Archive for the ‘Watercolor, Acrylic, Casein, Oil Painting’ category

Painting Music Masters

May 19, 2010

What fun! After thinking about it for many, many months, listening to the masters, I finally finished my first two watercolors:  Celebrating Mozart and Beethoven’s Joy.

People say they can see the music and that my Abstract Synchronism style paintings actually speak to who the master was.

After the music masters, I was minding my own business when one of my students brought me a photograph at our Saratoga Springs State Park that just struck me and I had to paint it. And I decided that I would put The Hope Diamond into the cave in the photograph. While I was painting in acrylic on canvas board, the rocks turned into this mystic looking up at the sky and The Hope Diamond glowed out of his belly. Most interesting how the painting told me what it wanted to look like!

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Finished Painting “The Heart of Jackie (Kennedy Onassis)”

April 21, 2010

As an artist and a poet painting and writing portraits of famous people, the project becomes exciting from the first research through book after book, site after site, discussion after discussion, until I have what I need to create a realistic portrait in an image that speaks of having been immersed in that person over a long period. I learned so much about Jackie and her life with her husbands, John F. Kennedy and Aristotle Onassis, children, Caroline Kennedy Schlossberg, John F. Kennedy, Jr., grandchildren,  Rose, Tatiana and Jack, and Maurice Templesman. Jackie and Jack were happiest just before he was assassinated, according to statements Jackie made before they went to Texas.

Imagine being the son of John F. Kennedy, who died when you were a tot, stating that Ari Onassis was the only father he ever knew.

In The Heart of Jackie, I placed both husbands, all four children,  and all three grandchildren in a variety of images surrounding Jackie, looking serene and beautiful.

Artist Barbara Garro’s Latest Self-Portrait

April 19, 2010

From Jesus to Heaven with Love: A Parable Pilgrimage

April 18, 2010

Artist Barbara Garro feels so excited to see her watercolor painting Jesus, Lord on the cover of her May 2010 book From Jesus to Heaven with Love: A Parable Pilgrimage.

And, my current painting (I do one painting at a time and give my whole heart, mind, soul and spirit to it) is one I call The Heart of Jackie (Jackie Kennedy Onassic). I show her surrounded with those she loved the most.

Artist Barbara Garro’s First Word Press Post on ArtistBarbaraGarro’s Blog

April 18, 2010

Thank you for visiting my new Artist Blog on Word Press. I would love to hear how you are doing with your art:

Painting

Buying

Studying

Teaching

Visiting Great Gallerie and Museums

And, I am happy to answer any questions you may have.