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11-01-2011, 05:24 PM

Jim Dine

Jim Dine was born in Cincinnati, Ohio in 1935. He studied at the University of Cincinnati, the Boston Museum School, and in 1957 received a bachelor of fine arts degree from Ohio University.

After graduation, he moved to New York City and became involved with a circle of artists—including Rauschenberg, Oldenburg, and Lichtenstein. He is famous for art ‘happenings’.

As an artist, Dine incorporates images of everyday objects in his artwork. He uses familiar and personally significant objects, such as dressing robes, hands and hearts, which are a signature of his art. His treatment is passionate, expressive, and bold in colour.

As this is a contemporary artist, we cannot copy his work, but we can be inspired by his approach and so lets have some pre-holiday season fun.

1. Paint in watercolour : your take on the Jim Dine subjects -heart(s) , your dressing robe, your hand

2. depict any everyday object –but one of special personal significance would be best- using the bold colourist manner of Jim Dine, in any medium.


http://channel.tate.org.uk/media/26519222001 (http://channel.tate.org.uk/media/26519222001)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jim_Dine (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jim_Dine)

prints of Dine’s work
http://www.art.co.uk/gallery/id--a75/jim-dine-prints.htm?RFID=814175&domain=co_uk&keyword=Art+by+Jim+Dine&KWID=941561129&CTID=1354727916 (http://www.art.co.uk/gallery/id--a75/jim-dine-prints.htm?RFID=814175&domain=co_uk&keyword=Art+by+Jim+Dine&KWID=941561129&CTID=1354727916)

11-02-2011, 08:55 AM
It's good to get to know new artists ......I enjoyed the video.

I like tools too. especially antique ones

11-03-2011, 10:20 AM
Jim Dine is a good one...I have a couple of books on him that I'll be reading and looking at. I'm glad we are doing some contemporary artists. We can always be inspired and use their palette without actually copying them.

11-04-2011, 11:26 AM
June, thanks for the Tate link. Not only is there Jim Dine but a bunch of other artists and studios to look at. I'm always interested in how artists live and work so this link is great.

11-05-2011, 04:09 AM
Images from wikipedia:


Does this upload?:confused:

11-05-2011, 04:12 AM

These examples of Dine's work are from wikipedia.:thumbsup:

11-05-2011, 10:13 AM
Tried out a few 'heart' experiments in watercolours this morning. Need to think about it some more.:lol:

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/05-Nov-2011/106623-1hearta1a3k.jpg http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/05-Nov-2011/106623-1heartb1a3k.jpg


But it was good to make a start. The single hearts are about 5 by 8 ins each and the double heart is around 8 by 12 ins.


11-05-2011, 10:58 AM
Like the hearts...I too need more experimenting, but it's fun.

Here is my start...The Red Bride:


11-05-2011, 03:25 PM
Here is another wedding dress...this one got a little muddy...but I'm having fun:


and a pen and ink sketch, inspired by the patterns on a Dine bathrobe drawing:


11-07-2011, 11:05 AM
I like the robe and brides, Janet. I like bridal paintings generally and would like to do one myself!:heart:

Here's a page of hearts in watercolours (12 by 16 ins ).


I enjoyed using all the different colours in this 'pop-art' way. The photo isn't the best because we are into our bleak November dull days!! I'll take a better one later.


11-12-2011, 05:32 PM
June thanks for introducing me to Dine. Just had a search through some of his work. Yes he was obsessed with hearts and dressing gowns... lol. I really liked his lithographs of brushes and tools. Now for a bit of synchronicity... the last few days I have been thinking of doing a drawing of a selection of brushes. Was Dine calling to me.... lol

June really like your heart experiments and the pop art panel is great.

Trafford great collection of brides. Very creative and fun.

I'm off to find some brushes....

11-13-2011, 11:17 PM
Here is my Jim Dine inspired piece, collection of brushes. A4 size, cocoa graphitint pencil


11-14-2011, 05:47 AM
Jacquip, your brushes are very Dine..ish. Really like that little splash of wash in the lower corner.

I think I will try a couple more :heart:

11-14-2011, 09:19 AM
Here are the last of my wedding dresses:



This last one is pure me:


Thanks June and Mr. Dine for this project. :heart:

11-19-2011, 10:58 AM
Jacqui, love the row of brushes, especially that splayed-out hairy one. I've a few like that!

Janet I really like the writing alongside the drawing of the wedding dress. I am very interested in art that has words on pictures!

11-20-2011, 07:36 PM
June - interesting how much fun you're having with hearts

Janet - the brides are a good variety of approaches.....

Jacqui - ah, simple and spacious brush selection

I hope to get something Dine ish done soon.

11-22-2011, 04:22 PM
Trafford thanks. Really like the wedding dress, intriguing.

June thanks, the hairy one is a bamboo calligraphy brush I had to get for school. I hate it. I used to have one and it kept a lovely point, as you can see this one holds no shape at all.

Robin thanks, hope you like it.

11-25-2011, 05:11 PM
I loved doing these....it is very theraputic..... five cards using cheap fine line markers.http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/25-Nov-2011/88676-hh283.jpghttp://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/25-Nov-2011/88676-hhhhh284.jpg

12-02-2011, 07:50 AM
Dine apparently had some issues. In this U tube of a gallery show where he has Pinocchio in a straight jacket and hanging from a gallows http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_hnvQm6WrH0

here's one I did - watercolor and gouachehttp://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/02-Dec-2011/88676-pino285_copy.jpg

12-02-2011, 07:53 AM
Robin great collection of hearts. Psycho pinochio hey.... like your version, very cool. Is the big bad wolf trying to steal him away?