Once in a while I thought I would share with you some nifty finds – like an Artist who’s work caught my eye…, some Inspiration or the what, when and where that caught my eye and got my creative juices flowing, and Tools & Techniques I am currently digging like a new way to use a material or an application that I’m taking away. Hope you enjoy this.
Recently I saw the work of Swedish artist Hilma af Klint at the Whitney Museum and took notice of her unique style. She was painting abstractly before almost anyone else was and I was actually shocked by the dates on her paintings.
“Group IV, No 7. The Ten Largest, Adulthood”, 1907
“Primordial Chaos, No. 16, Group I”, 1906-7
I am looking forward to her upcoming show soon at MoMA to learn more. She was a pioneer in the art world and someone that I am excited to know more about.
This month my inspiration is… Building Cornices! Yup, the kind on houses and buildings :) I am always checking out the old buildings in my hood and noticing the architecture. I love the details and once you start looking up, you will see all the ways they topped them off way back when.
In my neighborhood green seems to be a popular paint color.
I am joining everyone who is already a fan of Stabilo Woody Pencils :) Recently I made a card using my new Central Ave stencil.
I used a wet brush to blend the colors.
I like the built up texture that they left behind and how easy it was to get different hues with just a few colors.
Also I’m discovering that they’re fun to use with foam and rubber stamps too, or just to scribble! Sometimes a chunky tool is just the thing you need to loosen up.
What do you think of this month’s Currently Digging stuff?
Hi, you always inspire me and introduce me to new artists. I love your style and art
Awe- thank you Denise! thank you for being such a support – I always love “seeing” you :)