Build Your Pyramid

Posted by on Sep 15, 2014 in A Work In Progress Blog, Creative process | One Comment
Build Your Pyramid

I used to feel guilty for not finishing most of my ideas.  Not anymore.   I’ve leaned that having more ideas than I have time to finish is not a weakness, it is a strength.   An artist should be creating a small mountain of unfinished ideas, half-baked attempts & false starts, abandoned projects, screw ups and […]

Judging Criteria for Art Shows

Judging Criteria for Art Shows

The judging of art shows is a crap shoot.  You never know what to expect.  I’ve heard horror stories, as you probably have.  Here are a few true examples: A judge eliminated all landscapes on principle. Another one ruled out any painting with the color green. A judge was coached by the show committee (which […]

I LOATHE YOU Character Studies

Posted by on Aug 22, 2014 in A Work In Progress Blog | No Comments
I LOATHE YOU Character Studies

“The best way to have a good idea is to have a lot of ideas.” – Linus Pauling, (1901-1994), American Chemist and Biochemist, winner of the Nobel Prize for Chemistry Here are some of the many character studies I did for my book I LOATHE YOU: Stacks of drawings piled up around the studio. Finally […]

Motherwell on Connecting

Posted by on Aug 12, 2014 in A Work In Progress Blog, Oil Paintings, Quotes | No Comments
Motherwell on Connecting

“What could be more interesting, or in the end, more ecstatic, than in those rare moments when you see another person look at something you’ve made, and realize that they got it exactly, that your heart jumped to their heart with nothing in between?” – Robert Motherwell

Pissaro on Being Understood

Posted by on Aug 8, 2014 in A Work In Progress Blog, Quotes | No Comments
Pissaro on Being Understood

“When you put all your soul into a work, all that is noble in you, you cannot fail to find a kindred soul who understands you…Is not that all an artist should wish for? – Camille Pissaro [John Rewald, ed., Camille Pissaro: Letters to His Son Lucien, Boston: MFA Publishing, 1958, 2002]   I need […]

Pissaro on Fearlessness in Painting

Pissaro on Fearlessness in Painting

“Where there is inhibition, there is no pleasure.” – Camille Pissarro (Letters to His Son Lucien p. 236.) Which I take to mean: What is there to fear? Why not go for it NOW? I’ve decided to steer into the fear instead of away from it. Turns out that’s where joy is hiding.

Fall Painting Workshop 2014

Posted by on Jul 29, 2014 in A Work In Progress Blog, workshops | One Comment
Fall Painting Workshop 2014

This workshop meets every other Wednesday from 10-3 in my studio in Anderson, Indiana. 30 hours of instruction| 6 sessions Sept 10, 24 Oct 8, 22 Nov 5, 19 Regular Tuition Fee is $690.00 Almost half the spots are already taken.  Full payment secures your place in the group. contact the studio by email to […]