I spend a great deal of time enjoying art work which inspires me to think, to wonder, to marvel, and to create. This will be devoted to art and artists, young and old, trained and beginners, who desire and inspire. What inspires you? Without inspiration can we create?
I am really surprised when I am around other artists who do not want to include buildings in their paintings. For me they add recognizable form to a landscape. I suppose it is the perspective that many find threatening, but I have enjoyed buildings in both abstract, primitive and landscape painting.
The following landscapes were created right after I finished the Joyce Hicks watercolor workshop.
Spring Street, watercolor
Granbury Flower Garden, watercolor
Late Afternoon Sun, watermedia/acrylic
This next house was also created using Golden Acrylics, but in an thicker oil style. Tip-- don't ever create a house which uses perspective in an oval. It won't look right no matter what you do.