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Portraits’ and the Materials, that Inspire, Drive, The Artists, Art Creations?…

In this Blog, Portraits’ and Materials, that Inspire, Drive, The Artists, Art Creations?… I will give important, information on portrait painting.  History, General, and some interesting and funny trivia. I will also be showing you the stages to my Portrait Creating, attempts, and am providing you with web links, to check out, in regards to Media I used, and information on Techniques and other Brand information.

Portrait painting, is a genre in painting, where  there is an interest in drawing a person or persons.

Historically,  Portrait paintings have portrayed the rich and the powerful in Society. Through the ages, and some time later, the Middle class, also commissioned portraits of Family, Members and Colleagues.

Today portrait paintings are commissioned by Governments, Corporations, Groups, Clubs, and Individuals.

As well as paintings, portraits can also be made in other media, such as etching, lithography, photography, video and digital media.

A well drawn portrait, should show the Inner essence of the subject, from the Artist’s point of view, it should be a Flattering representation, and not just a literal likeness.

Aristotle stated,  that the Aim of Art, is to present not the outward appearance, but a persons Inner significance.  To accomplish this, it is not the external look or details, that give the portrait, the true appeal, only what is inside a person, that Gives life to an Excellent portrait.

In portrait paintings the subject can be depicted, Full length, Half length, Head and shoulders, or just the Head.

The other possible Variables, are the subject can be Clothed, or nude, indoors or outdoors, standing, seated, reclining, or horse-mounted.  Portrait paintings can be of Individuals, couples, parents, children, families, or collegial groups.

Portraits can be created in Various Media, in Oils, Watercolour, Pen and Ink, Pencil, Charcoal, Pastel, and Mixed media. The Artists can use a wide–ranging palette of colours.

In this portrait, I have drawn from a free photo, which is of a Model, who lives in Europe. I have used Paint Markers, and Watercolour Pencils, By Faber Castell, to complete the Portrait painting. I use this Brand because, the product is affordable, gives great results,  and is easy to find. I am listing some web sites, to inform you, about these Media, and how to use.  https://www.artistsnetwork.com/art-techniques/markers/ink/rightnow.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?V=7JvP3Xs65WM.  and the, Watercolour pencils,   https://feltmagnet.com/drawing/watercolourpencils-reviews.

The following pictures, are the preliminary, Drawing and then, the green acrylic wash, in the Mont Marte–Silver series–Light green, and Semi-matte–Titanium white.

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This completed Portrait, is coloured in Paint Markers, and Watercolour Pencils,  both Media, by Faber Castell.

Making Waves.  Mixed Media.  By Marie. Crimi.  2018.

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22 Artists on the Materials that Inspire and Drive Their Work.– The introduction is good to read.  If you go down towards the end,   to the Artists,   Lyn Hershman Leeson,  Shara Hughes and  Curtis Talwst Santiago.  These artists, are the most interesting, and I think we can relate, to their work, if only in the materials they use.  These Artists could contribute, to our Art work styles, and our Art, thought processes.

The Size of the Portrait is an important consideration.  Usually the Artist, takes into account, where the final portrait will be hung, and takes in, the colours and style, of the surrounding décor.  To Create a Portrait takes, a considerable time, usually several sittings, the average is about four.  In the 18th century, it would take about a year, to deliver a completed portrait, to a client.

Pre- to Portrait painting--Central to the successful execution of the portrait, you need to Master the Human Anatomy.  Human faces are asymmetrical, and the Skillful portrait artist, reproduce this with a subtle left-right, difference.  Artists need to be knowledgeable about the underlying bone tissue structure, to make a convincing portrait.   For complex compositions, the artist may first do a complete pencil, ink, charcoal, or oil sketch, which is useful, if the Sitter’s available time is limited.

Occasionally, the Client or the client’s family is unhappy with the resulting portrait, and the artist is obligated to re-touch it or do it over, or withdraw from the commission, without being paid. Suffering the humiliation of failure.

Jacques-Lois David celebrated portrait of Madame Recamier, wildly Popular in exhibitions’ was Rejected by the sitter. John Singer Sargents, notorious Portrait of Madame X, was Rejected.  John Trumbull’s full-length, portrait, of General George Washington, was Rejected by the committee, that commissioned it. The List of rejected Portraits goes on and on…

Note:–The Famous, prickly Gilbert Stuart, once replied to a clients dissatisfaction with his wife’s portrait by retorting,   “You brought me a potato, and you expect a peach!”

