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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

Daily Timeout for Art #24

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Recently I saw some blue pen drawings on Pinterest which fascinated my artistic stirrings. While today’s offering “Blue Vase/Red Flowers” has some aspects of what I saw on Pinterest I added some colored pencil to give it a little contrast.

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Daily timeout for Art #23

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Today I decided to offer up a simple picture entitled The Butterfly.  The picture is a simple pencil outline filled in with colored pencil. While the piece is very subtle in nature I like the way it turned out.  I have learned over the years that sometimes the less fuss which goes into a piece of art the better the piece turns out.

Daily timeout for Art #22

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I must say the finished product is not what I envisioned before I created this piece. The picture as you can see is a simple outline of a cat on black entitle The Cat. I guess what I don’t care about are the colors in the background and the way it appears to me as unrefined. I have done another version done in acrylics on Pinterest. Neither of these pictures I am enamored with and I know sometime in the future I will revisit them and redo them.

Back to the Drawing Board

A good article on the need to see values (the artistic kind} in all the art work we create. Unless you’re creating a monochrome painting values help a painting pop.

Drawn In

A month ago I posted a drawing of an enormous hornet’s nest that took both a considerable amount of time to draw, as well as space on my kitchen table while doing so. Shortly thereafter a friend suggested that I had drawn it upside down! The opening on a hornet’s nest is typically at the bottom which, apparently, helps keep rain out, and I had drawn it at the top. Solving the problem wasn’t a simple matter of turning the drawing around— the shading and composition simply didn’t hold up when the drawing was flipped. So, with reluctance, I went back to the drawing board, as they say, for another go.Wasp Nest 2017

Although this piece took just about as long as the first one—15+ hours over the course of two weeks— I was able to take what I learned the last time and push the drawing further. The best part of…

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Four Logical Reasons Why Other People Seem To Like Our “Failed” Paintings (Or Drawings)

Great post all artists need to read

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2017 Artwork Why Do Other People Like Our Failed Paintings

It’s a long-standing cliché that artists are their own worst critics. There’s a lot of truth to this, if my own pessimistic thoughts are to be believed about a digitally-edited painting that I made a few hours before writing this article (and consider to be a “failure”).

The full-size painting will be posted here in early February, but here’s a reduced-size preview:

Ironically, it actually looks mildly better at a lower resolution. But, the proportions are wrong and my attempts to make the background look more interesting (via digital editing) have actually made it even more boring! Ironically, it actually looks mildly better at a lower resolution. But, the proportions are wrong and my attempts to make the background look more interesting (via digital editing) have actually made it even more boring!

Still, if experience has taught me anything, there’s a significant chance that other people will actually like it. Every artist has probably experienced something like this once or twice. We make what we think is a failed painting, only for other people to really like it (either online or in real life

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Daily Timeout for Art #21

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I don’t why I seem to love the simplest forms of art like line drawings. Though when I step back and look the line drawings always seem unfinished to me and I feel the need to add color to them. Today’s offering entitled Penguins on the March is one such drawing. It is a line drawing done in ink and highlighted in watercolor pencil. I hope you enjoy it as much as I enjoyed creating the print.