Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Fighting Stagnation!

I don't know about you, but I dislike the feeling of stagnation and repetition. The knowledge that I have same task ahead of me that I had the previous day, week, month can be grating, and I relish each opportunity to try new things. Fortunately, my occupation (I work from home) allows me ample time to pursue my hobbies and interests, but even then I still get that itchy feeling that I am stuck with the same routine ahead of me. When this happens, it's a sign that it is time to shake things up, start fresh and begin a new project or two. 

Well I got that itchy feeling this past week...

What am I working on? I began composing a new piano piece, haven't written music in a while, and it has been thrilling to sit down and add a few new notes the score each day. While it is not finished yet, here are two other piano pieces that I previously composed: 




Pondering: Motions. Solo Piano Music by Charles Wolf © 2015. All Rights Reserved. Impulsive Artistry © 2017. 



Wanderers. Solo Piano Music and Photography by Charles Wolf 
© 2016. All Rights Reserved. Impulsive Artistry © 2017.

This last weekend I also participated in a tournament at my local board game store that began at midnight and went to 7am - crazy right, but a great way to mixup my schedule (no I didn't win, sadly). I was able to get some lovely photographs of the pale sunrise as I left the store that morning that I would not have captured if I hadn't gone to the event. 



Morning Clouds. Photo by Charles Wolf. 
Impulsive Artistry © 2017. All Rights Reserved. 


Pale Sunrise. Photo by Charles Wolf. 
Impulsive Artistry © 2017. All Rights Reserved. 

So what do you do when you are feeling that creeping sensation of stagnation? Let me know in comments below or on the Impulsive Artistry Facebook Page

Have a fantastic, un-stagnate creative week,

—Charles


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Monday, April 24, 2017

Retro - Acrylic Abstract Painting + Feeling Inspired Linkup #24


Retro - Abstract. Acrylic on Canvas Board, 16x20in. 
Artist Charles Wolf. Impulsive Artistry © 2017.  

Hello Everyone,

I don't know about you, but I seem to every once in a while have one of those creative days where, despite my best efforts, I can't seem to make progress on a project. This happened to me a few weeks back, and after two hours of work, I decided that a landscape painting was not coming together. Before putting away my paints for the day, I decided to paint a quick abstract, placing the following colors on my palette: Mars Black, Titanium White, Ultramarine Blue, Cadmium Orange Hue and Red Oxide.

Long story short, in thirty minutes, I created three striking abstracts in one sitting! Today, I am showcasing the third of the three: "Retro."

See the first one here: ELEGANCE LINK
See the second one here: WAVE LINK

Acrylic Color Palette: 
Mars Black
Titanium White
Cadmium Orange Hue
Red Oxide

Materials:
1 Inch Brush
Flat Wash Brush
Easel or Flat Surface
Water Cup
Canvas Board, 16x20in.
Cardboard Palette
Drop Cloth
Paper Towel

Retro - Painting Time Lapse with Instructions




Retro. Acrylic Abstract Time Lapse Painting Video. 
Artist Charles Wolf. Impulsive Artistry © 2017. 


Retro - Complete Real Time Painting Tutorial



Retro. Acrylic Abstract Instructional Painting Video. 
Artist Charles Wolf. Impulsive Artistry © 2017.


ETSY SHOP - Buy This Painting:




Retro, Acrylic on Canvas Board, 16x20in. $100. 
Artist Charles Wolf. Impulsive Artistry © 2017. 

Would you like to own this painting? 

You can purchase it here at my Studio Etsy Shop: 


Save 20% off any purchase at my store with the coupon code at check out: SPRING2017

(Until 4/30/17) 

Feeling Inspired Link Up:


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Final Thoughts: 

Let me know what you think of my latest painting in the comments below, at the Impulsive Artistry Facebook Page or on Twitter

Have a fantastic creative week,

—Charles