Belinda Del Pesco https://www.belindadelpesco.com Watercolors and Printmaking Tue, 12 Mar 2019 19:16:49 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://i2.wp.com/www.belindadelpesco.com/wp-content/uploads/cropped-Bio-Pic-2018-1.jpg?fit=32%2C32&ssl=1 Belinda Del Pesco https://www.belindadelpesco.com 32 32 The Artist’s Search for Self https://www.belindadelpesco.com/2019/03/finding-artistic-style.html https://www.belindadelpesco.com/2019/03/finding-artistic-style.html#comments Tue, 12 Mar 2019 01:13:20 +0000 https://www.belindadelpesco.com/?p=10240 This is a post from Belinda Del Pesco's Art Blog Belinda Del Pesco.

Sage and Cider 12 x 16 Graphite and Watercolor on paper (add this to your collection) We Don’t Know What We Don’t Know One of the most conflicted facets of my adventure to become a full time artist was the tug of war between what I am drawn to create, and what the collecting public finds appealing in art. I started the I’m-Going-to-be-an-Artist journey with a truckload of conviction: studio hours were set from 8 to 5, and then I launched an art blog (2005) and joined every art group I could find. At the same time, I subscribed to art/print trade magazines ...[Continue reading]

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Bonnard Inspired Portraits: Painting the People You Love https://www.belindadelpesco.com/2019/03/bonnard-inspired-portraits.html https://www.belindadelpesco.com/2019/03/bonnard-inspired-portraits.html#comments Tue, 05 Mar 2019 17:21:47 +0000 https://www.belindadelpesco.com/?p=10143 This is a post from Belinda Del Pesco's Art Blog Belinda Del Pesco.

Lee in the Garden 6.5 x 3.5 watercolor on paper (sold) Prolific Pierre Bonnard In addition to Bonnard’s bathing nude portraits, and window/still life interiors, he painted lovely genre scenes of his people. If you’ve visited this art blog before, you know I’m partial to these subjects in my own work, so it’s no wonder that I appreciate Bonnard’s approach to what might be seen as mundane or trite scenery. (Here is a video slideshow of over 700 Bonnard paintings.) Finding a subject that resonates with you is part of every artist’s seeking adventure. It has less to do with the dictations of ...[Continue reading]

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Still Life inspired by Pierre Bonnard https://www.belindadelpesco.com/2019/03/still-life-painting.html https://www.belindadelpesco.com/2019/03/still-life-painting.html#comments Fri, 01 Mar 2019 19:24:24 +0000 https://www.belindadelpesco.com/?p=10118 This is a post from Belinda Del Pesco's Art Blog Belinda Del Pesco.

Vintage Sink – 4 x 4 inches – watercolor and colored pencil on paper Artists Transform Things Pierre Bonnard painted walls, windows and surfaces that were festive with light and color, but those objects – by themselves – were simple. His decision to use bright yellows with flecks of cerulean blue and viridian green to render a plain white wall in his house has a message of permission bequeathed to artists after him; play with color. His paintings whisper to you and me: “Look for interesting geometry in your compositions, and monitor your values. And when you like the way your eye travels ...[Continue reading]

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Inspired by Bonnard – Painting Interior Scenes in Watercolor https://www.belindadelpesco.com/2019/02/interior-scenes-in-watercolor.html https://www.belindadelpesco.com/2019/02/interior-scenes-in-watercolor.html#comments Fri, 22 Feb 2019 22:37:38 +0000 https://www.belindadelpesco.com/?p=10096 This is a post from Belinda Del Pesco's Art Blog Belinda Del Pesco.

Reading Chair Summons 9.5×12.5 Watercolor and Graphite over paper (available in my Etsy Shop) In the Car with Bonnard I’m still thinking about, and staring at Pierre Bonnard. (If you missed the previous posts on my current muse, you can read them here and here.) I’m leaning into painting interior scenes in watercolor after looking at Bonnard’s untroubled vignettes from around the garden, and inside the bathroom and kitchen of his home. His colorful paintings pull me into them. (Subscribe to this blog.) Building values with layers of glazed watercolor Interior, Pierre Bonnard Glad You’re Here, C’mon in! Bonnard paints the people he ...[Continue reading]

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Watercolor Portrait – and Combating Discouragement After a Failed Painting https://www.belindadelpesco.com/2019/02/practice-over-perfection.html https://www.belindadelpesco.com/2019/02/practice-over-perfection.html#comments Wed, 20 Feb 2019 17:19:53 +0000 https://www.belindadelpesco.com/?p=10072 This is a post from Belinda Del Pesco's Art Blog Belinda Del Pesco.

Intermission 12×16 Graphite and Watercolor on paper (available in my Etsy Shop here) Flipping Feelings of Discouragement I start every piece of art with sparkly goals and bubbly excitement for What-it-Could-Be. My favorite part of every painting is The Beginning. Frequently, the last brush stroke is steeped in a whirlpool of feeling bummed that it didn’t come out the way I envisioned it in my mind, buoyed with an attaboy that I finished. The end of the art is not even close to the excitement of the beginning. Building layers of transparent watercolor (also known as glazing) – and adding items that invite ...[Continue reading]

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