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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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Do You Paint Over Old Work? Rembrandt did.

X-ray of an artwork shows two pictures

 

Technology is a wonderful thing. In this case special x-ray technology was used to help reveal the underlying different image in this Rembrandt painting. Here is a little excerpt from an article on this subject from Huffington Post:

 

Scientists may be one step closer to revealing a hidden portrait behind a 380-year-old Rembrandt painting.

 

The masterpiece, "Old Man in Military Costume" by Dutch painter Rembrant Harmenszoon van…

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Studio Sundays: Leonor Fini


A white cat in Leonor Fini's art studio

 

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 Leonor Fini an Argentinian artist who worked from Paris and adored cats.

 

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Curated Art Collection: Bone

Still life of a skull on top of two books


View more of Jose Pardo's painting 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 Bone. As in biology. As in Anatomy. For this week's curated collection I thought that we would return to this all-time classic component of still-life: bone. The artistic study of bones, skulls and entire skeletons has a long-standing tradition which permeates…

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The Journey of Creating My Illustrated Book

Ex libris. A woman collapsed on a desk

 

Creating my book Eerie Dearies has been a journey. I have learned alot about patience.

It's been really exciting though there are times that I felt more like my illustration above. 

 

It was just after my solo exhibition in 2009 called Catholic Schoolgirls Rule when I was first intercepted by the publisher Simply Read. The show had sparked their interest and so they approached me about doing a book that had something to do with…

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Studio Sundays: Andy Warhol and a Cat


Andy Warhol in his art studio holding a cat

 

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 Andy Warhol, 1964.

 

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