Hi this painting is so Beautiful and very Sentimental. Thanky for sharing. I know your Mother was here when you got the Inspiration to Make this Art Creation. Well done, I Love All your Art, and Recently, your Have made Art On Another Level, to Your Beautiful Art Creating.
Still following Tracy Verdugo’s Story Painting class, I am a bit behind with blogging about it. Today I would like to share phase one of Lesson 2. The reason I wanted to divide this into two phases is that the first one is quite crucial and worth focussing on, as it is intertwined with the second phase which I will later post.
Choosing our Objects
In this lesson, we are instructed to search for things that give pleasant memories, mean a lot to us in our life and make us happy.. And here I chose these six:
A bongo-style drum my boyfriend bought during our trip to Siem Reap, Cambodia. It was both our first time to visit this wonderful country, and it made us realise how happy people are out there even if they live simply and have very little. I thereby changed my ways from being materialistic and…
In this Blog, about Inspiration, I think it is interesting to find out where Inspiration comes from, why some individuals are highly Gifted in some area, and Other people, inspiration never comes into their Lives. Or are we all Gifted in other Areas, that are not as Noticeable. It would be Interesting to, Know what People think, about this topic, Inspiration?, after reading this Blog. I will be sharing, two Inspirational, Paintings I Art Created…
Artistic Inspiration– Is from the Latin Word ‘Inspirare’–means, ‘ To breathe in’, which is an Unconscious burst of Creativity. The Greeks believed that Inspiration or enthusiasm, came from the, Muses, and the Gods, Apollo and Dionysus. Also in the Norse Religions, Inspiration also is from the Gods, Like, Odin? In the Hebrew poetics, it is Divine inspiration, and from what is, the Material, that give us the Inspiration. Further in the book of Amos, the Prophet is overwhelmed, by God’s voice and speaks in Christianity. Inspiration is a Gift from the Holy Spirit. In the 18th century, the philosopher John Locke said, that the Human mind is where the Ideas resonate in the mind? In the 19th century, the Romantic poets Coleridge and Shelley, believed that the Poets inspiration, came to Them, because they was attuned, to the Divine, or mystical, ‘Winds’, this is why, the Poet received these Visions. The Psychiatrist Carl Custav Jung’s, theory of Inspiration, suggests that the Artist is attuned to A Cultural Memory that is encoded, with the, Genius, Archetypes of the Human mind.
The Marxist theory of Art see’s it, as An expression of the Friction between the Economic Base and the, Economic Superstructures, position, In the World. We can say, it is the Hidden, Dialogue of the Competing ideologies, in the world. Which is All, the Exploitation of the Ruling Classes’ , ideology.
In Modern Psychology, Inspiration is not, frequently studied, but is Acknowledged as the Individual’s Internal, Genius Mind.. ( in Wikipedia.org )
Ancient models of Inspiration– In Greek thought, inspiration meant, that he/she would go into Ecstasy, or the Divine frenzy or madness? Revelation is a Conscious process, where the Writer or painter is aware and Interactive with a vision. While the Inspiration is involuntary, and received without any Complete understanding. In Christianity, inspiration is a Gift of the Holy spirit. In Northern societies, such as Old Norse, inspiration was associated with a Gift from the Gods. Inspiration is a Product of Genius Unsought ‘ Though desired ‘, Uncontrolled, irresistible, which involves the Art creatives, Whole Mind and body, fundamentally it is a gift, from Above?…
Renaissance Revival– A theory of Divine Fury enthusiasm, was elaborated by Pontus de Tyard, in his Solitaire Premier. Tyard classified, Four kind of Divine inspiration, 1) Poetic, Fury, Gift of the Muses, 2) Knowledge of Religions mysteries, 3) Prophercy and divination through Apollo, 4) Inspiration bought on by, Venus/Eros.
Enlightenment and Romantic Models– in the 18th century, in England, Nascent Psychology competed with Renascent celebration, of the Mystical nature of Inspiration. John Locke’s Model of the human mind, said that, Ideas associate with one another, and that String in the mind, can be struck with a Memorable idea. Therefore we can say, Inspiration is Random thought, a Natural combining of Ideas, which results as a Union of thoughts?.
