Art Techniques, Artist Gems, Thank You

Artist Gems for July 8

About Art of Others

I’ve been searching for other artist bloggers as a way to expand my thinking.

I write about these artists I’ve discovered in my blogging and artistic journey: Artist Gems. Take a look to view and enjoy their work.

Perhaps you’ll find a new style, a little technique, an inspiration through the ripple effect when we appreciate and observe others at their best and as they share while they develop their work. When artists create, their work influences others: the work stirs the emotions, reflects the community and events of the day, and inspires a response, perhaps even in the viewers’ own art.

Every other week I’m pleasantly surprised by what I find– I hope your enjoy these picks.

This weeks artists all share multiple styles and mediums, but I’m focusing on the silk painting that I love.

Artist Gems for July 8, 2021

Agnes Ashe

Website: AgnesAshe

Agnes paints the silk. Her work is from the life she lives, which is art inspired, as her blog’s tagline suggests: Pomegranates & Vine Scroll – Art Inspired Living. The blog creates a backdrop of art history that influences her painting— which is carefully planned with purpose and history in mind— for scarves, masks, and wall art. As a digital artist, I watch these videos of her process with the utmost respect and admiration for the planning and painting of such intricate pieces, where “undo” is not an option.

She is well-known in England for her delicate and graceful pieces at various exhibitions.

If you’re looking for ideas, read her blog. If you need encouragement, watch her videos. If you need a beautiful gift, discover her shop. Her work and inspired words do not disappoint.

Agnes Ashe as

Saraiya Kanning

Website: RaeBirdCreations

I am intrigued by Saraiya’s work— silk and watercolor of the natural world. It’s elegant, flowing, and spontaneous. They reflect the Arizona landscape and awe-inspiring colors of her world there.

In this gallery, she explains a bit of the process and then the results. Oh I love the dragonfly shawl. Gallery

She also teaches writing in elementary schools and I found this bit about her with one of her lovely silks: a jaguar.

If you’re intrigued by the amazing landscapes and creatures of Arizona, this artwork will inspire your imagination.

Saraiya Kanning / Raebird as

Name Unknown: Pleinaircda

Website: Plein Air

An artist of the outside, Plein Air, and whose tagline is “Art is Creation Shared” shares what she creates at Hidden Cove Creations, including this lovely description of her beautiful silk painting.

Art is her strength in all she does, from napkins to basketweaving to ice sculptures to chocolates. She shares the process of her creations and provides inspiration for others to do the same. If your artistic talents are eclectic, take a look at her blog.

Hidden Cove Creations at Plein Air

So Take a look!

Again I’ve found those who create art with heart– artists who share their style with visuals of their beautiful work.

I discovered the wonder of “painting the silk,” as these real media artists do..

I hope you enjoy their work and learn a bit more from them, as I have. I appreciate and thank them for sharing their journey– a little ripple effect that improves the world, which is something that is much needed in these times today.

Take a look– I’m sure you’ll agree, each of these artists create with the heart first!

3 thoughts on “Artist Gems for July 8”

  1. Hi Sheri, may I just say that I think it is laudable and generous to take time to look and share the creativity of others. Thank you very much for featuring my work, it’s much appreciated. I hope you agree we can’t have too much colour in our world. Keep on creating love Agnes

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    1. Hello Agnes— I agree -never too much color in the world, and how fortunate for the world that you can interpret nature’s colors. Thank you for sharing so others may learn. Take care. ~ Sheri


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