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.  

Welcome to my art world!

Hi all,    Please check out my brand new web site which features my original art.  It has something for all with beautiful colored pencil landscapes, watercolor landscapes, and whimsical birds!  You can click on the art in the portfolio and get landscape print or a whimsical bird mug that is perfect for upcoming Mother’s Day. Or check out pARTiculars Art Gallery and Teaching Studio in Lafayette, Co. for my art and teaching schedule.  Upcoming classes include a series called “Explore,Discover,Create” which includes a taste of many different media. It is for students 16- adult, beginner through advanced welcome.  Media…