15 April 2011

Andrew Ballstaedt

I haven't been able to spend as much time blogging as I would like these days.  My posts are backing up and all I can do is think about them as I try and organize my house.  I'm still waiting for the internet to be hooked up, but in the mean time I have been using my iPhone as a hot spot to access the internet on my computer.  It seems a little backwards but it works...

I was going through my collection of pictures and artists that inspire me the other day and came across Andrew Ballstaedt.  I became acquainted with his work last year on a trip to Logan Utah.  My best friend's sister had two of his paintings displayed in her house.  I think she may have known the artist personally but I can't quite remember.   I was so drawn to them, I would stand in front of them and study them.  It made me curious about the artist himself and wondered about his process.  I made sure to take a picture of his name so I wouldn't forget.  I tried to take photographs of the paintings themselves but they didn't turn out too well so I pulled a few images from his website.   


This is one of the paintings that was in the house.


I really liked how delicate and fine the lines appeared in Andrew's paintings.  So much so, I wanted to give it a try...


I think I need more practice drawing power lines!


5 comments:

nathaliedelakim said...

Ahh! Love this post Juli:) I love those paintings too. We both need to get ourselves one!! Hope the new house is great. Looking forward to checking it out this summer!!! (Seriously, we should be in town end of June!)

andrew ballstaedt said...

Hi. I googled my name to find my website to look at a new piece I just did and I saw this blog entry on my art and I am flattered and quite impressed with your wire drawings. Maybe we can trade :)
Andrew B

JKoZaK said...

Nice to virtually meet you Andrew! I'm sure I would be the only one getting a good deal out of that trade ;)

andrew ballstaedt said...

Hi JKoZaK. Well. If you want to trade something small we can. You can add me on facebook too. Thanks for making a cool creative blog that is beautiful to look at.

JKoZaK said...

Andrew, you have a deal. I think that could be a fair trade after all. My first name is Julianne if you would like to call me that instead :)