Check out this cool online art magazine. It has art happening around the world today along with interesting videos. Click on this link and watch an artist carve the Eiffel Tower out of a pencil tip! http://artdaily.com/index.asp
Have you ever been on a trip or vacation and noticed a special kind of art that related to the environment? I was just at Lake Erie for the weekend and visited a small gallery. There were many paintings and glass sculptures of waves and water. The artist that caught my eye was Walfrido Garcia from San Diego, California. There were large paintings of beautiful waves with sunsets and dark waves with stars and the moon shining on the waves. What is interesting is this was not the first time that I had seen Walfrido’s waves. At a larger gallery on the Florida Keys, Walfrido’s paintings hung sprinkled among various paintings of tropical scenes. Keep an eye out for special art that inspires you about the environment that you are visiting.
Leonardo da Vinci was an artist and inventor. He is well known for painting the Mona Lisa c. 1503-1506, but also for his many amazing inventions of flying machines and much more.
Which would you rather be, artist or inventor? If you would rather be an artist, what would you paint?
Claude Monet was a great artist painting in the Impressionist style. He liked giving the impression of the scene, because he knew that nothing would ever look the same as the light changed throughout the day. What do you think? Do you like Impressionism? If so what do you like about it?
Go to the Columbus Museum of Art and check out their “Art of the Week” painting:
Everyone has a favorite color, favorite movie or favorite song. What about a favorite piece of art? Do you like abstract art, landscapes or sculpture? Share your favorite work of art and tell why it is your favorite.
My favorite painting is Vincent van Gogh’s Starry Night.
I love the cool colors and the brush strokes.
When I look at the sleepy town below the moon and stars, it makes me think about a warm summer night with a gentle breeze blowing through the window.
Today I had my first class on website design. So far things seem fairly easy. Getting the hang of using an apple computer is a small challenge along with keeping up with all the details. I am excited to learn more as the class continues.