Wednesday, May 27, 2015
Monday, May 25, 2015
Wednesday, May 20, 2015
It has been a very busy year for me and I have enjoyed it all. My big projects for F&W Media are now complete. My book Abstract Art Painting: Expressions in Mixed Media is out and it has received very positive reviews. Thank you if you have given it a review. Please do so if you have not. My series of four videos will soon be available. They can be purchased or viewed online. If you would like more information on the videos and links for more information please go to my website at www.deboralstewart.com .
Friday, May 15, 2015
48x48 acrylic and mixed media on canvas
Friday, May 8, 2015
Friday, April 24, 2015
|Breath of Spring|
pastel on paper
Where do you get inspiration for your art? Sometimes my inspiration comes from unexpected places. I receive a lot of ideas while I am out for walks. I don't think about paintings when I am walking. I only pay attention to what is around me and what strikes me in some way. This week I noticed this wonderful green plant sprouting beside the railroad tracks. It is spring and different shades of green are everywhere in contrast to the surrounding dried grasses. I let the color of this plant inspire my pastel titled Breath of Spring.
Friday, April 10, 2015
|getting busy, drinking coffee and listening to 70's rock - loud|
|New painting in Natures Spirit series|
|drawings and thumbnail sketch|
The first painting titled Nature's Spirit was painted last week. My main inspiration was color. Yellow green has drawn me lately and this is probably due to spring. This is a color I have always liked. Right now I am playing with a lot of combinations of yellow green and other colors. The line drawings I completed last summer have given me a lot of material to work from and I really look forward to sitting outside and drawing plants again. I wanted to continue with the theme in Nature's Spirit so I have started a 60x36 inch canvas with similar theme. I'm enjoying working large right now. I've completed several large works and plan on doing many more. Working large brings a real freedom of movement. Add coffee and loud 70's rock and you have an "out of body" experience!