Did you know that August is "Artists Appreciation Month"?? Me neither!
Well, alrighty then, I'm one of those... so count me in!
But I wouldn't BE one of those if I hadn't been influenced in my life by other creatives. This post will honor some that influenced me most.
(Long post, but like a comic book... mostly pictures, mwa ha ha ha!!)
My Artist Appreciation Month
(Difficult to narrow down!! )
(Can click any images to enlarge)
For incredible skill and beauty both in painting and sculpture:
For color, design, and more color:
Almond Blossom 1890
For storytelling ability and beautiful illustrations:
The Mermaid 1910
James Gurney, Imaginative Realism (I own these 3books!)
For imagination, whimsy and, of course, color:
Stilts & His Magic Rabbit
For bold and colorful art; he paints "the color of emotions":
But from a young age there was one that influenced me first and the most.
He captured my imagination...
He had an amazing ability to tell a visual story...
He could touch hearts...
He portrayed goodness in life...
He used gentle humor or tenderness...
But most of all, his undeniable and under-appreciated skill in painting:
I want to thank Patience Brewster for inviting me to join in posting about Artists Appreciation Month! I've thoroughly enjoyed revisiting old "friends" and seeing their paintings once again.
When I checked out Patience's art, oh my... talk about ADORABLE! And since I enjoyed it so much I thought I'd pass on the link for you.
It's wonderful stuff, so here be ye the link to Patience Brewster. Be sure to see their ornaments and check out my favorites, the Zebras named Zeke and Zelda! Too cute!
Happy Artist Appreciation Month!