Saturday, January 28, 2012
Sunday, January 22, 2012
Who knew when I blogged my first post in April of 2009 that I would still be hanging around in 2012? This is a monumental day for Art's the Answer! I just hit 100,000 pageviews for all time!!! I have followers in France, Italy, United Kingdom, Russia, Poland, India, Canada, Chile, Spain and so many other countries.
I thought I would share what the statistics say are my top ten posts.
Math and art seem to be very popular! Fractals...Math and art in Harmony is my most viewed post with 3,381 hits.
It seems the basic, age old techniques are the most searched. Second on my list is Scagliola with 2,823 hits.
Hans Silvester (another one of my favorites) came in sixth.
The Art of Grottesca! How timely ! I will be studying with Carolina again in April through Jeff Huckaby's studio. Here are the details if anyone would like to join me.
Thank you all for following my blog and taking time to leave comments. I have made many friends and this journey has enriched my life more than I ever knew was possible. Now, I am off to research a new post!
Sunday, January 15, 2012
There is no doubt of my love of chinoiserie, but the blue and white palette seems to make it even better!
The simplicity of colors ....the blue just pops against the creamy white background.
Many elements of chinoiserie motif can be drawn from ceramic designs.
Michael Duté's chinoiserie murals always delight me!
His work reminds me so much of intricately painted porcelain.
Monday, January 2, 2012
Over the Christmas holidays, I had a job to woodgrain two metal doors for a client. The clients are a husband/wife team of doctors and I would be working in the medical complex while they were closed.
I knew I would enjoy this job because the mother of the wife was a very prolific painter and her work is featured throughout the halls and waiting rooms of the complex.
Living in exile in Yugoslavia and being sent to prison did not deter her from painting
You can see the urgency in her brushstrokes, the energy, the drive to paint.
What drives you to make the world better for 2012? We can all make it better through art!