If you love quirky, but beautiful colorful artwork, you should check out Jaimee Newman, a Philadelphia based artist. Her website is HERE.
I love her collages and paintings because they are full of intrigue. There is a story there which you yearn to know.
Full of life, yet mysterious and perfectly executed.
Looking forward to see where her artistic journey takes her.
Read more at: Oil Paints.
It has been such a lovely spring for flowers here in the mid atlantic states. Lilacs have been especially beautiful, but their window of beauty is slowly closing! I miss their tender fragrance and sweet lavender color.
Appreciate them while I can, but for consolation my delicate pansies are still in bloom.
Read more at: Food Paintings.
Ever since my first days of painting, I have always reached for a bunch of flowers to paint. Visceral response, I think. Flowers are around us most of the year, and I love them. They are unique, fragrant, colorful, small and mysterious. You have to really, really look at them to grasp the depth of their beauty. Georgia O’Keefe did this in her paintings of large flowers. They are their own special world and are ubiquitous. I never want to take them for granted. They are gems of beauty all around us.
I bring in the hardy geraniums for the winter so they won’t die out in the cold.
Even when I am playing with paint in my studio, the image ends up looking like flowers.
Flowers center me and bring me calm. How about you?
Read more at: Strolling Among the Gardens.
This is a video of a short talk I gave at DaVinci Art Alliance in Philadelphia in April 2013 about the appeal of color to the artist and the viewer.
Ok, just so you know, my go to, absolutely favorite social media site at the moment is Pinterest! I love the way I can keep track of images I like on the web! Recipes, artwork, clothes, you name it, I can keep a visual record of it! I have found such talented people making art that I can hardly believe it! Check this image out:
I discovered this totally creative artist, Izziyana Suhaimi on Pinterest. She sews on drawings, how cool is that! I love the combination of thread and graphite. So beautiful!You can find more photos of her work and her blog HERE.
And follow my pins on Pinterest! Look for Joye Schwartz!
I love color, fine drawing, and watercolor, so how could I not like Gary Bukovnik’s work? Here is an example of his gorgeous watercolors taken from his site: Gary Bukovnik.
He makes full use of the 3 primary colors: blue, red and yellow in a simple composition.
Read more at: Bonnard.