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Archangel Michael a/k/a Saint Michael a/k/a Sf. Mihai

archangel michael a/k/a sf. mihai gif art by amy adams

Sf. Mihai or Archangel Michael was mentioned to me in particular by an ex-cop turned Santeria Priest named Rob at a Botanica about 20 years ago. Since then I’ve had a keen interest in this leader of the other archangels. I have often identified with the warrior archetype and he is a warrior. In the past I’ve made some sketches of him, this is the first mixed media work, paint […]

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Editor’s Note: The author of the following article closes it with the quote shown to the left. This is exactly where we have been headed for so long. People talk about rapid change but we have been seeing this change for many years now – artists have been creating and experimenting with technologies for a very long time only now we are becoming more and more aware through the internet. […]

Do you believe you’re good enough?

If you think you can, you can. And if you think you can't you're right - Henry Ford"

Since self-belief was a topic mentioned in the editor notes of a recent post, today I wanted to share this timely article entitled, Always Believe You’re Good Enough authored by John Westenberg. Just click on the link below on the left to read. The editor’s notes I am referring to are from the article posted recently about how creative people ‘really succeed’ by Jeff Goins. The idea about self belief […]

The Unfair Truth About How Creative People Really Succeed: On Networks, Connections, and Relationships

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The Adams Art Blog Editor’s Note: A lot of great advice in this article by Jeff Goins and important for any artist or anyone in general who wants to breakthrough in their industry. In the article Jeff Goins speaks about a lot more than luck, yet the word luck stirred up some real emotions for me – for me I think there is really no such thing as luck (yet […]

2015 Random Works

For me my creations have been mostly limited to drawings due to severe space limitations. So this year was mostly dedicated to creating smaller drawings that will be made into larger paintings. I also had a lot of fun experimenting with the release of google’s algorithm that are basically graphics filters. Here are just a couple of drawings and/or studies and at least 1 googlely – which for me if […]

ART Timelines the old way

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ART MOVEMENTS A-Z List of Art Movements: Visual-Arts-Cork.com ART TIMELINES History of Art Timeline Artists for Dummies Timeline Art History Timeline File is unreadable towards the end Card art appreciation the WRONG way Tips for Appreciating and Evaluating Art

The artist’s dilemma: what constitutes selling out?

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Editor’s note: Today I am sharing an article written by Yoav Litvin a Postdoctoral Research Associate at The Rockefeller University. He presents to us the “artist’s dilemma” and gives us a topic that ought to be discussed. Whilst he is addressing the dilemma artists face when they fail to act from integrity, it is important to note that selling out might mean different things to different people. Apparently Shepard Fairey […]

From dissident to decorative: why street art sold out and gentrified our cities

From dissident to decorative street art Brick Lane

Editor’s Notes: This topic discussed in the article that is being shared today – Rafael Schacter’s thoughts on Street Art as selling out – comes up a lot and not just with street art. Being called a sell out is a derogatory statement but it doesn’t mean it’s true. One of the most important ways artists can do their jobs properly is to receive appropriate compensation to live – the […]

Here’s looking at: Blue poles by Jackson Pollock

Jackson Pollock's Blue Poles or No. 11

Editor’s Note: Today I am sharing an article written by Kit Messham Muir of the Unversity of Newcastle that asks people to look at Jackson Pollock’s Blue Poles painting. A lot of people seem to either love or hate him based on what he is most known for splatter paintings. However before you delve into the article which asks you to Look, See & Think – a great process for […]

Fine Art Prints: Archangel Gabriel in the form of a bird – Hand embellished

pastel drawing arch gabriel original sketch by amy adams art

Inspired by Angels: Limited Edition Signed Prints For shipping outside of the EU or USA or if you have any questions contact me. Arrives approximately 2 weeks from ship date. Important information:When applicable, the buyer is responsible for any import taxes or fees. All shipments are insured, thus if the item arrives damaged preserve the packaging and send me a photograph of the damaged goods. The normal procedure then is […]

Adams Art Print on Demand Holiday Gift Guide 2015

Whacky Bird Character by Amy Adams

I make art and sometimes goofy characters, sometimes something more ‘serious.’ This holiday guide is for all things fun and all of them are made to order. No waste!!! This holiday gift guide is interactive so you can jump to different pages to see the full array of products or click to buy. Shopping for unique and unusual gifts couldn’t be easier. Thanks for visiting and leave a comment below.

Photography’s default history is told as art – it shouldn’t be

David Hill & Robert Adamson, Five Newhaven Fisherwomen, c. 1844. © Wilson Centre for Photography

Author: Elizabeth Edwards, De Montfort University We all think we know what photographs are, and why we have them. Photographs are everywhere. For the past 150 years they have penetrated, entangled and perhaps defined almost every area of human endeavour that we care to name – medicine, industry, tourism, relationships, archaeology, social policy – and that’s just for starters. They have rendered both the visible and invisible in certain ways […]

How photography evolved from science to art

English: Edward Steichen: Flatiron Building (1904)

