Saturday, January 23, 2010

interesting links

It was our group crit night last night - and I left my painting behind so, though it was a brilliantly constructive session and I now know where I want to go with it, I can't pick it up until tonight. Work will continue tomorrow.

I may start another today.

So - I thought I'd share some links that I've found interesting this week, passed on by friends, in my bookmarks or read in blogs.

  1. Unusual mirages, a fascinating article by James Gurney on a type of mirage I'd never heard of
  2. Sand paintings by Ksenyia Simonova
  3. Van Gogh's letters with translations and illustrations, fascinating
  4. John Piper working
  5. John Virtue working

2 comments:

nielsp said...

Thanks for sharing the link to Sand paintings by Ksenyia Simonova.

I had never seen this type of work before and I really enjoyed it. I wish I understood the music as I could several people moved by emotions in the audience.

What stuck me was how easy just a few changes in lines could completely alter the mood and image.

Niels Henriksen

vivien said...

Yes, clearly a very emotional experience for them - and the flourish she painted with reminded me of a conductor! Very clever stuff - I've seen another one online and we have a TV ad for tea that uses this method - again very cleverly.