By Jill Soens “What drives me to paint is light flowing through the painting, making a pattern with the light, even exaggerating the light to bring out the brilliance of color so both the light and the color “dance” and “sing” across the canvas.” In the above painting “Waitin’ On the Kids” we see Bonnie’s … Continue reading Bonnie Conrad: Making Light and Color Sing
By Linda Perala-Hunt When you are in a gloomy or depressed mood, a bright or uplifting piece of art can trigger energy and positive thinking as our brain and art connect with our humanism. Henri Matisse and several others called the experience joie de vivre, or joy of life, love of life, and the feeling … Continue reading Joie de Vivre – How Art Affects the Brain
By Jill Soens Oversize ravens, small ravens, life-size ravens, ravens on our balcony! Thanks to our Lubbock, Texas sculptor, Jim Eppler, Sorrel Sky Gallery has ravens everywhere and we are frequently asked, Why? What is the difference between a raven and a crow? What do ravens mean? Ravens are larger and are, on average, 25” … Continue reading What Is It About Ravens?
By Shanan Campbell Wells Jewelry designer Elizabeth Showers believes that beauty is not something you see in the mirror. It is something that is inside each of us. Jewelry aside, this designer has a very compelling background that has led her on a path to ensure that women have self-confidence and avoid the pitfalls of … Continue reading Meet the Artist: Elizabeth Showers
By Jill Soens Looking at a Stephen Day painting is like remembering a captured moment when we stopped the car to look at that one moment of sunset where the sky created it’s own moment of glory without our even asking. Or, we drove around a corner and there was a perfect vista before us, … Continue reading Feel the Stillness
By Margaret Hedderman How long can you sit still? Five minutes? Ten minutes? How does two and half hours sound? Such is the life of a portrait painter’s model. When Peter Campbell arrived at Sorrel Sky Gallery, canvases and paint in hand, he asked that Jill and I model for his Portrait Painting Workshop. Sure, … Continue reading Modeling for Peter Campbell
By Linda Perala-Hunt Palmore is an animal advocate, humorist and painter extraordinaire. Tom has a unique sense of humor, a great respect for the animal kingdom, and an uncanny way of bringing the two together to engage the viewer in a very fascinating form of wildlife art. He has blended his unique imagination and talent … Continue reading Tom Palmore: From a Sordid Past to an Extraordinary Career