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 like geisha so much that I decided to buy a doll for my collection of dolls. One little doll sits in my office file cabinet. To do her portrait I turn off the lights and shot her photo is low light. There is a potted plant right behind her that accounts for the green leaves. To begin the acrylic painting I began with a textured board in Martha Stewart's textured gold paint. Then I painted her quite rapidly, finishing in less than an hour using Golden Open Acrylic paint with regular acrylics.
Office Doll, acrylic on 6 x 6 wood
The English Fairy Painters were part of the Romantic and Pre-Raphaelite art movements of the eighteenth century. According to Wiki, fairy painting is strongly rooted in the literary and theatrical influences of Romanticism, as well as in the cultural issues facing the Victorian era. This fairy painting is in the style of this movement.