Artist Rachel Barnes is beautifying downtown with this elaborate and magical mural. Can’t wait to see the final results! “I am currently working on a mural in downtown Santa Cruz. The mural is located at 107 River Street on the side of Mandala Holistic Wellness Center and Salon. I am excited to share my art […]
Painting with watercolors can be great fun! Here’s a simple tutorial, walking you through a lovely little monochromatic mountainscape.
Article by: Fleur Williams, originally posted at Bizarre Bay It’s hard to visualize Capitola being more picturesque than it already it is…until it is seen through the creative eyes of an artist. The first weekend in November, Capitola’s environment becomes the inspiration for local and regional artists highly skilled in painting scenic natural beauty and […]
Get lost in the scenic worlds created by these fine painters. Bill Kennann Artist #187 | kennanngallery.com João De Brito Artist #244 | joaodebrito.com Susan Holmes Artist #125 | sueholmesart.com Learn more about Open Studios on the Arts Council website.
Painter Thomas Sprayberry’s work really makes you feel like you can reach out and touch the planets. “My art is inspired by the Universe around us and my own imagination. I like people that view my paintings to stretch their own imaginations as to the possibilities of what the paintings mean to them.” “I have […]
Always love a good book recommendation! Do you know of any great art books?
Painter, Dimitrious Nichols’s, chill vibes and local connection come through beautifully in his Ocean Art series. “I work in mostly acrylics and love incorporating new ideas and found objects and especially reclaimed wood and materials. I gather inspiration form surfing traveling and enjoying the creative genius of others as a way to stimulate my own […]
Get inspired by Leanna Jensen’s passion project: “I recently started a 100 day program, where I committed to create art daily, for 100 days. I didn’t want to give myself too many rules, so I just commit to create something each day. I mainly use watercolor, acrylic, charcoal and pencil crayons.” “I am a new […]
Fit all the planets in your hand with this cute how-to!
We’re super excited about this year’s upcoming Open Studios! To celebrate we’re sharing 3 local artists in a variety of genres. To kick things off, let’s get abstract… painting that is! Rachel Birns Artist #169 | rachelbirns.com Cher Roberts Artist #158 | cherrobertsart.com Don Maxwell Artist #228 | donmaxwell.net Learn more about Open Studios on […]