A pencil drawing by a 16 year old Irish girl has won a National Art Competition. Shania McDonagh is tipped as a future top artist. The man she drew is a Fisherman and Seaweed Harvester named Coleman Coyne. There’s a story in every line.
“His name is Coleman Coyne, and he’s from Connemara in County Galway. He passed away earlier this year. The portrait is done using graphite pencil, and it took around 100 hours of drawing to complete the portrait.” – Shania McDonagh
“youth is the gift of nature, but age is a work of art.”
-stanislaw jerzy lec
credits: soul alchemy, word porn
bare tree at rest in early winter.
“people don’t remember each tree in a park
but all of us benefit from the trees.
and in a way, artists are like trees in a park.”
kerrytown courtyard, ann arbor, mi, usa
tiny kinder spent nearly an hour
not asking for any help
very carefully snipping tiny pieces
from the roll of sticky green tape
placing them on her fringed orange paper.
when she was happy with what she had created
her beautiful piece of art was done.
“great things are done by a series of small things brought together.”
-vincent van gogh
when you combine
dots, pencils, whales, glitter, markers, acorn caps. and glue
and make them into a good day.
“the visionary starts with a clean sheet of paper, and re-imagines the world.”
cousins take a closer look to discuss jackson pollock’s ‘one’
“there is no must in art because art is free.”
credits: jackson pollock, ‘one -number 31,’ 1950,
museum of modern art (manhattan, new york, ny usa)
one grandpa, one art, one village
“life is short, art is long.”
— john ringling
video credit: bbc news