and…    https://art class curator.com/elements-of-art-examples…
  6. Know the 7 Elements of Art and why they are Important?    https://www.thought.com/what-are-the-elements…

Remember to use the Elements and Principles of Art, in Your  next Creative Genius Artwork. Make it your best Art Creation.  So Be It, the Art Work, You CAN BE Proudest OF… From this point, on in your newer ART Career…

In Concluding, The Elements and Principles of Art, or Art Creating, it is  wise and knowledgeable to say, YES, that the Elements and Principles of art are an Important, part of Making Unique Genius, Art Work. When the Art Tools, of Media, medium, are used to combine, in synergy, to give high appeal to the Art work, through combining of Colour, shapes, forms, lines, which are used, to give the WOW factor, to a unique, Art Work. In order to appeal greatly, to a Prospective Art audience. Then hopefully leading to Art Sales, for The Artist…

I think we should all as Artists, at least have a look into this important necessity, for Improving, and hopefully making all, Greater and Genius Art Works, that will have the appeal we wish for, and Lead Art Buyers, to our Art Businesses, and into OUR, Art Careers…

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Inktober 2019, My First Try and My Art Creations, Collage.

In this Blog on Inktober, 2019, I explain to you what Inktober actually Is, and I hope the information helps you to think about contributing to the 2020, Inktober Challenge. I attempted Inktober, 2019 for the first time. I will tell you about the method I used for Inktober that actually made me, meet the challenge, for the first time. I will show you the Art Work I Created. Actually you will see, as long as you stay true, to creating your way for the month of October, every year, you will be greatly rewarded for your effort, as a true Artist.

Inktober by Mr Jake Parker, 31 Days, 31 Drawings, Inktober. Every October, artists all over the world take on the Inktober drawing challenge by doing one ink drawing a day the entire month in October. Mr Jake Parker, created Inktober in 2009, as a challenge to improve his inking skills, and to develop positive drawing habits. Since 2009, Inktober has grown, worldwide, with thousands of artists taking on this Month Long Challenge, every year. Parker say’s that anyone can do Inktober, all you need to do is pick up the Inktober Rules.

  1.  Make a drawing in ink ( you can do a pencil under drawing if you want )
  2.  Post it online
  3. Hashtag it with,   #inktober and Inktober 2019#
  4.  Repeat

Note That:  you can do it daily, or go the half-marathon route and post every other day, or just do the post once a week. Whatever you decide, just be consistent with the postings. Inktober, is about growing and improving and forming positive habits, so the more you are consistent, the greater your work improves.

My method for doing the Inktober, 2019, I did not follow the Inktober Rules, I made my own rules, to suit my time and style of making Creative Art.

Every Monday morning around 10am, I would sit in my Art Studio, and search the internet for free photo stock. I chose this year, to search for Flowers and People, photos, to get ideas to draw, in 2b Eco pencil, in my style and technique.

I would draw, Six different pictures, in my art style in pencil, on each art notebook page. When I drew all the pictures on each page, I would trace over the Picture in Sharpie–fine black Marker. The next morning at 11am, I would sit in my Art studio, and Colour the page in Watercolours, and the next days, to complete the Six pages in a week.

On Monday morning, I would start the above method for the next week again, for the Six days. The first 15 days, I used this method and made my pictures of flowers.

The next 16 days, the free photo stock pictures I searched for were, for People pictures. I drew them also in 2b Eco pencil. Then I used Sharpie Thick–Coloured Markers. Then each day, I would Colour the pictures in, Pearl Watercolour, Colours. If you look at the paintings, you will see the Different effect in, the Different media I used. It, Does make a difference, to the Art Creations I made For this Inktober, 2019.

Note that I have only picked out Eight paintings, in each method used, to give you an idea, of what I Art Created. I think you can see that the Style looks the same for all the paintings. I think that the Technique of the Media used give, a very different result, so I think we can say, that indeed, the Materials used in Art Creating, Does give paintings, a Totally different result…To the Paintings.

Basic Watercolour, Colours, used, in the following Paintings.

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The following,  Paintings, use Pearl–Watercolours, do notice the different effect in these paintings.

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The following pictures are a few of the initial drawings, for the Inktober, 2019, for the above Paintings. The drawings, initially were made in a 2b Eco Pencil.

 

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That is all, this year Inktober is over.  Next Year YOU, make something beautiful for Inktober, 2020… and Share and Beyond for Inktobers…

Inktober Websites

  1. Rotorua NZ/ The Inktober Show     https://www.rotorua.com/visit/whats on/all/Inktober-show
  2.  Inktober on Twitter: “Official prompt list for #     https://twitter.com/inktober/status
  3.  Inktober – Home/ Facebook      https://en-gb.facebook.com/inktober
  4.  #inktober# Inktober 2019/Doodles in 20019     https://www.pinterest.com/pin
  5.  Drawings and Stories and Prizes, oh my/Inktober 2018…      https://www.you tube.com/watch?

