Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Capturing Autumn Photo Set



Red Autumn Leaves. Photo By Charles Wolf. 
Impulsive Artistry © 2016. 

Fall is already on the wane here in North Carolina, but a few weeks ago we hit our foliage peek. My wife and I decided to go hiking at Raven Rock State Park to capture the height of this year’s autumn season. Today, I am excited to share with you the wonderful views we experienced on our hike in this “Capturing Autumn” photo set. So enjoy – and let me know what you think in the comments below! Have you had a beautiful fall season this year?

Capturing Autumn Photo Set:



Crimson. Photo By Charles Wolf. 
Impulsive Artistry © 2016. 


The Woods. Photo By Charles Wolf. 
Impulsive Artistry © 2016.   


Sunlight. Photo By Charles Wolf. 
Impulsive Artistry © 2016.   


Seeing Layers. Photo By Charles Wolf. 
Impulsive Artistry © 2016. 


By the Cape Fear River. Photo By Charles Wolf. 
Impulsive Artistry © 2016. 


Underbrush. Photo By Charles Wolf. 
Impulsive Artistry © 2016. 



Cape Fear River. Photo By Charles Wolf. 
Impulsive Artistry © 2016. 


Capturing Autumn. Photo By Charles Wolf. 
Impulsive Artistry © 2016.  


The Overlook. Photo By Charles Wolf. 
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The Road. Photo By Charles Wolf. 
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Monday, November 28, 2016

Feeling Inspired? #6: Autumn Photo Contest!


Are You Feeling Inspired? Need a creative boost to start the week?

 I know I do – join me each Monday for a linkup party where you can share your creative side (posts): Painting, Drawing, Photography, Quilting, Music, DIYs, Crafts… 

If it is creative, then share it here — I would love to see what you are working on!


This photo contest can be found on the 

—The winning photo will be featured in a special bonus blog post here on Impulsive Artistry!

To Enter: 

—Attach your best original photograph that captures the beauty of Autumn in the comments section of the Contest Facebook Post (link below)!

—Caption your photo when you attach it on the Facebook Page: 
your name, photo name, and photo location. 

—Only one photo entry per person please.

—Share this blog post!

—Entries accepted until 12/1/16!

(All photos must be family friendly!)


My Photo of the Day:


Canopy. Photo by Charles Wolf. 
Impulsive Artistry © 2016. All Rights Reserved. 

A New Digital Painting:


Anticipation. Digital Art by Charles Wolf. 
Impulsive Artistry © 2016. 

The Link Up! 

Guidelines for Linking a Post (2 per blog/site):

—All linked posts must be creative and artsy, family friendly and please no giveaways.

—Please leave a comment below!

—A link back to this post on social media would be much appreciated! 

—Check out other linked posts!



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Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Autumn Morning, Watercolor Painting + Video


"Autumn Morning." Watercolor on Paper, 7.5x10in. 
Artist Charles Wolf. Impulsive Artistry © 2016. 

Hello everyone, welcome back to Impulsive Artistry. I know that I have so much to be thankful for this week, and every week for that matter. I am thankful for my lovely, supportive wife, my artistic lifestyle and creative pursuits: painting, music, photography, my two cats who have been extra cuddly due to the colder weather, the beauty of the autumn leaves outside my studio window as I write this…. and so much more.

Autumn is my favorite time of the year, and I am greatly enjoying using my watercolor paints this past week. This is a little 7.5x10in painting, watercolor on paper, of a lovely “Autumn Morning” here in North Carolina.

I know that most of you are probably busy preparing for the festivities of the week, so I thought I would share a short time-lapse video of this painting, instead of my normal length tutorial. So relax, enjoy the music and art for a few moments today! 

The Painting Video


"Autumn Morning." Watercolor Timelapse Painting Video. 
Artist Charles Wolf. Impulsive Artistry © 2016. 
Impulsive Artistry Blog Productions. All Rights Reserved.  


All of my art can be purchased at my studio shop on Etsy. I will be uploading some of my latests watercolors later this week to the store.

All of paintings are on sale at a reduced rate right now – so consider supporting an artist and purchasing some wonderful original art for your home, office, or as a gift! Take a look:



Question of the day:

What are you thankful this time of year?

Let me know in the comments below, or on the Impulsive Artistry Facebook Page, or tweet me @ArtImpulsive

Let me know in the comments what you think of my latest painting. I am looking forward to continuing with this style, and I appreciate all of your kind feedback up to this point. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving! 

—Charles


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Monday, November 21, 2016

Feeling Inspired? #5 - Two Watercolor Paintings!


Are You Feeling Inspired? Need a creative boost to start the week?

 I know I do – join me each Monday for a linkup party where you can share your creative side (posts): Painting, Drawing, Photography, Quilting, Music, DIYs, Crafts… 

If it is creative, then share it here — I would love to see what you are working on!