In this portrait, I have again taken a different free photo, of The same Model as in the above Portrait painting. You will see, how using different media, give a completely different result, to the completed painting. I have placed the painting in this section, because, I do not like the Result.    I have used Fine Markers and Metallic Colour Pencils, both Media are, by Faber Castell, my preferred Brand. I am giving the web sites for you to check out the Media, information.  https://www.art-is-fun.cm/best-art-markers-with-fine-tips.    https://www.best coloured pencils.com/best-metallic-coloured-pencils.

The following drawings are the initial sketch, and then the picture is a wash of acrylic Mont Marte–Silver series–Rose madder, and Semi-matte–Titanium white.

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In this completed Portrait Painting, of the Model, I have used Fine Markers and Metallic Coloured Pencils, both Media, By  Faber Castell, my preferred Brand.   I do not like the way this painting worked out, so I have to say, Rejected…

Chiarasc,  Mixed Media, By Marie. Crimi.  2018.

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For Interesting and Important History on Portrait Painting– Through the Ages, go to, ( The Wikipedia, Free Encyclopedia ) and read through the information that attracts you, under History.

The Top 10 – Self Portraits in Art– From an anxious Lucian Freud to an enigmatic Rembrandt and a norish Cindy Sherman, these self-portraits take the selfie, to a new artist level.  This Article is interesting to read a little in, and to have a small look at the Self- Portraits, it gives you an idea of the Quality of  the Portraits, through the Ages and a look in, Through the Eyes of the Artists, who made them.

Portrait Artists Career Information ( Study.com ) , Not required, although  Bachelor’s and Master’s degree programs in Fine arts, can help Portrait Artist’s, Refine their skills, and Improve their prospects in the job market.

Career Definition for a Portrait Artist– The activities of a Portrait Artist, may include, taking Photographs for publications, Creating privately commissioned pieces for Museums or individuals and Restoring older works of Art. They could, Critique the work of other artist’s, Teach and Participate in exhibitions.  Generally, Portrait Artists, must rely on their Portfolio and Professional connections to find work, through Galleries and through Private–commissions.

Job Skills– Meaningful Expression, Imaginative approaches, Customer service and Interpersonal skills.

Median Salary– (2015)  $46,460 for the Fine Artists.

Job Growth– ( 2014 – 2024 ) 3% for the Fine Artists. ( Source, U.S.A Bureau of Labor Statistics ).

In conclusion I hope this Blog has being Informative about everything Portrait, that is according to my research. I hope it has given you focus and ideas, on many points of interest to your specific needs, on Media and Portrait questions?. I hope you enjoyed, my attempts, at Portrait Creating. Thank you for participating in what I had to share. Have an amazing week, See You All, Next Week…

 

Portrait Painting. Making Waves. Mixed Media. By Marie Crimi. 2018.

Portrait Painting , Original Painting, A3 size paper, on Acid Free Watercolour Paper, Mixed media, Paint Markers and Watercolour pencils, by Faber Castell. $80, plus add extra $15 for postage and handling. For A4, Colour–photo quality, copy, $15 includes, postage and handling… Paintings, will be signed by Marie.Crimi. 2018…

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Portrait Painting. Chiarasc. Mixed Media. By Marie. Crimi. 2018.

Portrait Painting, Original A3 Size Paper, on Acid free Watercolour Paper, made in, Fine Markers and Metallic Coloured Pencils by Faber Castell. $80 plus, add extra $15, for postage and handling. For an A4 Coloured photo quality–copy, $15, includes postage and handling. Both orders, signed by Marie Crimi. 2018.

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Religious Art, and Monument Art Creations...

Religious Art, and Monument Art Creations…

In this Religious Art Blog, we endeavour to find answers in the Religious Art History, and see if Religious Art is appreciated as a culture, and a necessary need in our modern society. Religious Artists are referred to as Fine Artists, it is interesting to see, if their work is respected, appreciated, valued and commissioned by cultures and the world’s society members?. I think as Artists, we are most interested to see, if this Fine Art Career, can earn us Big Payments, for our Future Religious Art Creations. I include a Christian Modern Art-link you can look into, which is very interesting, to find out where the Religious artists, get their ideas and inspiration, from, and the medium they prefer to work in. I will also be showing you via photos, the Religious Art Works, , which is I create for Monument Work, which people pay me well to make for them. Which are for special occasions, for their departed Family Members. Which they display, at the Family Monuments, usually for a month.

