It's time for our monthly talk about blog with our Etsy group team "Handmade Division".
This month's topic is IF THERE WERE A MASTER ARTIST YOU COULD STUDY UNDER, WHO WOULD THEY BE.
I'm writing this one for both Jon and myself since we are both artists (though my artistery has been limited lately to running the business).
Jon would love to study under an artist and cartoonist named "Big Daddy" Ed Roth. Jon has a passion for motorcycles and custom-anything-that moves. Ed was a custom car builder who influenced the hot-rod movement of the 1960's.
Although best known for his wacky character Rat Fink, Ed also was a huge influence on the hot rod movement turning these vehicles into works of functional art.
You can see his creations at http://www.ratfink.com/.
As I wrote in my previous blog, I went to college for graphic design and painting. My favorites always have been and always will be post-impressionist painter Paul Cézanne who bridged the gap between 19th century Impressionism and 20th century Cubism. Although Matisse holds a high second to Cézanne for me. I'm drawn to their both painterly styles and graphic breakdowns of objects and forms. You can see more of the history of this great master and view some of his works at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paul_C%C3%A9zanne.
Another painter with whom I'd love to study with for technique is John Singer Sargent. Although I guess he is considered under the movement of Realism, I still consider his Impressionism influence to be what I love the most. His rich juicy use of paint and his exquiste drawing ability wow me. I do not myself choose to or want to paint in this manner, but I would like to have the knowledge and skill level to do so in order to translate it into my own style. I also love how he captures the romantism in every painting he does. They look mysterious yet beautiful. You can find out more info on him or read about his works at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Singer_Sargent
Please visit our other team members to see who their favorite mentor would be:
Andes Cruz: http://andescruz.wordpress.com/
Nancy Dale: http://nedbeads.blogpost.com/
Tosca Teran: http://nanopod.wordpress.com/
Rickson Jewellery: www.Ricksonart.blogspot.com
Beth Cyr: http://bCyrJewelry.blogspot.com
Lisa Hopkins Design: http://lisahopkinsdesign.blogspot.com
Sand Fibers: http://sandfibers.blogspot.com
Emily Watson http://nocoloratall.tumblr.com/
Thomasin Durgin: http://metalriot.blogspot.com
Pink Crow Studio: http://pinkcrowstudio.typepad.com/