Monday, January 30, 2017

Feeling Inspired? #13 - Link Up


Are You Feeling Inspired?

Need a creative boost to start your 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!

Two Modern Abstracts:

This past week I have been dabbling in some abstract painting, and tried a new approach to create two modern pieces. Both of these works employ the same color palette: Naphthol Red, Naples Yellow, Cobalt Blue, Mars Black and Titanium White. I began with the three primaries, creating a geometric pattern of zigzags. Drying this completely with a hairdryer, I then took my palette knife with some Titanium White and layered it over the bright colors underneath. I added some more Cobalt and Crimson, respectively, on top of the White in places to strength the presence of those colors. Lastly, I cut some lines through the wet, top layer of paint with the tip of knife to add interest and movement. 

Let me know in the comments below what you think! :  )  



Intuition # 1
Artist Charles Wolf
Acrylic on Canvas Board, 8x10 in. 
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Intuition # 2
Artist Charles Wolf
Acrylic on Canvas Board, 8 x 10 in.
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All Rights Reserved


These types of abstracts are relatively easy to create, and would make the perfect decor in your home, especially at a larger scale (18x24in for instance). As a fun alternative, you could use a uniform base color, instead of the three primaries, that matched your home decor to a better degree. Kids of all ages can create this type of painting as well - it makes a great project to try together!  


Check out this painting video where I take you step-by-step through the whole process: 





Two Modern Abstracts Instructional Painting Video
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Painting Commissions: 

If you would like a custom piece of abstract art created for your home, then email me here: 

CharlesWolfStudio@Yahoo.com 

I would love to create a piece just for you!   

Special Rate Offer: 

8x10 inches: $40 + Shipping
9x12 inches: $70 + Shipping
14x18 inches: $100 + Shipping
18x24 inches: $130 + Shipping


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!


—Please visit other linked posts!




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Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Guest Artist Feature: Jacob Duncan (Digital Concept Artist)



The Road to Sterk. Jacob Duncan © 2017. 
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Hi Everyone! My name is Jacob Duncan, and I am a concept artist working in the entertainment industry with a specific focus on environmental concepts and world building. I'm currently working on a personal project to bring the "Out of the Silent Planet" books by C.S. Lewis to life. Thanks for checking out my work. You can also see more of my art at the following links: 





Sins of our Fathers. Jacob Duncan © 2017. 
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Serene. Jacob Duncan © 2017. 
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Weston's Ship. Jacob Duncan © 2017. 
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Sketches. Jacob Duncan © 2017. 
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White and Black. Jacob Duncan © 2017. 
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Editor's Note: A big thank you to Jacob for sharing his amazing art with us today. If you are an artist like Jacob and would like to be featured here on Impulsive Artistry, then follow the link below to find out how to be the next guest artist featured on this blog! 


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Monday, January 23, 2017

Feeling Inspired? #12 Link Up



Are You Feeling Inspired?

Need a creative boost to start your 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!

Technical Difficulties Resolved! 

I am thrilled to say that I have been able to resolve all the issues that I was having with my laptop last week, and I am back up and running at full-capacity. I will be returning to my twice a week posting schedule: Monday Link Up and Wednesday Creative Post. Here is the link to my last blog post on this topic for more information about what went wrong: 


Photography: Snowy Morning

We have had some winter weather here in North Carolina these past few weeks, and I was able to capture a nice little set of photos on a snowy morning about two weeks ago. I do love the look of snow and ice the morning light. What about you? Let me know in the comments below. Enjoy:


Sunrise. Photo by Charles Wolf. 
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Snow and Ivy. Photo by Charles Wolf. 
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Frosty. Photo by Charles Wolf. 
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Green Leaf. Photo by Charles Wolf. 
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Winter Morning. Photo by Charles Wolf. 
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The Link Up:

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—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!

—Please visit other linked posts!





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Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Blog Update: Technical Difficulties!



Hello Everyone,

For those of you who regularly read my blog, you might have noticed that I did not get up a blog post yesterday – my “Feeling Inspired Monday Link Up Post.” Over the past few weeks, I have seen a serious decline in my computer’s processing speed, and this weekend it finally stopped working at usable level. This has put a serious damper on my creative efforts; I am unable to edit my painting videos together for the YouTube Channel, post social media updates regularly, write blog posts... you get the idea.



Today, I am borrowing my wife’s computer to get this update to you all, and I spent 6 hours yesterday working with several technicians to identify and correct what was malfunctioning on my machine. I am happy to say that progress was made, but the battery has to be replaced and that will take several more days to complete, because it has to be ordered at the store. I am cautiously optimistic, and I hope to back up a running again next week. I do not think I will be able to get a post up tomorrow, but will be back next Monday with new photo set (computer fixed or no). Thankfully, I have been able to backup all of my creative files from the past four years and am hopeful that this whole ordeal will be resolved by the end of this week.