The definition of Religious Art is, according to the -(The Free Encyclopedia).  Religious art or sacred art, is the artist’s imagery,  using Religious, inspirations and pictures. These are intended to improve the Mind in the spiritual. The Sacred,  involves the Ritual of culture practices, which are the practical, and operative aspects of the Spiritual, enlightenment, within the Artist’s Religious Tradition.

The Major Religions and Art-

  1. Christian Art–Early Christian Art, survives from dates, near to the origins of Christianity. The oldest surviving art, is dated the year 70, and the oldest Christian Sculptures, are dated, the beginning of the 2nd Century. Christian art  derived its Style, and iconographs from popular Roman Art. The Grand, Christian buildings built under Imperial patronage, bought a need for the Christian vision, of the Roman life and the Official art, of which is the Mosaics in the churches of Rome, which are, the prominent surviving examples. Christian art in the Byzantine Empire, was all about an Abstract version, which replaced the Natural Art–, The Natural Art, conveyed religious Meaning, rather than Objects or People.
  2. The Renaissance–Increased its Monumental secular works, increasing the quantities, provided to the Church, the clergy and its Religious people.  Secular, Non-sectarian, universal art arose, in the 19th-Century, in Western Europe, in which, the Christian themes were made popular. Many popular Artists, such as,  Eric Gill,  Marc Chargell,  Henri Matisse,  Jacob Epstein etc,  have produced well-known works of Art for churches. Through a Social interpretation of Christianity, Frit von Uhde, revived the interest in Sacred art, through his depiction of Jesus, in very, Ordinary life situations.  Since the beginning of printing, the sales of reproductions of major Christian artworks have been the, major element for popularising, The Christian Culture. Further the introduction, of the Colour lithography, led to the Great circulation of The Christian Holy Cards.
  3. In Our Modern Era–Companies specialising in Christian Artists, like,  Thomas Blackshear and  Thomas Kinkade, have been very successful. In the last part of the 20th Century, and first part of the 21st Century, have focused on, the re-establishment in Faith, with art themes that revolve around, Faith, Christ, God, The Church, The Bible and the Classic themes, which are worthy of respect, by the Christian Art World.
  4. The Artist–Makoto Fujimura, has had an influence on the Sacred and Secular Arts. Other notable artists, include, Larry D. Alexander,  Gary P. Bergel,  Carlos Cazaves, Bruce Herman,  Deborah Sokolove and  John August Swanson.

This is the first stage of My Religious Art Creation.  I used A3, acid free Watercolour Paper, and cut out shapes of coloured card paper and glued this down first, on the watercolour paper.

Then I had some print outs, from some other work I used to draw art in another painting. Actually it is part of the painting further down in this blog.

Then I glued these prints onto the card cut outs.

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Next stage, I put a wash down of Lemon yellow, mixed with a little Yellow orange, both  colours are the Mont Marte-Acrylics-Silver-Series. ( https://www.amazon.com/ Mont Marte/Acrylics/Silver Series/Colours. )

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In the following picture, I drew the Drawing with a HB Dark Pencil on to, the previous prepared paper. The sketch is from a Free stock Religious Photo, which I drew myself.

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The following painting is the complete Religious Art Creation, I created. I used Fine Artist Markers, Mostly Blues, Red, Browns and some Black Marker.

For the Facial Features, I used, Watercolour pencils, I find that watercolour pencils, give a more natural finish and look to Facial Features, in all the paintings I create.

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The Markers I used are the, ( https://www.amazon.com/Fine tip, Art markers/s.

The Watercolour Pencils I used are the, (https://www.amazon.com/Faber-Castell, Watercolour Pencils.)

Buddhist Art–Originated on the Indian sub continent following the historical life of Siddhavtha Gautama, in the  6th to 5th Century BC, and later this art practice, evolved through contact, with other cultures. As it spread throughout Asia and the world. In India, Buddhist Art flourished, and even influenced the development of Hindu Art. Until Buddhism nearly disappeared, in India, around the 10th Century,  due mainly to the expansion of the Islam Religion, alongside the Hinduism Religion.

Tibetan Buddhist Art–Often includes depictions of the Bodhisattvas. The Creation of Buddhist Art, is done as a Meditation, also as creating an Object as an aid to meditation.

In the Indian Buddhist Art- Two places suggest the vitality of the Buddhist Art, in Cave paintings, from about the 5th Century AD. One is Ajanta, a site forgotten until 1817, and the other is the Dunhuang, one of the great oasis staging, The posts on The Silk Road.

