Finding Artistic Inspiration and Stimulation
We have all spent hours studying works by old and modern masters seeking ideas for color, style, content, perspective, and composition. We would like to present a different selection of art to view; to use as a departure point from which to create an original piece of art.
“Outsider Art” has a certain feeling of spontaneity and innocence , a childlike quality. There is an abandonment of the rules of perspective, composition, and juxtaposition that leads to a freshness.
“…being an artist means getting back in touch with how we once saw the world as a child. We need to see the world with a child’s awareness and curiosity.” Don Scott
Each week, G.R.A.C.E. will post a piece of art from their collection. We encourage you to use it as inspiration and a departure point for your own original creation. We will post the prompt here and will have an email list as well as a community gallery of the work that our community artists create.
Prompts will be available on Mondays, with responses due by Sunday Evenings. Please email responses to AmericorpsVista@WonderArtsVT.org
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Lawrence Fogg’s Vermont winter scene. Acrylic on Canvas.
Brian Beddie Vermont farm scene using markers on paper.
Watercolor and ink work on paper by Ruth Heyer.
Acrylic on paper by Ross.
Helen Wellman tells a story in this marker on notebook paper
George Cormier’s work on paper uses crayon, markers and watercolor. His use of crisp lines, simple clear shapes and texture create a pleasing sense of timelessness.
GRACE artist Joel Bertelson fills his entire picture surface with detail, pattern and color. Joel uses marker on paper.
Elaine Baldwin’s work on paper combines bold black images upon a field of contrasting watercolor.
On the back of this piece by Lawrence Fogg he wrote; “Back in later 1800 you could have seen this picture. There was little money and no cars. I think only horses and mules. That may be why stone walls were beside the roads”. Fogg painted Vermont scenes. He often painted on slate. This piece is on canvas board.; titled “Back in the later 1800 you could have seen this Picture”. Create a piece of art in response to this image!
A piece by Amanda Daniels. Amanda created a highly imaginative and personal landscape. Her work disregards perspective and uses colors with complete freedom.
This piece is by Ken Bridges. Ken works on cardboard using craypas. He uses bold colors with personal symbols throughout his works.