Thursday, May 14, 2015

25 Things to Love About Art

Portrait of Berthe Morisot by Edouard Manet

                                          A few of the many things to love about art:

                         1.    The Making of an Artist
                         2.    Chasing a Vision
                         3.    Open Studio Tours
                         4.    Creativity
                         5.    Painting in a Series
                         6.    The Story
                         7.    Powdered Graphite
                         8.    The Coulter Easel
                         9.    A Mentor
                        10.   Training the Eye

                        11.   Art Fairs
                        12.   Paris - 1870
                        13.   Oil Paint
                        14.   Artists' Blogs
                        15.   Plein Air Painting
                        16.   Art Instruction Books & DVDs
                        17.   Gesture
                        18.   Line
                        19.   Negative Space
                        20.   Art Supply Stores

                        21.   Nocturnes
                        22.   Opening Receptions
                        23.   The Language of Color
                        24.   Museums
                        25.   Sculpture (not just something you back into while looking at a painting)                                        


  1. Very nice painting, Chris, and I really like your list.

  2. GREAT post! It made me think = )

  3. Love this post, Chris. Your last item on the list made me laugh:)

  4. Thanks, Linda. This is my favorite Manet painting - partly because of the painting itself and partly because of Manet's story with Morisot.

  5. Thanks, Sue. I didn't think I would make it to 25, but once I got going it was hard to stop.

  6. Thanks, Candy. Wish I could take credit for that one, but I overheard someone say it.

  7. Always loved this lady! Your list is right on and we could add so many more things. Have a good day Chris!

  8. Thanks, Helen. Have a good day, too!

  9. Only 25 on your list?? Lol Nice post!

  10. Love the Manet Painting! That's a pretty impressive list mind would go blank after the first 5!

  11. Some of these are on my Yet-to-be list, I guess!
    Also: painting with others
    Mental paintings
    Finger painting
    Collecting rocks
    Planting with painting in mind
    The middle of the night transformed
    Napkin drawings you keep
    Pinterest=Visual Crack
    Always having a reason to be

  12. Yes, only 25. I was scared I would start boring people.

  13. Thanks, Karen. It's easier than you think.