Friday, September 30, 2016

Longhorn

Longhorn, 11x15 watercolor on Arches paper

“both you and paintings are layered… first, ephemera and notations on the back of the canvas. Labels indicate gallery shows, museum shows, footprints in the snow, so to speak. Then pencil scribbles on the stretcher, usually by the artist, usually a title or date. Next the stretcher itself. Pine or something. Wooden triangles in the corners so the picture can be tapped tighter when the canvas becomes loose. Nails in the wood securing the picture to the stretcher. Next, a canvas: linen, muslin, sometimes a panel; then the gesso - a primary coat, always white. A layer of underpaint, usually a pastel color, then, the miracle, where the secrets are: the paint itself, swished around, roughly, gently, layer on layer, thick or thin, not more than a quarter of an inch ever -- God can happen in that quarter of an inch -- the occasional brush hair left embedded, colors mixed over each other, tones showing through, sometimes the weave of the linen revealing itself. The signature on top of the entire goulash. Then varnish is swabbed over the whole. Finally, the frame, translucent gilt or carved wood. The whole thing is done.” ― Steve Martin

Thursday, September 29, 2016

Opposites

Opposites - 11x15 watercolor on Arches paper

“When art critics get together they talk about Form and Structure and Meaning. When artists get together they talk about where you can buy cheap turpentine.” ― Pablo Picasso

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Fall Landscape

Fall Landscape, 11x15 watercolor on Arches paper

Amapola

Amapola, 11x15 watercolor and acrylic ink on Arches paper. www.moreno-art.com

“Art becomes an honest expression once done for oneself. Failure of that results to empty and transparent art.” ― Unarine Ramaru

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Safety From The Rage

Oils on canvas

“Painting is concerned with all the 10 attributes of sight; which are: Darkness and Light, Solidity and Color, Form and Position, Distance and Propinquity, Motion and Rest.” 
― Leonardo da Vinci

Monday, September 26, 2016

Autumn Reflections

16x20 acrylics on canvas. 

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“Art is a collaboration between God and the artist, and the less the artist does the better.” ― André Gide

Sunday, September 25, 2016

“Art Is One if Life's Richest Offerings. For those who have not the talent to create, there is appreciation.” ― Nathanael West

Saturday, September 24, 2016

“You need feeling, emotion, to create. You can't create out of indifference.” ― Leo Tolstoy

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

“To create art with all the passion in one's soul is to live art with all the beauty in one's heart.” ― Aberjhani

Monday, September 19, 2016

“Artistic talent is a gift from God and whoever discovers it in himself has a certain obligation: to know that he cannot waste this talent, but must develop it.” ― Pope John Paul II

Sunday, September 18, 2016

Alone

"Alone", 12x16 oils on wood panel. http://www.moreno-art.com/landscapes.html


Coral Reef

Introducing "Coral Reef", 16x20x2.25 Acrylic on canvas.
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“He who works with his hands is a laborer. He who works with his hands and his head is a craftsman. He who works with his hands and his head and his heart is an artist.” ― Francis of Assisi

Saturday, September 17, 2016

“Only put off until tomorrow what you are willing to die having left undone” ― Pablo Picasso

Friday, September 16, 2016

“A painter should begin every canvas with a wash of black, because all things in nature are dark except where exposed by the light.” 
― Leonardo da Vinci

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Around the pond

Around the pond - 11x15 watercolor on 140lb cold press Arches paper.
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“Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once he grows up.” ― Pablo Picasso

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

“I try to apply colors like words that shape poems, like notes that shape music.” --Joan Miro

Monday, September 12, 2016

“A picture must possess a real power to generate light and for a long time now I've been conscious of expressing myself through light or rather in light.” --Henri Matisse

Sunday, September 11, 2016

Sweet Memories


Sweet Memories ... for the kids who grew up climbing her, the sweethearts who shared their first kiss on a picnic blanket in her shade, the grandma who tells her grand-kids of the time grandpa asked her to marry him under her canopy of shade; the tree herself remembering all the people she brought joy to.

11x15 watercolor on 300lb Arches paper
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“A work of art is above all an adventure of the mind.” --Eugene Ionesco

Friday, September 9, 2016

"Art will never be able to exist without nature." --Pierre Bonnard

Thursday, September 8, 2016

“The artist belongs to his work, not the work to the artist.” --Novalis

Wednesday, September 7, 2016

“Painting is the most magical of mediums. The transcendence is truly amazing to me every time I go to a museum and I see how somebody figured another way to rub colored dirt on a flat surface and make space where there is no space or make you think of a life experience.” --Chuck Close