Welcome! This blog began as an assignment in a digital art class. That was in 2008. I decided to keep it going as my art journal. It is fascinating for me to see how a painting develops, so this is where I post my painting progressions and exciting new things I find on creative blogs and websites. I hope you will learn along with me about painting, drawing and all kinds of art.


Bird sketch

2" x 5", pencil on paper
...would love to go.

I love Odd Nerdrum's paintings. 
Never thought of describing his art as kitsch. 
However, there is some talk of a new branch of art called Kitsch.

I looked up kitsch in some online dictionaries and found:
: something that appeals to popular or lowbrow taste and is often of poor quality
: something of tawdry design, appearance, or content created to appeal to popular or undiscriminating taste
: works of art and other objects (such as furniture) that are meant to look costly but actually are in poor taste
Origin: 1925–30;  German,  derivative of kitschen - to throw together (a work of art)
Could lead to some good discussion at our salons.

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