Looking at the world through an artist's eyes is a bit like peering through a pair of rose colored glasses or the equivalent, where everything–colors, shapes, people, landscapes–can serve as inspiration for a painting or drawing. But that doesn't mean our ideas for art are inexhaustible. I know I can sometimes feel like I'm running on fumes. I need an idea or an image to start my imagination running at its full potential again. That's where the new digital magazine, Inspired, comes in.
|The Evening Star Over the Needles (Cannon Beach, Oregon Coast)
by Steven Thor Johanneson, watercolor, 11 1/8 x 25, 2009.
|A page out of Inspired that is all about how to get started in your sketchbook
if you happen to be drawing a blank.
Just a click away and Inspired opens up a whole world of possibilities for us creative types. In the first issue, there are starter ideas for your sketchbook, a virtual tour of five major art cities and towns, and a painting gallery of the 12 best and brightest landscape painters working today. Now all I can think of is doing a few drawing exercises, where I want to visit on my next art excursion, and how much I love mountain landscape artworks. Success!
If you want to see what Inspired holds in store for you, check out the first issue of Inspired absolutely free. After you do, leave me a comment about what your next art project is going to be. I can't wait to hear what Inspired sparks in you. Enjoy!