Stephen Lursen here from Donna Downey Studios! For this week's post I wanted to share with you the grid method of taking any image and reproducing it smaller, the same size, or larger! Some of you are already familiar with this, but for anyone out there who hasn't seen this done, this is for you! I hope this opens doors in your works of art to take on drawing things that you may have considered too difficult before. BE FEARLESS! :)
We had such a great time with Junelle at the studio earlier this year and she is coming back this fall for her "Wholehearted Event" We just had a couple spots open up so be sure to register today.
Junelle is planning a whole weekend full of inspirational play, art and heart sharing, photo/sketching walks, wild-art projects, delicious meals together, and creating a mix of all my favorite fall art. What could be better? All the wee-little-bits of life, love and goodness...snuggled into a deliciously fun artist date just for us!
Its still not too late to register for Stephanie Lee's "Plaster Painting" event next month at the studio. Join Stephanie for a 4 day plaster/painting exploration workshopl. Get ready to explore with paint, surface treatments, and encaustics for the next 4 days. The weekend will also include making our own substrates with plaster and found materials to then paint/encaustic on, make into journals or folios, etc
Stephen Lursen here with a video all about how to use color effectively in a painting. I use 11 contemporary artist's paintings as examples and while you look at their art, I explain a new way of seeing. I hope you enjoy this short video. My hope in making this post is that when you work on your paintings in the future, you have a different way of thinking about how to make your colors pop. A painting that pops demands attention when other paintings would be passed by.
Stephen Lursen here with a follow up article to last week's geometric art post.
Before I go on, I would like to thank you Donna for giving me the opportunity to write on your blog. It is a real blessing to me that you have included me in your artistic journey. I appreciate you :)
I also appreciate all of you out there who have been a participating member in the Art Answers videos. This is an exciting time for me developing the tech skills to live out the dream of making it the world of art!
As I mentioned last week, my posts will be more specifically titled because I want to make it easier for these articles to be found at the time that you are searching for them. I am always open to new ideas and suggestions too, so if a wonderful idea strikes you, I welcome it in the comments!
So with little further writing, I would like to present my latest video on how to incorporate geometric shapes into your paintings. This is just one of many means to an end where I share my secret to success. Thank you so much for watching!
Stephen Lursen here with our Monday post asking you to write your art question/s here in the comments block below to establish a working pool of questions. Videos will be made answering one question at a time so that the title can be "How To _____" and make it much easier for answers to be found when you need them.
Thank you so much for your help and encouragement!!!