Fine Art

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 […]

Aurora art, not the phenomena in space but the singer songwriter

aurora the singer songwriter art - prints available for sale by amy adams art a/k/a amyincluj

Popular culture art with an original mixed media work of Aurora the young singer songwriter. Combining traditional art creation processes with technology including deep dream, digital painting and working with layers upon layers there are many iterations of one image that all started with a piece of paper, paint, conte crayon, carbon and pastels. Here is a gallery with some of the final digital images.

Suicide Squad Art

Harley Quinn original art by amy adams a/k/a amyincluj Suicide Squad - superhero or supervillain? Worst. Heroes. Ever.

I’ve been a lot pre-occupied the last couple of days with creating little videos, various drawings and digital versions of Katana and Harley Quinn both characters from the upcoming movie Suicide Squad. So here are 2 more gifs and Katana’s gif is my favorite – I’m having so much fun! Let me know what you think in the comments!

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 […]

Portraits are a fine art, so let’s embrace the selfie

BP Portrait Competition Finalists from 2014

Hannah Williams, University of Oxford Portraits are a fine art, so let’s embrace the selfie The BP Portrait Award 2014, which opens at the National Portrait Gallery this week, might seem to some like the celebration of a dying art. In our digital age, portraiture might seem to be less and less relevant when you can just snap a picture of someone with a camera. Or, of yourself. The selfie […]

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 […]

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 […]

Giacomo Brunelli BW Photos

Giacomo Brunelli's Dog Photograph from his book The Animals [Copyright Giacomo Brunelli]]

Dog Photograph from his book The Animals Giacomo Brunelli does not publish basic photography, he creates works – herein lies the difference between art photography and photography in general. On a personal note I am particularly fond of animals as subjects in creative works. Here is a collection where animals are shown in ways that can evoke a myriad of thoughts, feelings and stir your emotions. You can see an […]

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 […]