Creative Rhythm / Peaks and Valleys

Creative Rhythm / Peaks and Valleys

Are you learning your personal rhythms?  For me, this continues to be one of the most difficult aspects of the creative life.   Nothing is static- talent, energy, optimism, ideas, hand skills… everything ebbs and flows.  The flowing part is great.  I love that. What about the ebbs?  After a quarter century of image making, a […]

I LOATHE YOU Movie Theater Ad

I LOATHE YOU Movie Theater Ad

Here’s a movie theater ad which will run at various National Amusement theaters.  Pretty cool! Thanks to all the folks at Simon & Schuster who work to make stuff happen. Available at AMAZON.COM    

Chuck Close on Inspiration

Chuck Close on Inspiration

“Inspiration is for amateurs; the rest of us just show up and get to work. If you wait around for the clouds to part and a bolt of lightning to strike you in the brain, you are not going to make an awful lot of work. All the best ideas come out of the process; […]

Art Basel Miami Beach & Art Miami 2012

Art Basel Miami Beach & Art Miami 2012

A few weeks ago in Miami I could have sneezed on a 7.5 million dollar Picasso. Not far away a large Helen Frankenthaler piece floated into view. Nearby hung some beauties by expressionist painter Joan Mitchell, neighboring several canvases by Robert Rauschenberg… Over two days in early December, Art Miami and Art Basel Miami Beach […]

Remembering Tom Sgouros (1927-2012)

Fifteen years after I graduated from Rhode Island School of Design, it was clear that I needed a painting mentor to help me get out of a deep creative rut.   So I called Tom Sgouros, an illustration professor at RISD.   Tom’s warmth and kindness immediately made me feel welcome.   I made a 900 mile […]

I LOATHE YOU is OUT!!

“Silly and Satisfying!”  – Kirkus Reviews It’s out!  Loose in the world.  TODAY the loathing begins! Available from Amazon.com and everyplace else! Slonim substitutes the word “loathe” for “love” and truly runs with it.  The rhyming text rollicks along: “I loathe you more than chicken pox, / more than stinky, sweaty socks. / More than […]

After the Rain

The Coors Western Art Exhibit and Sale   The 2013 Coors Western Art Exhibit and Sale will open with a Red Carpet Reception on Tuesday, January 8, 2013. Advance reservations (prior to December 15, 2012) are $175 per person; after December 15th, they are $200.00. For additional information or to receive an invitation, please call […]

Museum Show- Lafayette, IN

Posted by on Sep 28, 2012 in A Work In Progress Blog | No Comments

  Visions: Four Indiana Painters   Works by renowned Indiana contemporary artists, Ken Bucklew, Joel Knapp, David Slonim and Jerry Smith create a powerful image of the current art of Indiana. OPENING RECEPTION TONIGHT – September 28 6-8 PM Show hangs September 29 – December 18   102 South Tenth Street Lafayette, IN 47905 (765) […]

Plein Air Intensive Sept 20-21

Posted by on Sep 6, 2012 in A Work In Progress Blog, workshops | No Comments

There are still a few spots open – PLEIN AIR INTENSIVE | Sept 20-21 Zionsville, IN Sullivan Munce Cultural Center, Zionsville, IN In order paint from life well, you have to edit. In order to edit, you have to know what to emphasize and what to leave out. To do that, you have to have […]