Saturday, July 20, 2013

Beginnings


Playing with watercolor Moleskine

One of the things I love the most is to look at my favorite artist's early works.

There are a lot of blogs on the net that I absolutely adore. But more than the success some of them certainly have attained, I love to see where they started.

Moleskine recreation time

 I like to see how their art has evolved over the years and how they have grown along with it.


I like to witness how their techniques changed, but how somehow the essence of who they are has remained. It is a little pleasure of mine, like watching a flower bloom.

23 comments:

Adam said...

cool art

Jenny said...

There is nothing quite like seeing where it all began... blooming flowers are magical to not only watch but be inspired by... beautiful art Ana..

Jenny ♥

Terra said...

I like to see the growth of artists too. Years ago we visited the museum in Holland where we saw Van Gogh's paintings in chronological order, very interesting. His early paintings were of old shoes and peasant people.

Riot Kitty said...

That's neat. I love your art, btw.

tinajo said...

Love the colors in this post! :-)

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Zena said...

I can understand you, I do exactly the same. Have a nice Sunday xx

Sherri B. said...

Oh yes, I love doing that too...seeing how artists evolve gives me hope and inspiration for my own attempts at painting.

Plowing Through Life (Martha) said...

I can certainly understand this. I do it with photographers. It is very inspirational to me.

Arkansas Patti said...

I guess even the most gifted artists have a learning curve. Not understanding that would keep the beginners from trying. I use to think that the creative people just popped out of the womb with talent fully developed. Yes, I know better now.

Ariel said...

Oh Ana! It was only today morning that I was thinking of my artful journey.Where I was and how much distance I've travelled. Sometimes I take my old journals and go through them.
Wishing you a great week.
SusaN

Japolina said...

You are very talented.

Vicki Holdwick said...

Nice blog, like the sentiment and your art.

xoxo

Magic Love Crow said...

Very interesting and beautiful what you have said. For myself, since I have been blogging, I have noticed this in my artist friends and funny enough so many have noticed it in me too. I didn't think my art had changed that much, until I looked back! LOL! Love your paintings ;o)

Diana Taylor said...

Beautiful painting - I've just had a peek at older posts and your watercolours are exquisite and so beautifully delicate. Thank you so much for stopping by my blog - I very much appreciate your comments.

Jeanie said...

I like seeing that too, Ana. As an artist wannabe, it makes me feel as though I can do it with work and practice. It's fun to go back to my old stuff, too -- sometimes I change it out. Sometimes... back in the drawer!

:.tossan© said...

Belas artes! Gosto do que fazes. Abra├žo

MeOfCourse said...

Hi Ana. Hope you are doing well. Very interesting post. I love what you are doing in your journal with your paints. I think that I've grown a little. My type of paintings is home style so to speak. :) I paint because it feels good to have my soul placed on canvas. How it looks matters but not always. I love your work.

CraveCute said...

It's nice to see how we all change and evolve. Especially if it is for the better!

alteredstatesstudio said...

this is so very interesting Ana- because your last comment to me made me feel so good! such a resonating comment with me....i truly hope as an artist that my art has gotten better and more meaningful. sometimes i think that the things i have posted from the beginning are so primitive and all over the place, but, without this journey and the learning curve- i would not be where i am at. i love your thoughts and your beautiful posts- thanks for continuing to inspire me!

Kyra Wilson said...

The very first painting I ever sold professionally, I turned into my business logo (I have a new logo now, but I still keep that one on my main website too.) A way to never forget where it all started, even if it's vastly different now. The thing about art though, it always feels like a new beginning every time, ever notice that?

Ileana said...

It's almost like a peek into their souls, isn't it? Love this last photo of the leaves. Wow! I need to find my water soluble colored pencils. I'm on the road so much it's all I can do to give my world vibrant colors!

Almost Precious said...

It's true that artists do grow and develope their skills and their style. Perhaps it is a part of human nature that we all grow and change and improve our skills and talents.

Your watercolor leaves are beautiful. I am always astounded how watercolorist create such detail with their paints and lots of water. I always ended up with a runny, blurry mess. :D

Tammie Lee said...

this seems like a sweet pleasure to have and a way to honor an artist... getting to know them through their journey.