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WIP 0014 by HeatherHowellArt
WIP 0014
New piece I'm finishing up today!  I hope no one is offended that I used the word "piece".  Peace! 
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Inner Light by HeatherHowellArt
Inner Light
Acrylic 18x18

I went back to the basics on this one.  Texture, shape, line, hue complementary and supplementary relationships, depth, and a focal point.  It's become so routine that I stopped and looked back to study previous paintings I'd made as well as other's paintings and wrote about how each painting focused on those topics.    I mostly focused on the color relationships in this artwork and layered and sanded down areas to reveal underlayers. 

I moved the painting around a lot- turned it 90 degrees, laid it flat, put it on the wall, turned different lights on and off- that was just for inspiration.  Once I saw a potential next step I just did it.  It was also something different for me because I'd never painted on a flat table.  My fiance made me a 40" table for Valentines Day because my neck hurts from studying and pencil drawing (and I don't have a slanted table).   It definitely brings a different viewpoint to a piece and I think those different view points make a difference- always learning something. 
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0012  Peace is not the absence of Conflict by HeatherHowellArt
0012 Peace is not the absence of Conflict
Textured with Acrylic, and oils on top of acrylic paints.  Uploaded for a print request.
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  • Listening to: Depak Chopra
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First, A creative exercise to open the mind up for creative thinking.  The link to the website where I found it is below.  It is not spam. 

"Get yourself a box and stand in it, just the way you are, the way you think now, the way you look at the world now. Let a few minutes pass. Then take a deep breath and step out of the box leaving all your restraints and constricting ideals behind. Open yourself to a whole new way of seeing, feeling, tasting and sensing the world. You're free, you are out of the box. You did it. Nothing is beyond your reach."

http://www.rousingyourmuse.com/index.html

I'm always trying to learn more about art and recently since I started going back to college for project management, I have access to all the search engines and online curriculum available to students from the University of Phoenix.   I read a really interesting article on art concept classes verses skilled art classes.  One uses art as a way to communicate concept about ideas.  I already knew this about art, but I struggle with it!  I realized this last year when my friend wanted me to be on the pair committee and make sign because I was artistic.  It is one thing to be able to draw a still picture and another to use concepts and create a message using symbols, colors, words, picture, textures, clay and any other object.    The most valuable thing about this article was that people who usually didn't do well in art on the skillful side really enjoyed making art.  I also FINALLY helped me realize why art is on display that I don't think is skillful.  But it is. It's just a different kind.  I need to open my mind up more.  I am thankful for this article and for art appreciation.   I am going to work on communicating concepts through art.  I think it would really beef up my profile.  How shall I go about doing this?  I'm going to do a lot of reading about art.

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Ihadaquestion Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2015  Student General Artist
Thanks for the llamaLlama Emoji-03 (Sparkles) [V1] 
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PinkVendetta Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2015
Thank you for the Llama Hug 
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HeatherHowellArt Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2015   Traditional Artist
You deserve it :)
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PinkVendetta Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2015
Aww thanks for saying that, means a lot to me Hug 
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RandyAinsworth Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2015  Student General Artist
Thanks so much for the llama. Heart 
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HeatherHowellArt Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2015   Traditional Artist
Very welcome, just figured out how to do them. :)  I've sent out a ton.
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RandyAinsworth Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2015  Student General Artist
I use them as a way of keeping track of who has faved my stuff and whose artwork I have faved - as well as watching back and forth. :) (Smile) 
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HeatherHowellArt Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2015   Traditional Artist
Catch up time!
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arlyssray Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2015   General Artist
A very happy birthday to you! :cake:
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GitanoGrrl Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2015   Traditional Artist
Happy Birthday to You!!!! I hope you have a wonderful birthday!Airborne Party Have your cake and eat it too Flowerpot 
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