Saturday, June 02, 2012

An Artist's Work, Chatter

I've been quickly looking at different blogs this morning and a blog I visit fairly often is "Art Talk" by Julie Ford Oliver.  There is something about her work that simply intrigues me plus, I enjoy her writing style.

Maybe it is the way she lays down her brushstrokes or how she places color or it could be the way she uses color to bring out the best of the subject.  She has a firm understanding of design, values, transitions, edges and she shares tips on how she achieves them.  All the info she offers is useful in any medium.  Thanks Julie!

On a health note, my left eye hasn't improved much but is at least staying the same instead of getting worse. No doubt the eye drops are helping with that.   I'm waiting on an appointment with a cornea specialist, hoping that he can help with the dryness that is affecting the cornea.  In the meantime, I'm still able to paint, read, and do other things so that is a huge plus. 


Unknown said...

Ann, keep me updated on your eye appointment. I have on and off trouble with my corneas too! Do you wear contacts? I'm glad you can still paint, read and such.

Maria Kovalenko Leysens said...

Thanks for sharing Julie's blog. I am not sure I would have found it otherwise. I agree, her work is lovely.
Hope your eye is better soon.

ann @ studiohyde said...

Thanks for mentioning Julie Ford Oliver, it is always nice to find another artist. Hope the specialist can help with your cornea, but nice to know you are being very positive about it all.

Studio at the Farm said...

Ann, thank you for the eye update. Glad you are able to do some things. Good luck with the opthamologist.

Mermaid's Palette said...

I love your WIP and am glad you can paint even with the eye trouble! Amazing baby bird photo with the beaks wide open!