All posts by Pencil Art by Tim

I am a self taught artist who for lack of a better term considers myself to be an abstract artist. I love to dabble in all mediums and all types of subject matter. I especially love to add a little whimsy to many of my creations. I hope you enjoy my blog Inspire Arts as well as my companion blog tbwhittart@wordpress.com

#475 Orange Slice

#475 is a hard pastel painting rendered on a 6×9 piece of Strathmore sketch paper. The orange piece is sitting on a pink saucer. I have taken a turn in my art. I am leaning more towards the abstract than realism well except for my portraits which can be found on tbwhitt.wordpress.com.

I think in life I have also taken a turn. As you age life through your eyes looks different. Some get a little scared and fill life with realism, I.E. toys of all kinds. Me, I see the last decades of mart life in a different way. I see these years as a time of greater faith and greater service which to the world is a little abstract. A far cry from the self service world live. So I leave it up to Whom you will serve, yourself or God.

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#474 Big Yellow Flower Redo

Once in a while I decide to redo one of my older drawing bags. This tine it is my big yellow flower. I painted over the pen and ink drawing using a light wash of acrylic paints. I love the way the drawing now pops from the old book page. It will good look good in a frame.

#473 On The Dark Blue Sea

The wind is gone. The sails are down, The boat is idly sitting on the dark blue sea. The painting is a 9×12 acrylic painting rendered on watercolor paper. I could use this painting for a lot of metaphors but I won’t. The only thing I’m going to say is as I sit here on this rainy day is that God is our source of life and He alone is the wind that pushes our boat long. Lift up your life and feel the wind.

#472 Yellow Flower by Tree

Yellow flower By the Tree is an acrylic painting rendered on a flat panel canvas. The background is done by dragging the paint across the canvas and then rendering the flower. Today I am reminded of an old saying, “All good things come to those who wait.” In other words God calls us to be patient. The problem is we don’t want to wait we want things in the here and now not in the days, weeks, months or years to come. It is hard to be patient but we must learn to have faith that God will in His time and move on.

The Perils of an Introverted Artist – Part 3

I was trying to think of what to talk about in part three. Well here goes nothing. In part 1 I talked about the perils of being an introvert. How shyness keeps us from putting our work out there for others to see. In part 2 I offered several ways to get our artwork out there from behind the scenes. Here are some reflections on how well my ideas in part 2 are working.

While, by using this blog and Facebook to has offered more exposure to my artwork the one thing I still struggle with is generating art sales. Don’t get me wrong I am not expecting to become rich off my art. I just wish I could sell some of my art in order to make a passive income.

I have started an Etsy shop and also started a store at Fine Art American and plan to post more art for sale in August. I however know part of selling is getting out there locally and that is still my dilemma. I put this out there for advice from those who have been in the same position. Offer your advice as comments.

#471 Faith, Hope and Love

Today’s offering is an 11×14 acrylic paints rendered on a flat panel canvas. In life I think we have three things which are highly important.

1. Faith to carry us through the bad times and to share n matter what happens.

2. Hope which the Bible says is “set before us,” Hebrews 6:18

3. Love which was given to us to share.

Take hold of these three things and life will not necessarily be smoother but the bumps become so much smaller in scope.

#470 Big Rabbit-Little Girl

As little children some things seem bigger than they really are. Like that first let rabbit which at the time seemed so huge. My painting is an homage to,those days of huge vision. The painting is done in pastel and color pencil on a piece of 6×9 drawing paper. In our lives there are many problems which seem huge to us but when viewed through the eyes of God they are reduced to smaller problems.