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…”
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”
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…”
Virtually unknown during his lifetime, William Blake is now viewed as one of the greatest artists and poets of his or any time, which I enthusiastically agree with. I first came across his work while in school. His poem, “The Chimney Sweeper,” is often taught to illustrate Continue reading “Review of the Oxford University Press edition of “Songs of Innocence & of Experience” by William Blake”
A simple drawing of male & female faces in profile ready to kiss.
Inspired by the drawings of Cocteau.
A semi abstract watercolor painting of a pink sunset over the ocean.
(Prints are available for purchase on Fine Art America.)