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Hope Dream Art by the Outstanding Jennifer Burton

I previously put up a poem by a talented young lady Jennifer Burton.  But, writing is sort of a side thing for her at the moment as opposed to her primary focus as a visual artist.

Her style is often whimsical in nature and makes use of a variety of colors for a warm and engaging feel. Here are a few samples of her work.

Pleasant Surprise

Rainbow Rain

Lucky Elephant

You should stop by her Etsy store Hope Dream Art to take a peek at her work.

Not a Painter But…

I love art, and while I write, work with photography and do some graphic design, I will not say that I can paint. Even so, that doesn’t stop me from messing around with it and as such, I wanted to share these two recent pieces I completed that have been something of a tribute to those essential workers during the pandemic. Please feel free to share.

Rise of the Everday Angel – Watercolor and acrylic on watercolor paper

Heroes – Acrylic on watercolor paper

How to Paint a Rose Acrylics – 3 Easy Steps

A Little Digital Guidance On Posing Subjects

As any aspiring and establish artist likely knows, if you are working with human subjects, posing is always a key part of the process. While some may have poses picked out right from the beginning, others may need some help or be looking for something different.

Whether you are working with drawing, painting, photography or even sculpture, a posing guide can be helpful. And while there are many posing guides available, it’s not always easy to have to carry them around or find a place in your studio to store them with the gazillions of other things you have in that area.

That’s when a digital posing guide, one in e-book format, can really come in handy. One such option that I highly recommend is the collection of guides by Justin R. Martin from the “Pose Muse” series. There is a bundle of volumes 1-4 available with a special 10% promo code for readers of this blog. Order from the link below and use the code gumroad10off for the deal price.

As the author’s website states:

“Over 500 creative references in the Poses for Artists Book Set! Dynamic, sitting, standing, fighting, couples, and various other poses. Immediate pdf delivery today plus access to our free weekly figure drawing poses. https://gum.co/4EbookSet

Check it out. It’s well worth the investment.

Modern Impressionist/Energy Artist Marie Santos

Regular visitors to this blog know that I like to highlight talented artists that I meet either in person or online to showcase their work. Recently, I had the pleasure of meeting Marie Santos.

Her work can be found at various location online including her social media profiles on Facebook and Instagram which can be reached through her official website Marie Santos Art.

Here are some samples of her art:

She has pieces for sale on her site but also accepts commission projects working with watercolor and oil paints.

MK Hughes Personal Art Projects (Part 2)

Here are some more of the projects from my talents artist pal, scenic designer, set designer and prop builder MK Hughes. You can check out me on her site http://www.mkhughes.com

MK Hughes Personal Art Projects

These are some of the projects of the talented MK Huges, who I have had the pleasure of working with for the last couple of years and would highly recommend that you check out her work. Her website is http://www.mkhughes.com

My new artsy adventure – Christmas Ornametns

After all, it is that time of year.

I came up with the idea and gave it a go and here’s what I ended up with as the final product.

Shameless plug, I’m selling these if you’re interested.

Handmade, original and unique, featuring a clear plastic construction so they aren’t going to be shattering or breaking easily. I do 3 or less color options for them. Each includes a one of a kind Jackson Pollock style (Action Painting a form of Abstract Impressionism) design that can be anything from the colors of your favorite sports team to a nation’s flag or business logo.

Posing – From a Model’s Perspective

If you read this blog often, you have surely come across several of my posts talking about the importance of posing your model as a photographer or artist. But, perhaps it is also important to factor in the value of posing skills and technique from the model’s perspective.

While any artist or photographer can benefit from a posing guide, models can benefit just as much from such publications. This is especially true when it comes to either a new model or a model working with a new artist.

A great series of guides is the one by author Justin R Matrin on the website www.posemuse.com. You can get his work on Amazon also.

While the works tend to focus on drawing, they can easily be applied to any type of art and I suggest you check them out if you are on either side of the camera or canvas.

The Soap Art of Thomas Blanchard

If you don’t know Thomas Blancard yet, you’ll want to after seeing this incredible piece of video. He’s a talented film director that has even had his work featured in a commercial for the latest iPhone!

What happens when you mix paint, oil and liquid soap? This video shows the wonderfully stunning result.

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