Sunday, November 27, 2011

Where Art imitates life in entertainment

I have been aware of the influence fanous art pieces or artists have had on recent entertainment. I have just watched the new film "Midnight in Paris" by Woody Allen 2011 where many references to artwork and artists made for an art lover's dream movie escape. 

I have also been thinking about the other cases where I have seen artworks or artists referenced in entertainment;
  • Dr Who episode "Vincent and the Doc", series 5
Songs refering to Artists/Artworks/Art:
"Calafornia Dreamin" by the Mamas and Papas (Colour -All the leaves are brown and the sky is grey)

If you guys know of any other art movies/songs please feel free to comment.

Monday, November 21, 2011

A look back on my Art of 2011

Well it's close to the end of the year, and though I aim to create some paintings, I will show what I have done so far.

Check out my website for the paintings created in 2011 (labelled "New").

Also I had one commission, check out the "SOLD" gallery to view "Nesting"

  • I have recently been selected for the Flying Arts 2011 Queensland Regional Art Awards. My painting "Oriental Lanterns" will be touring next year 5 regional locations in Queensland
  • I had a couple of demos published in Fine Arts and Decorative Painting Magazine.

Painting Mitts

I was given some painting mitts from someone who works in a primary school for my daughter, who is nearly 2, to use. They are small enough for toddlers to use.

The brand is "Tudor Education" but a google search didn't show up where you can get them.
 I think they are such a great idea for young children with the different textures they can paint with. 
Starting from the left the materials are; a wollen fabric, a luffa, a sponge, mop-like string, and towelling fabric.

They worked ok. Maybe if the paint was thicker the textures could have shown more. The paint I use is Crayola Gel paint for children -so very thin and transparent. 

 Here are the results