Category Archives: Uncategorized

weird and arcane things I must ponder

🍯🧈🥣👨🏼‍🍳 HELLO LOVELIES, THE TABLE IS READY FOR A BREAKFAST. PIERRE BONNARD IS THE KITCHENER.

Aletha Kuschan's Weblog

The bars framing the flowers on either side are products of Pierre Bonnard’s painting that I’m emulating.  They have no other referent.  They’re part of the structure of the window in the Villa Castellamare so I either make stuff up (which may happen) or I follow Bonnard’s lead.  In his painting the two beams are different colors due to alterations in light.  For the present I’m doing what he did so that the left beam is ochre colored and the right is bluish.  (It’s been a long time since I saw the actual painting so I have no idea what the real colors are and book illustrations always exaggerate.)

Anyway it makes me wonder what Bonnard was thinking.  Because the foreground things in my painting are all different from his — especially the flowers — I’ll have to adapt all the Bonnard elements to go with my changes.  All that…

View original post 28 more words

2 Comments

September 16, 2021 · 9:20 PM

Vanilla pudding and strawberries with Judy Chicago

♀️🍓 WELL SISTERS, TONIGHT YOU’RE INVITED TO THIS DINNER PARTY. FOR MORE INFO GO TO THIS SITE https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Judy_Chicago

eat with an artist: fact, and fiction

Inspired by Chicago’s 1975 autobiography “Through the Flower: My struggle as a woman artist” and china paint on porcelain plate, “Saint Bridget”, Chicago’s 1979 installation “The Dinner Party” American feminist artist, art educator and writer b:1939

View original post

2 Comments

Filed under Uncategorized

Diversion at the Pot Still

🍸🥃🍷 HI DEARS! FROM TIME TO TIME SKETCHERS LIKE TO HAVE A DRINK. CHEERS!

Drawing the Street

Have you ever tried to pin down where a new story begins? In my world the best stories begin with a sketch. Take this one from 2014, part of the very first series of Sketchbook Skool ‘Beginning’

sketch of whisky festival by Ronnie Cruwys

Four years later and it’s second nature to draw a few bottles on the wall of Glasgow’s Pot Still  where we were enjoying a glass of Edradour during our transition North. It’s a convivial pub especially on a snowy night and we began chatting with our table companions over my sketchbook…They were over from Germany visiting some distilleries and I gave it hardly a passing thought when Jens mentioned he was looking for an artist to draw labels.

Wee Dram of Edradour Pot Still  Glasgow ronnie cruwys Where the diversion began…

I’ve got quite a few whisky sketches tucked away. They’re a bit of a clue that I quite like a malt though I am no expert!

Colquhoun Lodge Cruwys.jpgwhisky fest 2015 Ronnie Cruwys.jpg

I’m going to keep…

View original post 290 more words

3 Comments

Filed under Uncategorized

Vintage spice bottles

🌶️🧄👣 HI DARLINGS! LET’S DANCE WITH THE VIDEO OF THESE FUNNY SKETCHES.

BulanLifestyle.com

Vintage spice bottles

View original post 118 more words

Leave a comment

Filed under Uncategorized

A quince with Constance Stokes

💁🏼‍♀️ SO TRUE DARLINGS. I LIKE THE MIX OF A STILL LIFE, WITH A NUDE. DEFINITELY
ALL THESE ARE SIMPLY STUDIES ABOUT SHAPES THAT WE WILL SKETCH.

eat with an artist: fact, and fiction

Inspired by Stokes’ 1950s pen and ink, wash and gouache “Quinces and green peppers on green blue plate” Australian artist 1906-1991

View original post

Leave a comment

Filed under Uncategorized

Citrus Sesame Mushroom Noodle Bowl (Vegan GF)

🍽️ HELLO DEARS, OUR FOLLOWERS LIKE SKETCHING AND ALSO EATING VEGAN RECIPES LIKE THIS.

Nourishing Amy

A vibrant and nourishing noodle bowl with a simple citrus, tamari and sesame dressing. This vegan, gluten-free and wholesome dinner or lunch bowl is quick to make and packed with zesty flavour.

Noodles will forever be a staple for me as a quick go-to meal with I am in a rush and need something nourishing. They are great for using up any leftover vegetables you have in the fridge and for making something amazing out of a few simple ingredients. This Citrus Sesame Mushroom Noodle Bowl is a certain favourite as it has so much colour, taste and texture but requires very minimal effort. Like a lot of my other noodle recipes, the piece de resistance is in the sauce. This citrus tamari sesame dressing is such a winner and just tastes like summer!

