Speaking On Art #4

A CARNIVAL FOR THE ARTS                                                                                                                                        SUBMIT A POST    

The Blank Slate by Sonia Ben AchouraC a t e g o r i e s

C o n t r i b u t i o n s
James Thatcher  
creates large-scale abstracts
Sonia Ben Achoura 
on nurture vs. nature
Art In Limbo 
on Garth Evans
Roopa Dudley 
shares her inner self
Operator’s Manual  
sings praise
Roopa Dudley  
on Jeff Faust

A r t w o r k
The Blank Slate by Sonia Ben Achoura
Study of Roopa Dudley by Roopa Dudley

Welcome to this edition of Speaking on Art. Thank you to our contributors and thank you for joining us.

I feel very fortunate to have the opportunity to put this carnival together each month. There are many talented artist’s out there, day by day going about their craft, producing wonderful things, their lives, as well, magnificent works of art. These creative’s put their reputations, their esteems, even their very souls, on the line with every endeavor. They may sometimes feel weak, sometimes scared, but they do the work regardless, and the world blossoms.

We know the famous ones, the ones in the history books, but there are amazing artists all over made of the same stuff as they; they are makers of originality, brave explorers that burn with the same desire and need to create, and their work is something to behold. Their writings attest to those that think deeply, see farther, and attempt to understand and discover. They search for truth. Most of all, they feel deeply.

I am honored each month to present these amazing artists to the world to see and appreciate as I do. This edition of SOA is no exception. Enjoy.


 jt photoJames Thatcher Arts presents Studio Footage:  The Origins of Large Scale Abstract Art; “A gift of 30 gallons of latex paint, a studio in a barn, and a torch…what could go wrong?”

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Art In Limbo NovArt In Limbo presents Ebb & Flow: Garth Evans at Johannes Vogt; “Form is a basic element of art. If something is constructed, manipulated, or even painted, a change in form or shape will occur. It is this fundamental concept that is the basis for the work of Garth Evans at Johannes Vogt Gallery. Through using form as a starting point, Evans works beyond this “simple” element to transform material while obscuring the lines of abstraction…”

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The Blank SlateSonia Ben Achoura presents The Blank Slate; “The ‘blank slate’, or ‘tabula rasa’ in latin, is a term referring to the wax tablets used by the Romans for writing. Notes were erased by heating and smoothing the wax. Within the nature-nurture debate in the social sciences, the blank slate model proposes that individuals are born devoid of built-in mental content and that their knowledge comes from experience, hence favouring ‘nurture’ over ‘nature’…”

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Roopa DudleyRoopa Dudley
Greetings! My name is Roopa and I am an American Artist. The Paintings I create are to appeal visually as well as intellectually and the purpose of them is to bring pleasure to the viewer as much as it brought to me when I was Study Of Roopa Dudley by Roopa Dudleycreating them. Each painting has taken a lot of time, courage, heart, effort and discipline.

I also enjoy writing about American Art, Books & Magazines on Art and other subjects related to Art that I find delightful and of significance. I interview Artists I like and put those in my blogs as well.


American Art Review Blog
Roopa Dudley – Art Blog


Study Of Roopa Dudley - CopyRoopa Dudley presents Study of Roopa Dudley; “I would like to start my blog with this lovely quote: “I cannot remember the books I’ve read any more than the meals I have eaten; even so, they have made me.” ― Ralph Waldo Emerson . It is said that we are the product of what we eat, what we read and what we do in our leisure. I believe there is a whole lot of truth in it. So I decided to paint my self portrait with that in mind…”

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Operator's ManualOperator’s Manual presents Artist’s Paean “art frames beauty, entertainment, pleasure,
elevation of mundane pain, secular
communication, political endeavor;
provokes to sustain intimacy, explain
personal perplexities, move beyond
boundaries, feel more profoundly, embrace
a common destiny…”

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Song Of The Coast by Jeff FaustRoopa Dudley presents Song Of The Coast (A Masterpiece by Jeff Faust);
“It is the Beginning…..the Genesis
I see Water, I see Earth with all its Mysteries
I see the Promise of a Fruitful Life
I see the Fire afar-the Passions Burning Deep Inside
I feel the Coastal Breeze filled with Fresh Scent
I hear the Whispering Winds, the Raging Sea, the Rustling Leaves…”

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Submit your blog article to the next Speaking on Art using the BlogCarnival submission form. Previous contributors are welcome. Past posts can be found on the BlogCarnival index page . Please contact me anytime if you have suggestions on ways to improve this carnival. Go to the SOA Blog Carnival page for more information.

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MT McClanahan

An artist and perpetual thinker, MT McClanahan finds inspiration through connecting ideas across a broad range of topics. He especially enjoys philosophy and how art and life interconnect. He is the founder of TPT and his paintings can be seen at mtmcclanahan.com.

2 Responses

  1. Roopa Dudley says:

    Thank you for presenting us Artists, Writers, Poets and Painters with such an amazing opportunity to showcase our work and talent.THE PAINTER’S TONGUE is exactly what we need to find great Art Blogs written by Artists. What a valuable source of information and networking! I am honored to be a part of this wonderful Visual Art Journal.

  2. MT says:

    Thank you for the kind words Roopa and for being a part of this carnival.

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