Friday, March 28, 2014

Exciting news for my Art!

I finally bought a wide-format printer.  Now, as soon as I have all the supplies I need for printing and shipping, I will be able to start making prints as large as 13"x19".  My current prints will not be offered at that size, because they were created for a maximum size of 8"x10", so that means I get to create a lot of new art!  And I'm so excited by this!!!

Here is one of the prints that I have created so far.  I have to decide whether I want this print to be a limited edition, or if I want it to be open stock.  I'm kind of leaning towards limited edition.

Seashells and grass art print All rights reserved
"Seashells and Grass"
©2014 Loribeth Clark

Do you like it?  What do you think?  Limited Edition or Open Stock?   Give me your opinions!!!

Thursday, February 27, 2014

I don't like painting people

There. I said it. I've never liked doing portraits. I'm not good at them. Other people think I am, but I'm never satisfied with how they turn out. But that is what most people ask for when they like my work. It doesn't matter that the work they like is landscapes, they will almost always ask, "Do you paint people?"

I love doing landscapes and still lifes, where there is the impression that people have been there. It's not often that I actually include people in my paintings, but when I do, you can't tell who they are. They could be anyone.

Watercolor, Summer in Saugatuck III, ©2013 Loribeth Clark
Summer in Saugatuck III
In this painting, there are people, but because they are impressionistic, they are there, but you can't see who they are. That's the beauty of watercolors. Because the detail in watercolors isn't defined, they lend themselves very well to this. It's also why I love doing them.

I like to think that my art has more universal appeal than portrait art. Anyone can place themselves into one of my paintings and relate to it. With a portrait, it is only meaningful to a hand full of people, and there is nothing wrong with that.  It's just not my style.

Having my portrait drawn
Me having my portrait drawn
But still people ask me if I do portraits... There are a lot of fine portrait artists out there... And I know people love having their portraits done. Jim and I even had a pastel portrait done of ourselves when we went on vacation last year with the family. The artist was very kind... She made us look much younger than we are. It was fun. She did it very quickly and is obviously very talented at it.
The Great Portraits
Although, there are a lot of famous, valuable portraits that have been done.  The Mona Lisa, Pinkie, the Blue name a few.  Beautiful portraits that because of their value and historical significance appeal to a lot of people. So much so, that many people buy copies to hang in their own homes.

I'm not really sure what the point of this post is. Except to maybe say that I admire portrait artists. It just isn't the kind of work I love doing myself. It makes me think of a scene from the movie "Titanic" when Jack is drawing Rose's picture.
Rose: I believe you are blushing, Mr. Big Artiste. I can’t imagine Monsieur Monet blushing.Jack: He does landscapes.
Do what you love... I do landscapes.

Moments of Art
Moments of Art
Where you can purchase my landscapes
along with other artwork I've created.

Sunday, February 16, 2014

Moving my Art Blog over here

I've decided that it is a bit too much work. So I will be moving my posts from my art blog over here. That means every once in a while you will see a post dedicated completely to one of my art pieces. I'll share my inspiration for it, what my process was, and where you can purchase it if it's for sale.

I hope you'll like this new feature to this blog, and you'll enjoy learning another aspect about me.

Savannah I Watercolor
Savannah I, Watercolor Painting by Loribeth Clark

Posts that have been moved:
Savannah 1, Watercolor Painting
Savannah 2, Watercolor Painting
Savannah 3, Watercolor Painting
Savannah 4, Watercolor Painting
Farmers' Market, Watercolor Painting
Romance Collection in Green or White
White Rooster Artwork
Flower Cart, Watercolor Painting
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