Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Paintings! There are so many styles all inspired by nature.

I am sure when man decided to paint on walls like the Egyptians he did not realise the number of different mediums that could be used to portray life!

Each one of us has a painting within us, much the same as a book. There really is creativity within us all - it's knowing how to release it, that is the hard part. How often do you find yourself doodling whilst on the phone, for instance? Or whilst you are waiting etc. Well, that's a form of art, isn't it?

Take a look at some of the following different styles. Each one gives us a glimpse of the artist, their personality and character. Actors bring something of themselves to their parts in much the same way as artists.

Sap Bucket Sunflowers by Yankee Girl

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This is an original watercolour painting of beautiful yellow sunflowers in a blue sap bucket hanging from a fence.



Shawnee River
by Mystic Silks

image "Shawnee River" was inspired by a river that flows through the southern part of Ohio. It is near the old camping grounds of the Native American Shawnee Tribe. The evening the artist was there, the river area was so quiet, and yet filled with the spirits of the Shawnee Indian. The sun's setting rays slipped easily through the naked trees that fall had stripped of their summer leaves, and then touched the river's waters with their orange and golden colours.

Picture Yourself in a Boat on the River by Heronkate

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"Picture yourself in a boat on a river, with tangerine trees and marmalade skies..."




The Great Northwest by TheCreatorsPalette

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This painting took inspiration from The Columbia River and a Lewis and Clark campsite.



The Lake District in UK by On a Whimsey

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The Lake District in UK is a romantic place; it can be awesome, calm,turbulent, mystical,inspiring - whatever mood you wish. The weather changes at a moment's notice and has caught many a novice walker or climber unawares. Here we have one of the calm, serene moments when you can just draw your breath as your eyes gaze on the landscape.

Sunbathing by VanFleetStreetDesign

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The subject of this painting was modelled after a painting that Picasso did of a model lounging on a sofa. It was decided by the artist that it was best suited for a desert scene and the sofa was turned into a rock sofa.



And, so you see that from the examples above, which have all been painted by artists belonging to the Interior Design Team, that inspiration can come from nature but the actual influence of personality and character will always shine through. Thus, making art a very personable medium that would be impossible to accurately replicate.

8 comments:

TheresaJ said...

Great post, well written, and lovely paintings!

Pam said...

Loved your post and the paintings you featured! Wonderful job of writing and selecting!

Sixsisters said...

Great post Pat. The artists are wonderful and very
talented.

laurie b said...

What a lovely piece of writing. For years I told people I wasn't artistic. It wasn't until I found glass (of all things) that I realized the artistic side of my profile. I loved decorating my house and always looked at it (still do) as one big art project but never (for 40 years) thought of myself as an artist. I hope this post touches someone that questions their abilities and prods them on to discovering the artist within. Beautiful pictures!
With gratitude, Laurie B.

Yankeegirl said...

Thank you so much for including my Sap Bucket Sunflowers in your wonderful post, Pat. I'm so honored to be included along with these great artists and their beautiful works of art.

heronkate said...

What a super post, and wonderful paintings ! I'm honored to be among them, thank you soooo much.

Lynn Hoyt said...

So well written and great points. I love the tidbits about each work. It's fun to interpret a piece and assign it the associations you have. But it's also so interesting to hear a little about the artist's motivation. It makes the experience of relating to the work more personal.

Mystic Silks http:mysticsilks.etsy.com said...

How neat! I was just poking around our site looking for new 'stuff' to read. Then I saw the title to this blog, and thought, well, I'll go see what htis person has to say. Very nice blog. Thank you for including "Shawnee River" as part of your blog.

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