Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Commercial art


Refers to art that is made for the purposes of commerce. The term is somewhat obsolete and is currently being replaced in many colleges with the term “Visual Communication.”

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I used to love water coloring and it was my first medium that I got to experiment with as a child, however as a teenager I was informed I wasn't very good at it and moved onto acrylic painting. So I decided that I wanted to be a child again and simply play with watercolors at my young age of 55...the devil can have all the negative opinions, I simply want to discover my old friend again. I invested a pretty penny for all the Peerless watercolors that I could find figuring that if I spent my inheritance  crafting allowance on it then I might stick to my plan better. This is what my desk looked like trying to sort out all the color strips.

I also romanticize the phenomena of plein air painters and have always dreamed of taking my watercolors outside to ....destinies to paint. Making a trip to a location is much more "artsy" than sitting in a studio. This is the end result of being an art major studying Vincent Van Gogh, Claude Monet and other famous plein air artists. Nevertheless, I only made it as far as sitting out on my balcony for my first attempt, lol Guess you can say it is a baby step in the right direction.

This is the corner of the balcony I was focusing on although being seated when painting is a whole different point of view than standing when I took the photograph.

This is my summer goal to do a watercolor every day....but what are we if not lofty and unattainable in our goals? :)

9 comments:

Tamiko McCurry said...

Such a fun Picture with your peerless Wc!! That balcony is huge, I would visit you daily too!!! Glad youre going to play again!!

Melissa said...

I think that is a great goal to have! It is wonderful how you are going back to something you used to enjoy to find joy again. In many ways, I guess that is what I am doing too ...

scrappymo! said...

I think that is a fabulous goal...one that will bring you so much joy! Your balcony and your rendition of the corner in it, is wonderful!

Sandy said...

How wonderful that you are doing watercolours.. Pfft to who said you where no good at it.. Your page is just wonderful, so want to see all the pages you do over the summer. It will brighten up my winter immensely
I love your balcony so glad you popped a photo of it on here can see you at the table painting away at your table with various pieces of your balcony as your painting subject.. The birds will come to peek at what you are doing i'm sure..
Sandy :)

Donna Lueders said...

What a beautiful balcony you have. I would spend all day there if I could. And your painting is just fantastic. Would love to know what kind of brush you used to paint the picture with. Great job!!!! Is that a cactus garden you have on the table??? I have one to, but mine is not doing so well after the winter. Mind giving me some hints on how to care for them?

Carole Z said...

Well whoever put you off water colouring as a child was so wrong, because your revisit to this medium is gorgeous..as is your balcony! Hugs Carole Z X

Jean said...

I think it is amazing! I promise to this too.

Pam said...

Sandee, I think your watercolors are wonderful! I can't wait to see all the beautiful creations you paint this summer. I'm sure you have heard of the John C. Campbell Folk School in Brasstown N.C., well a very nice lady who has taken many classes there, watercolors being one, had me over for a week teaching me to paint in watercolor. It was such a great experience. I have gotten distracted with so many other crafts that I haven't done it for a while (except on some cards). I really hope to do some watercolor painting soon (you have inspired me). Keep painting, I love your work!
Pam
scrap-n-sewgranny.blogspot.com

CC said...

Sandee! How are you organizing all those Peerless??? I haven't used mine 'cuz I can't figure out what to do with them so they don't stick together! Crazy! That said, this is a wonderful post! I'm so glad you are getting back to your old friend! I love your balcony & your lovely sketch! Keep it up! Shoot for the moon! ♥