Inspiration Birth– came to the individual, through his Attuning to the ( Divine or Mystical ), ‘Winds’, therefore, he was able to receive, such Genius, visions. therefore inspiration is Evident of the genius, and this Genius was what the individual took pride in. Although he Could not claim, to have Created the inspiration himself.
Modernist and Modern concepts– Sigmund Fraud, and other later Psychologists, located Inspiration in the Inner psyche of the Artist. The Artists inspiration, came out of Unresolved Psychological conflict, or childhood trauma. Therefore inspiration could come, directly from the Unconscious mind.
Material theories of inspiration– Are a Combination of Purely internal and Purely external sources. In Modern psychology, inspiration is Not studied seriously, even though it is seen as an Internal?, or External process. Whether the argument is, for Empiricist or Mystical?. Inspiration is?, by Nature, beyond the Individuals control.
When Inspiration Strikes. Mixed Media. Marie. Crimi. 2020…
Art Inspiration Maybe. Mixed Media. Marie. Crimi. 2020…
Takeshi Okada and Kentaro Ishibushi, in 2016, published in the Multi–disciplinary Journal, Cognitive science, in which Japanese undergraduate art students, were observed. To find out, if Copying or simply Musing, example Art works, served as Inspiration , would Increase, their Creative output?… This Observation gave different results. it was Concluded from this experiment that, it Did challenge the Student’s perspective on drawing. they give the example, of the Artists, Pablo Picasso and Vincent van Gough, who did Greatly ‘ imitate art ‘ creative works, by Other artists. which suggests, that ‘imitation’ is an effective driver of Art creativity, even for the Expert professionals… ( Information in the Wikipedia, free Encyclopedia.
In conclusion to this Blog, we can say that Genius Inspiration is a Gift from Above, the Gods? or is it A Culture Memory, that is encoded in our minds, is it a Hidden World Ideology that is Internal, or external, is inspiration an Idea a Thought, or do we Acquire inspiration by Copying or by Simply absorbing what we see in the Outer world Sphere? Or Could it Be, something beyond our Internal or External Beings? Who really knows?, the answer, why some people are Gifted– Genius’s, and other lack in most areas of the Intellect? Or are we all Gifted in some way? You see we can Question this Issue, Inspiration but who knows the truth…
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In this Blog we see what the word Giclée means, and how the Artist can use Giclée to their Advantage. We find out what is needed to Produce these prints, and how these Prints are to be priced, and Why, the difference in Price and Value? I have also made Two paintings, for this Blog.
Wikipedia, says that the Word Giclée was made up by Jack Duganne in 1991. He was working as a Printmaker at Mash Editions. He needed a name for a Modified Iris printer, which was a Large format, High – Resolution industrial; Pre-press proofing Inkjet printer, where the paper was Attached to a rotating drum, which had been Adapted for Fine Art printing. The word to be used, was a word that was different from, the Commercial Iris prints, in the Printing industry.
Giclée is based on the French word Gicleur, the Technical name for Jet or nozzle, meaning a Spurt of liquid. Giclée is the noun, that Duganne chose.
Giclée-Fine Art Archival, printed by Inkjet. It is often used by Artists, Galleries, and Print shops, to Output, A High quality printing. It is a Unregistered word, therefore it has no Warranty associated with the Print, Quality factor?…
Artists use Injet printing to make reproductions of their Original Two – Dimensional Artwork, Photographs, or Computer – Generated art. Professional prints are expensive on a Per print basis. A printing plate needs to be Set up and a storage, is needed for a Large four – colour, Offset print runs. Whereas Inkjet printing, has the advantage in that it allows the Artist, to take total control, of the Reproduction of their, Original images and can Colour correct and use their, Papers of choice .This allows the Individual artist to, Own and operate their Own printers, in whichever way they Need or choose too, at Economy rates… In the, Giclée-Wikipedia (https://enWikipedia.org/wiki/Giclée).
