Collectors often find the idea of commissioning an artist intriguing, but intimidating. They might reach out and ask me, "I've never done this before, and have no idea where to begin." I've created this simple guide on how best to ask me or any artist for an art commission.
Pantone recently announced the color of 2020: Classic Blue, proving the classics never go out of style and I've created a collection of wearable art that both honors this classic color and the majestic whales that inhabit the oceans.
“The Winner Takes It All” Oil painting, 30×22. Photo copyrighted 2019 by Ane Howard Art Gallery”
By Limo Ok
Ane Howard, an abstract figurative painter based in the Bay area in California is my artistic discovery of the year.
Ane Howard’s, The Diver Collection, offers something more to oil painting. Consisting of beautifully told stories in each canvas, each painting feels well put together, including various elements that create the perfect balance. These elements work seamlessly together in a way that pushes viewers to get lost into every aspect of the painting.
Each piece possesses a kind of movement that draws the viewer’s eye into the painting. In some paintings, I can feel myself getting wrapped in the story being told. For instance, Howard successfully creates movement with the water, as well as, the diver in Dive in This Water. This particular piece gives you the ability to almost feel where the diver and the water meet.
People often treat creativity as something you are born with. Artists are called 'talented' more often than 'skilled.' Luckily, this is not the case. Anyone can learn to be creative with some effort and time. Here are some easy tips to get you started!
The following article is a reblog from Odyssey in which I was mentioned. If you are in a gallery, at an art fair, or anywhere else where you are exhibiting your art, you find yourself in a context designed to appreciate art.
Why paint? Firstly I do it for myself, and once the artwork is varnished, it belongs to all. After 20 years of exploring and living life as a creative person, painting is fulfilling my most profound need to connect to the world, communicate my vision and prayers.
Gift giving is an art. To some people, finding the perfect gift comes naturally. For others, it takes practice. This same thing can be said of painting. Some people just have a knack for it, while others turn to professional artists to make that perfect gift. I love it when people send me a photo and I turn it into an original oil painting!
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