Archive for October 11, 2010

Artist of the Moment… Ann Craven…

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this artist paints awesome flowers as well as birds. Her birds are just enormous and checks in with one side measuring 90 inches. I first became aware of this artist after seeing some of her works that were of flowers seen at peoples funerals. Large pieces as well painted mainly in blacks, greys, and occasional yellow here and there.

Ann Craven attended college for art in both New York at Columbia and also in Boston at the Massachusetts Gallery of Fine Art.

Here is a brief article about Ann and one of her new exhibitions.

http://www.contemporaryartdaily.com/2010/05/ann-craven-at-maccarone/

 

I encourage you also to check out some work by other artists working in a mono tone or simple palette such as Geoffrey Johnson and his cityscapes or even the photographer Ansel Adams. It will get you to add more structure to your work and a bigger contrast with light and dark values.

keep learning!

regards,

Dan