Creatin' in the Country
Creatin' in the Country
My main passion/hobby is...you got it..ART! It's my therapy, my relaxation, and my go to when I have some free time. When I'm working on a piece my mind is just completely clear of any thoughts focused just on the task at hand which is why I enjoy it so much. I've always been into art ever since I was a kid, but didn't really put any effort into my talent until my late teen years and I've been on the wagon since. Life has been pretty hectic lately so I decided to run away to my child hood home out here in the country, and I've been loving every minute of it. I needed to get away from the city and the country has completely relaxed my soul which has lead to..lots more art!! I can't remember the last time I've done so much art in such a small period of time but I've been lovin' it! I've definitely been through my fair share of artist block moments..but the country just offers so much subject matter..every where I look I see a painting just waiting to be done. I've spent a lot of time out here growing up, but never truly appreciated it's tranquility/art filled views until of course I moved to the city. Now that I'm back out here after an 8 year hiatus I'm taking full advantage of it! I've spent more time sitting by the pond sketching than I ever did when I lived out here, the views are just breath taking and you can't beat beautiful subject matter just a step outside the door. I've used oil pastels in the past but I typically don't use oil pastels or water colors so it's been an experiment of sorts, but I've really enjoyed these two mediums especially the water color.
On another note today I discovered the Google Art project! This awesome gallery features up close pictures of famous paintings such as Starry Night, so you can really see the painting in all of it's detailed glory! Pretty awesome project as it gives you an up close and personal view of these famous paintings right as if you're standing right in front of them! I've had a chance to see some actual Van Gogh's when there was a show at the DeYoung Museum in San Francisco a few years back, and that was quite the rush!! As you can probably tell Van Gogh is my all time favorite artist and it was a truly awesome life experience to get to see his actual paintings just a mere few feet away. As these paintings are usually in Europe it was a very rare showing and I'm so glad I got to experience it. The first chance I get I'm hoppin' on a plane to Europe as it's on my bucket list to go to the actual Van Gogh Museum that's located in Amsterdam.Man I'm good at going off on tangents!
Live + Love Art!