DAILY ART FIX: SCRIPTURE IN THE STUDIO (PART 1)

Art world links which caught my eye…

Reblogged from Michele Bledsoe’s blog The Secret Kingdom

My wife keeps treasures on her easel.

Draw near to God and He will draw near to you…

Amen.

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DAILY ART FIX: Video – German Artist Neo Rauch Makes a Painting

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Neo Rauch (born April 18, 1960 in East Germany) paints massive, ambiguous figurative scenes.

Here is a silently contemplative video showing Rauch at work.

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DAILY ART FIX: THE ULTIMATE GUIDE TO BUILDING A STUDIO PRACTICE

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Spaces for Making: G's Colourful, Eclectic Home Art Studio - Test Kitchen

It takes space to make art: physical, mental, and temporal space.

As busy and as challenged as we all are, it can be hard to create those kinds of spaces. I found this article has some solid, practical advice on how to make art happen.

1. Organize your workspace and limit decisions

Whether you have a dedicated studio or make your work on the kitchen table, the concept is the same: organize your workspace so you can get to work and clean up quickly.

For a couple of years when I lived in a particularly small apartment, a small cardboard box held all my materials, and I made my work on our dining room table. Because this was a small table and we used it for meals, I had to put away everything after making my work each day. This created some limits around the size and materials I could use, which was helpful because it forced me to make decisions before starting projects.

I mention limiting decisions because the less thinking you have to do when you start, the easier it is to make your work. So do a little planning: define a project, prepare a bunch of paper, panels, or whatever you’ll need to make your work, pick your medium(s), and commit to working on this particular project for a week or a month, or any length of time you’ll choose to dedicate to it.

Read the full article here: THE ABUNDANT ARTIST – THE ULTIMATE GUIDE TO BUILDING A STUDIO PRACTICE

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DAILY ART FIX: PAINTING AND THE ART OF LISTENING

Art world links which caught my eye…

Reblogged from Michele Bledsoe’s blog The Secret Kingdom

My wife and the still small voice.

Michele Bledsoe “Carousel”

God speaks to me all the time..

But when I’m painting,

I listen.

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DAILY ART FIX: John Marin – An Artist, His Shack and the Sea

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John Marin, “Big Wood Island,” 1914.

John Marin, “Big Wood Island” 1914

An essay on how the lyrical Modernist artist John Marin found his artistic identity in a rustic cabin on the coast of Maine.

And it was Maine — Carrying Place Head, Small Point and later Stonington and Addison — where Marin found his artistic voice. He overcame his initial skepticism of the remoteness and ruggedness of place, and fell into the rhythm of his environment. Over the next four decades, his paintings reflected this new-found and long-held love of place.

More than 60 years after his death, Marin remains one of Maine’s best-known painters. He’s mentioned with Winslow Homer, Marsden Hartley and Andrew Wyeth as the painters who have defined this place — their place — to the larger world.

Marin ingrained himself in his new environment. Instead of resisting the elements that challenged him, he embraced them. Instead of running for cover, he exposed his vulnerabilities. When the shipyard in Bath hired all the local men to build ships for the war, Marin repaired his own boat. It was work he preferred hiring out. Instead of waiting for an available laborer, he did the sanding and painting himself.

Marin fell in love with Maine. He allowed Maine to become the focus of his life and his work. When he wasn’t in Maine, he wished he was. When he was in Maine, he was happy and inspired.

“It’s great to sit on a gigantic rock and look at the waters,” he wrote to Stieglitz.

Read the full article here: BOB KEYES – John Marin – An Artist, His Shack and the Sea

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DAILY ART FIX: Learn the Basics of Charcoal Drawing to Capture the Intensity of Life with Art

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Charcoal Drawing

Charcoal as a versatile drawing medium

I remember the first drawing I did in high school which wasn’t just a copy of what I was looking at, but had a real atmosphere and mystery about it. It was a self portrait done in charcoals, and I managed to make myself look moody and intense. Charcoal can be used for expressionist techniques, or be used very precisely. Learn the basics:

Charcoal is a smooth yet brittle material that has similar properties to chalk pastel. The dark substance comes in different forms—some are hard while others are soft—but overall it offers a quick sketching experience. Lighter, less dense charcoal is particularly adept at flying over the page and is great for casual sketches. But, don’t underestimate the incredible depth it can achieve. If you are working on a drawing that has deep shadows, charcoal will have the rich black tones you want to convey that sort of intensity.

Read the full article here: MY MODERN MET – Learn the Basics of Charcoal Drawing to Capture the Intensity of Life with Art

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DAILY ART FIX: DECONSTRUCTED FORESTS AND THE ART OF OBSESSION

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Reblogged from Michele Bledsoe’s blog The Secret Kingdom

From March 2020, my wife describes one of her motifs.

   Paintings by Michele Bledsoe

I am obsessed with trees..

and pieces of trees.

Planks and chunks

of carved wood,

branches and leaves

I paint them all the time..

cultivating my weird

deconstructed forest

on canvas.

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DAILY ART FIX: New Painting “The Ocean”

Richard Bledsoe “The Ocean” acrylic on canvas 24″ x 20″

As an intuitive artist, I paint from my mind instead of from observation. I get the ideas from visions I have.

When the elements I want to include are too complex to invent, I will look at a picture of it, or some other form of model, and try to understand it, what is important about it. I then return to the canvas and paint out the elements as filtered through my consciousness.

It is challenging to invent the world of a painting. Each work has its own particular needs. The piece above I worked on, on and off, for years. It went through some awkward phases. It’s not even a large work. Part of the problem was I had advanced the painting of the background/ocean aspects of it far beyond the central elements of the fish. Usually I try to work the whole painting at once, keeping them at a similar level of resolution. This one was out of balance.

Work in progress

After a couple of trips in and out of the Room of Shame, I took this painting up again. I was going to crash, or crash through. If I had remained unable to finish it, I was going to just paint over it; cancel it out with an opaque layer of acrylic, and make a whole new painting on the canvas.

I am grateful I found a way in, and finally made it the painting I wanted it to be.

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DAILY ART FIX: PAINTING AND THE ART OF LOSING CONTROL

Art world links which caught my eye…

Reblogged from Michele Bledsoe’s blog The Secret Kingdom

My wife, on the source of inspiration.

Michele Bledsoe “Psalm 151”

Sitting at my easel painting,

everything is moving along as expected..

then suddenly I’m using the wrong color

the wrong brush.

I am adding strange objects..

lines twisting across my canvas

in bold, strong strokes..

I have lost control.

I never fight these impulses..

this is what happens

when God steps in.

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DAILY ART FIX: Video – The Future of Art According to Billy Childish

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Billy Childish and Charles Thomson codified the ideas of Remodernism, the art movement which will replace corrupt Postmodernism. Here Billy Childish talks about where art is going.

“The art world is the same as the rest of the world,” says British artist, writer, and punk-rocker Billy Childish. “What it requires is new, more, and now.” Childish has worked defiantly and prolifically outside of the mainstream since his expulsion from art school in the early 1980s. To the polymath—whose paintings, poems, novels, and music draw heavily from his autobiography—art is a deeply personal experience that should not rely on external validation, whether from critics or audiences.

From his painting studio located on a historic dockyard in Kent, United Kingdom, Childish speaks passionately about the freedom that comes with self-validation. When asked about his perspective on the future of art, he demurs. “People think we’re continually ascending a mountain to success or to enlightenment,” he says. “It’s here and now and this is it.”

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