Sunday, September 4, 2011

Style File: Chapter 12

Welcome to the 5th edition of The Pulse -- The State of the Art -- a survey in words and pictures of the online artist community. The Pulse is a collaborative project that aims to introduce you to new artists, help you get to know familiar faces even more, and allow you access into the creative hearts and minds of a very talented crew of individuals. More than 130 artists have answered a series of questions which make up The Pulse. Their responses will be presented in a series of online posts which will run every Sunday.

Style File is the 1st of 6 projects from The Pulse. Participants were asked: How would you describe your artistic style?
Roseann Cazares

My artistic style is not about making pretty art, but instead, about honesty and what is going on in my life at the moment. I am drawn to journaling and collaging, as well as hands and hearts, which play a huge part in my art making.
Jodi Ohl

By and large, I think my work is distinctly textured with lots of layers, contemporary in color palette, and almost always inspirational in some way. I oftentimes incorporate hidden messages, inspirational words or free expression journal writing in my pieces. That said, a girl is allowed to change her mind and go in a different direction if she wants to! (fly away with me)
Pam McKnight

Found object assemblage - Using up all the stuff that would otherwise end up in a landfill.
Jeanie Thorn

I think it is a combination of two styles: Constructivism which is a precise and logical ordering of space inherited from the Classical world and the second style is Minimalism. I always try to simplify and remove what is unnecessary to tell my know, less is more. Unfortunately less is more difficult...not a lot to hide behind. (Patch)
debi lynn designs

Gypsyfied  (Mae West meets Stevie Nicks)
Lynn Cohen

Often my style is wild and colorful. This is the Sunflower art quilt that just won first place in the Yolo county sunflower art show. (Indian Summer)
Marit Barentsen

That's difficult...right now I am in a 'reflection period'. I am standing at a crossroads, not knowing which way to chose or which direction my art will go. But I will keep my 'weekly journal' going, and that maybe shows a bit of my style. I always include text. My art is personal and on many occasions has a deeper meaning. This is not always visible though. For the 'unsaid' things, I use my own symbols - that way, some emotions stay unseen to the viewer and are just known by me. (The Chronicles of Marit - week 23)
Laura A. Pace

I paint in an impressionist style. I go back and forth between mixing the paint on my palette and letting the paint just mix directly on the canvas. Many times I start with an underpainting of complementary colors as I feel that brings a certain sparkle and light to my work. I use little to no black, though I harbor no resentments toward it! It is beginning to be mostly about the play of light for me now, as I think this piece shows. (Hot Laundry Alley)
donna louise rodgers

Everything I make is one of one. People are what fascinate me and everyone is unique so there are endless subjects to draw. And making dolls is an art form that enables me to recreate human based characters in three dimensions and make up stories to go with them. Making 3d bodies is hugely helpful when drawing life figures - your hands begin to 'know' what the image should feel like if it were 'real'. My limited edition salt dough dolls are absolutely me in terms of style.  'adonnalouiserodgersthing' does not try to be anything else.
AnTonia Griva

SurRealistiC and DreamLike.
Dave Dube

Realism. That's been my style since I was five years old. I want viewers to see what I see in my visual world of 'storyland'. There is of course a story to go with this piece. (Marianne's Putnam Lightening Jar)

This posting marks the end of Style File, the first project from The Pulse V. The links to all twelve posts will remain on my sidebar but will drop down toward the bottom with the links to all four previous editions.

There will be no post for The Pulse next Sunday in honor of the 10th anniversary of 9/11. But please join me at The Altered Page on Sunday, September 18th, when the next project from the The Pulse begins...


Marit said...

I feel honoured to be highlighted in the company of such talented artists! Thanks again for 'the Pulse', Seth. You bring all kinds of people & artists together! Enjoy this Sunday!

ArtPropelled said...

Quite a few new artists to check out today. Thanks Seth.

Lynn Cohen said...

I too am honoured to be in this esteemed group of artists!!! I put a link on my blog today so expect some newcomers to visit yours!
Thank you for adding my art and words!

sf said...

Woeshemana, I really like esp. the pieces shown by Pam McKnight, Jeanie Thorn, and David Dube! MWAH!

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

I know at least five of these artists, but some are completely new to me, including the amazing assemblage work of Pam McKnight. I'll definitely be looking for more of her found object art.

Anonymous said...

Again...wonderful works by all! My congrats to everyone!!!

Looking forwarded to the next project!!

Jo Murray said...

Great artists, great links... thanks Seth

Jill Zaheer said...

Congrats to all the artists and thanks again Seth for this wonderful Style File Series!! I'm always amazed at the varied techniques, styles and indivdual ways of artistic expression. One thing is constant- everyone's artwork is always from the heart!

MrCachet said...

I've not been able to visit for several weeks, and I am going to spend the time it takes to visit all the artists I've missed. Thanks again for including me in this Art Blog Bliss.

Lisa said...

lots of new artists and the many differing styles made this an interesting post. as always, thanks Seth!

Pam McKnight said...

thanks for including me, I look forward to looking at all these artists work. I have included a link to this page in my blog tonight. And Thanks sf and Bleubeard and Elizabeth for your kind comments.

Laura said...

Wonderful assortment of artwork.

Mim said...

Awesome site! The are it wonderful and all the work is so inspiring. By the way - I did notice your piece in Cloth - and loved it. Didn't really put two and two together until today - love your work.

Robin said...

Being a new follower of yours and also trying to find my creativity, I am so inspired by you and the artists you showcase on Style File! Thank you Seth for spotlighting such diverse creativity!

Anonymous said...

thanks again for gathering all this wonderful art and posting it for us all to enjoy and thank you to the artists who sent it to you to be included. Pure bliss!!

Anonymous said...

Hey yayo! Thanks again for your love and support to not only the art world, but to the world of designers! Xo

Roseann Cazares said...

Thank you, Seth for giving me this great opportunity to be included with this wonderful group of artists. I am honored!

Parabolic Muse said...

Oh, that Pace painting is wonderful.

I love looking at the wonderful pieces you feature here! The talent pool is Olympian.

Artsnark said...

wow - what an eclectic mix - very cool