What creative projects have I been working on this past week?

Two New Watercolor Paintings:


Grass Field. Original Watercolor by Charles Wolf. 
Impulsive Artistry © 2016. All Rights Reserved.


Storm. Original Watercolor by Charles Wolf. 
Impulsive Artistry © 2016. All Rights Reserved. 

Today's Featured Painting Video:


"Emerald Rhapsody." Large Acrylic Abstract. 
A full-length Painting Lesson with Artist Charles Wolf. 
Impulsive Artistry © 2016. All Rights Reserved.
   
This photo contest can be found on the 

The winning photo will be featured in a special bonus blog post here on Impulsive Artistry!

To Enter: 

Attach your best original Autumn Photograph in the comments section of the Contest Facebook Post (link below)!

Caption your photo when you attach it on the Facebook Page: 
your name, photo name, and photo location. 

Only one photo entry per person please.

—Share this blog post!

Entries accepted until 12/1/16!

(All photos must be family friendly!)


The Link Up! 

Guidelines for Linking a Post (2 per blog/site):

—All linked posts must be creative and artsy, family friendly and please no giveaways.

—Please leave a comment below!

—A link back to this post on social media would be much appreciated! 

—Check out other linked posts!




Thank you for joining today's link up and seeing what I have been working on this past week. Hope you all are doing great this autumn season, have a fantastic creative week! 

—Charles

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Wednesday, November 16, 2016

A Sunset Watercolor Painting + Video!


"Evening." Watercolor on Paper, 7.5x10in. Artist Charles Wolf.
Impulsive Artistry © 2016. All Rights Reserved.

Hello Everyone, I am very excited to share my newest creative project/passion – watercolor painting. For my birthday this year, back at the end of October, a few generous family members and friends provided the funds for me to invest in the basic materials I needed to begin working in this medium.

I find that watercolors present a unique challenge in that they are not as easily controlled like acrylics or oil paint, finding the right balance of water to paint (pigmentation) requires some practice, and due to the opacity of the paint, there is an emphasis on layering, building up color intensity. Another difference I discovered was that it is harder to fix mistakes in watercolor. By comparison, acrylic paint can be dried with a blow dryer and then painted over, and oil paint can be covered up by adding some linseed oil to your paint before layering it on top of what is already on the canvas. When working with Watercolors, at best you can dab some of the water off with a paper towel, but you may not be able to fully get rid of the pigmentation.

Can a beginner paint in this medium? Of course! But the techniques and approaches are a little different from other styles of painting and tend to be less forgiving to mistakes. That being said, stylistically this medium is more abstracted than the others, and if you are like me, not as interested in painting all of the little details, watercolor painting may be for you!

Materials:

I do strongly recommend purchasing professional-grade/artist quality paint if you are interested in starting with watercolors. The student grade/less expensive paint contains less pigmentation, will not mix properly, and will not be as vibrant. I know that the kid version of watercolor, the plastic flat of ovals, abound, but the watercolor medium is very delicate and it is really worth the extra investment. 

Artist Quality Watercolors:

Alizarin Crimson
Bright Red
Lemon Yellow
Yellow Ochre
Burnt Sienna
Burnt Umber
Ultramarine Blue
Payne’s Grey

Bight Brush
Rigger
Water Cup
Stay-Wet Palette
140lbs Watercolor Paper – Artist Grade
Clips
Flat Surface or Easel

"Evening" - Instructional Watercolor Painting Video:


"Evening." Real Time Watercolor Painting Instructional Video. Artist Charles Wolf. Impulsive Artistry © 2016. 
All Rights Reserved. Impulsive Artistry Blog Productions. 

Etsy Sale:

Huge Painting Sale right now on the Impulsive Artistry Etsy Shop: All of my paintings have been marked down, as low as $40!

ETSY SHOP LINK!  

Take a look and consider supporting my artwork, this blog, and me by purchasing an amazing piece of art that you can use in your own home or office or give away as a gift! Here are the few of the paintings that are on sale: 



"Autumn Field." $40. Acrylic on Canvas Board, 8x10in. 
Artist Charles Wolf. Impulsive Artistry © 2016.




"Coral Sunset." $40.  Acrylic on Canvas Board, 8x10in. 
Artist Charles Wolf. Impulsive Artistry © 2016.



"Mountain Lake." $40. Acrylic on Canvas Board, 8x10in. 
Artist Charles Wolf. Impulsive Artistry © 2016.


See all my artwork for sale here: 

Final Thoughts:

What do you think of my watercolor painting? Let me know in the comments below or on the ImpulsiveArtistry Facebook Page!

I have already created several more paintings and will be sharing them with you over the next few weeks!

Hope you have a fantastic creative day,


—Charles  


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