Sunday, March 30, 2014

Beach Time - SOLD

William Cook posted a very good challenge in DPW entitled the Mid-ism challenge.   This challenge is to find the midpoint between impressionism and expressionism. In addition, he suggested seeking inspiration by checking out the paintings of Julius Seyler.  This painting is my submission to the challenge.  I am not even near what Julius Seyler did but I learned so much!

I had to look up the definitions of expressionism and impressionism because I realized through this challenge I was unsure what the meaning for each included.  According to Wikipedia the definitions are below as they relate to art:

Expressionism was a modernist movement, initially in poetry and painting, originating in Germany at the beginning of the 20th century. Its typical trait is to present the world solely from a subjective perspective, distorting it radically for emotional effect in order to evoke moods or ideas.Expressionist artists sought to express meaning or emotional experience rather than physical reality.

Impressionism is a 19th-century art movement that originated with a group of Paris-based artists. Their independent exhibitions brought them to prominence during the 1870s and 1880s, in spite of harsh opposition from the conventional art community in France. The name of the style derives from the title of a Claude Monet work, Impression, soleil levant (Impression, Sunrise), which provoked the critic Louis Leroy to coin the term in a satirical review published in the Parisian newspaper Le Charivari.
Impressionist painting characteristics include relatively small, thin, yet visible brush strokes, open composition, emphasis on accurate depiction of light in its changing qualities (often accentuating the effects of the passage of time), ordinary subject matter, inclusion of movement as a crucial element of human perception and experience, and unusual visual angles.

Saturday, March 22, 2014

Larry's Eagle - SOLD

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

I Smell Chocolate -SOLD

I saw the picture of this cute bunny by Carol McLaren Theologo and wanted to paint him as a reminder that Easter is right around the corner.  A fun time for little children to find Easter eggs and eat a lot of chocolate.

Friday, March 7, 2014


Sometime there are people who come across your path in life who are so full of kindness, gentleness and goodness that you will never forget them........even when they are gone.