Mixed Media Paintings by Lew Silvers News http://lewsilvers.com The latest news from Mixed Media Paintings by Lew Silvers. en-us Sat, 20 Oct 2018 13:59:58 CDT Sat, 20 Oct 2018 13:59:58 CDT http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rss Music <div>A friend was over a few evenings ago and, as usual, the topic turned to art.&nbsp; Jazz was playing on the stereo, and we had at least one vodka under our belts.&nbsp; That's the best time to talk about art, isn't it?&nbsp; </div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>We talked about what distinguishes good art from bad.&nbsp; Who has the elusive "it" and who doesn't.&nbsp; We decided it has little to do with training.&nbsp; Training can teach you technique, but if you don't have a song to sing in your heart, a story to tell, then no amount of training can help.</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>I've always believed that I have a song to sing.&nbsp; And I sing it in color.<br /></div> Thu, 15 Jul 2010 22:43:42 CDT Forgiven While I may return to my beloved bouquets again and again how I approach the subject matter constantly changes.&nbsp; After working in chalk pastels for several months (you can see the latest pastels in New Gallery) I've returned to acrylics.&nbsp; I like working in acrylics for their forgiving nature.&nbsp; Don't like something? Paint over it!&nbsp; I also love how they can mimic the texture and feel of gouache.&nbsp; My newest work, which will be posted in the next few weeks, features sunflowers and my other recurring them, women in hats. Tue, 29 Jun 2010 17:35:51 CDT