Information by Christine Clark, on Giclée? Here we have another Perspective on Giclée?, Why Giclée?, Giclée is pronounced Gi as Genie and clay as in, well, clay, Fine art reproduction, is a Museum quality, High resolution Digital image, on Rag Art Papers, and on Fine canvas. This is the Modern alternative for Art lovers. The State-of-the-art equipment, captures the Emotional essence, of the Artist’s original work. The Finest quality materials are used, these are recognised for their Archival qualities. Giclée, reproduction gives the Deep and saturated colours to the Art print. This all gives a Paint quality, that retains Small, and subtle tints, and all the Detail of the Original artwork.
Pelican’s Day Out. Mixed Media. Marie. Crimi. 2020…
Caring for your Giclée’s, you treat Giclée’s as any Original art work. you Frame the print, with care, for this will Affect the life of the Image. Do not display in UV light or heat. Archival canvas Giclée’s are all Coated with a Special UV inhibiting liquid, to Add A Life span and to Enrich the colours, of the print.
Framing canvas Giclée’s – Use the Correct profile for the Stretcher frames. The Canvas should not be Stretched the same tension, as a Blank canvas, that is to be painted on. Over stretching, could cause Separation of the Coating, from the Base of the canvas.
Framing paper Giclée’ s- When framing a Quality paper Giclée, always use a Well known framer, of Archival products, that uses Matts, Spacers to keep the print from, touching the glass. Once framed your Giclée, should give you Years of pleasure, provided it is displayed correctly. In, ( Christine Clark Art/Giclée information ), http://christine clark art.com.au/giclée/information
Everything you need to know about Giclée prints?… Here we have another Perspective by Art work archive, on Giclée prints. Will be interesting to see what their, Perspective is?… More and more Artists are including Reproduction prints as part of their Regular productive routine in their day. Why?, Before you Sold a painting and it was gone, and One buyer would appreciate the Art work. With prints, you get to See and earn from that One original piece of art, that you Put, so much Time and effort into Art Creating…
With this rise in Popularity of prints, you need to Access your Art business strategy. What you need to Know to Start Creating and Selling reproduction prints, follows below
Types of Prints – Art business consultant Laura O. George, says, Prints, is a Reproduction of a Piece of artwork. Giclees can be made to reproduce many Different types of art, it gives the artist, a High quality print of their Original art. What determines the Quality of the Giclée is, Resolution, Ink, Paper and Printer type. A High resolution use by the Camera or Scanner must Capture the art. Inks and papers must be High quality, and Archival.
Open Edition vs Limited edition, – Artists have the Option to create open – ( Limitless Edition ), or Limited Edition , a Number of prints only. With Open edition, your Earning power is the greatest. Whereas Limited edition, is greater for the Art collector, which has A higher Value for the piece.
Finding a printer – Printers are Becoming better and better in terms of Quality. Look for Reliable equipment, Technical skill, and Envisioning a Long term Working relationship.
Creating your Editions – Through the help of your, Printer, your Artwork will be Scanned or Photographed, and then the Proof is printed.
The Right quality – If you choose Limited edition, there is No right or wrong number. Fewer Editions, are Higher in price cost, more Valuable to the collector. larger numbers of editions, might be a Better fit, for your Target customers. Ask, who is your Customer, and How many will, I be able to sell?
Choosing the Price – Pricing your Fine art prints, will Depend on your career, Level, and the Cost of Creating the work. The profit you wish to make, and what your Target customers, are willing to pay.
How to go about Selling – The Lower price point. Offer them in Tandem with your Originals, at Art fairs, Exhibitions, to Emerging collectors, to your Fans, who cannot Afford your originals, as to Expensive. Use these High quality images, of your art, for Licensing or Merchandising purposes. Do tell the buyers, that its a Print, of an Original art piece, that is Why the cost is lower.
What you need to Track – You must Number and Mark your prints properly, as they Sell, to ensure the Integrity of the Limited edition, with a fraction of 12/50, Artists proofs, a Master image, Prints not for sale, and Printers copies, need to be Correctly marked as well.
You need to know where your Prints are at all times?, Galleries, on Consignment. Track – of Sales and Inventory. You should save the Buyers contact information, for future Purchases or Referrals. Using an Inventory management system, like, Artwork Archive, can be an Artists – Life saver. Here you will Have all the Insight in your Art business Repertoire.
