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Curated Art Collection: Geometry


artistic close-up photo of shoes

 

View more of Sara Mercer's art portfolio here.  

 

Each week we present a collection of artwork from a variety of artists curated around a common theme. This week the theme is Geometry. As in the straight lines enclosing sharp spaces. As in the magic transfigurations of mathematics. I am guilty of becoming a bit obsessed with geometry in art lately and it has been showing up in my own artwork here which is why I selected…

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Studio Sundays: Thrush Holmes


Thrush Holmes in his art studio with large paintings behind him.

 

 Every Sunday we give you a behind-the-scenes tour into the heart of creativity, the artist's studio. This week we visit the art studio of Thrush Holmes, in Toronto, Canada.

 

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Colour Perception

Color bar test

 

There's only so much we can control as artists and this would be one of those things: not everyone perceives colour the same way. This means that people will see your artwork differently to each other and to you. I stumbled upon this cool little colour test on the internet where you can test your ability to differentiate between colours. It was fun and I was convinced I was going to get a perfect score ( but didn't). Here's the link…

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Portfolio Website: Edie Marshall

Two children in a landscape painting
"Paula and Friend"


Edie Marshall is a Saskatchewan landscape painter who is interested in the environment, the history and culture of the land. Most of her work is about the prairies where she finds an unlimited and often over-looked source of colours and shapes, ideas and images. Edie paints large energetic canvases and small intimate ones as a way to describe the vastness and energy of the land with its diverse and unique…

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Curated Art Collection: Psychadelia


Sara is alive

 

View more of Sara Gonzalez's design portfolio.

 

Each week we present a collection of artwork from a variety of artists curated around a common theme. This week the theme is Psychedelia. As in the wildly warping colours. As in the surreal blast of the fantastic. I chose this theme for it's boldness of colour and fantastical subjects. These works are a visual trip into a surreal perspective and the energetic quality seems to wake me…

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Hey Don't Copy Me!

Four artworks
(Top left: “Untitled” by 
Alejandro Corujeira, “Ode à l’oubli” by Louise Bourgeois (top right and bottom left), bottom right: “Gather” byAmanda Brazier

 

Most artists don't react favorably when they see artwork that is quite similar to their own. I think it's normal to have "hard feelings" in response to this situation, after all, artists work hard to develop their ideas and asthetics. I recently read a great article…

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Be Critical To Avoid Critics


frowning faces

 

Sometimes it's hard to put a finger on why no one is responding to your artwork. If you have been creating work for a while you will have had that experience of looking back on old work and seeing the flaws and understanding the issues. It's much harder to do this with work that you are currently making, we are just too close to the project at hand to see the mistakes we might be making.

 

I recently read an article on Red Lemon…

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Curated Art Collection: Magic

Layered collage with photo and drawing


View more of Sara Kaltwasser's art portfolio.

 

 

Each week we present a collection of artwork from a variety of artists curated around a common theme. This week the theme is Magic. As in sparks, illusions and shifts in reality. I chose this theme to explore works that seem to evoke an energetic sparkle and a touch of the mysterious. I am much enamoured by mysterious art that leaves me pondering it's meaning and origin. Here are…

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