A holiday greeting: Christmas colors of my barn's interior. Appropriate for the birth of the Savior, who was placed in the crib, or the trough where the animals fed.
I've been meaning to make another painting of the barn interior, but artist Ruth Andre, of Sutter Creek, California, beat me to it. It will influence me next time, no doubt, as I am amazed at the accuracy of feeling, texture and effect she achieves. Thanks for doing this strong abstract, Ruth!
6" x 6"
oil on canvas
Many new artworks have been posted here over the past month, and since we took those photos, I have been in the studio daily creating more works of all sizes. In other studio news, I have been fielding lots of workshop requests, and will be forced to do some administrative work to sort all of the paperwork out, and will be planning for these.
The subject of Elements of Art has been the hot topic at my other blog, Pastel Workshop. I haven't finished all of the posts, yet, but did post When Artists Unify this past week. Thanks to my readers for the nice reception of this article, and since the series has been so well received I am thinking about making it into a book. It will be available in ebook form (if I can crack the code on that task) and I am looking around for the right publishing choice for the proposed hard copy. What do you suggest?
The following video is my list of the elements of art and the dynamics of design. In more studio news, there is an interview or studio session video in the plans for me at a professional film studio. More on that as events progress.
I also found this following longer version of Matisse in his studio, filmed in 1946. He lived near Nice, and it was the Hollywood of France. His models were typically actresses and extras from that industry, and so the production of this film short was inevitable. I wish it were longer.
A Painting Day, Ruth Andre.
Matisse film from Christie's.