My Art Inspiration for this week…
So this week is running rather smoothly,
I actually feel organised for once!
Designing a second website
So I am currently designing a new website for my Raw Abstract paintings,
I want to showcase these a bit more so I feel a very modern smooth look was in order.
Along with new photography and my magazine appearance on the 5th April,
My new site will hopefully be a transition from the old one.
I’ve started the move to Emily Duchcherer Kirk Art.
You may of noticed this already,
I feel this is the best step forward to have my brand as my name,
Especially as I am now focusing on my expressionist pieces!
Pebeo Studio Acrylics
I’ve been trying out these new paints for my new collection,
They create some really great colours and effects,
I especially love the iridescent paints which I haven’t come across before now,
Also the fluorescents which you all know I’m a bit obsessed with lately.
So there’s also a competition buy the company PEBEO,
I will be entering this in May for a gallery exhibit and cash prize,
Sounds great right!
Creativity Takes Courage
This is a quote is one I’ve been loving for a long time since I studied Art History lessons in college,
It’s from one of my heros Henri Matisse a french Artist in the first half of the last century,
Sometimes it feels like it doesn’t pay to have completely unique work,
There’s always “a trend” in the art world and in any industry I guess.
I wrote an article a while back about this great man,
He was infamous for his traditional artwork in the early 1900’s,
Then evolved into an expressionist,
This was a movement along with other artists called the Fauves (Wild Beasts),
Fauvism was not received well back then,
But is a significant movement in Modern Art and part of its history.
I think of the courage of a successful artist to change his style so dramatically.
In the end it paid off but at the time it was a huge gamble.
Inspiration from great people in history is something I feel is sometimes forgotten in the 21st century of technology,
I aspire to learn more through history,
Thanks for reading and enjoy the rest of your week,