Archive for the Ideas Category

Venom – A Work of Art with Deep Meaning

Posted in Art Tips & Techniques, Artist Interviews, Help For Artists, Ideas, Original Paintings with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on October 24, 2011 by Laura Barbosa Art

What’s really behind this artwork and how I was inspired to create it. I am getting my thoughts together to create more figurative works and if anyone has any ideas or comments please share with us your ideas on figurative art and what you might like to see on canvas.

A) My initial thoughts for “Venom” were inspired by the sex of woman herself. The sexual power of the female species in our society. The snake is a sensual creature that merges with the sensual tendencies of woman. To me, the movement of the serpent mimics the movement of women. This work of art was more about sex than the classic bible myth, although Eve does play a part in this piece as well.

B) This piece also has to do with feminism and should also project the power of the female to the viewer. The whole painting is about being feminine and sexy. It’s a window into the soul of a woman’s sexuality. When in the act of sex itself, the woman becomes a serpent, if you will. The movements and actions of the female in a sexual state resembles the slithering motions of serpents and the faceless figure transcends into the natural world of subconscious thinking, fantastical thoughts and should fuel our imagination.

A Call For Art At The Brooklyn Museum

Posted in Ideas with tags , , , , , , , on September 27, 2010 by Laura Barbosa Art
The parade in front of the Brooklyn Museum.

Image via Wikipedia

Hey Everyone,

Just wanted to share my experience I had at the Brooklyn Museum this past weekend. I went for the Work Of Art Casting Call. The line was around the block and the wait was about 5 hours in the hot sun. I think it was 93 degrees on Saturday. The best thing about it for me was watching all the dogs go by and all the runners. This was my first time in Brooklyn and I have to say I loved it there. The museum was next to a farmer’s market and a beautiful park. Everyone seemed to be out and walking around.

The bravo team was spot on and made the experience a good one. I saw many spectacles from artists with giant Mohawks to a person driving a giant cupcake. There was giant art, sculptures and so many artists that traveled to Brooklyn from other states. I met some really cool people on-line and one person who tried out for the show last year and was trying to get on again.

For those of you who do not know that I am a self-taught artist. Well, I am and never went to school. I think that some people who support the institution of art and schooling really don’t appreciate someone like me who sells art over the internet without a degree. I was born with a talent that God gave me and I struggle to stay in the game every day. I never had money for school. When I was out of high school my parent at the time did not believe in art school so I could not go. Time went on and I developed my own skills. I have always been a rebel and will always create art from my heart, mind and soul and never be confined into anyone’s standards.

Someday I believe that artists will change the world into a more free thinking place and enhance it with more freedom to be accepted for who we are not what we know. The future is the internet and those who learn how to use it to communicate will be the ones to succeed and the old world way of doing things will eventually be a thing of the past, a museum exhibit with statues of curators with their noses up in the air looking down on all the starving artists who never went to school. We will all look and say, remember when art was only accepted upon these terms. 

Tree Hugger – Go Green Art for Today

Posted in Ideas, Original Paintings with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on June 14, 2010 by Laura Barbosa Art


With the world spiraling more into the depths of greed and destruction, the earth is sadly paying a big price for human ignorance and stupidity. BP’s Gulf Oil Spill is yet another tragedy brought upon the earth by man. What will it take for the ignorant to understand that we are all a part of each other and all our we a part of this earth. My compassion goes to all the animals who are suffering and dying because of so many things, over fishing,  killing whales for food, fish nets killing countless numbers of species and so many more things, I could write until next year about.

The Painting being featured in this blog post is truly one from the HEART! “Tree Hugger” is meant to communicate the importance of our earth and environment to the viewer. A message to all the people of the earth. > Look at what we should be doing: Embracing Nature and Loving our surroundings just like we love our most cherished things.

GO GREEN, MAKE A STAND, BE HEARD and help the earth and all the animals on it! Teach your children so they can become a great race and protect their future home from destruction.

We are ALL important!! ALL OF US! No one person nor one animal should be excluded. We are all here for a reason and we all have our job and talents to work with. Treat each other as you would like to be treated and please do all you can to help the earth bounce back and become a fantastical land of peace and hope for all of us…..TOGETHER! We should never be seperated by race or status but instead be known throughout the universe as “THE PEOPLE OF THE EARTH”  

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New Art on It’s Way

Posted in Ideas with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on April 8, 2010 by Laura Barbosa Art

I just finished an outside oasis with bamboo privacy fencing, a waterfall and 2 dog beds. It’s a small area but very cozy and private. Painting outside has always been a very relaxing thing for me to do on a Saturday so I have decided to enjoy my weekends and start painting outdoors again. I really want to capture my past creative strengths and paint a triptych or two with some of my old themes and also incorporate some new pouring techniques for new work. The perfect place to splash paint is outdoors because making a mess is my specialty. Stay tuned for outdoor inspired abstract art on canvas. Coming soon

Inspiration

Posted in Ideas with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on March 25, 2010 by Laura Barbosa Art

It is always interesting to me when I find out what inspires artist’s to create. My greatest inspiration comes from city life and nature. There is so much going on in the inner city, from graffiti walls to cool architecture. People watching is also fascinating and can lead to abstract figures and cubism paintings. I love color so I like to make a grand composition with different hues to enhance my artwork. Just recently I was inspired by the sun and the moon. The moonlight casting down in the alley of a very urban street with nothing but a garbage can and an old car. Perfect for creating something unique. Something with an urban touch but in an abstract style with a cubist human form in the foreground, maybe with Batman jumping into the scene. How cool. What inspires you? What leads your imagination to wonder into realms of fantasy or maybe a realistic world? Where do you go to get inspired?

Soul Painting

Posted in Ideas with tags , , , , , , , , , , on January 12, 2010 by Laura Barbosa Art

I am stepping forward in a new direction with my abstracts. GLOW  is a great example of my new steps towards being more free with my thoughts and learning how to open my mind even more to allow it to create things itself. The subconcious must rule over the artist’s body and in my case, the physical has no place creating, only the spirit. So my spirit will be guiding my hand throughout all new work. Even if I need to meditate or have a yoga session before dipping my fingers in the paint. Dreaming of one day living in the desert and showing the world the real me. The real soul attached to this body and engulfed in painting, expressing and shaping my world and yours with new ideas and never before seen thoughts in layers on the canvas. To GLOW from within~~~

Art Plans for 2010

Posted in Ideas with tags , , , , , , , , on December 30, 2009 by Laura Barbosa Art

Since my recent showing in the Chalk Farm and Miranda Galleries in NM and CA. I will be concentrating on my technique involving acrylics and ink on canvas with a determined pull in the surrealism direction. I am striving for excellence in my work and hope to someday learn more about how I can convey my thoughts onto the canvas. Art is fascinating because it is ever evolving and the artist becomes an evolutionionary muse. Can’t wait to start.

Happy Holidays to all and a special THANKS to my wonderful clients who made 2009 a great year for selling art!

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