Friday, November 30, 2018

52 Pickup 67

52 Pickup 67
OK, I love the way the bird's eye and the target mirror each other.  I also like the way the birds feathers and the words are jagged. Just works for me. :-)  This is the last of the 52 series until January or later.  On December 1 I am starting a series that is actually a 6 x 6 round robin that I have been participating this year.

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Art Forgery Forensics: How to Spot a Fake Painting




https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KA5Kr1qhSyg&list=PLujt79RKvNY0ViZqLsFLPhcBCHEj3rfQG

Thursday, November 29, 2018

52 Pickup 66


52 Pickup 66
You might be saying that you have seen this one before. The previous one had a similar headdress. 


52 Pickup 50

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Van Gogh or Van Faux?




Wednesday, November 28, 2018

52 Pickup 65

52 Pickup 65
I think the bushel must contain potatoes but I was hoping they were apples.  I saw an apple pie at Costco that looked to be scrumptious.  So apples are on the brain right now! :-)  On second thought they must be apples because who would be preparing this many potatoes at one sitting.  Hmm!

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Miscellaneous East Coast Ireland


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What Is Rolling Ball Sculpture? Physics & Sculpture




Tuesday, November 27, 2018

52 Pickup 64

52 Pickup 64
Looks so breezy and rainy.  Just the way the coat is displayed shows movement.

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Dublin
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Justin Vining: Redefining Landscape Painting




Monday, November 26, 2018

52 Pickup 63

52 Pickup 63
I find number 63 whimsical and country fair-ish!
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I won't bore you with all my photos of my trip to Ireland but here are nine from the County Donegal.  Spectacular!
Donegal

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Top 10 Most Expensive Paintings In The World




https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8c5MlBcWaVY

Sunday, November 25, 2018

52 Pickup 62

52 Pickup 62

I love the color choices in number 62.....

I redid 52 Pickup 60....remember the elephant that I felt needed something.  Here is the first one and the redo......


What is your opinion?

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Skateboard Ramp Design: Is It Art?




Saturday, November 24, 2018

52 Pickup 61

52 Pickup 61
I wanted to add something to yesterday's piece and today I am satisfied with this one.  I love how the largeness of the bird pushes the boy into the background.  It all just works for me.

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Who Created the Statue of Liberty? Art Meets Engineering in This World Famous Sculpture




Friday, November 23, 2018

52 Pickup 60

52 Pickup 60
Sometimes I have to let a piece set for awhile.  Perhaps I thought it was complete and then after a few weeks I look again and think I could add to it.  I think I might add to this piece.  Maybe a little bird on the elephants back.  Maybe something more in the foreground like vegetation.  I will try it out and let you know.

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Making a Street Artist







Thursday, November 22, 2018

52 Pickup 59

52 Pickup 59
Wouldn't you just love to have a colorful character like this man at your Thanksgiving table?  I am sure he would have plenty of stories to share.....maybe even the one about the exploding dynamite! :-)  Happy Thanksgiving!

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There are four parts to this Artrageous series on George Seurat and Pointillism....all are accessible on YouTube.

Get to the Point: Georges Seurat and Pointillism- Part 1




Wednesday, November 21, 2018

52 Pickup 58

52 Pickup 58

Soon I am going to take a break and share a series that has been waiting and waiting to be shared.  I could not do that until I had mailed out all the images to the people in the round robin.  I did that yesterday and soon they will be received.  I will pick up on the 52 Pickup after the new series is published here.  I have enough posts lined up right now to get me to March, I think anyway! :-)

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Who Was Paul Klee?




Tuesday, November 20, 2018

52 Pickup 57

52 Pickup 57
I love how the green makes my eye travel in this card. :-)  Great expressions on the images. :-)
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The Chemistry of Color




https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CtiKkJrB-ag

Monday, November 19, 2018

52 Pickup 56

52 Pickup 56

There is just something about monkeys and goats.  I have a metal goat in my backyard and somewhere I have a sock monkey or at least I use to have one. 

