Art-life

Sketchbook review.

January 25, 2018



The sketchbook, difficult choice.
Hello and welcome to the big question!
I love stationery stuff since I was a child. I remember the first school day opening the new books, that smell, the new pencils, erasers, pencil case, school bag,  all the possibilities to make and learn something new made me feel happy.
Nowadays, I can't leave the stationery buying anything. So, I try to go there just when I really need something or I need feel as a child again.

Since I start to draw I bought a lot of sketchbooks, someone better than others, but always made them function, collect ideas.
My mam said me last week that she found a lot of "notebooks" in the attic and I realized that I have a lot here as well.

But, to sketching on acrylic I don't like any.
Why?
Easy, I need time to dry the paint to turn the page and start with another, and when I have some idea it's not just one, the ideas are coming all at the same time and I have to be fast if I don't want to lose them.
And this happens when I don't wait enough time.

Because of that, I decide not to use them to acrylic paint, I cut the paper and make my own sketchbook with the paper that I prefer and the size that is more comfortable to me.

Frist, I chouse the paper....... But I thought that it was for sketches....
 I cut them into A4 pieces......
 And that was ready to sketch...
This time I had time enough to dry them and made a hole to keep together.


And finally, I've got my own sketchbook.

I don't have excuses to not sketch with acrylic.
So, go to start....

See you soon!
Be creative, be happy!

Artist

Afternoom with Voka..

January 18, 2018



"Voka, born 1965, lives and works in the Lower Austrian town of Puchberg am Schneeberg. He coined the term "Spontaneous Realism" as a trademark for his art. Voka defines this style as a revival of the significance of contemporary art, a valued tradition in a new era, with a new interpretation reflecting today ́s spirit of the time. His distinctive style, emerging from the dynamic of the moment, enables him to strikingly capture immediate reality while the observer is able to palpably feel the imbedded movement. His ability to create one of his paintings in a short space of time and with great dynamic, he explained in a very simple way ́I have dealt with painting for a very, very long time in a very slowly and intensively way."
-  Bio,  http://www.voka.at/bio-3   -

Visit his webside, it's clear and full of fresh news, even you can organize a journey to his showroom in Austria.

 
 

Looking at his portrait you can feel the intens view of the characters.
Looking at his urban scenery you can feel the city aroun you.
Looking at that colours you can be happy.
And for this I enjoy look at his art.


 
And now, for me the best, the artist working on his art.
Enjoy the video


 
I recomend you visit his youtube chanel, you will wach more videos like this. It's awesome to get the chance to see the artist working on his art.


See you next week!
Be happy, be creative

Art-life

Colours for life

January 11, 2018

Mere colour, unspoiled by meaning, and unallied with definite form, can speak to the soul in a thousand different ways.
-   Oscar Wilde   -

I've heard that the people how to wear black colour are sadder than the people how to wear colouring cloths. 
I'm not a psychologist but I've realized how the colours work on myself, and I feel myself happier and confident when I wear something colourful.
Have you ever thought about how much can affect the colours in your life? 

This is my winter colour.

The colours' psychology is a recent subject of study, as many scientists regard it as an alternative science. One of the first to talk about it was Aristoteles, he connected the basic colours with Earth, water, sky and fire.
Nowadays, is used in marketing, graphic and interior design, fashion art and some therapies.

Here there is a  short list of colours and they mean. Along of this year, I'm want to talk about all of them a little bit deeper one month one colour.



That is! No more colours!
But, How many colours are?
There are millions of them, of course, but this is a good point to start.
The primary, the secondary, some of the tertiary and the neutrals.
This is a blog of art, design and creativity and because of that I have to share with you some information, here there is a chart with the most important data.
Enjoy it!

This is a basic one, I know it, but I think we just need the precise information, sometimes too much information made a mess in our heads.

So, this is all for now!
See you next week!
Put some colour in your life and be happy!

Art-life

Eventually, I feel as an artist

January 08, 2018



Most of the artist that I know or I've read their bio said that they wanted to be an artist since they were a child. That wasn't my situation,  I've wanted to paint since I was almost in my twenties when I took a break in my studies and found the art school in Salamanca. The best discovery ever in my life.
So, I finished my studies of interior design in Madrid and back to my small village. 
But the life is not perfect at all, and my choices were to get a job and get free time to paint because it's supposed that was the right thing to do. I was no one at that time, I didn't feel as an artist and I left to draw or paint.
I never thought about the weight of the place to get inspiration. Now twenty year time I realize that and I've found a place that makes me feel like an artist.

Because of that, I say to you:

Look for a place and life that make you feel as an artist because you already are.



I've tried different kinds of technics, oil, watercolours, glass, pottery, wood, and last year I started to ink and acrylic.
I've to recognize that the bigger impact on my current work is glass art. I worked with Murano's glass and the colours are amazing, high and bright. These colours are on my mind and I want to see everywhere. 

 
So, I want to share with you my last work.
I hope to enjoy it.

 

Arcylic paint on paper, 250gms.

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See you soon!
Bee brave and creative!
-   Yolan   -

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