Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Windows of Inspiration a new project


Nancy Herman  PA   8" x 6'  oil on canvas 
Nancy's Blog
I have several paintings done from windows as I am fascinated by windows both looking out and looking in. This is a painting I did from the window in my room at the hospital.  I was recuperating from a heart attack and continuing to paint and tackle difficult subjects was very therapeutic.  The painting because of the imagery is both inside and outside at the same time - that was the way I was feeling.  I was very much inside my body - more than I wanted to be - but in my mind I was outside into my life's activities as if nothing had happened.

Sunday, October 24, 2010

International Artist Day

In honor of International Artist Day I am posting my study of Rembrandt's painting.
  Rembrandt van Rijn self portrait:c.1665; 45x37in oil on canvas: Ivegh Bequest, Kenwood England
Rembrandt was well regarded in his own day, although he stood outside the mainstream of Dutch art.  His contemporaries developed new secular subjects - landscape, still life, and genre painting wheras Rembrandt's first love was Biblical history.  I choose to do a study of him because he was a master of low key painting and this really interested me. Rembrandt did many self portraits. Learning from the masters from around the world is key to improving your own work.

Windows of Inspiration a new project

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Thursday, October 21, 2010

Windows of Inspiration a new project

Window of Inspiration.  
Christine MacLellan view from my studio Cary, NC 10.21.10 2:30pm

A new creative project. Like any creative project inspiration fuels a modivation that just needs to be realized.  This is the window I look out from my desk in the studio. When I am creating, working or just living. This window like others for individuals around the world provide a quite rest for the eyes, a break to think, reflect, and daydream. I need your help for this project. I want to see your window of inspiration. I want to collect these images and do a project with them. I won't know what I want to do with them for sure until I see them come in, but I just think this will lead to a great project. Please refer to the side bar for submission guidlines.  Thanks to all in advance for participating.

Monday, October 18, 2010

Animals by: Christine MacLellan

Check out this preview of my new book Animals the book contains a collection of my animal paintings.

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

In the Studio

Working in the studio today. A couple of little students working with me. I am trying my blogger app for the first time. Feels weird blogging this way!

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