Wednesday, 17 December 2014

Poppy Art - I Love Poppies!

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Poppy Flowers At Dusk is an acrylic and oil painting which has been highly textured with grungy warm colors and then layered with impasto thick oil paint! There are so many poppy paintings around which are very daylight beautiful, and I have already done those myself, that this time I wanted poppy art to be warm and darker, more quiet then usual. That being said, I adore poppies no matter how they come :)

Here are some I have done in the past.

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All of these are mixed media.

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The next is one that is a dedication to Frederic Leighton as I painted his lady [literally reproduced her] from the painting Flaming June where he sought to show the tiniest link between sleep and death.

I only see life in poppies and to sleep in a field of poppies would be my delight.

I hope everyone is looking forward to the weekend!

Zeana


Thursday, 11 December 2014

Fine Art Photography Of Hugo Bussen - Featured Artist

A Masterful Life In Imagery

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Hugo Bussen is a Dutch Master at his craft of photography with a career that spans over 40 years. His work has been exhibited in many countries around the world as well as being a published photographer in many art magazines.
Mr Bussen does not go into lengthy detail about himself; it's one of the most interesting things about this particular artist and his photography; he lets the work speak for itself, and speak it does. I'm sure many of you have heard the words "If a picture paints a thousand words", and that describes, at least for me, Hugo Bussen's Mastery of his craft. His photography speaks emotively and romantically in soft tones which are neither too feminine or too masculine. Hugo Bussen has the Mastery of touch which completely balances the Yin and Yang of his craft.
The still life art pictured above is a classic example of an artist stirring the viewers imagination of tables romantically laden with vases of softly perfumed flowers and tender arrangements all in gentle lighting.


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With Landscapes Hugo Bussen is equally as Masterful in his craft as he is in the Still Life Photography. Can you feel the air as you walk? Can you feel the chill or the warmth, can you smell the delight of forests and woods? Look at the light, the atmosphere that calls you to walk on. It is my opinion that this is the true craftmanship of a photographer - to make people feel something; smell something; remember something - anything that is beautifully haunting because Hugo Bussen's artwork is unforgettable.
In closing I shall leave you with a most romantic castle and please, make yourself a cup of your favorite brew and take out 15 minutes from your day to explore the beauty of Hugo Bussen's Portfolio where Prints can be Purchased from a site I can personally vouch for as being extremely high quality. Click the link below the castle.


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My most gracious thanks goes to Hugo Bussen for granting me permission to feature his Fine Art.
-Zeana Romanovna
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Friday, 5 December 2014

Different Art And Different Moods

The question often arises as to how moods affect what an artist does. I have always found it very difficult to answer that question whenever I have personally been asked, but this past few weeks I have watched my own artistic performance - or lack of.

I suffer terrible insomnia and always have to varying degrees, but the past few weeks have been a nightmare. It isn't that I can't sleep, it's that I can't fall asleep in the first place. Goodness knows why I go through these times, but surviving on sometimes 2 hours of napping per day can really wear the feathers to the bone.

Tsunami Abstract and Sunset After The Storm are two abstracts created while severely sleep deprived and it's exactly how I felt at the time - overwhelmed.

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At the same time as the insomnia my auto-immune disorder decided to really kick up it's heels. This meant severe pain as well as the insomnia, and I doubt one helps the other, but I refuse heavy medication at this stage.

Abandonment at Nightfall was an artwork born under a lot of pain and sleepiness and yet even though I have slept for one night [might just be good fortune for one night] I still quite like the artwork, and I am my worst critic ever.

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Depression continued - yes, I get very depressed with so much pain and lack of sleep and "A Castle on A Cloud" came of that.

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After a little sleep in a recliner - not in bed which was becoming an anxiety booster the minute I lay eyes upon it, I felt a little more "with it" and had a great deal of pleasure bringing out the beauty in a bird - a vulture. People either like them or seem to love them. Personally I love vultures.

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During this time I also completed 2 commission paintings and restored several old photographs, so despite what I felt I still worked and for me, my art certainly helps with problems that affect many of us. It was just interesting to see the differences in my art according to how I felt.

Stay Well, and do not drive when sleep deprived!

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