Wednesday, January 24, 2024

A Woman’s Mind Is Always Full, Yet She Manages To Imagine The Beauty In Nature In This Abstracted Portrait Oil Painting by Georgia Contemporary Artist Diane K. Hewitt.

  


'Breakthrough' 24 x 20" Oil on Canvas

Women's minds are always full.  
For our own mental health we also need to find the room to reflect on the beauty in our World.

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Thursday, November 9, 2023

A Proud Native American Girl Dreams Of Her Heritage And Culture In An Abstract Mixed Media Painting ‘Day Dreamer’ By Georgia Contemporary Artist Diane K. Hewitt

 

'Day Dreamer', 20 x 20" Mixed Media on Canvas

In Honor of Native American Heritage Month


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Monday, October 30, 2023

It's My Party (and I'll cry if I want to)

 Here’s what’s on my easel this week.   The photo is a bit darker than the blush colored painting.  

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It's My Party
20 x 16" Mixed Media on Canvas
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The drips and direction of this recently completed abstract painting , ’It’s My Party”, clearly showed me a female face with white hair, and tears from my first acrylic drips, that I enhanced with a few features, marks and symbols.  She seemed to name herself.  


Tears can be very cathartic. I think they purge the body of toxins and stress, leaving us with a clean fresh start. 


I usually have about 8-10 paintings going at any time, as I wait for them to dry between layers. This mixed media piece, ‘Reach For The Sky’ was started some time back.  I hope you enjoy it!



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Reach For The Sky
20 x 16" Mixed Media on Canvas
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My art is now represented on my Etsy store as well as my website.  Here is a link in case you ever want to take a look. There is a sale going on with 25% off fine art through the end of November.  Feel free to share the link with others.   I am still loading pieces as I find the time.  The good news is that Etsy allows for payments for larger pieces of art, an option not currently available on my website.  If you see a piece that you like on my website, but it is missing from my Etsy Shop, let me know and I will add it.  



“In art, the hand can never execute anything higher than the heart can imagine.”- Ralph Waldo Emerson 


I plan to show some unconditional love this week, and hope you will as well.


Artistically, 


Diane

Saturday, October 28, 2023

Intuitive Art Discoveries

I was behind getting my blog out.  Here is a past issue.


The Swimmer
14 x 18 " Oil On Canvas
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I finished an intuitive piece that started without any ideas or direction- just colors of paint.  II then knew the direction in which I had to go with it.  A simple blob of brown and some aqua ended up as ‘The Swimmer’, after a few marks and lines. 

I was sick for the past week, and failed to get a lot done that I had planned to carry out.  However, in the past couple of weeks I did, donate paintings for Galas auctions. The Forsyth County Humane Society is a no-kill shelter that has become affiliated with our Suwannee-Cumming Art Center.  Those who know me well know how much I love and respect animals, so that was an easy choice.  I also donated a painting to The Music Academy of NC for a friend.  The proceeds will be used toward their program for less fortunate young musicians to pursue their dreams. 


Roswell Fine Arts Alliance Gallery latest Exhibition, “Dark Side / Light Side”, shows art with wide transitions in values.  The gallery is open Fridays and Saturdays from 11 am- 4 pm on Fouts Road in Roswell.  Stop in to see some of the works of its many gifted members.  You can also see some art by Members by following their Roswell Fine Arts Alliance Facebook and Instagram pages; or purchase art on their new Website Shop at https://www.rfaa.org/shop . Unfortunately, I wasn’t able to get my photos together this quarter.   I should be ready closer to Christmas when they again change out the art in the Shop.   


Many of us like to start Holiday shopping early once the weather turns cool.  I’m offering a 35% Discount on my artwork to all Subscribers of my newsletter throughout October.  


“An artist is not paid for his labor but for his vision." ~James McNeill Whistler


I hope you all have a very productive  week.  The weather in the Atlanta area should be absolutely perfect! 


Artfully, 


Diane 

Wednesday, September 20, 2023

Autumn Art Festivals

 I completed two new expressionistic abstracts this past week.   I invite you to decipher what each means to you.  The beauty of abstract is that it speaks to each individual personally.  What you see may not be what others see.  For me, as the painter, the fun is in intuitively laying paint on the canvas, turning it up, down, and sideways, and walking away to really get to know the piece.  The  emotions, forms, symbols and meaning behind the art usually begin to shine through when I am viewing the art from a different perspective.  It is when it reveals itself to me that I am able to title the piece.  Let me know what you see in these pieces of art. Beyond


