Rich deep purple flowers woven through the trellising, their large flowers opened wide to the sun. The climbing clematis is a beautiful addition to a garden wall or fence, bringing with it beautiful blooms of color.
The wild Clematis species native to China made their way into Japanese gardens by the 17th century. Japanese garden selections were the first exotic clematises to reach European gardens, in the 18th century, long before the Chinese species were identified in their native habitat at the end of the 19th century.
After it arrived in Europe, it acquired several meanings during the Victorian era, famous for its nuanced flower symbolism. It came to symbolize both mental beauty and art as well as poverty
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This is my second Chris Cornell tribute painting, titled, I'll Wait For You There, Alone.
it's a 16x20, acrylic on canvas.
This one was inspired by his song, Like A Stone.
A few closeups
If I was to survey people who know me fairly well on a personally level, it would be a fair assumption to guess that most, if not all, would agree that I can be somewhat of a space cadet, a mindless drifter, a hopeless dreamer.
That would be fine by me. I take it as a complement.
I've had more than a few teachers in my school years tell my folks at parent-teacher interviews that I spent more time looking out the window than I did the actual teacher. Sorry. It's not my fault they were almost all boring as hell.
So over time as I began exploring art styles and different techniques of painting, I grew to love illusions and in particular the work of M.C. Escher. One day in university a friend of mine lent me an Escher book he had on his shelf that was otherwise collecting dust.
That night in my my room I got superbaked and literally became hypnotized by the work inside. The closest thing you could say to having your "min
Beautiful yellow poppies sway gently in the breeze, their petals illuminated by the sun. There is a beautiful tranquility in the garden at this time of year. The birds are singing, and leaves kissed with sap greens and golden yellows seem to dance to their tunes.
Today I'd love to start a new series of reviews, and this time it will be art of Hayao Miyazaki - japanese most famous (and most awesome) animator artist, one of the founders if the Studio Ghibli, and the one alone human in the world who managed to make me love anime cartoons:)
I plan to go through most of the famous artworks of this maestro, but today I'll start with one of my favorite ones - "How'ls moving castle"
One of the reasons I love the Ghibli artbooks so much is that Miyazaki works with fsketches in the technique I frequently use myself. Use a lot, in fact, and which is kind of my favorite - ink mixed with watercolor. Ink outline, and watercolor coloring. And it has lots of marginali skttches that help to go through all te progess of creation, and it's definitely an awesome
Painted on location in a public garden center in Encino, California.
x30” (#2216) oil on linen canvas
by Lee Gordon Seebach
Everyone else seems to express their opinions on crypto, so why not me? 😉
I've been involved with cryptocurrency for about a year and a half. After starting with Bitcoin, an account with Coinbase, and using the Blockchain.info wallet, I did much more research and evolved into trying different wallets, exchanges, and a few other tokens.
I sorted it all out and decided that there were two currencies I like and will stick with: Dash and Steem. I still have my Coinbase account and their Shift debit card, and use Bitcoin as the go-between to cash out into US dollars if needed. I put my Dash in cold storage with a Trezor and use their
The light is fading now
My soul is running on a puff that I cannot reach
My brain is turnin'
And my head is hurtin'
Every day a little bit more
The light is fading now
My forces is being sucked by a bloody leach?
My fear is smilin'
And my threat is singin'
Every night a little bit more
I cannot see anything
I am blindfolded
I can hear the birds
I can see them fly
I can see the sky
I can hear the birds
I can see them fly
I can see the sky
It's about to cry
I woke up thinking about circles. It may have been the outline of the white sun shining through the bedroom curtains this morning, or the circular lip of my porcelain coffee cup. The fact is I've been going round in circles all morning.
I have a fascination with alternative uses for printed text and the handwritten word, this led me to experiment with cutting circles out of book text. After all I want my art to be well read. Do you know how hard it is to cut out perfect circles at 7 a.m. after only one cup of coffee? Really hard!
My original art -
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A portrait painting demonstration that I did from life for my students in Los Angeles.
In every class I taught, I painted along with my students. My demos were never
finished, i.e., edges smoothed over, imperfections fixed, etc. I was showing my students how to paint: establish the simple planes of light, halftone, and shadow in their proper relationships. Then, on their own in their studios after they were done studying with me, they could paint any way they liked and
tickle up their paintings to their heart's content to make their work as
finished as they liked. My demos, however, have a charm of spontaneity and freshness, a sketchy quality, that I like. But again, my demos were painted to teach, not exhibit. I think most of them benefited from my classes, although few of them ever a
A little digital artwork inspired and made for a friend, I am getting the frame ready for the final render details and corrections.
I am mostly trying out to get some texture on the character. Getting the skintones and positioning by cropping it out.
I hope you like the progress so far.
Today i would like to share with you my first experience with pastel. Actually parallely I was making pastel work for my ARTstyleART contest DEADLINE RESCHEDULED! And There Will be REWARD Thanks to @the-future!!!!!! ARTstyleART CONTEST! JOIN ME. THIS WEEK STYLE IS IMPRESSIONISM. and I will show it tomorrow.
I really emjoyed working with pastel and it is much quicker than with oil.
So, this work was made under inspiration of the painting of another author. My teacher said in the beginning it was better to learn from other paintings. And it was great experience!
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Hello Steeminans. I promised you a new story for the next painting that was part of the art exhibition in Denmark, 2012.
This particular one is actually unfinished, I simply couldn't continue on it, don't really know why. The element in the middle was so nicely painted and there were so many details to take care of already (face, hair etc.), that when I got to the background, all I could do was a simple warm
light, a candlelight.
Oil painting. Size: 60x40 cm
My mom had a middle sized wooden statue in her bedroom, so when I was at her place for a visit, I immediately got inspired from it. Was very much into the obscure style at that time, and that statue seemed perfect as a subject. I don't think she still has it today, but what matters is that I captured the moment.
A year or
This is the first in a series of bonsai trees. It's kind of apropos, since bonsais are tiny trees and I'm painting in tiny dots... ok, it's a reach, whatever.
It's painted on some cool handmade 6
x8 paper that I found in my
art stuff ~~hoard~~ collection - and it took about 15 hours. A lot of people ask how many dots there are, and I always respond that I am WAY too easily distractable to count that high.
However, this time I did manage to count the dots in the soil (the black dots between the green of the pot and the brown trunk). Drumroll.......
There are 841 black dots for the soil alone. Seriously. Well, give or take five. It doesn't look like there are that many but I was really concentrating to make sure I got it right. So the entire tree must be in the tens of thousands.
I also experimented with a smaller implement - a 3/4" wall nail in order to make the dots smaller. I know the
Hi Steemit! See my drawing - a beautiful lotus flower. The lotus is a symbol of faith and purity. As lotuses blooming are beautiful. Their outlines are strict and pure. As if preserving the ancient mind, Tranquility filled with flowers.
Thank you all for viewing, with respect @andrianna 😻