|Emil Nolde, Flower Garden , 1922|
Trying to catch up, I checked my calendar to see what was the most pressing only to find that in one month, I have my "Art With Fabric" blog hop entry due. Pick a piece of famous art and base a new piece from it. Easy right?!
NO!! Do you know how much amazing art is out there?! And then to let it inspire your own piece??? All in one month???
|James Tissot, 1875, Chrysanthemums|
But thinking back over the last year where I've tried to study abstract work, what inspired me the most was the Monet to Matisse: Painting the Modern Garden exhibit I saw at the Cleveland Museum of Art. The use of color mixing that the impressionists and post impressionists used was amazing. Painting after painting, I saw how the artist has made several colors in small spaces to achieve the subtle hues of nature. When you're looking at the painting online or in books, it all seems to blend to one color. But in person you can see how its several strokes of paint in all different colors that really achieve the effect. Now this is something that I want to study!!
Not to mention, with all this abstract work, I've been itching to do a little figurative work - flowers - garden - houses - gate - flowers - did I mention gardens?? I'd love to tell you I finally picked a piece to inspire me but every time I find one I like, I find another!! I gave myself till the end of Sunday to pick a piece and start work.
I only have a month don't you know?!!
So What Have You been up to Creatively?