Impressionist Poppies

Every artist was first an amateur

– Ralph Waldo Emerson

I love art! I simply love it! I love the fact that it catches your eye and leaves an impression. I sometimes love the bold colors in a piece, and sometimes, the warmth of pastels. Realism or Photorealism make me wonder how people can actually reproduce such intricate details and create things so close to reality. Realism in the arts is the attempt to represent subject matter truthfully, without artificiality and avoiding artistic conventions, implausible, exotic and supernatural elements. It needs a lot of observation, patience and not to forget tons of practice to achieve that kind of skill. On the other hand, Impressionist or abstract art leaves me spell bound! Impressionist painting characteristics include relatively small, thin, yet visible brush strokes, open composition, emphasis on accurate depiction of light in its changing qualities (often accentuating the effects of the passage of time), ordinary subject matter, inclusion of movement as a crucial element of human perception and experience, and unusual visual angles. There is an interesting history associated with it.

As you all know I am in a stage to learn and improve my artistic skills. I am taking classes locally and also learn online from these two amazing artists – Lisa from Lachri Fine Art and Painting With Jane. Check out their videos on YouTube! It’s a world full of information, tutorials and amazing art, of course!

This impressionist painting of poppies I created is completely done by using just a palette knife. I learnt the technique from one of the videos on  Painting With Jane and reproduced what she taught. I love how it turned out considering it was my first attempt. Art is never right or wrong! But, yes it can be improved! And, I am just trying to do that!

Check the video below to take a closer look at the texture, color and other details.

PS: I am super active on Instagram (NO, I don’t post every minute or hour. Maybe once or twice a day!)  where you can follow me to get updates about my recent projects, little pieces of art that I make, works in progress and other crazy things that I do.

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