Citrus Sesame Mushroom Noodle Bowl
Citrus Sesame Mushroom Noodle Bowl

What goes into the dressing?

  • Tamari soy sauce: this…

View original post 628 more words

2 Comments

Filed under Uncategorized

Pratique quotidienne du dessin

😋 HELLO AND… BON APPÉTIT DEAR SKETCHERS

Enviroart par Suzanne Bélair, IAF, AFC

J’ai lu il y a longtemps que la pratique quotidienne de la peinture ou du dessin était un excellent moyen d’améliorer la créativité, l’imagination et sa production. J’ai même commandé un livre à ce sujet il y a quelques années avec l’intention de commencer une pratique quotidienne de peinture.

Hélas, je n’y ai pas donné suite. Tout comme l’écriture quotidienne améliore grandement notre écriture, après un certain temps, une peinture par jour définit notre style et quelque chose d’intéressant en ressort.

L’année 2019 a été chargée et folle et j’ai dû, à un moment donné vider mon atelier et mettre mon art en suspens. J’ai finalement recommencé avec le dessin la semaine dernière et j’espère continuer pendant un an. Cette pratique quotidienne va me replonger dans l’art. Je publie ces explorations chaque jour sur ma page Instagram .

La première série de dessins est sur la nourriture. J’aborde cela comme…

View original post 343 more words

2 Comments

Filed under Uncategorized

Slices of watermelon with Fernando Botero

💚🍉❤️ SO TRUE LOVELIES, BOTERO’S WORKS, ALWAYS HAVE A HIGHLIGHTED VOLUME ON THEIR SHAPES.

eat with an artist: fact, and fiction

Inspired by Botero’s 2002 “Picnic” Colombian artist b:1932

View original post

4 Comments

Filed under Uncategorized

Kees van Dongen: the exotic, erotic dancer

💃 HELLO HONEYS! DANCE IS HERE AGAIN. LET’S MOVE OUR HIPS.

DANCE IMAGES IN THE ART OF THE NETHERLANDS

As a young man, the Dutch artist, Kees van Dongen travelled to Paris. He resided in Montmartre, living in a flat with a view of the Moulin de la Galette, the famous dance hall, from his rear window. The dance-halls, the circus, the cafés, the theatres all sparked Van Dongen’s imagination. His models were harlots, dancers, actresses and chansonnières, figures from the demi-monde. His work was bold, provocative and frequently controversial. Van Dongen, a Fauvist at the time, rendered his subjects in brilliant hues, executed in solid planes of colour, often painted with a heavy brushstroke.

Orientalism, especially that of the Arab world, was extremely popular in Paris in the early decades of the 20th century. High society dressed in exotic clothing, decorated their salons in vibrant oriental colour schemes, wore jewellery inspired by a Thousand and One Nights, complemented with perfumes as seductive as those worn by Schéhérazade…

View original post 1,455 more words

Leave a comment

Filed under Uncategorized

Apuntes de Salobreña, Granada – Agosto 2021

🏖️☀️ HI SISTERS! TODAY FROM A LITTLE SPANISH TOWN. ESTOS DIBUJOS DE OLGA, SON PURO ARTE. LA COHERENCIA DEL COLOR Y LA FORMA, SON UN PERFECTO EJEMPLO.

Esbozando los días

No se puede estar en todas partes. Eso de “en misa y repicando”. Por eso quizá la idea de tomar apuntes de una experiencia ayuda para continuar en ese lugar donde tomas los apuntes y en el de regreso, en casa.

Para ello, para tomar apuntes, necesito hacer fotos. No soy de las que se llevan la libreta a todas partes. Una vez lo fui, pero para escribir, y ya ni siquiera me llevo la libreta de escribir.

Cuentan que para vivir la experiencia, para estar verdaderamente en un lugar, hay que estar ahí en contemplación, disfrutándolo o sufriéndolo, pero estar ahí sin hacer nada por registrarlo. Eso cuentan en la filosofía del estar presente. No que yo esté de acuerdo con ello, pero de un modo u otro, sin recoger consejos, he dejado de llevar libretas por el “por si acaso”. Me he cansado. No voy sola a ciertas…

View original post 856 more words

2 Comments

Filed under Uncategorized