from Joan Justis
This is the first issue of my newsletter Artistic Lines. It will be issued the last Monday of every month. I look forward to sharing with you insights, discoveries, and information about art.
The last six months have been devoted to learning about html and CSS and what is behind a website. It’s been fun and challenging. I have much respect for web developers. They can never stop learning!
I inherited from my mother a collection of miniature teacups. Their delicate shapes have invited me from first ownership to paint them. This past week I created a watercolor. As I drew this little cup and saucer, I knew I wanted to show both the exquisite interior and the elegant outward form of the cup, so I decided to use the technique of Cezanne. This post-impressionist wanted to draw the true shape rather than the appearance that is affected by perspective, so his still-life objects seem to tip forward. A perfect solution. With the current trend in design using repeated patterns, I took the challenge to create a complimentary pattern to hold the teacup. I like the results and look forward to creating a new series with these little gems.
You may enjoy viewing the images of Paul Cezanne and reading a short biography. He is often considered to be the father of modern art. It has been said that Picasso and Matisse referred to him as “the father of us all”.