There’s something sweet about Valentine’s Day falling on a Sunday. Normally, I’d be heading to my studio right now, but the -2° temps outside made lounging in bed drinking coffee with Joe a much more appealing idea. Besides, lazing about chatting in a cozy setting is, to me, a lovely way to experience this day.
This weekend is the annual Open Studios event in Boston’s South End. This 2-day neighborhood-wide event features 200 participating artists inviting you into their studios.
I continue to play with placing my artworks in virtual settings. I think some pieces can work really well when paired together. Here’s an example with two abstract graphics, “Celestial” and “August Moon.” The designs even share a few elements with each other. These two WOOF images look like mirror images of each other, even though upon closer look they have their own distinctive markings. The “WOOF” letters are intended more as a whisper, like that muffled woof you sometimes hear dogs make under their breath. I purchased the room photos through Shutterstock. You can buy a package of photos from them, and then do searches for the type of photo you’re looking for. For example, “modern interiors” or “purple bedroom.” From there, I moved the photos into Photoshop, and then dragged the art images in to create these in situ photos. I think this could really help people to visualize what a piece of art can do for a home. What do you think? Paula
I found a fun marketing tool for showing how artwork could look in an interior. This type of image is known as “in situ,” meaning that the object—the art—is seen in a situation.
What’s today, Tuesday? That means I haven’t left home in at least 4 full days. I was down for the count with a cold-cough-fluey condition. But from my windows I can see the big chunks of white on the cityscape growing smaller every day. I see people walking by in less heavy clothing, looking a lot less hunched over. It’s happening, folks. Spring is inching closer. I went excavating in some of my less-recent artwork files and found this lovely beast. This began with a photograph I took, somewhere in the city, which I pulled into Photoshop to paint. I’ve got a small print run scheduled for this week, and I’ve decided to have this giclée printed in 18″ x 24″. When I saw it today, it spoke to me. It is the spring bouquet that is beginning to blossom in my head, a few steps ahead of the real thing. Cheers, Paula More Paula Ogier Artworks.
The never-ending snowstorms here in Boston were good for my productivity. It was difficult to get around—as a result, I didn’t go out much and longer stretches of my time went into art making. Here’s a quick look at what I’ve been up to.
I had a sneak peak at the Wall Power exhibit yesterday. I you enjoy surprising and interesting street art, I recommend you attend!