Art Styles found in the Gallery
Did you know there are 35 local artists in the Gallery?
Are you familiar with the Art Styles found in the Gallery (to name a few)?
Abstract: art in which form and color are stressed; an art style that is intentionally non-representational. It has an impact that strikes you from the moment you see it.
Chinese Brush Painting: meant to be more than a representation of an object; a symbolic expression. Each brush stroke is a defining move, mentally constructed strokes transporting a ‘mind image’ to mulberry paper.
Decorative: art forms like ceramics, enamelling, stained glass, metalwork, and paper art which are deemed to be ornamental or decorative.
Drawing: use of pencil, charcoal, pen, ink, or similar mediums on paper, card or other support, producing linework or a linear quality rather than mass.
Encaustic: ancient technique of painting with wax and pigments fused by heat.
Futurism: Italian artistic movement founded in 1909 which exalted the modern world of machinery, speed, and violence.
Giclee Prints: fine art printing process using inkjet printers.
Mixed Media: technique involving the use of two or more artistic media, such as ink and pastel or painting and collage, that are combined in a single composition.
Photography: the reason to travel and explore. The art of producing images by the action of radiant energy and light on a sensitive surface. The ability to envision a final result in your mind’s eye, and then to make it so with your tools at hand.
Photorealism: a hyper-realistic style of painting in which an image is created in such detail that it resembles a photograph.
Realism: “real art” where the subject of the painting looks like it appears in real life. From a distance everything looks “real” but up close you’ll see it’s an illusion created by skillful use of paint, of color and tone.
Watercolor Batiks: method of color dyeing; the creative process of layering watercolor paint and wax on rice paper. The image is drawn on the rice paper and alternating watercolor paints and wax to complete the final image.
Whimsical: vibrant, colorful, playful style of art that is characteristically (but not necessarily) childlike and carefree; anything that the imagination can conjure.