Tuesday, May 24, 2011

FATuesday Artist Spotlight #34

I created Featured Art Tuesday Artist Spotlight, to showcase inspiring Artists and to provide a forum for all Artists to share their work with one another--this includes every type of medium, photography and crafts, including writing and poetry.

  For details on how to join FATuesday Artist Spotlight  
see the bottom of the page.
I hope you will join in the fun!

I fell in love with Laura's wonderful artwork--in particular these seagulls.  I simply bask in the beauty of these stunning pieces.   She inspires me to continue experimenting with watercolors!

Laura writes of the piece above, "Here's one that I'll definitely have to paint again--and faster: the lines in the water that are supposed to be ripples (!) are too hard-edged, defined. Also, I think I have to intensify the reflected color on the gulls themselves.  It's weird to me that my mind hampers me from painting things it knows to be white in other colors! Perhaps if I did one of those things they recommend to break the mind's hold on your perceptions, like turning the paper upside-down? Or maybe I should just tell my mind to butt out."  Every artist I know, has had similar feelings about their work at one point or another--Laura eloquently puts it into words.

You can see more of this talented artist's work at Laura's Watercolors.

Artist Marie Theron  is also new to me.  I was transfixed by this dear lady's description of a demonstration she did for a museum day in Darling.  What a cool name for a town!  Her work chronicles the West Coast of South Africa.  You can see her love for this area through her unique paintings and exquisitely written stories.

Marie writes, "During the many years that I taught art, I have always tried to have some moments of tension to make my demo interesting. So, dipping my brush into the dirty brown colour of the rocks, I approached the wet completed sky. It took a few moments to squizzle in the seagulls and highlight them with white, but I could sense how people held their breaths as it was so easy to spoil everything at that moment. Long hours on my feet, that I will not repeat soon, but a worthwhile experience nevertheless!"

To see more of Marie's unusual work, visit Artist Marie Theron.

Cristina Valentina, an artist out of Verona Italy is celebrating her blog's one year anniversary.  I am so fortunate to have found this gifted watercolourist.  Her work is delightful to see.  I especially love this painting--I'm partial to bubbles.  I have NO idea how she was able to capture this moment so beautifully.  It is a mystery and inspires me.

Christina writes, "Painting is like looking me in the mirror and seeing who I am: I live to paint, and I paint to live... I love sharing my creative journey with those who come to visit me!"

To see more of Christina's fabulous watercolor paintings, visit A Blob of Color.

I am a great admirer of Patricia Ann Rizzo's beautifully painted artwork.  I first became acquainted with this talented artist from Southern California on facebook.  She has been a source of great encouragement to me.  I have been truly inspired by this lovely woman's work.

She writes, "I'm retired but have been drawing and painting all my life. Now I'm able to pursue my artwork fulltime."  This is to the benefit of everyone who loves this beautiful artist's work!

To see more of Patricia's amazing artwork, visit Watercolors By Patricia.  Happily, Patricia does sell her original pieces here!

This extraordinary photo was taken by Mark Gibson, photojournalist for The Dalles Daily News here in Oregon.  Mark is my younger brother.  I have always loved his patience as he captures the world around him.  He is a great inspiration to me.  You will see what I mean, when you visit his webpage!  He is not only an incredible photographer, but he is a wonder with words.  His stories are fascinating--and I'm not just a biased big sister!

Mark writes of our slow Spring, "Winter is very tiring, especially when it comes back after spring has started and covers up the flowers. Lots of snow and ice, but today its melting and the sun was out some and spring is back again."

To see more of Mark's unique photography and wonderful writing, visit An Ongoing Voyage of Discovery."

If you'd like to take part in FATuesday Artist Spotlight:
*Blog the art you'd like to share.
*  Don't forget to leave a link on Linky tools.
*  Visit other artists who have left their links.
* Leave a comment when you visit each artist's page.
(We artists need to encourage each other!)
* Add a link to FATuesday in your blog entry.


cristina dalla valentina said...

Thank you so much, Beth! I am so honoured to be featured in your FATuesday!

Marie Theron said...

Beth, thank you for reading my posts and leaving a wonderful comment on my blog. And thanks for this feature. Of course I would like to see more of the other featured artists too! You are such a good networker!

Clytie said...

Wow, you have found so many brilliant artists to spotlight! I can't wait to go exploring!!!

Crystal Cook said...

Beth, what a fun blog you have! I love your work! I look forward to see what else you come up with.

Cynthia Schelzig said...

Hi Beth, I found out about Fat Tuesday from Cristina so I thought I´d come by and enter my "Breakfast" watercolor. I see I put my blog address under my name...could you take that off of there for me and keep just my name,,,if that is possible. I look forward to taking part in Fat Tuesday and I really enjoy your blog.

laura said...

Thank you, Beth for including me--it is an honor! This type of networking is the best of blogging--thank you for taking the time to bring all these artists into view!