Tuesday, August 01, 2006

Barista oil on canvas

As I have been working diligently for many months on a start-up company in the fashion industry, I have done next to no painting. Last night, I needed a studio fix, have been looking at many paintings lately and became inspired. Oh man, I am rusty! However, learning color again is like running into a long lost friend. The whole time, I just kept thinking of...

Lenard Cohens "Anthem."

Ring the bells that still can sing.

forget your perfect offering.

There is a crack in everything.

That's how the light gets in.


Blogger belinha said...

Hello dear artist-entrepreneur-outsider!I want to thank you for visitting Papelustro.Yes, it's great fun indeed!I started cliping paper because I was too tired of computer.But then I became addicted to it!Saw your painting.I like it.A lot of nature and purity.Also saw those beautifull photos. Iowa?Beautifull land.Bye!

12:47 PM  
Blogger Kelebeginpulları said...

thank you to visit my blog and your comment:-)
I have never heardt lowa but I will search it.
Your paintings are interesting,really.

5:31 PM  
Blogger argos said...

belinha- so nice of you to stop by. Thanks for taking the time.

Yes Iowa is okay beautiful but I'd rather be in Portugal!

Stay in touch!

5:57 PM  
Blogger argos said...

Hi kelebeginpullari-

Thank you too! you are very kind.

I am happy to have a friend from Turkey.

9:02 PM  
Blogger Windy Lampson said...

Color is definitely very complex. When I was a sophomore in college (my VERY first studio class) I got SO frustrated with color. I could look at another painting and copy it without too many problems, but I had SUCH a hard time making decisions about color for myself. I know you're past this kind of advice, but just in case there's anyone else that is just starting out that happens to be reading this, I got two pieces of advice that caused a HUGE breakthrough for me. 1- When painting shadows or highlights of something, choose whether you want them to be warm or cool, and make that decision uniform throughout the painting. 2- When making shadows, play around with mixing complements and you'll learn the combinations better- (my favorite combination is Sap Green and Alizarin Crimson). Now I'm not a big believer in following rules when it comes to art- there are ALWAYS exceptions, but following these at the beginning helped me to learn enough about color to make my own decisions and learn when to break away from these rules. Anyway- like I said, I can tell that you're past this kind of advice, but maybe some of your readers can benefit- I will always be grateful to the person that told me-

10:18 AM  
Blogger argos said...

Windy, thanks for the insight. No, I am not beyond any lesson and feel the hair in my ears is longer than my talent. We painters learn I think till we are dead. Then, I guess we are great.

6:02 PM  
Blogger Mauricio said...

Hi Argos,

Great paintings, are very nice!


My best

1:45 PM  
Blogger argos said...


Thank you for the kind words.

I visited your blog too. Some of the best collage work I have ever seen.

I have a project for my company I would like you to review and, will write soon.


5:43 PM  
Blogger senzaione said...

can u draw the war for describing our scream?

6:03 PM  
Blogger argos said...


I will try.

7:38 PM  
Blogger AnastasiaC said...

An interesting piece!
all the best with your new venture - sounds cool, you'll have to tell us more!

10:23 PM  
Blogger argos said...

anastasia, thanks. I will let you know more. I may need some assistance in Australia.

3:18 PM  
Blogger Mauricio said...

Hi Argos,

Thanks for your words, you are very kind.
Its a pleasure to review the material.
I look forward to hearing from you.

Best regards,

4:59 PM  
Blogger este é o meu corpo said...

nice work ;)

12:29 PM  

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