In Concluding this Blog, if you are an Artist or think you are an Artist, I think you should participate in Inktober, from next year, 2020. It will make you A Greater Artist, Challenge your Art Skills, and improve your Art Habits. It could also give you a newer Perspective, on the art you create and what direction you might want to take in the near future, in your Art Career. The Possibilities can be endless for each individual, that takes part each year in the Inktober Challenge. The sharing of your work, could make a big difference to your Art Creating, and to your Self Esteem.

Thank you for visiting my blog, Inktober, 2019. I hope this Blog gave you an insight into Inktober, and I hope that you will participate and contribute in sharing in next years, 2020 Inktober, and for many years.  Have a Safe and Productive Week, See you in my next Blog…

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Positive Painting Colours and My Art Creations too..., Uncategorized

Positive Painting Colours and My Art Creations too…

In this Blog, Positive Painting Colours, I think it will be interesting to see how Colour can be used, to Sell our Art Creations. To see further if Colour can be used in other ways, and if Yes, how and why? I will also include, Two colourful Art Creations, I have made for inclusion in this Blog.

Use the hidden meaning of Colour in your Art–colour is a powerful tool to use in your Art creating, because a colour or colours can bring in the Viewers focus, right into and onto your Art. Colours also have a Positive effect on our Mental State and overall Health, as individuals. Colours can also have the great benefits of relaxing and calming our Minds and Our whole bodies.

Colours in our Art and in our Designs, help us as Genuine individuals to show our Natural style and good taste, in Interior design, in Graphic design, in Advertising and lastly as Creative Art Creators of Successful Art.

As Artists we Internally teach ourselves naturally, which colours are Positive or Negative in our Art Creations, and we use the Colours to our Advantage in our Art, to Entice people to our Art Works.

We examine how the Cool and Warmer colours, Affect our audience, via the Colours we use, in our Art work.

Cool colours--Blue under tones, Calm the mind. Many decorators use Blues — in quiet environments.  Blue lowers the Heart rate and Slows down, our hunger.

This painting, Mixed Media Collage, was made in the Preparation Stage on Creatives Acid free, Watercolour paper. Using the Creatives Coloured Card stock, and I cut the shapes, and after drawing the Bird, I glued the shapes on the Water colour paper. I used Mont Marte–Matt Colours, Cobalt blue and a littlest of the Phthalo blue, to make the wash. When dry, I used Colourful Crayons, to colour the Bird, using both Cool and Warm colours. To complete the Painting, I used for the outline of the Picture, a Sharpie, Black Fine Marker.  I think, the completed Painting looks both inviting and interesting in the both the Cool and Warm colours I have used.

Gummy and Bird.   Mixed Media Collage.   By: Marie. Crimi.   2019.

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Blue is a Strong and dependable Colour. Blue is used in Uniforms and in Business suits. Dark Blue is the Colour mostly worn by Top Professionals, in our Societies. Blue and Greens are used to advertise, Medicines and Health care products. In Theatres Green Walls calm, the Nervous system of Actors. Dark green is best in Studios and in Offices. Green is the go to Colour, for Our Outdoor products.

Warm colours–the Yellow undertones, can Insight happiness or Pure violence. Red, orange, yellow colours, make you, Hungry and Thirsty for alcohol. Red is the colour, that Attracts people, and Increases their heart rates.

The painting that follows is a Painting made as a Mixed Media Collage, in Creative, Colourful Watercolours, on Acid free, Creatives Watercolour paper. For the Collage part which was made first, Creatives Acid free, Coloured Card stock, shapes were made and glued onto the Watercolour paper. Then I drew the Flowers, over the top, in a 2B, Eco Lead Pencil. I mixed Acrylic Silver Series–Mont Marte, Matte colours, Virdian and a littlest Cobalt blue, with water, and I painted this onto the Collage. When dried, I used Watercolours to colour the painting. To complete this painting, I traced around the Flowers in, Sharpie, Black Fine marker. I am thinking the result is Unique, and the Colours, are the Enticing Factor in this painting.

Spring Flowers.   Mixed Media Collage.   By: Marie. Crimi.   2019.

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The Colour, History Theory–the Philosopher, Leone Bettista Alberti (c. 1435) and the Artist/inventor, Leonardo da Vinci (c. 1495) were the First to write on Colours.

It was in 1666, that Isaac Newton’s Theory of Colour, and the Primary colours was introduced.

After Newton’s Colour Theory, Moses Harris created the First colour wheel, Red, blue, yellow, as the Primary colours.

