Posts by juliejao

How to Draw a 13-Armed Fibonacci Spiral

  It is impossible to draw a Fibonacci spiral, you can only draw a close approximation of one. As it is impossible to draw a 13-sided shape, you can only draw an approximation of one. So I set out this past week to draw a 13-armed Fibonnaci spiral. To do this I start with a…

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How to Draw Opposing Fibonacci Spirals

As you already know I have been exploring geometric drawing with the ultimate goal of using these images in finished paintings. l plan on combining the geometry with my figures and/or launching into purely abstract works. A couple of weeks ago I decided to try opposing Fibonacci spirals. You’ve seen them in the heads of…

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Keep Earth Beautiful, Process Waste Water before Dumping

Acrylic waste water contains pigments that are harmful to the environment. Rinsing brushes in the sink deposits the pigments in our rivers, lakes and oceans. Dump your waste water in a bucket in your studio and every week or so process the paint solids out. I learned how to do this from the Golden website.…

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How to Draw the Minor Sixth

My interest in geometric drawing has led me to harmonographic patterns. My attempt to draw the minor sixth ratio, seen in the book Quadrivium, is documented in the drawings below. Draw a square; Find the center. Divide into thirds, and then sixths. Make circles where the loops will cross. Figure path of loop using arcs to…

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Concerning the Spiritual in Art

On Paintings for the Future by Hilma af Klint.

As an artist I like commissions. Executing a work for an excited client brings me joy. Knowing I’ll be paid gives me a sense of security. Installing the painting in their home saves me the storage problem. But what about commissions from another world? Spirits don’t pay, not in earthly currency anyway.

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Spirit Animal – An Artist’s Dream

As an artist in my daily practice I am committed to paying attention to metaphysical background of the so-called real world.

One way that I do this is by keeping a dream journal. Recently I sent a message to the universe asking for help in finding my spirit animal.

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