Cactus Painting: Time to Repaint
🎨 Art Relax Therapy Hearts Drawing Sketch - Super Easy Art will post May 22 at 4pm PT on my YouTube Channel - Thanks for watching!
Dancing Figures by Richard Bruce
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At the same time, Ethiopia's message was assimilationist in the way it was exhibited at a "melting pot" event, representing the emancipation of a people attempting to prove their value to a society that had long excluded blacks from full involvement as United States citizens.
If you haven't tried printing your artwork on canvas I highly recommend it. Your customers will appreciate it and you can keep your art. Queen Bee Art
Dr. Finley’s works also published this year, My Soul Has Grown Deep: Black Art from the American South (Yale University Press, 2018), accompanies the exhibition History Refused to Die: Highlights from the Souls Grown Deep Foundation at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York through September 23, 2018.
I enjoyed this story so much that during college I almost got a tattoo of "poetic justice" in Arabic on my lower back. You know the kind and please don't ask me why? Why not? And Arabic? It was a phase and the written language so lovely. And I still don't have any tattoos but that's not what this is about!
My phone’s memory is full and these photos need to go somewhere. Here are pics from my Vegas Art Class trip last year. (...which sorta happened)
Love is color by Dina Saadi
Every Woman by Monica Stewart
Kevin “Wak” Williams Power of Love
I think it was summer when I first saw a painting by Ernest Watson. My brothers and I were staying with cousins in Texas, traveling from one cousins house to another, staying up all night watching movies and running through thick green grass under the piercing hot sun. Every few minutes someone would run back…
Welp! We made it!
At the time I didn't know who the artist was but my first thought was....now this makes sense. It was that moment of wow! This is an art piece I would love to see up close.
I don't know about you but sharing my artwork online has been an emotional rollercoaster ride.
It was early in the afternoon and for whatever reason I hadn't noticed how even the lighting is in my room at this time. I wanted to catch some of the process for film for my records. Here is some of the footage below.
If you know alittle about me and ventured into my blog to see some of my post, this find is like really COOL!
Our Elementary school's Halloween Trunk or Treat was in threat of being cancelled so I volunteered along with many other parents and let me just say it was a very rewarding experience.
While working on this painting it became very clear to me that "proportion" is definitely not my strongest skillset. As you can see in this video my three year old son has turned into a teenager in the painting.
Pac-man has ghost in it, that's Halloween-ish and why not paint it in Candy Corn colors? So I did.
Last month I practiced a few easy art projects that anyone could do. Candy Corn, spider webs and cotton candy.
It's so hard for me to just stop and rest. Even now I'm writing this blog, but you know what I mean, right? At least I hope so.
I forgot to update you guys about this but that art package I sent to my grandmother arrived!
Speed Painting of Lipstick & My thoughts and experience with filming my work. Learning to let go, enjoy the process and PAINT....because that’s what it’s really about.
Art work by Osmond Watson, CityLife 1968
Richard J. Powell is John Spencer Bassett Professor of Art & Art History at Duke University, where he has taught since 1989. He studied at Morehouse College and Howard University before earning his doctorate in art history at Yale University. Along with teaching courses in American art, the arts of the African Diaspora, and contemporary visual studies, he has written extensively on topics ranging from primitivism to postmodernism, including such titles as Homecoming: The Art and Life of William H. Johnson (1991), Black Art: A Cultural History (1997 & 2002), and Cutting a Figure: Fashioning Black Portraiture (2008).
I've never really adhered to any schedules or routines but it was apparent that if I wanted to make this work, I needed to discipline myself even if it was a minor change...AND then it happened...I realized I was....WORKING SMARTER!
I initially was attracted to her story because of the fact she didn't let her personal life overshadow her career. As a working woman with children it can be difficult to find that balance. Especially, as a working African American woman in the arts during a very difficult time period. She paved the way for artists of color, women and inspired many sculptors, painters and more. Augusta Savage was an artist, educator and activist, a true Renaissance woman.
The portrait below is my seventh of the same one, it's not complete but it does get a little better each time. My peer's critiques don't sting as much and my ability to focus while painting has increased. I'm practicing patience which is like pulling teeth, but I think this is my take away. I always want it right now but that's not how life works and with creating art and writing I'm slowly learning....patience. I don't know the ending of this journey but I am enjoying the ride and I'm enjoying sharing it with you.