( Everything You Need to know About Giclée Prints ) https://artwork archive.com/blog/Giclee
In Conclusion. We know now that Giclée is the Reproduction, of A High Quality Print of an Artists, Original Art Creation. You can sell these prints at a Higher price point or lower price point. It all depends on the Quality Print materials that are used in producing the Prints.
You have a further choice, of Limited edition or Unlimited edition, of Prints for Sale. In the Limited print, your prints will be Printed on High quality materials. At a Higher Cost, to the Collector, and Have a Higher value point. Whereas in an Unlimited edition , the Artist sells, more to a Targeted audience for at a less Price point, but can Sell, the Art Print, indefinitely. Remember it depends on the Artists choice and on the Quality of the Prints, and the Level the Artist is At, in Their Career. The most important factor is to keep in mind, to keep a Record of, Customer details, Sales, Editions, Print Numbers and the Sequence, Name of the Prints…
What makes an Art Professional?, is a very Interesting topic to Investigate and make a Conclusion on, because remember we are all born Artists, it is how do we stay Artists as Adults? Yes, and this is the Greatest Question of all Time? In this Blog, I am Aiming to see How, we can make ourselves Art Professionals. I will input some of the Art I decided to Make for This Blog, to share with You, Art I have made, to break up the Answer to the Artist Professional Question?
Distinguishing yourself from an Amateur to a Professional Artist is not easy. It has nothing to do with your Ability to create Good paintings. it has Nothing to do with, whether you have a Real job or not. There are Numerous factors that determine your Art vocation, Artist does Not happen Magically, for a person.
An Artist is not made through their Great art skills, or an Excellent personality. No a True artist, a Professional artist Dedicates years of their lives to Creating and Selling their Art creations. Only a Few artists become Overnight sensations. To be a True and living Professional artist, takes Time and patience. Yes, Artists are all Different and yet all Professional artists have a number of Things in common?
Here are Seven Common Artist professional Questions to Ask?
What Medium are You Using?
Amateur galleries are full of Watercolour paintings, this is a sign that an Artist is an Amateur artist. Painters believe Watercolours are easy to use. Whereas Acrylics and Water soluable oils, are Easy to learn to use, and are a better Medium to Hide Art created mistakes. By starting to use Acrylics, you will Learn techniques that the Artist professionals use, like Impasto work and to use other Mediums to manipulate the paint. It is always very Important to explore, other Options when you are New to the Art scene. It is vey important, to use Quality paints, whatever Medium you choose to work in, Once you have Mastered a Foundation in Technique, buy Professional Grade art supplies. You will Notice the Difference, in the Quality of Your Art Creations.
Sunrise on the Seas. Mixed Media. Marie Crimi. 2020…
What are You Painting?
Landscapes and Still life are Perfect subjects for beginners, yes some Art professionals paint these Subjects their entire careers. Remember there is so much more in the Whole world to Paint and create. you must not get stuck on the same Way of Art creating, there are so many Options. Attempt, Abstract painting?, Impressionist?, maybe Mixed media, the Reasons are Wide, because you Never know what you can Art create, or how to Work out What you, like to Art create. You must never Copy a photograph verbatim, this is not a Long term solution. You must be and do Original and Unique art. What you can do is use a Photograph, only as a reference. Use the Photo to sketch your own Interpretation of the subject. What is essential to an Artist, is that they must Learn to grow, In their Art Creating and not to Copy verbatim?
Wood Sculpture in the Sea. Mixed Media. Marie Crimi. 2020…
How is your Final presentation?
Professional artists, know that their Completed painting, is Final at the Presentation stage of Their painting. You will notice that Professional artists, do not use the Standard canvas or Paper size, Shape or texture. For the Professional artist, its all about Visualising the Final piece of Art, and working on that Idea from the Initial stage, of the Art creation. Framing is a big Presentation issue for the Art professional, and choosing the Frames and Mats that Do not detract from the painting, is their biggest Issue, as Artists.
Have you Developed a Style?
When you have chosen your Medium of choice, explored the Subject matter, and Learned how to Professionally finish your Paintings. Your next step is to Develop a Personal style, this Style develops Naturally over time. the Key to finding your Art style?, is to Follow your Vision, and to Utilize your Artistic Inspiration, and Paint, Paint, Paint…
Gummy Tree and Bush. Acrylics. Marie Crimi. 2020…
What is your Motivation?
