I made this video with my sister’s family while we were camping. We used an iphone and ipad to film, edit, and WRITE the music for this little video. It’s amazing what is possible with these ‘phones’ (they are great for looking at cat videos too!)
I made this video while camping in the forest in Florida. my goal for the trip was to make a work of art, film the process, AND write a song to use as the background. This is a test run for a similar project…but collaborating with a group of artists. let me know if you are interested.
here is the finished painting. click it for a bigger look, and more information.
I was reading an article about Pantone’s color of the year for 2015- it’s called Marsala. my first thought was “why would they pick that boring color?”.
but then I saw some examples of it being used in interesting combinations with other colors, I thought, “I’ll give it a try in one of my paintings”
After painting the sheep, I think I have warmed up to Marsala. in fact, I have been trying to think of a background color that would compliment my tan displays–and Marsala could be the perfect solution.
The other day, I went to Cincinnati to see the holiday train display at the Krohn Conservatory. all the buildings are made from natural materials. they are clever beautifully crafted, and some of my friends make up the team that build it an ‘Applied Imagination’. it was wonderful!
if you want to learn more about ‘Applied Imagination’ their inspirational story, I highly recommend you watch ‘Tracks Of The Imagination”: the Emmy winning documentary by Frank Simkonis. it is available to watch online at: http://video.ket.org/video/2318861465/
while at the Conservatory, I did a few sketches in the desert/cactus display.
I love the variety of shapes and colors of desert plants.
I learned a lot while sketching the cactus.
I learn a lot about a subject when I draw it because I concentrate and focus on the plant.
Even if you aren’t an artist, drawing could help them memorize the details of different plants.
This was a fun winter activity, I’m looking forward to returning and doing more sketches soon. Let me know if this is something you are interested in. We can meet up and sketch together!
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Ken is a self-taught artist from rural Kentucky, whose work includes painting, printmaking, animation and ipad art. He considers himself to be a 'lifetime learner' and he uses art as the vehicle to explore and learn more about the world around him. Much of his work reflect his optimistic views on rural folk culture, river life and simple pleasures.
You can visit Ken every Final Friday of the month at studio 400 at the Pendleton Art Center in downtown Cincinnati. He can also be found picnicking near his home in the Historic Village of Old Washington, KY.