Kunstroute Valburg 2015

Eens in de twee jaar organiseert het kunstenaarscollectief een kunstroute in Valburg.

Het derde weekend van juni is het zover; de 8e kunstroute in Valburg!

Achter de schermen is de organisatie (samen met de kunstenaars) alweer druk bezig met alle voorbereidingen om het weer een groot succes te maken.  Ook dit jaar heeft zich weer nieuw Valburgs talent aangemeld en de vaste deelnemers zullen met name nieuw werk tonen in hun Atelier en/of huis.

Ook dit jaar doen alle leerlingen van de St Jacobusschool uit Valburg weer mee aan de Kunstroute; alle groepen van 1 tot en met 8 worden door kunstenaars uit Valburg begeleid om prachtige en ludieke kunstwerken te maken. In de ateliers kunt u tussen 11.00 uur en 17.00 uur nader kennismaken met de kunstenaars en hun werk en dat van de leerlingen van de St.Jacobusschool.

Graag tot ziens op zaterdag 20 & zondag 21 juni 2015 in Valburg!

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February 2008 Painting Project: Expressive Self-Portraits

From the Artist:

It took me a while to decide whether I was going to be fast and furious with this painting, as a lot of Expressionists’ work is. But I don’t think I’m ready for that, so I chose to paint an expressive expression using metamorphoses and symbolism to express my self rather than a quick expression. It was very hard to not get into too much drawn detail or make it too cartoonish. (I could’ve gone on forever!)

I hope it gives the casual visitor of the gallery as much joy as it did me. (Laughing out loud is allowed!)

From the Painting Guide:This is a fabulously inventive self-portrait though I’m not sure it’s a side of you I’d want to meet in a dark alley…

Things to Consider When Looking at This Painting:
Eyes:Given the angle at which we see your right eye and nose, I don’t think we’d see the inner point (against the nose) of the left eye. This would be hidden by the nose (unless it had a serious indentation in it). Also take another look at how much of the cheek you’d see past the nose at this angle.

Ear:There’s something about the light tones of the ear that make it seem stuck on rather than attached to or growing from the side of the head. I’d take another look at it with particular regard to the other shadows or darker tones you’ve in this area to make it consistent.

Also publised on painting.about.com

House of Dancing Colours

From the Artist:I paint a lot of Koi fish and painting them from this angle really helped me to understand the shape of the fish, its more robust than I thought. Koi fanatics however, don’t rate this picture much, you don’t get to see the bonny colour patterns on top! (The Japanese phrase means “House of Dancing Colours”.)

From the Painting Guide:You may not get patterns on top in real life, but that’s one of the joys of painting — as the artist you get to change reality if you want to!
Things to Consider When Looking at This Painting:
Composition:Look at where the fish is positioned on the canvas, how the curve of its body and tail fin pulls you eye along. Look at how the splashes of color demand your attention and pull your eye up towards the fish’s eye and mouth.

Notice the tiny bit of red just at the tail fin — cover it up with your finger and you’ll see how powerful and important this is as a visual element to both attract your eye and to unify the painting. It also creates the suggestion that the red continues the length of the fish’s body on the top where you can’t see it.

Background:I think the background is fabulous; the green-blues give me a powerful sense of water and, being dark in tone, let the light tones of the fish really glow and dominate. There’s a sense of movement in it, from both the brushwork and the hints of pond weed.