Wednesday, January 21, 2015

The Fairies Have Returned

   Enchant yourself once again with this sequel collection of fairy artwork. My collection draws from various artists, art mediums, and time periods to capture the true identity of a fairy. Majority of these works are illustrations from numerous fairy tale stories and reflect a rather vintage flair. This collection represents a fact that has withstood the hands of time: Fantasy, Magic, and Fairy Tales will always be more welcoming to an artist. There are no boundaries to their creativity and imagination when creating a realm of unthinkable things.

I would like to continue this theme of fantasy and magic. Here is a list of what the next posts might be:
The Art of Mermaids
The Snow Queen Collection
The Cinderella Collection
Tale as Old as Time

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The Art of Jordan: NEWS

  Welcome Everyone! To celebrate a another year on Blogger, I thought I'd bring back some old favorites! In particular, The Artistic Magic of Fairies, being the most popular post here at The Art of Jordan. The post holds the record for the largest number of page views at 1,374! I hope my posts for this year top this number and that our number of followers here will increase. Be prepared! I plan on mystifying your minds with unparalleled art collections and artists! Stay tuned!

Return of the Fairies 

Thursday, January 15, 2015

The Cat Collection

Today's post is a collection of cat artwork from various artists. It makes me think of my two kitties at home. I miss them... Now back to art. Most of the artwork are actually watercolors. Watercolors can range in difficulty. I have found them to be difficult because they leave no room for mistakes. They are  often favored for having such playful colors, requiring limited materials, and for the most part being mess free.  Other mediums require stronger solutions like turpentine and have thicker paints. More work is required to clean brushes, while watercolors only require water. Watercolors are layered on top of each other starting with lights and moving to darks.  Flat and thin brushes are used for this medium and a special, stocky (or thick) paper is used instead of canvas.
I just adore this cat's face. Too cute!

I just love their fish tails!

This looks just like my cat, Snow. It is also a watercolor. The pillow really draws the attention to the cat's white fur. Additionally, it compliments the background and green eyes of the cat. White is a hard color to use for watercolors. In most cases, the areas you wish to leave white are left unpainted.

I like the stars and swirls. I am not positive on the medium. However, the painting was definitely done on canvas.