In the early Twentieth century, the German painter Johannes Itten, added the Secondary and Tertiary colours. Also gave us the Idea of the, Warm and the Cool colours, and the fact, that these Shades have Either the Warm or a Cool base.

The Complementary and Colour Harmony, give a Great visual impact, when they Lie near to each Other. The complimentary colours, are Opposite, to each other on the Colour wheel.

The Meaning of Colour

  1. Red–Strength romance excitement, vitality, physical power, outgoing, ambitious and impulsive.
  2. Orange–is a Cheerful colour.
  3. Yellow–Sunshine, represents light.
  4. Green–Colour of harmony, balance, security.
  5. Blue–Sea and sky, cool expansiveness and openness soft and soothing, compassionate and caring.
  6. Purple–a Regal colour, a dignified colour, you need to use with discretion. This colour, is Tiring on the Eyes, and can give, a Sense of frustration.
  7. Brown–Is Living wood and Earth, can be Rich and Subtle and extraordinary. It is both a Cool and Warm colour. A Steady, dependable, conservative, conscientious and a reliable colour.
  8. Gray–is a Cautious, comprising colour. Gray gives a sense of peace and serenity.
  9. White–Is Symbolic of safety cleanliness and purity. Gives the Impression of youth, perfection and innocence.
  10. Black–A Mysterious, hidden colour, gives the feeling of Evil, darkness. Total Negative connotations, the symbol of grief.

The Successful Artist uses colour to their Art Advantage. The New Artist, is not aware of this total Power of Colours, on the viewer. All above information in the, (Fine Art Tips with Lori McNee).

Artist Colour Mediums or Media?

  1.  Acrylic paint
  2.  Blacklight paint
  3. Encaustic paint
  4. Fresco
  5. Gesso
  6. Glaze
  7. Gouche’
  8. Ink
  9. Latex paint
  10. Magna paint
  11. Oil paint
  12. Primer
  13. Stencil
  14.  Ink wash
  15.  Tempera or poster paint
  16.  Vinyl paint (toxic, poisonous)
  17. Vitreous enamel
  18. Watercolour

The Common Drawing Materials

  1.  Chalk
  2. Conte’
  3. Crayon
  4. Graphite
  5. Ink
  6. Pastel
  7. Pixel

Common Supports (Surfaces) for Drawing

  1.  Canvas
  2. Card stock
  3. Concrete
  4. Fabric
  5. Glass
  6. Human body
  7. Metal
  8. Paper
  9. Plaster
  10. Scratchboard
  11. Stone
  12. Vallum
  13. Wood

Common Drawing Tools and Methods

  1.  Brush
  2.  Finger
  3. Pen
  4. Ballpoint pen
  5. Fountain pen
  6. Gel pen
  7.  Technical pen
  8. Marker
  9.  Pencil
  10. Mechanical pencil
  11. Coloured pencil
  12.  Stylus

The above information is taken from the List of Art Media–Wikipedia, https://en. Wikipedia.org/wiki/list-of-artistic-media

Colouring Media, and Brand Names–for Commonly used Media in Art Creating.

Colour and Branding

Brands and Colour are linked. Colour offers the Instantaneous method for Conveying meaning and, a message, Without using words. Colour particularly, is the Visual component, that People remember about a Person’s Brand. The Colours, are then followed, by the Shapes and symbols, then Numbers and Finally the Descriptive words. Many of the Popular Recognizable brands in the world, Rely on Colours, as their Recognition factor, for find Sales. It is a Fact that Colours, Increases a Brands recognition by up to 80%, of the Time, for a Product.

Information and Web Addresses to use, for Positive painting Colours, in Your Art Creations.

  1.  The Psychology of Colour Symbolism, A comprehensive online course. (From Jill Morton, Colour Matters).
  2. Use the Hidden Meaning of Colour in Your Art–   fine art tips.com
  3.  Bright and Positive Paintings (Leonid Afremov)  https://www.beautiful.info/art-works/bright-and-positive
  4.  The Role of Colours in Art Colours to use, to Enhance.   https://emptyeasel.com
  5.  Colours in Art: A look at the Many Combinations and Effects   https://www.art-is-fun.com
  6.  The Ultimate Collection of Colour in Art:   https://art class curator.com
  7.  Complementary Colours–Art Term/Tate   https://www.tate.org.uk/art

In Conclusion to this Blog, in Positive Colours to use for Your Art Creations, we can agree that Colour is the deciding Factor that Attracts  People, Initially to our Unique Art Creations, and then Finally, Sells The Colourful Expressive Art Piece. So Colour knowledge is One of the major, requirement, we need to learn and use in our work, to be Successful Artists.

Thank you for visiting this Blog, I hope it has been insightful and informative. If you have any questions, or any ideas or art thoughts or suggestions, please contact me. Have a Safe and Excellent Week. See YOU ALL, Next Blog.

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