Artists talk about Motivation all of the Time. Why do you do What you do? All Professional artists know, they have to Create and they will do, Whatever they need, to keep doing, the Art Creating. The Professional artist is not Easily distracted, from their Work progress. Dedication is their Primary motivation. Professional artists, Constantly look for Inspiration for their next painting, and also know that, their next Painting will be better than the Last one, and that there is Room for Improvement. This is Exciting, for the artists.
Are you Active in the Art Community?
This is the reality of a Professional artist, it is not the Easiest path in life. you may run into Obstacles, but Artists, often find Large and Small amounts of Success to keep them Motivated. The Professional artist, is a Master of Time management and Organisation. This is a Necessary requirement. The Idea of an Artist, who Wanders and Swings a brush at the Canvas all day, is a Great Myth.
So? are you Ready to become a Professional artist?
Art can be very Solitary life, filled with Hours, and Weeks Alone in the Studio. Rather than being Loners or Competitive, many Professional artists like to, Speak to other Artists. The successful Artist knows its not about Quality art, or Affordable art. But that the more Interesting you are, the better your Art is received. Many Artists become Outgoing Individuals, over time as Art Professionals.
Only you can answer this question, remember no Two artists are the same. Truth is its Immaterial whether you choose to be an Artist professional. The important part is that you keep on Creating art. You will gain a Personal satisfaction in painting, and in the Art community. Only a few other Hobbies fulfil your life, the way Art does and can. So never Give up or be Discouraged, just keep on Painting and Success will Follow You…
The City Scape (Eastern Europe). Mixed Media. Marie Crimi. 2020…
In concluding in What makes an Art Professional?, is that you must Distinguish yourself from an Amateur Artist. That is that a True Professional Artist must dedicate himself to Living the Art Creative Life. The Artist must Work hard at Creating Art with their, Time and lots of Dedicated, Patience. The Artist must Not copy from photos Verbatim, but must Endeavour to Produce Original and Unique Art works. In the above Method, the Artist becomes Professional with a Style all of his own, and through making Art will, without fail become Successful as an Art Professional. Remember Art Enlightens, is Delightful, to do Life long, and can make the Artist, fullfilled life Long, and Hopefully a Lot of Money.
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In this Blog, Culture, Creativity Fix/ Online Inspiration... and My Art… We will ask what is this Blog Title About?, then we will Proceed to Find out and Explore, how we can Access and make this Online, Information and Insight Work for us as Artists, or As Interested Learner Participators. I have made Two Paintings, one Coloured in Colour Pencils and the Other Painting, made in Water coloured Pencils. This view is to include the Culture side of Art, my Preference for the Art Pieces and to give, an Idea, how working at Art Creativity, gives, Results beyond Belief, through your FREE, Innocent participation.
What is the Culture, Creativity Fix? –Is a way to stay Entertained online, in this Regard the Art World and in looking for Virtual ways to add to your Art knowledge, and to connect with other Art Creatives. A way to support Artists, and to access Free Art Classes and Virtual Exhibitions, and to participate in Interactive Art talks. Basically to Stay Connected in the Art World, Worldwide…During this Major time, of Covid 19... (The above information, from the Artist Network, 2020 ).
To Keep Creativity Flowing and Supporting Artists World wide–
The Museum of Modern Art ( MOMA ), this New York Museum, offers Virtual Tours of its Varied Collection, also offers Free On line Courses.
MOMA–Has Launched a Series of Five free online Classes, to help People interested to understand, the 91 year old Museums Collection. Which covers, The Contemporary Art, Fashion and Photocopy. These Courses are all, Comprehensive Beginner Courses, With Readings and Exercises, that will take 12-38 hours to Complete.
Batch Classes–Focus on the Contemporary Art world. What is Contemporary art? Emphasis is on the Last decade, ‘ Modern Art Ideas ‘, is about the Theory and features, Interviews with Contemporary Artists, and what their Work, Is about. In the Studio: Post war Abstract painting, focuses on the Loves and works of Seven New – York, School artists, Willem de Kooning, Yayoi Kusama, Agnes Martin, Barnett Newman, Jackson Pollack. As Reinhardt, and Mack Rothko.
