In my friend, Emilia's yard has a wonderful tree with an excellent shape. The tree is short, and the branches spread wide sideways like a fan. The leaves are round and wide, matching the beautiful profile of the tree, creating a fantastic green tunnel. The tree's height is high enough for a child to climb and ride like a horse. One day, Emilia invited me home and showed me the baby robins that nested between the branches.
And looking at the picture she sent me, I drew the picture below with watercolors.
Nature always arouses a lot of curiosity and awe in the human mind. And it makes enough endorphins for a person to fully enjoy being in nature and feel happy.
Among the birds often seen in the United States, the robin is a cute bird with an orange chest. In the early morning dew or when the ground gets wet after rain, the robin will catch and eat the worms that creep up on the ground. And it builds its nest on low dumplings, etc. and lays pretty eggs of turquoise color in early spring.
Inside the robin nest, baby robin breaks the egg and struggles to come out into the world. Visible through the cracked shells, the orange-colored baby is a wonderful color combination of turquoise and orange.
Baby robins desperately take over food from their mother bird. Baby Robin opens her mouth so wide that only her mouth can be seen. The robin cubs Emilia showed me won't leave my mind for a while. A wonderful gift from nature always enriches life.
Image source by Wikipedia.
Artist, Diana O'Brien, children book illustrator.
Today, I would like to introduce Diana O'Brien and her works, a children book artist who draws pictures with the expressions, eyes, and delicate details of lovely children as they are.
In fact, I was fortunate enough to meet the author who drew the picture for this children's book in person. When I attended the artist reception in Mills Pond gallery, I took my daughter, Celina. She found a girl named Grace and would like to play with her. Diana O'Brien is her mother. The children made it easy for us to greet each other. Therefore, naturally, I could get her site information. After returnig my home, I was about to looking her own website.
The pictures in her portfolio were enough to show her talent and passion for her paintings and her clear eyes to see the world and children.
Below is her official website. The main screen shows pictures related to her major achievements.
Above all, I think she captures the gestures, attachments, and loveliness of mother and child very well. Perhaps it is the reason, as a mother of two, she herself knows the feelings of a mother for her children completely, and she observes, experiences, and appreciates the loveliness and pure world of children up close every day.
Personally, I like the picture below. This painting depicts the fur of a baby owl and the innocent, clear eyes of children who become hope in the dark night.
A delicacy that cannot be understood without looking at children and living with them every day is permeated into her paintings. As a mother of two, I love her paintings in this style too.
Below is a brief introduction about her from her official website.
To begin I work with pencil on paper, then on the iPad using Procreate, and finally Photoshop. My background is in corporate graphic design, marketing, and mural making. Currently, I am finishing a Master of Fine Arts degree in Illustration at FIT. I live with my husband, daughter and son on Long Island, NY.
It is also recommended to look at her other paintings on her official site.
I met the author for a short time and looked at her works online, but I felt the urge to buy this book myself. I look forward to seeing her more active in the future to show more wonderful works.
Artist's reception, Little black book in Mills Pond Gallery.
The Little Black Book Artist Reception was held at the Mills pond Gallery on Saturday the 23rd.
The result is 60 works of art by 40 artists created using a variety of mediums including acrylic, charcoal, collage, colored pencil, gouache, graphite, ink, oil, pastel and watercolor.
Of the 60 works, my work is "Life Is".
When you open the front door of the gallery and turn right, one of the paintings hanging in the corner is my painting.
The gallery has prepared an artist name tag at the reception as shown below. I think it's a great idea to be able to differentiate between visitors and artists, and to make it easy for people interested in painting to find and talk to the artist.
Snacks and drinks are always available at the reception. And most of the not for profit gallery receptions and exhibitions are free of charge.
All the pictures are excellent, but I picked the ones that caught my eye.
Below is the painting by Patrica Morrison called Cool Rhythm Makes Me Happy.
Through this painting, I was fortunate enough to meet and talk to the artist, Patrica Morrison. The dynamic picture was created by attaching figures cut out of hardboard paper to a wooden panel. It is an exciting painting that creates the illusion that the characters drawn on the hardboard are moving in the rhythm and light energy that the music creates.
When I was young, when I first visited a gallery, I remember being amazed by the paintings that received prizes or attention there. But after many years of visiting galleries and art museums, I no longer focus on award-winning images. The decisive reason is that I now know well that seeing a painting in a gallery does not mean we will see how much better a specific artist is.
Winning an award means a kind of encouragement and support for artists and praise for their future vision. In fact, the award-winning paintings stand out above average on all criteria: skill, creativity and originality.
However, looking at a painting in the gallery does not mean looking at the trophy hanging on the painting. Each time you visit the gallery or visit the gallery as a result of attraction, you will discover that there are paintings that are particularly appealing to you. This may be driven by an inexpressible sensibility.