Nancy Locke, Pennsylvania State University Much like a painting, a photograph has the ability to move, engage and inspire viewers. It could be a black-and-white Ansel Adams landscape of a snow-capped mountain reflected in a lake, with a sharpness and tonal range that bring out the natural beauty of its subject. Or it could Edward Weston’s close-up photograph of a bell pepper, an image possessing a sensuous abstraction that both […]

Ode to Henri Cartier Bresson: Romanian Train Limited Edition Prints

Fine Art Print Edition of Ode to Henri Cartier Bresson by Amy Adams

Limited Edition Signed Prints Fine Art limited edition signed prints on 100% Cotton canvas of my oil painting Ode to Henri Cartier Bresson the original oil painting was painted around 2007/2008 as a re-imagined version of the original photograph of a couple on a train. It seems fitting to paint a version of his photograph since he studied painting. Yet, I didn’t know that when I decided to re-imagine his […]

Major Ai Weiwei exhibition champions the visual power of dissent

Ai Weiwei "Spy Camera Lanterns

Maurizio Marinelli, University of Sussex In Chinese, the term “dissident” is translated in two different ways. The first (持不同政见者) has a very clear political connotation and literally refers to a person who supports a heterodox political opinion. The second (异己) indicates a more general alterity and non-conformism, the first character (异) alluding to something that is uncanny, out of the ordinary. Chinese artist Ai Weiwei, whose latest exhibition opens at […]

The building blocks of dissidence: Chinese artist Ai Weiwei and #Legogate

Chinese artist Ai Weiwei’s installation titled Sacred at London’s Royal Academy of Arts in London, September 2015. AAP One

Ai Weiwei has been in the news quite a lot lately so today we are sharing this article written by Anne Harris from Monash University. Later this week there will be more shared here as well. Thanks for visiting the blog and feel free to share your thoughts and opinions in the comment section. Below this article are a series of links to ‘#legogate‘ articles. Author: Anne Harris, Monash UniversityThe […]

How an art history class became more engaging with Twitter

Author: Lauren Jimerson, Rutgers University When I was a college student, #art history courses revolved around a 1960s-era carousel slide projector. Its monotonous humming and clicking in the darkened lecture hall often put my classmates to sleep. For years, technology used in college art history classrooms was limited. Only in the past decade have departments transitioned from using the Kodak 35mm slide projector to computers with PowerPoint presentations. As I […]

Free Art Colouring Pages | Art Coloring Pages

Coloring Pages A Pinboard filled with links to the best famous artists coloring pages on the web

Colouring for all ages is becoming more and more popular. It’s a great way to learn about composition and relax too, so I decided to create a pinboard with a lot of the “Masters” works that have been converted into black & white line drawings of free art #colouring pages. All you need is a bw printer and some coloured pencils or crayons or pastels or even watercoluors. If you […]

More on Philip Evergood

Pittsburgh Family by artist Phillip Evergood

You can click on any of the slides above for a full view of the image. When I first posted the first 2 images shown here back in 2012 on other posts, I really didn’t know or find a lot of info on the artist. Having revisted the works, decided to look for more info on the artist Phillip Evergood and share it here. At the bottom of this article […]

Art Blog: Articles, Random Art Blog Posts, Resources and Info

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amy marie adams [a/k/a amy adams] change-maker, visual artist and blogger Artists I Like the Series Artists I like my blog series can include a full detailed article or might just be an image. What artists do you like? Articles & Info for Artists Articles in this section are written by various authors exploring art. Art MAG Visual Art Mag Visual is a series of collections and articles from Medium […]

ARTICLE: The Liberty Project: What’s behind it? and a few pix

the liberty project study 2 - artist amy marie adams

Studies for the Liberty Project: Two Paintings Acrylic on stretched canvas 30x40cm Oil on canvas mounted on board 40x40cm Here are 2 recent paintings for a project that I am working on, for now I will call it ‘The Liberty Project.’ Over the last years it seems that there is a lot of hate towards immigrants in the US and in addition since the whole 9/11 incident the US government […]

Josef Albers, Master of Colour

Gropius project - Josef Albers Stained Glass

Artist’s I Like: Josef Albers Josef Albers was a master of colour and a teacher. I was first introduced to him when his book Interaction of Color was on the syllabus for the foundation Color Theory course in college. Along with his book we were required to purchase a pack of very expensive beautiful paper and in addition to a myriad of painting and drawing color projects, we were required […]

ARTICLE: Assigning titles to artworks: Untitled drawing and my thoughts about titles

Female Face Pastel Drawing | Artist Amy Marie Adams

Should an artist title their work or not? Recently an impassioned discussion occured just about that topic. Most of the participants thought titles were important for various reasons – the majority did. All of the people in the discussion have different reasons for making and presenting their art as well. Personally, I do title but more as a matter of tracking then anything else, it is more convenient for me. […]

Short Article: Icons on Glass | Icoane pe Sticla | artist: Klara Balazs

Glass icon by artist Klara Balazs from Tirgu Mures in Transylvania Romania

Icons are a vehicle for spiritual contemplation and there are so many beautiful ones out in the world. One particular type of icon is a glass icon. This tradition of painting icons on glass is predominantly Transylvanian. Here is an image from artist Klara Balazs who I found on sibiel.net. Check out the site as it is in several languages; English, Italian, French, Romanian. You can also visit this link […]