Blog posts tagged in color
"What the new year brings to you will depend a great deal on what you bring to the new year.” – Vern McLellan
It’s a new beginning! 2014 is a blank canvas. Start adding some color and texture to it. Make some memories and work on those unfinished projects!
This painting Angel Rising is very hopeful and the colors represent the transformation of life and renewal of the soul. Choose some colors for your canvas today and create something fresh for this upcoming year! Reach into your soul and find your mantra. Begin and finish a task. Laugh more, have a picnic or visit an art museum. You’ll be surprised how enlightening the colors that you pick for your new year will motivate you!
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"Music gives a soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination and life to everything." - Plato
As a musician gives birth to a song, so does a fine artist to a painting. A paint brush is the breath of life to a canvas, cultivating an imagination and bringing all the elements together in unity. Just as a song takes form in melody and rhythm, the vibration of colors on a canvas begin to take form and blossom into an array of emotions. One can interpret each stroke of color and placement of shapes into their own experiences, bringing a fresh perspective to another eye.
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“We have two types of responses to color and one is biological.” – Leslie Harrington
Blue is an overwhelming "favorite color." Blue is seen as trustworthy, dependable, and committed. The color of ocean and sky, blue is perceived as a constant in our lives. As the collective color of the spirit, it invokes rest and has been scientifically proven to cause the body to produce chemicals that calm, lower heart rate and blood pressure. People are more productive in blue rooms because it is ideal for concentration. However, not all blues are serene and sedate.
Electric or brilliant blues become dynamic and dramatic -- an engaging color that expresses exhilaration.
Indigo, a deeper blue, symbolizes wisdom and spiritual realization. While blue is the color of communication with others, indigo turns the blue inward to increase personal thought and profound insights. Blue happens to be a hue I love to work with perhaps as a result of its wonderful qualities. My affinity for blue has always been part of my journey as an artist.
“If you see a tree as blue, then make it blue.”—Paul Gauguin
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“Whatever you can do or dream you can, begin it; Boldness has genius, power and magic in it.”-
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
You are not creating alone or in a vacuum. Art is a collaboration between the artist and the soul, creative force, the divine, higher power or whatever you envision it to be. You would be amazed at what this alliance can do as long as you are willing to be the channel for creative expression.Train your heart to listen and be receptive to the suggestions of the higher power. Try not to censor your work, adjusting your spiritual satellite to listen to the clues of your collaborator. Be willing to take the risk of creativity and unleash an unanticipated masterpiece.
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Vibe is a celebration of positive thoughts and actions stemming from personal breakthroughs. As we strive to become enlightened, we fulfill our inner quest for happiness. Vibe speaks to the power of our purposeful actions and joy. Each of us vibrate at a resonance frequency. When we see art that we like, it is because the art also vibrates at our frequency. My intention is to create work that reaches many people at many levels. I strive to speak to the creative force in each of us that allows one to see into our imagination and release thoughts that express our dreams and desires. When others see images and objects in my work I have accomplished my intention. I paint to create not to replicate.
Yesterday I was in the kitchen making a berry smoothie. As usual, I was on the phone, multitasking through my workday. You guessed it – I left the lid off the blender in my haste to do three things at once. Purple goo flew everywhere, including all over me. My first reaction was irritation at my own mistake. Quickly, the artist within me began to transform my interpretation of the situation, and I started admiring the colors and patterns that now adorned every surface in my kitchen.
Art is everywhere and art is anything. A canvas can appear when you least expect it. The artist must then decide to paint or not to paint.
Before I embraced the power of art, I would see a tree and think “Green Tree.” Now I look closely and marvel at the hundreds of greens that shift and change in the breeze. I see the shapes of leaves and the movement of branches. Everything is more alive now that I can appreciate the world through the context of art. A “Blue Sky” is now imbued with shades of gray, white, rose, and copper. A flower garden? Unlimited possibilities and passion. I see so many colors and I yearn to understand them. How would I re-create that red? What is that exact shade of yellow? The universe around us is the original artist, and she holds the ultimate paint box with the most diverse palette.
As I mopped up blueberry smoothie, I became uplifted instead of annoyed. The colors were inspiring, and I figured the blender was simply trying to express itself!
Allow yourself to be inspired by the everywhereness of art. In a dropped pile of papers see a collage. Celebrate the sculpture in that broken lamp. Savor the colors of your garden. You may not want to willingly remove the lid from your blender, but even when calamity happens, let your relationship with art transform each moment into personal inspiration.
Has serendipity had an impact on your art? I’d love to hear your story.