Monthly Archives: June 2012

Artist of the Day / Ken Knieling

I’m really enjoying abstract art much more than I did just a few months ago!  I’m sure that looking at 25 to 30 artists a day for this category has added to my appreciation of many art forms.  These paintings … Continue reading

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Work Space / Joe Papendick / St Louis, Missouri

Joe (https://destructivetesting.wordpress.com/2012/06/01/artist-of-the-day sent me these two photos of his workspace.  I love seeing where artists do what they do, and encourage other artists to send me their photos to my email address:  mfsmith46@gmail.com.  http://www.etsy.com/shop/joepapendick   http://joepapendick.wordpress.com/

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Making It / Rebecca Crowell / Western Wisconsin

Rebecca (https://destructivetesting.wordpress.com/2012/06/16/artist)  has sent me some great photos of herself at work.  This is what my blog is really about, and I again encourage other artists to send photos of themselves at work to mfsmith46@gmail.com.   thanks http://www.rebeccacrowell.com/

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Making It / Brenda Hope Zappitell / Boca Raton, FL

Brenda (https://destructivetesting.wordpress.com/2012/06/19/artist-of-the-day), has sent me a few photos of her working in her studio.  I’d like to share them here. I’d still like any of my other AOD’s to send some photos of their work spaces, and/or photos of their … Continue reading

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Making It For Paula #2 / Found Object Table Lamp / Mike Smith

This is the second lamp I’ve made using parts that Paula Mccullough           (http://www.etsy.com/shop/PaulaArt) has sent me.  For this one, I’ve used  the white plastic and black rubber pieces of hers, and a metal shut-off valve … Continue reading

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Artist of the Day / J.E. Lattimer / Nebraska

I don’t have any information about what J. E. Lattimer does to manipulate his photos to achieve the resulting images, but for me, that’s just as well.  I’d rather see what he wants us to see. http://arcanearrangements.wordpress.com/

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Making It For Paula / Found Object Table Lamp / Mike Smith

My friend, Paula Mccullough, sent me this curved piece of pipe, and asked me to make a lamp out of it.  After considering 8 or 10 different ideas, this is what I came up with.  I’m trying to convince her … Continue reading

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Artist of the Day / Morten Hoj / Sweden/Denmark

I’ve taken these photos from Morten’s ‘Abandoned’ series.  Many photographers take photos of abandoned buildings, but I find Morten’s choices of what exactly to photograph most interesting.  And the fact that most of the photos are relative close-ups of parts … Continue reading

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Artist of the Day / Brenda Hope Zappitell / Boca Raton, FL

Although I have shown quite a few of Brenda’s paintings, I almost feel that one should look at them over a period of days, or weeks, rather than all at once to really appreciate them. “My paintings emerge from the … Continue reading

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Artist of the Day / Greg Decker / Nashville, Tennessee

I was attracted to the broad forms of these figures. “I paint what I want to see.”  “I am influenced by three main impulses, or strains, of painting. One is the bold, colorful, shape-oriented painting of (German) Expressionism, with its broad … Continue reading

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