Photographer: Lou Ewers
Now that I’ve had a chance to go through the majority of my photos from my U.K. Trip I’m settling in to exploring the images in greater depth. I’ve seen some artist grab a reference photo and as if in robot mode paint the image in expected color combination and with a boring palette. The end result may be “technically” in vogue and aesthetically pleasing but does it have passion? Life? Awiya?
As I explore this reference photo of the North Sea I am flooded with memories of how the cool and moist wind felt on my skin. The brilliance of color and how different the light bathed everything. The sea was a blue grey color I’ve never seen in real life. As I explored the North Sea from the beach, on a boat and walking along the peer at different times of day, the suns light changed the appearance of the sea from blue-grey to light pale blue, silver, and liquid gold floating on a silver surface.
Living in Nebraska, relatively in the middle of the country, I have grown accustomed to the orange, red and dark yellow sunsets. The coloring of Midwest light from the dust, pollution, and heat within the atmosphere of a heavy agricultural state.
I will enjoy every moment as I explore this reference photo, unedited, edited and diving deep into my memory and allow Awiya to flow through me as I prepare for a series of North Sea paintings.
Stay on the Awiya Side of Life my Creatives.
Hello My Creatives! Delighted Spring!
Winter has faded away into the distant crevasses of our memories and summer is almost shining strong.
Spiraling updates to get you back into the cycle of compassion again.
I finished another year of college classes and am ready for a summer off to paint.
My mother died this past November and now she joins my father who died 23 years ago. Jes had his cervical discectomy with fusion on c5-c6 April 2nd and continues to recuperate. It is his hope to be back in front of his easel in the coming months. We rescued a 5week old Silver Pinsche puppy. He is now 6 months old and his name is Lego.
The paintings from The Light of Nebraska are ready for showing. However, over the winter months, our local library experienced devastating water damage from broken water pipes in the ceiling. They are currently serving the public on a limited basis from another location. Now I am in search of another venue for a showing and then distribution of the paintings to the corresponding county libraries. As soon as arrangements have been made, I will make a formal announcement with all the details and pictures.
Stay tuned my Creatives for refreshing updates on our website at Ewers Fine Art and new pieces. Currently select pieces are available for purchase now on our site. Also available are canvas and paper prints of our entire collection through Fine Art America-Lou and Fine Art America- Jes
My name is Kathy Coleman, my husband Frank is in need of a liver transplant, I tried to put him on my insurance, he is denied because of pre-exisiting conditions, but I still have to hold insurance on him til July 2013 in which they will look over his case and decide whether or not not to add him., Medicaid denied saying I make to much money and I’m the only income coming in. I have missed a lot of work since he has been hospitalized twice in the last two weeks.. I ask of you is to post on your FB newsfeed, the Frank Coleman Benefit Fund at The Bank Of The West-Omaha or Gofundme.franksfight.. Thank You so much..
Jes & I will be traveling out to Central Nebraska next week for our 2 nd road trip. We will take landscape pictures for The Awiya Project: From Palette to Canvas: The Light of Nebraska.
Remember My Creatives this is a year long project to travel across our State & create profession landscape paintings. A final showing of all the pieces as a group will happen, location to be announced later, then each piece will be donated to a library in the county we painted.
First round of crowd funding has gotten us this far & 1 painting is completed and Jes & I have a painting each on the easel now. That’s 3 of 10 paintings. We will be doing another crowd funding campaign at the first of the year. Join us in creating art for public libraries to inspire generations to come.
If you would rather contribute in other ways, share this blog, spread the word, you can contribute by clicking the donation button the side bar or the link to our supply wish list. We are 2 professional artists donating our time, talent & supplies to this project.
We need your help with art supplies to see this project to its completion.
During the Palette to Canvas : Light of Nebraska series, Jes & I continue to donate pieces to charity & individual benefit auctions, to inspire individuals & other public spaces with the Awiya Project: Cycle of Compassion.
Lets keep the Cycle in motion & Compassion in our hearts.
stay on the Awiya Side of Life my Creatives!
What should I paint next?
I have a few picture choices from Douglas County Nebraska. Keeping the Light of Nebraska project rolling along!
Hey if you want to become part of this project and help out…. I’m always in need of paint brushes. Check out our supply wish list for this project.
Thanks you for your gifts! 🙂