I am so happy I stumbled upon the artwork of Thomas Evens, aka, Detour. His colorful painting, murals and musical collaborations emit bright suggestions to highlight urban and minority subjects in color.
The use of primary colors explodes in his work jumping off the murals or canvas with so much life and energy. I plan on visiting his gallery soon and will make sure I update this post to reflect that visit!
I narrowed down my choice to hightlight on the post from his series, "between the hues". I thought it was a great name and of course once you see the art, he has already pulled out some colors to highlight, I knew I found my inspiration. He lists no titles on his work, but I am sure there is one for the image listed below, again, something for me to update when I visit his gallery.
So much is said here, with out words... and I am so inspired.
Valentine SW 6587
Gutsy Grape SW 6980
Calypso SW 6950
Julep SW 6746
Witty Green 6929
You can visit Detour's site HERE
Encaustic. My medium of choice. What is encaustic? It is painting with wax, Jasper Johns was the pioneer of this art form in his work such as Flag and Target. Initally it didn't take off like oil and acrylics did. But is has now and I am obsessed. I will eventually show my work but for now I would like to show you the work of Willy Wilson. She is a photographer in the Denver area who you can find at lifeunstilled.com she also embellishes her artwork with wax to create beautiful mix media pieces of pure beauty.
I was inspired by her work by accident. I was searching for local Denver photographers and stumbled upon her artistic creations. So today I would like to share with you her underwater photography piece, or mixed media piece here. Thank you Willy for sharing your talents! I will be watching you to see what new you create.
Benjamin Moore Colors:
Sea Reflections 1664
Northern Air 1676
Rose Dust 1010
Newburg Green HC-158
Deep Ocean 2058-30
Claire Desjardins is one of my favorite artists. She pulls together color in a beautify story, weaving in and out of the canvas. Playful and fun, I just had I wanted to share her work with you! This piece is now available for sale on her website, clairedesjardins.com
Degas' beautiful artworks now showing at the Denver Art Museum!
1) Liveable Green SW6176
2) Persimmon SW6339
3) Pressed Flower SW6304
4) Sequin SW6394
5) Interesting Aqua SW 6220
Josef Albers- Tenayuca 1943 (Master of Color!)
Sherwin Williams Color Palette -
Classic French Gray 0077
Gray Clouds 7658
Nice White 6063