A red sun with blue and black clouds appear over a field of flowers underneath.
I wanted to keep the feeling of this sort of chaotic, like nature often is. I used colored pencils to lay down color, ink to sketch out the clouds, trees, and some flowers, and watercolor to deepen the colors and add more vibrancy.
Ali Oppy! Congrats! Her digital art piece, entitled “Autumn Witch,” was the first place winner!
This image perfectly conveys a sense of mystery and allure, common traits attributed to witches.
Ali Oppy, also known as Mystic Sparrow, is an artist who Continue reading “The Winner of the Anything Halloween 2017 Art Contest Is…”
Want to get into the Halloween spirit? Check out the 276 submissions made by 154 members on my Halloween art contest on Fine Art America!
*Click on this link to vote! > Halloween contest voting link
Simply click on an image you like to vote on it.
There’s such a wide variety of styles and mediums that it’s hard to choose just one, Continue reading “Vote in the Anything Halloween 2017 Art Contest!”
Since it is about a week before Halloween, ravens & dark forests have been on my mind. I have been sketching out some ideas for work based on these subjects.
Another Halloween type event happened yesterday evening while walking around my neighborhood. I captured this photo of a black cat: Continue reading “Blog Post of 10/22/17 – some ideas, weird cat picture, halloween art contest”
This photograph was taken in July at Fred Howard Park. I enjoy visiting this park especially because there is such a wide variety of scenery in the small space it inhabits. There’s a beach if you want to swim in the Gulf of Mexico, various types of trees and plant life, and many interesting creatures running around, especially fox squirrels. Continue reading “The Raven’s Nest Photograph”
Inspired by William Blake’s poem, “The Lilly,” which goes
“The modest Rose puts forth a thorn:
The humble sheep, a threatening horn:
While the Lilly white, shall in Love delight,
Nor a thorn nor a threat stain her beauty bright.”
Named after the Greek word “calla,” meaning beauty, this flower Continue reading “Calla Lily Watercolor”
I bought these pencils in January from Amazon. Although they were only $7.91 at the time, I did have high expectations due to the positive reviews.
These did not disappoint. Unlike most other pencils, they are made entirely of graphite. Instead of a wooden outer layer, there is a lacquer based coating to prevent the color from coming off on your hands. Continue reading “Review of Koh-I-Noor Woodless Color Pencils (12 Pack)”
Roeselien Raimond ! Congratulations! Her photograph of a seagull on the water, entitled “Empty Spaces,” illustrates how minimalist works, although simple and uncomplicated, can create an atmosphere of beauty and elegance.
Ms. Raimond has always had a fascination for art. She has worked as an art therapist and web designer, honing her artistic and creative skills. Now she puts most of her energies Continue reading “The first place winner of the July 2017 Minimalist art contest is…”