Monday, January 26, 2009
Thursday, January 22, 2009
This is the first art piece that I have receive on the my Pink Challenge. It is Angels with Flowers by Vicki Basta of Santa Fe. You can see more of her work on Original Art Online.
Tip: Adding Energy to Your Work
When working on a piece and you want to add energy, do something different to the substrate. Turn it so you are working from a different direction, do a new technique or change the color of the paint. You will find something so seeming insignificant can add a little spark.
Use size as an emotional approach to your audience. Small pieces are intimate, gem-like and tend to pull you into the piece. Something medium size is more directly personal. While anything larger than our body has a grandeur. Image the difference between being in a closet versus being in a ballroom. Before you start your piece of art, remember that the message of your piece is conveyed in its size in addition to your subject.
Posted by Darlene Olivia McElroy at 3:56 AM
Monday, January 19, 2009
My good friend and fellow Santa Fean, Laura Stanziola, sells great ephemera like doll heads, old postcards, old game boards, vintage advertising, weird metal and wood things. A most wonderful resource for collage and mixed media artists. While I would love to hoard her for myself, she is just too good a resource for all of us. She is by appointment only and if you go to her place definitely plan to spend several hours there. I have to bring food because I always stay too long and end up having a sugar low. Laura Stanziola, 505.466.2525
Posted by Darlene Olivia McElroy at 10:44 AM