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Profiling Artist Anna Lyle and Her Unique Pieces

Anna Lyle

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Full-time architect and part-time artist.

Artistic styles include –

Drawing/Painting

What does art mean to you? –

I love making for people watching them light up. Art/design can have such a positive effect on people and really change someone’s quality of life.

These are some of her pieces and can be purchased here.

So It Goes

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Barely

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Evergreens

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Mid-Day Herbal

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Easy Way To Put Your Art in Virtual Reality

Unless you’ve been living off the gird or under a rock for the last half decade or so, you have undoubtedly heard of the blogging platform Tumblr. After all, it is one of the most used sites in the world.

And in the last year or so, the idea of virtual reality has really been taking off with the introduction of wearable headgear for games and applications.

What if I told you that you can now combine the two, with virtually no tech skills, to promote your artworks? Here’s how:

Step 1

If you don’t already have a Tumblr account, sign up and get started on a blog to show off your creative efforts.

Step 2

Once you have one in place, use your Tumblr page address after this in an address bar – http://tbaloo.com/tumbvr/. So, if your site is http://pittsburgh-portraits.tumblr.com/ (little plug, lol) the address will be http://tbaloo.com/tumbvr/pittsburgh-portraits.tumblr.com

Step 3

Click the VR google link in the bottom right corner and you’re all set to view your blog in full virtual reality!

No only is this really interesting but also a good promotional feature for any artsy person.

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A new poetic style

As a person who loves to be inventive in my own way, it was a while back that having been inspired by the likes of the Sonnet, Limerick and Haiku, I thought about trying to develop my own poetic format. This is what I ended up developing. Who knows, maybe it will catch on.

I call it Singular Linearism.

The name is a result of the fact that it is made up only lines of a single word or single small phrase of less that 5 words. The full piece can be either 16 or 20 lines. And the structure is as follows:

If 16 lines –

Lines 1 – 3 – One word

Line 4 – One phrase of 3 to 4 words

Lines 5 – 7 – One word

Line 8 – One phrase of 3 to 4 words

Lines 9 – 11 – One word

Line 12 – One phrase of 3 to 4 words

Lines 13 – 15 – One word

Line 16 – One phrase of 3 to 4 words

If using 20 lines the phase should be at lines 5, 10, 15 and 20.

Sample:

The Seasons

Heat

Vibrancy

Exhilaration

Golden Rays

Earth

Trees

Breeze

Falling leaves

Cold

White

Ice

Glistening snow

Rebirth

Uprising

Sun

New life

 

 

New Art Book – Optical Atristry

A lot of my recent book writing ventures focus on the electronic format and have included how-to style guides on artistic concepts. But I am excited to have just competed a book for display purposes with art pieces called “Optical Artistry.” Check out some sample pages I have added to this post and buying option on my author site.

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The Art of Denny Grace

As a member of several social media groups that deal with artistic activities and such, I recently came across the work of a talented person who works with sketching. Please  take a peek at some samples of this artist’s stuff below and more on their Google + profile also.

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Taking Photos Through Glass – Minimizing Reflection

Have you ever noticed a wonderful sight that would make for a cool photography while you where riding along in a car or standing in front of a pane of glass somewhere? If you answered yes, and I am pretty sure you probably did, I also bet that you are aware of the sometimes frustrating challenges that come with shooting photos through a glass surface.

Here are a few tips that you might find helpful.

1. Get as close to the glass as possible

The closer you put your camera or phone to the glass surface the better. If you can literally put it up against it that works best. This helps minimize reflection as that there is less of it to be captured by your device.

2. Avoid taking the shot head on

If you take a photo head on, you might catch a lot of glare or the unwanted parts of a reflection. Sometimes stepping off sideways or angling you shot just a little can really work out well for you.

3. Wait for the right moment

If you are in a vehicle, you should probably wait until you get to a location that has less direct sunlight as that it can also mess with the outcome of the shot with reflective glare. The less sun or direct light, the less glare and thus the less reflective.

4. Use a lens hood

If you are using a traditional camera, opt for a lens hood. If you can find one that is rubber, it will allow for more flexibility to do the things mentioned in step 1.

5. Watch out for scratches

It is often the situation that the glass you want to photography through might have scratches or dirt marks or streaks. The bets thing to do to work around this is to try to find the least troubled area or to shoot items that will allow those spots to blend in with the image to some point.

 

This first shot is a good example from Wikimedia Commons that show the problems with reflection.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sliding_door

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This second one was shot through glass at a public aquarium in my home town of Pittsburgh. The reflective qualities and scratches/dirt on the surface have been eliminated extensively using the skills and techniques listed.

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“Untitled Copper (no.2)” by Charles E. McNeal

A while ago I happened to come across this video and thought it may be something interesting to share. Any occasion in which people can see art being made while it happens is really cool. Agree?

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