Islamic Art–A prohibition against the depicting of representational images in religious art, as well as the naturally decorative nature of Arabic script, led to the Calligraphic decorations, which usually involved repeating geometrical patterns, that expressed Ideals of order or nature. It was used on religious Architecture, carpets, and handwritten documents. Islamic Art has reflected, this balanced, harmonious world-view. Islamic art focuses on the Spiritual essence, rather than the Physical form.

Christian Modern Art (The best Directory of Christian Modern Art and Christian Art Links, on the Web).

Who are some of the Religious Artists Of Today? and,  Where do Religious Artists get Their Ideas and Inspiration from?…

I have chosen Five Religious Artists’ for their religious, Inspirations and ideas, for their creative Religious Art Work.

  1. Makoto Fujimura- A great modern abstract Christian painter, who combines Abstract expressionism, with traditional Japanese art of Nihonga.
  2. Howard Finster– Enjoy the Christian Folk Art Paintings and Mixed media work, of this former, Baptist Preacher turned artist.
  3. Thomas Kinkade– The art and paintings of one of the nations most Collected living artists. Mr Kinkade credits, the Lord for the Inspiration and the ability, to create his paintings.
  4. Jaison Cianelli– A self taught American, Christian Artist, born near Boston. Through his Religious art work, he expresses, his Joy of life, with others. He produces, Abstract art, abstract landscapes, using Acrylics, mixed media and digital art.
  5. Akiane Kramarik– USA, born Child Prodigy, her art is inspired by her visions of heaven, and her personal connection with GOD. Akiane’s art depicts, Life, people and landscapes

Some Religious Art Text, I think are Good to Look at.

  1. https://www.amazon.com. Icons as Religious Art, Loyola Press.
  2. https://www.amazon.com. 25 Most Impressive Works of Religious Art, Online School for Religious Art.
  3. https://www.amazon.com. Christian Movies, T.V.
  4. Religious Wall Art, Canvas Print Art.
  5. https://www.amazon.com. A time to  Appreciate Religious Texts.

Which Media do, Religious Artists use to create their Work?–Fine Artists, may create images that exist only in their own imaginations. Painters may choose to work in Oils, acrylics, or watercolours, while the Sculptors may choose to work in, Clay, stone, metal, wood or plaster, to complete their Unique Religious Works.

This is a Monument, Religious Art creation I created for a Deceased, friends Mother, for her Remembrance Birthday. I create Unique Religious paintings, for Monuments a few times a month, without fail. This Art work is made using Acrylics, Mont Marte-Silver Series, Colours and outlined in Fine black marker.

Religious Painting, of Our Holy Lady.  By Marie Crimi.  2018.

I have just realised that, after completing this piece of art, I did not take the finished version, I probably finished it and, gave it to my Friend. I do have a lot happening in my life all of the time, sometimes, I just do automatically and carry on. Sorry.

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Who do The Religious Artists Supply Their Art To?Some Artists are commissioned to produce specific pieces of art for Pay, while others sell their works in galleries, online, or in other Venues.

Are The Religious Artist Paid Well?–The Bureau of Labor Statistics – groups Painter’s, illustrators, sculptors, in the category of Fine artists. The Bureau, BLS, says, that a median annual income of $44,600, is the earning power for Fine artists. The highest paid 10% earned $90,000 per year, and a lot more. The lowest paid 10% earned $19,150 or less per year. The BLS reported, that there is a projection of 8% job growth rate, for the Fine Artists, Illustrators, Sculptors, and Painters, beyond 2020’s…

In Conclusion to this Religious Art Blog, we can say that The Fine Artist’s work is in High Demand by our Cultures and in our Modern Society. Fine Artists earn Good Money, for their work in Creating Religious Art Works. We can also say, that there is a need for the Fine Artist to keep producing a High Standard of Religious work, because the statistics say, that the demand will be increasing greatly, in the near Future and Beyond. I hope that this BLOG has given you, a new perspective on another Genre of Art Creating?… That you realise that if you are serious in making Great Religious or Fine Art, the options as Artists is unlimited, for your Art and Earning Power.

Thank you for visiting my Religious Art Blog, and for liking the BLOG. I hope I have given you another Genre to explore, and hopefully excel in. I hope you liked the Religious Art, I created to show to you, which, I Create Religiously. Have an Amazing Week, see you all next BLOG…