Day 27: Art Resolutions-Channeling a toucan

imageArt Resolutions is a self-imposed initiative to berate an art study every day for a year. Welcome to day 27.

I awoke this morning to some studies by Bea at Dog-in-the-Hole Studio. Black and white—oh, and, blue too. Check out her work and see if it inspires you to join us in an art study today.

Last night I returned to my Sunday sumac sketch. And began to experiment with color and texture. No one could be more surprised with the results than I was. To begin with, I find the study elegant and a bit delicate. I had no thought to vary wildly from its natural hues, but as I began to color– there began to emerge suggestions of a vintage 5o’s fabric dredged from the deeply buried and well-forgotten mundane details of my past. I dabbled with various backgrounds–some finished, some not. The moment I am drawn to is that transition where both the monochromatic and technicolor come together and a toucan worlds coexist. A brief breeze of whimsy.


About vbassoc

Donna Van Bogaert is a researcher and consultant in the field of cognitive styles, health communication, and organizational communication and behavior. Her business, Van Bogaert & Associates, Inc., specializes in cognitive-based coaching, management consulting, and leadership development. When the winds are blowing her way, she travels and talks about workplace potential and creative problem solving. In another life, Donna sings jazz. For a very long time, she fronted two 18-piece big bands —All That Jazz (Madison, WI) and The Gardenia Big Band (Rockford, IL). She currently resides in Cincinnati, Ohio where, in a third parallel universe, she leads a media branch of a national research institute. Mostly she has returned to painting, poetry, and plotting the next chapter of her life.
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