In the Fashion and design--is in which Designers, Historians, Manufacturers and other Style experts, discuss 70 different Garments and Accessories.
Seeing through Photography–Photos from the last 180 years, will be used to Explore the Difference between Seeing and understanding an Image. To end this above Article, MOMA, says the Courses will Enrich the Participants, Who listen to what Artists, designers have to Say, and to Examine their Collections and Exhibitions. Giving people the Opportunity to join a Community of learners, which is a Very Unique experience. This is all Free Online teaching, Coursera. The only Cost, is your Time and Effort… Other courses–for you to check out?…
The following Paintings, are the Completed Paintings made in Faber–Castell Colour Pencils and The Sharpie, Fine Liner Marker. The Paintings look Well Art Created, but lack, the Professionalism of The Art Creativity factor?…
The Academy of Art University–since 1929, the Academy, Has provided Free and open access to a Wide selection of Art and Design Workshops and training. For all people not only for Artists, Especially, who wish to learn and prosper in this time of Covid 19…, and in the Future… If you would like, to Interview the Faculty experts, about Online learning resources, Contact, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Digital Concepts with Michael Sims–in which Videos introduce Digital photography concepts and Software. the ‘ Photography concepts from Home ‘ Weekly blog post, Blog, http//www.annuals.com
Every Thursday at 3pm PDT, ‘ Movie Appreciation Afternoon ‘ based on Fine art, and Sculpture related Movies, includes Past class Demonstrations and Interviews. Live link, https://youtube/urW1i9H5Vkw
Every Thursday at 7.30pm PDT, ‘ Movie Appreciation Night ‘, Well known Lecturers Discuss aspects, of Visual development, followed by the Movie. Live link, https://discord,gg/u.356u2Y
Every Friday from 1–4pm PDT. ‘ Location Sketching Workshop ‘, Lecturers will share there Screen and Google earth to take Everyone to Different locations, where they Stop and Draw. Live link, https://art.zoom.us/j/779668926 ( The above information in the Artist Inspiration, The Artist Life ).
A Few Quotes about Art and Creativity.
‘ Every child is an Artist ‘, the problem is staying an Artist when you grow up. –Pablo Picasso.
‘ If you Hear a voice within you, say you cannot paint ‘, then by all means Paint, and that voice will be Silenced. –Vincent Van Cogh.
‘ Creativity takes courage. ‘ —
Don’t think about making art, ‘ just get it done. ‘ –…
( In the Masterpiece Society.com/100-quotes.art.creativity.
These Paintings are the Completed Version of Watercolour Pencils, Made in Faber–Castell, Watercolour Colours, and the Sharpie Fine Liner Marker. You can see the Effect that Watercolours have, the colours give a Surreal Ambience to the Completed Paintings. Which I Think we can say that, the Paintings Look Professional. Whereas?, the Colour Pencil completed Paintings, Look, like well executed Paintings, not as Professional, with a Depth to the Art Creativity Style, of Art…
Creativity News–Three Top Art Creativity Choices, and the Fourth is amazing.
These Paintings are the Preliminary Paintings, Coloured in using the Faber–Castell Watercolour Pencils. The Framed Completed, Paintings, which are framed above in this Blog Post have Water applied, and are Completed Paintings, Framed and Professionally Art Created.
The below Paintings are the Initial Paintings, coloured in with Faber–Castell, Colour Pencils. I used Colour Pencils to show how the Watercolour Pencils, Give a Dimension, to the Finished Art Creativity of Art Creating. Whereas Colour Pencils, are more Basic and Give A Plain Effect, which I Think is Not AS Professional...AS the Watercolour Pencils.
Top 5, Colour Pencil Reviews
Staedtler Ergo soft, Colour Pencils
Sargent Art Colored Pencils
Crayola Coloured Pencils
Lyra Rembrandt Polycolour Art Pencils
Faber–Castell Metallic Coloured Pencils
In Conclusion to this Blog Culture, Creativity Fix/ Online Inspiration, we acknowledge, the many ways in which for Free Access, Online we have many options to explore the Art World, both Locally and Internationally, FOR ART FREE…
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