On any given weekend in September and October you will find small towns and cities filled with fall arts and crafts street festivals and plein air paint outs.  I hope you will take the time to get out and explore your area.  These last few weeks have found me varnishing, framing and preparing for local art festivals. Cummimg GA’s “World Of Art Festival” was a recent one I enjoyed.  There was street food, arts and crafts, dance groups, and Celtic and Mariachi bands. I learned the history of the Brannon-Heard House, where the Art Center is located in Cumming.  The house was built in 1905, and has been the Brannon Hotel, a home to the Heard Family, the town’s school teachers’ dormitory during the week (they went back to the country on the weekends), and even a dentist one used one of the upstairs rooms for his practice, before being used for weddings and other events, before becoming home to the Arts Center in recent years.  The house was considered haunted, although no one has heard from the ghosts for years.  It now houses an art gallery and a gift store filled with artistic treasures. They usually change out the theme for the exhibitions in the gallery every 3-4 weeks.  Various art classes are also held there throughout the week. 


Last weekend was the Roswell Art Festival.  Roswell Fine Arts Alliance had a tent there with art from its membership.  There are so many gifted artists in Roswell, GA , who show regularly at the Gallery in Roswell, as well as at many local venues. The event was held “rain ir shine”, and boy did it rain the whole first day.  That didn’t stop the shoppers.  They donned their umbrellas and ponchos and braved the weather.  The turnout was amazing.  On Sunday the sun was out, and the visitors were steady.  Food trucks fed multitudes of people, while a rock band played music reminiscent of the 60’s. 


The weekend  also held a major event, the Cumming Art Festival at the beautiful Cumming City Center. The Center offers a huge boutique shopping area, numerous restaurants, putt-putt gold, a children’s playground, and grassy concert arena.  Tents lined both sides of the busy streets selling everything from original art, pottery, jewelry and every imaginable craft.  The event was a huge success with many out-of-towners, as well as locals like myself, discovered the City Center’s many charms f oh r the first time. 


Roswell is having a “Sip and Stroll” coming up, hosted by the Roswell Women’s Club this year on Oct. 22nd from 2:00 pm- 6:00 pm.  Ticket holders will get a “passport” to several Canton Street merchants redeemable for free drinks and discounts as they stroll & vote for the best “BOO Y’aLL Scarecrows”  by local artists on display.  Tickets are on sale at the website.  Everyone must  be 21 or older to purchase tickets.  Single ticket = $30,  Couples ticket = $50.  September, where bar and restaurant crawlers will be walking up and down the sidewalks of the historic city of Roswell viewing artwork from local artist with Halloween Entries that are sure to surprise visitors. 


Art is definitely in the air during the months of Autumn everywhere. 


“I would like to recapture that freshness of vision which is characteristic of extreme youth when all the world is new to it.” -Henri Matisse


I hope you have a fun week! 


Diane






Inquiry Lockdown

Tuesday, September 5, 2023

Perspective In Art

Next month this abstract expressionistic piece, will be next to a photograph entitled, 'New View', by Georgia Nature Photographer's Association Photographer, Ginger Kirk. The Chattahoochee Nature Center's "Double Vision" Exhibition will display photographs and interpretive paintings of the same scene side-by-side.The Nature Center collaborated with Roswell Fine Arts Association, in Roswell, GA, who supplied its members with the photos to paint. The "Double Vision" Exhibition will run from September 6- December 5, 2023 at the Chattahoochee Nature Center, 9135 Willie Rd, Roswell, GA 30075. Be sure to pop in if you have the opportunity. 

Visuality
20 x 16" Oil on Canvas
Diane K. Hewitt


I also finished the following painting that I will submit for a new show at the East Roswell Library called "Color Magic" To read more about the inspiration behind this painting, go to: https://www.dianekkhewitt.com. That show will run from September 13 through December 13, 2023 at the corner of Fouts Road and Holcomb Bridge Road in Roswell, Georgia.



Carnival Cupcakes After Hours
16 x 20" Oil on Canvas
Diane K. Hewitt



“Look deep into nature, and then you will understand everything better.” ~ Albert Einstein


Have a beautiful week! 


Diane

Wednesday, August 30, 2023

Musical Chairs

 

Musical Chairs
20 x 20" Oil on Canvas
By Diane K. Hewitt



Like most non-subjective abstract designs, this piece was completed and turned upside down before 
I actually saw the art's story.  Then I immediately knew what to name the artwork.   I saw artificial intelligence and a human artist competing for dominance in the art world. The two appeared to battle it out in a friendly game of "Musical Chairs".   
Acrylics and oils played well together to yield this intuitive painting.  What do you see?


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A Woman’s Mind Is Always Full, Yet She Manages To Imagine The Beauty In Nature In This Abstracted Portrait Oil Painting by Georgia Contemporary Artist Diane K. Hewitt.

   'Breakthrough' 24 x 20" Oil on Canvas Women's minds are always full.   For our own mental health we also need to find th...