Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Artist's Play Room #56 ~ Inspired by James Rizzi

This week was supposed to BE the start of a 3-week teaching extravaganza for me. I was sad to learn the museum had decided NOT to continue having me DO this, yet I was very glad I had done it for the past two years.

Sometimes, actually, most always, I find the silver linings, if I look for them.

How fortunate for Jenn's timing for the theme of making art in a style inspired by an artist, living or dead, who I admire.

Last summer, planning for this year's program, I had chosen to share the deLIGHTfull drawing and painting style of the wondrous and wacky American pop artist James Rizzi.

I was further inspired by the wonderful Patty Palmer of Deep Space Sparkle in creating my plan.

And then things changed...

I've enJOYed returning to this idea for this week's Artist's Play Room. I mixed in a little giraffe-ing and had a grand time this afternoon making this painting...



photographing and digitally fiddling with it...




just add water silly's blog hop link

14 comments:

Jez said...

I love this colourful, free painting, so full of life and vigour. It's great fun. Thank you for introducing me to Rizzi. I had not heard of him before. His paintings are so full of detail, and within their simplicity there is also complexity that takes it beyond children's art alone. And also thanks for Palmer, very interesting.
Your painting is so full of fun, and the colour changes arevgreat.

Catharina said...

Awsom!!!

Katie Hone said...

In love with that giraffe!

Paper rainbow said...

I have not heard of Rizzi, love your bright colourful giraffe! so joyful! :)

Rita said...

Never heard of him, but I checked the links and you did a fine job!! :)

Joyfulploys said...

Hi Currie...I wanted to let you know that I received one of your "pink" postcards. I got the one that says "painterly swirls" in the corner. I love all the layers and the words that you chose to put on it...thank you very much! I like your colorful art I'm seeing here...I want to check it out further. Thanks again!
Mary

TwinkleToes2day said...

I very much love your original work but I also find the altered pieces lots of fun. Lots of joy in those colours. Definitely the museums loss, not renewing your program :0) Mo

WrightStuff said...

These are fun. What an interesting quirky style.

momphotographer said...

so colorful and vibrant!

Arnoldo L. Romero, MLA said...

That's BEautimus, my friend. I can see so many applications for this piece, such as prints on notecards and bags. Blessings!

Gloria said...

How much fun this is! I love it in all its colorful glory!

Cat Beringer said...

love this giraffe, so loose and confident.

Miriam said...

Just beautiful!

Maria said...

Truly wonderful!! Fun!