About CricketDiane –
I’ve been creating nearly every day since I was a kid and that is over 50 years. I’ve created in numerous ways in a range that moves from art to problem-solving to inventing, creating music, sculpting and painting to writing and doing various computer / online based projects.
“It is better to make the effort to move forward and release the flow of ideas to work with them and do things creatively, create things and invent and write and make – I definitely know that by experience.” – cricketdiane, 2018
You can find more of my art and designs here –
CricketDiane and Cricket House Studios Store on Zazzle
and other blog writings by me here –
On YouTube –
The website for Cricket House Studios Art and Design is found here –
And see my current efforts on GoFundMe to make a board game I created into a video game that I’m working on right now – (NOT active right now – re-analyzing this effort)
The Scared Donkey Mine Money Game by CricketDiane on GoFundMe
Thanks for checking us out!
The Cricket House Studios Team and CricketDiane
Re-post from 2008 CricketDiane Blog – Painting
The Ocean As A Subject of Art – 2 – Cricket Diane C Phillips – 2008
- Make it candid, genuine and real.
- Pushing color into wave foam (to strengthen contrast and bring out definition in curl of the wave)
- Soften or crisp horizon line
- Add detail cautiously and as least ( minimum) as possible
- Have palette of techniques for effects
- How to paint ocean waves from as many sources as possible
- Form the wave, form the play of foam nearest the viewer, soften the horizon for misty look / sharpen horizon for clear or cool weather; add distant crests
- Give visual texture to the sky, smoother is more distant; use swirls, feathered effects, light behind or light above / below clouds for definition
- Each color choice carries an emotional character when combined and contrasted
- Try – then stop – set it aside – leave it and do another.
- Scan or photo and look at with computer –
- did it do what you wanted?
- are there areas that you see an effect you could use in another piece or enhance?
- what did you do to get that effect?
- overall – what does it say to you / remind you of / feel like? how could it do that better or more so?