Many of you have already heard about the tragic shooting that happened in Dallas during the peaceful protests to the police shootings. What you may not know is that I live in Dallas and for me this tragedy hits very close to home. This shooting was a picture of cruel irony. The shooter claimed to be upset about police officers killing innocent citizens… but in a grand show of delusion and hypocrisy he decided to murder police officers who were also completely innocent.
In fact, the Dallas Police Department is one of the most progressive police departments in the nation, in regards to preventing officer related shootings. Once Mr. Brown stepped in as police chief in 2010, “excessive force complaints dropped by 64% from 2009 to 2014. Arrests and officer involved shootings have also declined in recent years” … and the Dallas Police force has the fewest officer related shootings of any large city in America. The way they made the positive change is through training. As police chief Brown explains, “We definitely want our officers to defend themselves… but we also want to avoid the controversies of a shooting that violates our deadly force policy. You do that through training.” I believe that a person can support the Black Lives Matter Movement and can support our fallen police officers at the same time. These causes are not mutually exclusive.
As compassionate human beings, it is our responsibility to stand with each other through these tragedies. This is why I’ve painted “Always Remembered.” I will donate 90% of the proceeds for this painting to ATO Dallas. Please visit my eBay listing to make your bid and support our fallen Guardians of Freedom and the City of Dallas Police Department.
Normally, my style is fit in with mostly abstract and modern paintings. I always analyzed and viewed my art as something with a complex form of sorts.
However, after studying art of Picasso and his abstractions of bulls and other animals, I had some inspirations in what really makes a painting an “abstract.”
Abstraction is taking the essence of a subject matter, refining it down to its most basic elements, and then portraying those elements through a medium. I have done this (to an extent) with my relatively newer animal art paintings (linked below). Hopefully I will have done the past artists proud.
Ah, the glorious time of Autumn.
The change in the wind, the crisp sunlight (and rain!), and the pumpkin spice latte’…. I enjoy it all very much. Sometimes, I will set up my easel outside and get some inspiration from the landscape art around me
I like to delve back into nature every so often. It is important to really understand that we all came from this glorious world around us, and in time we will return to this earth. In a relatively short time of 50-100 years, we are born, grow up, and pass away. This is a fact of life that we cannot escape. The important part to all of this is to really enjoy the years that we have available to us.
And that is why I set my easel up in nature.
Reading abstract art
Abstract art is interesting, to say the least. Everybody has walked up to a piece, alive with a jumble of color and shape, and wondered what the artist’s inspiration was, or struggled to find their own interpretation.
The urge to understand a piece, to make connections between each little brush and color choice, is strong. Even though, deep down, we know that picking apart abstract art is a Herculean task. Regardless, we try, so here is some insight into the analysis of the abstract.
It requires great focus
Abstract art is mighty, even in its simplest forms. It demands massive helpings of focus, endurance, and cognitive vision. These are the requirements for engagement. Those with personalities that align with those characteristics will have an easier time than those that do not.
It certainly isn’t a sprint, it’s a marathon. When examining a piece of abstract art, it’s important to take time, especially if you’re new to the medium. What follows is a group of ideas to consider when taking on abstract art. Find a piece, clear your schedule, and run through these notions – you may be surprised with what you come up with.
- Enjoy the mystery – Of course you want to figure it out, you’re human. Inherently, we want to connect the dots and attach meaning. Sometimes, it’s much more fulfilling to bask in the mystique and take it for what it is on face value.
- Respect the style – You’ll be surprised with how many people actually struggle with this. Just because a particular piece doesn’t appeal to your personal preference, doesn’t mean it’s meager. Setting aside your own tastes is key.
- It’s not an image – Think of a piece as an object, not as a representation of something else. It may not be an imitation, it may be its own thing. Expand your mind to consider the piece’s own characteristics, not how well it embodies the characteristics of something else.
- Forget questions, entirely – It may be helpful to turn your attention to the absolute. Don’t pose questions, rather, describe what you physically can see and understand. It’s a strong way to develop more complex points of view.
When taken in earnest, abstract art is evocative, stirring, and emotional – all at once. Just take a look at the incredible pieces by artist Nandita Albright and you’ll see how wonderful the medium can be. Visit her website or call (972)-800-3413 to learn how to add one of Nandita’s amazing pieces to your collection, today!
This painting here is named “A Splash of Serene – 2”, and wow I am very proud of it. The piano, the guitar, all the elements of the painting really flow together. Here it is:
As the months finally begin to get warmer in temperature, I have began to realize that I have been painting art that corresponds to the atmosphere I am in. It is a bit introspective I’ll admit, but it is interesting to see the trend. Take for example “Twisted Mind”, one of my more recently painted modern art pieces. It is shown below:
Doesn’t it just FEEL a bit cold when looking at the piece? Almost like a below-frozen lake being broken apart to see the icy water beneath.
Here is another piece that ties into the cold winter theme, titled “Wings Spread”:
You can click on either piece to view more information and more pictures of the art.
Wow, what a year!
I have been so busy with custom orders and family celebrations recently! This is around the time I start painting a bit more, so I can start the new year off right: through self-expression in my abstract art and oil paintings.
So again, Happy Holidays, and do what makes you feel right!
And I am loving it. The leaves are changing colors, the air has a different smell about it, and the weather is getting colder.
Even in Texas where I live, the weather is changing dramatically to suit the time of the year.
So, to commemorate the changing of the seasons, I have been painting more and more Autumn-themed paintings. Check them out below!
In addition to Fall, there is also Christmas coming around the corner! Don’t forget to get a gift of artwork for your loved one, or simply to put on a blank wall in the house!
Orange can only have positive effects on your mood, relieving feelings of self pity, and unwillingness to forgive.
Green calms the mind, and soothes the emotions.
Blue inspires mental control, clarity and creativity.
Which color do you prefer? Why not buy an original painting from www.nanditaarts.com to bring your favorite color into your room, and bring out the best in you every single day?
See more about what effects different colors have on the mind and body here.
Have you ever went for a walk, or visited the park to get your mind off of your daily stressors? Many of us think of nature to have a calming and tranquil effect on our mood. But studies have now confirmed that natural scenes, even when painted, have a completely different effect on our BRAIN CHEMISTRY than urban scenes. Tranquil nature scenes have a positive impact on the brain, facilitating neural connections that urban scenes do not. Click here and check out the study!
Here are some new paintings I have created!