Friday, October 19, 2012

Art a Lie?

"Art is a lie that makes us realize the truth”
-Pablo Picasso

ATC:  Indian Corn traded on FineArtsATC
          Prismacolor Pencils and graphite

What could Picasso be speaking of? Art, a lie? One that would make us realize the truth? With the sense of sight, and the gift of color, an artist may transform a blank canvas into a sight of beauty or a vision of something familiar. Truth can be sought in it's hidden form as an image by the transformation. An artist can make his or her subject abstract and trick or tease the viewer. Or by an image without lines and only color. There are so many perspectives and/or interpretations of a painting. Causing many opinions, many articles, many is the lie caused by the artist himself or the viewer, lost in the image?

ATC:  Fall Fantasy
          Prismacolor Pencil

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

ATC - Jack's Tree

Jack's Tree
Mixed Medium

Fall colors painted on a bible page with Gel Pens are used in this Art Trading Card. The leaves in Connecticut are just changing into beautiful hues of yellow, orange and reds. Make it a point to stop each day to appreciate this season. Before you know it, all the leaves will be gone and winter will be upon us. Of course, it is a beautiful season, but not my favorite! I am already yearning for Spring!