Sunday, May 6, 2012

Sunday Sketches

When I was at the art show in Boston Harbor, this touching scene struck me and said, "paint."

This young musician was entertaining the crowd of art patrons. When the gentleman who plays the fiddle came to play music, the young boy sat watching intensely. You felt as if his he was taking in every move and sound the fiddler played. It was so sweet when they played together.

©2012 Joanne Osband
8" X 11"
watercolor & ink

I will not be available to participate in Sunday Sketches for about a month as my son is getting married and I will be "grandma on duty" to my two year old grandson. Wish me lots of energy :)

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Tuesday, May 1, 2012

A GREAT Question

One of my favorite blogs is Making A Mark by artist and writer Katherine Tyrrell.

Katherine asks GREAT questions and sets up polls on her blog. Today's question which caught my eye is "How long do you spend looking at a painting you like?"

When I see a painting that I like, I will immediately walk up close and study it. I look at colors, lines, shapes, forms, light, shadow, how the artist applied the medium, and I also think about my art work. After close scrutiny, I step back again to enjoy the whole piece. This might take five minutes or more. Sometimes I even return to the painting or piece before leaving the gallery or show.

How about you?

How long do you spend looking at a painting you like?

How long do people spend looking at art these days?

According to Katherine's poll (lower right hand side of her blog post) at this time, 1-2 minutes is in the lead........