I'm participating in The Sketchbook Project run by the Brooklyn Art Library in my birthplace, New York City. Artists purchase a sketchbook from them, use any medium, then register and submit their sketchbook to this Global Art Library. "We are more than just a project. We are [...]
Last year I was sorting through books, doing a hard cull down before packing to move. The art books were the toughest to let go. I had so many, and inherited even more from my Mom several years ago. Her collection included Asian Art, art from Latin America, [...]
Visual artists are surrounded with art - mostly their own - and I am always curious what creations from other artists catch their eye and become part of their collection. Discerning eyes. This post is about a particular piece in my collection. When I was 10 years old [...]
© Daryl D. Johnson Northeast Air Oils on canvas 10 x 20" I often work from photos I have taken of skies, tree lines, marshes, tidelands. In the midst of mixing colors, pouring mediums, stretching canvas and all the other steps of preparing and using materials to create [...]
Went birding at Plum Island, Northern Shore of MA a few days ago. It was really the best weather one can expect in New England in February. I love the textures of the grasses and wild beach plum shrubs in winter. Most of the island is part of [...]
Brushstrokes: Footprints to Understanding Wondering what the brushwork that provides the texture, direction, depth of paint, etc. on a canvas surface can help tell the story of a piece. Artists have a lot of tools to use: color, composition, subject matter, perspective... The brush can leave an expressive [...]
How do I move thru a painting towards completion? While studying the piece, I ask questions...in no particular order: — What is the story here? — A coming storm? — An inhale / exhale? — A conflict, a resolution? — Momentum? — A sigh of relaxation? — Are [...]
Painting in the studio today...thinking about what inspires me...could be my 1983 BMW R80ST!