William Adolophe Bouguereau painted this big huge masterpiece while he was mourning the death of his teenage son. It was his memorial to him, it took over a year and a half of work. It's roughly 8 x 5 feet. I've wanted to see this painting in person for a long time and I finally researched it and made some calls to the museum where it was last shown, which was in Dallas. It was sold at auction to an anonymous collector for nearly $3million. There will be a curse on that person if they keep it out of public viewing for too long. I've set my google alerts. This is a bucket list situation. In the meantime I'm going to have it printed from a high res image that is available freely. Thank you internet. #pieta#bouguereau#masterpiece#artiwillbreakandentertolookat#ibelieveinprivatepropertybutmaybenotthistime#whohasit
Throwback to one of my larger plant pieces I did in acrylic. 🌸🌱 There are still a few John Mayer silhouette paintings left in my shop! Link is in bio. Will be selling some of my other work soon, so stay tuned!
It comes so naturally when we are children. Almost as if there is no conscious thought involved. This is pink soup. Ingredients - water, playdough, glitter and ripped up cloth. It was delicious 😉. Somewhere along the road, my own creativity was quashed. When I tried to get it back, I pressured myself to be creating works of art. But I am not good at art. I don't have the skills.
At first I would give up. "I'm just not a creative person". But then somebody commented on my writing. And I suddenly was looking at myself from the outside in and thought "you know what? Yes! That's my thing!" Creativity doesn't have to be a masterpiece hanging up in an art gallery. Creativity isn't always recognized and appreciated by hundreds of people. Creativity can be as simple as an interesting idea / a new thought / saying or doing something a little differently.
What's your thing?