While I may be creatively hampered this week, I really do hope you all have a fantastic creative week yourselves – technical difficulties free!

Charles

P.S. In the meantime, here are a few popular painting videos from my YouTube Channel that I hope you will enjoy! Have a great week!  :  )



Cornfield Impression. Artist Charles Wolf.
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Blue Ocean. Artist Charles Wolf.
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Coral Reef. Artist Charles Wolf.
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Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Sunset Meadow, Watercolor Painting + Video Tutorial!




Sunset Meadow Watercolor, 7.5x10in. Artist Charles Wolf.
Impulsive Artistry © 2017. All Rights Reserved.
Hello everyone! Hope your week is going well. It has been over a month since I shared a watercolor painting with you all and this one is lovely little fall scene that I painted from a photograph taken during my trip to visit the gorgeous Blue Ridge Mountains, specifically Asheville, NC, several months ago. You can see two beautiful photo sets that I took while I was there at the following links:



I remember how I took the sunset photo that served as the basis for this painting near the hotel where my wife and I were staying. It was crisp evening and the fall foliage was at peak saturation in the Carolina mountains. Walking up the road to the top of the hill, I came to this field, and was able to capture the sun as it set across from my vantage point, disappearing behind purple peaks. In the photo, I was looking not directly at the sun, but to my left across the to the trees bending away from me in the golden light.

Here are the materials you need to paint this painting yourself:

Artist Quality Watercolor Paint: Lemon Yellow, Yellow Ochre, Cobalt Blue, Payne’s Grey, Raw Sienna, Burnt Umber, Alizarin Crimson, Bright Red

Bright Brush

Filbert Brush

Liner Brush

Easel or Flat Surface

Drop Cloth

Watercup

Stay-Wet Palette

Watercolor Paper, 140lbs.

Paper Towels



Watercolor Painting Tutorial:




Sunset Meadow Watercolor, 7.5x10in. Artist Charles Wolf.
Impulsive Artistry © 2017. All Rights Reserved.
Impulsive Artistry Blog Productions.

Thank you for checking out my work! Hope you having a great creative week. Please let me know if you any questions about this painting, painting in general, or any of my works, as I would be delighted to answer your questions in the comments below!

–Charles

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Sunday, January 8, 2017

Feeling Inspired? #11: Winter Storm


Are You Feeling Inspired?

Need a creative boost to jump-start 2017?

 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!

Photography: Winter Storm

Winter is in full swing here in North Carolina and we were greeted with ice and snow these past few days. Great for photography, but a bit too cold for my taste. It was fun to be snowed-in this past weekend, but I am looking forward to warmer days!




Winter Storm. Photo by Charles Wolf.
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Morning Light on Snow. Photo by Charles Wolf.
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Featured Blog Post: Red Sunset Painting Challenge!


I painted a complete acrylic painting in under 15 minutes! You can too by following along my painting tutorial for this piece. Check it out:


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Thursday, January 5, 2017

Red Sunset – 15 Minute Painting Challenge!


Red Sunset. Acrylic on Canvas Board, 14x18in. Artist Charles Wolf.
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Painting a complete painting in under fifteen minutes is a fun challenge for any artist. Today’s post features an abstracted landscape, an impressionistic sunset painting that I finished in only 12 minutes (you can watch me paint it below!). To create this work, I used only five colors and my large three-inch brush! Instead of painting on a canvas, I utilized a canvas board, 14x18 inches. This is a great alternative if you are a beginning artist, because not only is it more cost effective, but also it is easier to frame. However, canvas boards can become a little warped at larger sizes, so do be sure to check to see if they are bending at all when you purchase them. I have found that the 8x10 inch size is more reliable in that regard. 

Acrylic Color Palette:

Red Oxide
Naples Yellow
Prism Violet
Titanium White
Mars Black

Red Sunset Painting Video:



Red Sunset. Acrylic on Canvas Board, 14x18in. Artist Charles Wolf. Impulsive Artistry © 2017. All Rights Reserved. Impulsive Artistry Blog Productions.


This video contains text instructions on how to paint this work and is intended to be used for educational purposes only. Copying this work and reselling your copy is strictly prohibited under copyright law.

Thanks for stopping by here at Impulsive Artistry and checking out my work! I hope you all have a fantastic week, and I will be back on Monday with another Feeling Inspired Linkup Party!



If you haven’t already, subscribe to my Youtube Channel! I often upload in advance of these posts, so you can see my latest stuff there ahead of everyone else here on the blog!


Thanks,


—Charles

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