ryan pickart's color palette is both subtle & soothing, which means at first glance you might not notice the awkward positioning of each flat arm or shoulder. This is what gets me excited about his paintings. these portraits appear as though they have moved and shifted inside the frame of the painting as it dried... giving them the big-to-small, small-to-big, flat bodies we now see. pickart paints portraits of his friends which perhaps gives him the ability to see their personas' in way we (as the audience) can't. as david hockney has said time and again, "photography will never equal painting!" what he means is that photography will show us the actuality of a person while a painting can focus on capturing the feeling of a person (as represented by the artist). we can't always see the inner-self of a person unless presented in the loving eyes of someone else. and perhaps, even better if shown though the vision of a unique artist like pickart.
i love pursuing the internet to discover new tips and trends on how to express your personal style. today, i found this amazing guide on "how to wear a scarf: 10 ways" from my friends over at stella & dot. as my aunt judy says, "a beautiful scarf is a great way to dress up an ordinary outfit and give it some elegance & mystery." in addition to that sentiment, a good looking, bright silk scarf is a great way to take an outfit from day to night just by changing the way its worn.
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I hope you ALL had a very happy thanksgiving!
In my family, we go around the table during our meal and each say what we are thankful for. What thanksgiving traditions do you have??