Art is Our Voice

Art is Our Voice
The artist is a receptacle for emotions that come from all over the place: from the sky, from the earth, from a scrap of paper, from a passing shape, from a spider's web. -Pablo Picasso

Monday, March 27, 2017

Marching On....

As March comes to an end it seems like we are still waiting for a sign of Spring to miraculously appear. I think this painting sings the joy we are waiting for.

St Francis of Assisi

What's not to love about St Francis ?  Saint Francis of Assisi was the founder of the Franciscan family, Patron Saint of Ecology, inspiration to thousands, and claimed by people of all faiths. 
Thank you so much Anthony for sharing your painting with us !

Russell puts the final touches on his latest drawing. Beautiful use of color !

Russell takes a break while Linda works on. This painting is about motion- hands, feet, bodies are grouped together to show how amazing humans are designed. Thanks Linda.. I know this is a work in progress.

Love the Chinese dragon- very powerful. Also, the Miro inspired painting with a contemporary twist is really great !

Anthony totally owning this one !  I could study this painting for hours...
Thank you to all artist for sharing your work. You inspire us every week to reach for the stars !
In the spirit of Anthony and St Francis-Here's a quote I know you already know-

Monday, March 20, 2017

New art... Brian Brodeur's latest collection


Beautiful paintings by our friend, Brian. Thank you to Sue, Brian's mother, for sharing Brian's art with us.


Tuesday, March 14, 2017

incrivel pintura em cerâmica com as mãos - Finger Painting

Missing my art buddies today. Hoping everybody stays safe and warm during the blizzard.
* Sending lots of love and good vibes *

Portuguese Finger Painting Artist  -Very fun to watch !

Here is the link if you want to see more of his work...

Sunday, March 12, 2017

Art in the Afternoon, McAuley House

Most of the photos here are from a visit to the McAuley House afternoon program. I went over a few mixed media painting ideas and then laid out the supplies for the participants. I had last year's wall calendar with paintings by the artist, Lori Polke, to inspire the group. Millie's painting above looks just like a Lori Polke original !

David's collages above are from an earlier class. The ones below he did in Friday's afternoon class.

Shiela's mixed media work is very spiritual - Full of positive vibes !

A pic of my demo I did as a sample to show how fun and simple working in mixed mediums can be.
 The painting on the right is by another artist from the group.

Thank you to Carol for the invite to create with your talented group !
Thanks to all the participants for sharing your art. Hope to see you again soon.

Saturday, March 11, 2017

Stronger Together...

 Jared and David work together on David's self portrait.

                                                   David's bird flies above the highway !

                                Anthony works on another Miles Davis classic.
 Russell brings in some new drawings which he worked on while he was in the hospital. We're so happy he's feeling well enough to return to our group.

Julia's beautiful inspirational painting makes us all smile !
Thank you to all of the artists for sharing your work with us. 

LLK- Sneak Preview

It's always such an honor to visit Linda King in her studio. She has been working on her latest series for an upcoming show this Spring at AS220.

The paintings below are very personal to the artist in terms of race, ancestry and identity.

The painting above is a mixed media painting which is not given justice from this photo. There are torn pieces of cloth, tissue paper, cardboard and other textured items which really bring this work alive, especially when seen in person.
When I first saw this it reminded me of dancing Saints. The movement depicted by the dancers is highly synchronized in a devotional like fashion. Linda's work feels as if it's a silent poem ready to ignite the viewer once you open your eyes to the story.

Information regarding the AS220  show soon to be posted.