Monday, November 28, 2016
This is the first edition of the new ad campaign for Gill Miller Art. I think the visual contradiction and the tongue-in-cheek message can be very effective in getting the point across.
Wednesday, November 23, 2016
What is art if not the invention and reinvention of a subject, a genre? My new series, The Art of the Table, is about painting cute little side tables into abstract works of art, and then taking the art form to another level by photographing the tables from different angles and making an art piece from the imagery. The first composition that I'm showing you is the table with the blue curvaceous legs above, that begged to be made into a sculptural piece of art.
Sunday, November 6, 2016
A wall in my Studio
I do love color! It is what makes my world go 'round. This photo graphically shows my new art, Bottom, with my art style of the previous 2 years, Top. It's a dramatic difference. And who says
there is no such thing as Evolution?
Tuesday, November 1, 2016
New Direction #4
My newest piece measures 36x36 and continues in the new vein that my art is going. Even with the differences from New Directions 1 & 2, I am keeping some similarities to keep these all in the family. I am almost finished now with #5 and will post that shortly. I have also completed some new Functional Art pieces - round side tables that were given the high color, abstract art, high gloss treatment.
Wednesday, October 12, 2016
It's kind of funny how my new art style came about, which is proving to be hugely popular on Social Media. I was outside painting the other day and I saw on the paper drop cloth underneath the painting that I was working on, a pattern in several colors that immediately struck me as the future of my art. I guess that is what's called a revelation. It's much more organic than the type of art that I have been working on for several years. I actually painted over, at that moment, the painting that I was working on, and started a new one, the one at top here. I am looking forward to starting another painting in this style today.
Monday, September 19, 2016
#YouTube video made by Gill Miller about his love for #art, as an artist, and his love for tables. Combining the two makes Table Love. It's a love story unlike any other, cultivated over years first as an Interior Designer and the love of furniture, especially tables, not really sure why just tables, and then in the past 7 years or so, as an artist. The marriage is expanding to create a new take on an old old art form, #painted #furniture. In this new iteration, #abstract #art becomes the horizontal surfaces of the table to make a piece of #Functional #Art. Stay tuned for more examples down the line as they are added to Gill's inventory. These actually are for sale. And actually he has sold some to neighbors and friends already.
Monday, September 12, 2016
I am now on YouTube. Yay! Not sure what took me so long. This is my premiere video that I am excited to share on my blog. I had a lot of fun making this video which is called "how to...Gill Miller art. Got Art? Take a look and make a comment. The link on YouTube is https://youtu.be/JVgw17rjI6M. Be sure to give me a Thumbs Up and to Subscribe to my channel, Art Exploration. People on YouTube have promised me that I will get better at this. Just like anything that we practice, we do. So, thank you for looking at my art in video format. The future is clear, and it is here.
Wednesday, February 3, 2016
One part digital cutouts from my spray acrylic paintings and one part cropped photos from New York's Central Park and this beautiful, surreal park in Rome, Italy, blend in a new digital composition and viola! You have my newest digital art print piece, titled Confiscated Heroes. Interpretation is open to the viewer.
Wednesday, January 13, 2016
This is week 1 of the development of my new digital collage. As I mentioned in last week's Newsletter, I make my collages from parts of my paintings, and now I am also using my photography to
create new compositions.
BELOW RIGHT: Week one of the yet unamed composition.
BOTTOM LEFT: Painting from 2015.
TOP LEFT This photo was taken in New York's Central Park in the Fall of 2013. I discretely took a series of shots of people walking by as I sat on a park bench.
This project is a 4 week long project where I will post the progress of the Print, and then will offer it up for purchase once it is completed.
Feel free to contact me with any questions.
Tuesday, January 5, 2016
ABOVE: I'm not really sure how I started making digital collages from my canvas paintings. The idea just came to me and I'm not sure what I was influenced by. Like many artists, influences are constantly coming into view and stored in the right brain lobe, and pinpointing the origins may not always be easy.
Anyway, I think this is an example of the Right Brain feeding the Left Brain because it involved going into a computer program, Photoshop in this case, and creating something not only artistically, but technically. Specifically what I did here was to digitally cut out parts of my different paintings and create a new composition. This one is called California Surfin'.
BELOW: The X's mark digital "pieces" from six different paintings that I cut out and assembled the composition with. It's kind of like putting together a puzzle, which is what painting is to me anyway. So in that respect the thought process is similar.
BOTTOM: The arrow marks the gold and white area that I cut out to make what looks like the side of a head, with the ear and the "eye" shapes.
COMING UP: Over the next few weeks I will be working on a new composition in Photoshop, and will be publishing each week the progress until it is completed. I hope you enjoy it. Be safe and have a great New Year!