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Wim Wenders Interview: Painter, Filmmaker, Photographer




Sunday, November 18, 2018

52 Pickup 55

52 Pickup 55
Simple is nice.  Although creating this piece had many, many steps, it looks minimal to me.

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MC Escher Inspired by Islamic Art?




Saturday, November 17, 2018

52 Pickup 54

52 Pickup 54 
One thing I like about the 52 Pickup is that the background took many steps to complete and the foreground is basically simple with most having three elements.

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Andy Warhol: Pop Art King




Friday, November 16, 2018

52 Pickup 53

52 Pickup 53

Don't you just want this guy to 'say cheese' so that his expression changes?

It feels good to be back working on my art since my trip.  I have had to ease back into it as I just did not have the energy.  I guess that was jet lag.  Life does go on and household duties claimed some of my time.  I made four trips to the Goodwill with stuff from the garage.  I put some things out on the busy street near my cul de sac with a free sign and within minutes they had disappeared.  I like that someone will get use out of those old pieces of furniture.  I am working on two pieces for the NW Collage Society show coming up.  The deadline is November 30.  So I have to get busy and finish the pieces in the next two weeks.

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How To Draw The Scream By Edvard Munch




Thursday, November 15, 2018

52 Pickup 52

52 Pickup 52
If you were thinking that since the name of this series is 52 Pickup that there would only be 52 cards.  Well, I did do the joker but also I did the backside of each card.  So guess what?  There are 52 plus more of the cards to go! :-)
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The Myth of the Tortured Artist




Wednesday, November 14, 2018

52 Pickup 51

52 Pickup 51
This one is one of my favorites of the pack.  When I found this piece of ephemera I just had to use it.

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Damián Ortega: Alias | Art21 "Extended Play"





Tuesday, November 13, 2018

52 Pickup 50

52 Pickup 50
Getting over jet lag has taken a few days but I think I am pretty much back on my schedule.  It is funny that when you take a trip and are in the midst of it, it is real.  Then you return home and the trip is over and you only have memories.  It is almost as if it is unreal.  Does that sound strange?

I love the headdress of this character in number 50.
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ART21
Featuring artists David Goldblatt, Nicholas Hlobo, Zanele Muholi, and Robin Rhode

by Robin Rhode


http://www.pbs.org/art21/episodes/season-9-2018/johannesburg/

Monday, November 12, 2018

52 Pickup 49

52 Pickup 49
This one does not work for me as a total composition.  It seems mostly washed out.
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"Spotlight" - Digital Art




Sunday, November 11, 2018

52 Pickup 48

52 Pickup 48
I really like how a hint of red makes a composition pop.  Having been away from the set of 52 plus cards for three weeks, it is fun to revisit them in person. :-)
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The Case for Surrealism | The Art Assignment | PBS Digital Studios





Saturday, November 10, 2018

52 Pickup No 43

52 Pickup number 43


Somehow number 43 got skipped over in the travels of this artist!  Oops!

I thought I was being so smart when preparing for my trip to Ireland.  Tim and I went to Costco and other stores to find new luggage.  We ended up buying at Costco because it was  a good deal and we got two suitcases for a reasonable price.  Then we purchased another carry on bag.  The problem with buying at a store that is international like Costco is that other people do the same thing.  Even though we bought luggage tags, there were so many like suitcases on the luggage carousel at the airport that now I am going to have to do something to create instant recognition on the suitcases.  Hmm!  I could paint or collage! We shall see.  Any ideas?
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Behind the Banksy Stunt


Image result for banksy

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X-6jMi4e-0Q

Friday, November 9, 2018

52 Pickup 47

52 Pickup 47
Nice to be home. Nice to have great memories of someplace I always wanted to visit.  Hopefully, one, day, I will return to Ireland.  I highly recommend a visit if you have never been before.  The country is beautiful and the people are friendly.
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Kara Walker & Jason Moran: Sending Out A Signal | Art21 "Extended Play"