As the new year starts take time for yourself! Be bold, take an art class. Keep in mind that even though you may be trying to recreate that beautiful landscape or animal perfectly there is more to it than that. As Matisse said, putting some of your “imagination” into the art adds that special touch to the image. So as you take that art class relax remember that perfection is over rated. If you are in the Boulder Colorado area check out my art classes which start next week. They include a graphite pencil drawing class, colored pencil drawing class…
Category: April Christenson’s art work
See my art at the Louisville Library
Visiting Louisville for some shopping, dining, or ice skating? Make a quick side trip to the library located at 951 Spruce Street to see my artwork on display this month. Find it on the first floor, just beyond the children’s section. Check here for library hours.
Picasso said “Painting is just another way of keeping a dairy”
Put down those electronics and start a sketchbook to record the visual life around us! Painting, drawing, sculpting and “life” can all benefit by keeping a sketchbook or two. Sketchbooks can record the bountiful colors and shapes of life, if paints are too messy for you try colored pencils (my favorite!) in your sketchbook. Georgia O’Keeffe stated “Color is one of the things in the world that makes life worth living….” Observe how the same color looks totally different next to another color. Colors play off of each other, influencing how we perceive them. In this time…
“Great art picks up where nature ends” Marc Chagall
Coming in the October issue of Southwest Art Magazine is a sample of my art which hopefully “picks up where nature ends”. The magazine issue is their annual “collector’s edition”. My work is in the “Ones to Collect-Discover new artists” section. Visit my prints on demand site http://www.aprilchristenson.artspan.com You can order the prints in the size you need and choose a frame to fit your space. It will let you visually try out different options for your special print.