Therefore, I don't want to introduce the work that won a certain award in a certain contest as much as possible on my blog. This does not fit the purpose of opening a blog and talking about a new discovery of art in everyday life and passion for art, and introductions to the hidden masters around me. I just want to find the hidden masters.
In this sense, I was very impressed with the picture below in this exhibition.
I once told a friend from Poland about the feelings and wonders I felt when I visited Kraków, Poland. My friend listened to me all the way and said. " That's right, as you said, it's such a beautiful and fancy city. But I was born and lived there. So I know that there are back alleys that tourists can't see. But actually, that back alley is the real face of it."
I know the back alley all too well. And we know very well that mainly that's where we live our normal lives and that's actually where many people live their day-to-day lives. Frankly, painters may want to paint the beauty of famous places that are visited by many tourists. No one wants to hang a dark and drab picture in their living room, no matter how real the world is. I too am caught up in the desire to draw beautiful and bright pictures.
However, if all artists had competed to capture and show life's most splendid moments like SSN, art would have reached a level that was simply impossible to decorate.
The reason why painting and art has been loved by people for so many years, and willing to visit the country to see the paintings, and even print out your favorite paintings, is probably because there are no lies in them. Authenticity for art, pure longing for painting, and work must be what makes art an art.
When I think of this spirit, I also draw with a more serious mind, and I promise that I will continue to work hard and upgrade myself.
Due to climate change, we are having a sultry summer, as if we were trapped in a heat dome. There are many ways to help you forget this sweltering heat and win. First, wear light, brightly colored cotton clothing that reflects sunlight and heat and helps your body maintain a normal temperature. Spend more time in an air-conditioned area because it reduces the risk of heat. Stay in the shade as much as possible and avoid sun exposure during peak intensity hours.
These methods are probably the wisest and most scientific methods, but how about looking at a picture that will help you forget the heat emotionally and psychologically?
Recently, I found a cool picture to escape the heat of summer.
Eric Zener(born 1966, Astoria, Oregon) is an American Photorealist artist best known for figure paintings of lone subjects, often in or about swimming pools.
Below is the official website of the artist who drew the picture above.
Zener is a self-taught artist. As of 2004 he had created more than 600 works. His paintings, mostly in oil, are in a photorealist or "super-realist" style Zener describes as "Contemporary Renaissance"
Below are some of his cool paintings that I personally like.
Above all, it is impressive that the dynamic movements of the people diving in the pool were captured well with the depiction of water droplets.
I like the picture below. When I look at this picture, when I see society from the position of a woman, I can feel the urgency and instability of living in the world as a woman. It is as if walking on a single rope, but I think the life of women who have to walk steadfastly.
You can discover the artist's genius by looking at the picture below. You can feel the realistic dynamism of diving right now.
Below is a quote from the artist's philosophy and sincerity.
My works, charged with hope and renewal, reflects our collective desire for transformation into something ideal. I create a sense of sanctuary using the metaphor of water, sleep, and landscape. I believe that even in its ephemeral state, these places lift us and free us from the weight of our world and allowing us to dream. (by excerpt, Eric Zener)
Especially I felt that Eric Jenner was an artistically successful artist, as I found comfort and freedom through painting exactly as this artist intended.
Islip Art Council
I went to the Islip Art Council for a while this morning. The picture below was accepted in the artist open call that I applied for a while ago, so I had to go bring the work before the opening show(29th).
Below is the gallery location. It is located inside a Westfield shopping mall in the area called Islip, southeast of Long Island.
What makes this gallery unique is that it is located inside a shopping center. It is located in a crowded place, so it is structured so that more people can experience art.
It is the closest to Westfield Shopping Town when you enter the 4th entrance.
As you can see on the map below, this gallery is located right next to the Dick's store.
The gallery itself has the good benefit of ease of access.
Below is a picture of the front of the gallery. Since only this picture is posted on the website, I don't think people would think they would be inside the shopping mall. Anyway, you have to go inside to find this gallery.
So I took the picture and went inside. Thanks to my husband for helping me transport the painting.
When you open the door and go inside, it is quite spacious inside. There is a counter to the left of the entrance and there are two employees working. There is a beam projector right in front and the chairs are placed like this. A bookshelf is visible to the left, and there are many books on the bookshelf. Perhaps there is a publication commemorative party or an art class here.
Since it is in a shopping mall, it seems that many people stop by to buy paintings as gifts. That's why, on the table in front of you, there were many paintings like this for sale.
I met with the curator, briefly wrote down my information and descriptions of the painting, and followed their instructions and placed the painting under the wall.
As I was about to leave the painting, I was fortunate enough to meet the author, John H. Krahn of a book, "Living a happier life at every age!" , he had stopped by for a while. He said that he is a Christian and mainly writes books about faith and happiness. When I was a teenager, I often read Reader's Digest, so I was grateful that I was able to meet and talk with a writer with clear eyes and a pure heart and show my work.
Below is the official website of Islip Arts Council which I visited today.
Here, when you purchase a painting as shown below, a certificate is given along with it.
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