Art and criticsm

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , on January 9, 2008 by brian55peterson

 “It is inevitable that he who by concentrated application has extended this limit for himself, should arouse the resentment of those who have accepted conventions which, since accepted by all, require no initiative of application and this resentment generally takes the form of meaningless laughter or of criticism, if not persecution.” — Man Ray

I like Man Ray and the Dadaists and I like this saying. Any artist that posts on the internet is opening themselves to both kindness and resentment from all quarters.

MoMA: Georges Seurat – The Drawings

Posted in Online exhibitions with tags , , , on January 7, 2008 by brian55peterson

This is one of better online institutions for online content. I will be posting some of the better ones over the next little while. For an artist’s journey you have to see others work. This is a fantastic resource.

MoMA: Georges Seurat – The Drawings

two yellow landscape photos

Posted in Reference photos with tags , , , on January 6, 2008 by brian55peterson

Winter viewsWinter landscape yellow 1winter landscape yellow 2

Shadow man series

Posted in Reference photos with tags , , , , , , on January 6, 2008 by brian55peterson

Shadow man 1Shadow man 2Shadow man 3I went out today to take some winter landscapes again. The sun was low on the horizon and made for some interesting shadow effects.

Reference photos

Posted in Reference photos with tags , , , , , on January 6, 2008 by brian55peterson

forest-trees-print.jpgWinter walkwaywinter-orchard-print.jpgThese pictures are not colour enhanced or leveled in anyway. I have cropped some of them. Feel free to use them if you like. Just credit back to me.

Charcoal; landscape

Posted in drawing on January 6, 2008 by brian55peterson

winter-orchard-jan-5-3005.jpgWinter orchard

Art and learning

Posted in drawing with tags , , on January 6, 2008 by brian55peterson

Nude 17I find that as I draw I start to see the world differently. I visualize in planes and values. I’m constantly seeing potential that my skills can’t match yet. I really feel my lack of technical ability is holding me back. Thsi blog is going drive me forward by making me practice. Nothing worth learning in life comes easily, so I have to keep moving and working.

I think I see small improvements in each effort.