Category: Painting

Behind the art

I didn’t get a chance to do my weekly artistic post on Sunday because by the time I got done with all the things I had to do, I didn’t have time to edit photos and write. With that said, I have no new art to show, though I spent a thoroughly artist weekend. Critique …

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Response to “failure”

With Ruth’s permission, I give you some of her feedback to my failure post on Sunday. Regarding color options “Interesting that the other workshop gave you the Brown Madder/Cobalt Blue colour scheme. I use a BM/Ultramarine mix often in painting (using CB if I want cooler), but also a rose madder/ultramarine or rose madder/manganese blue …

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Failure is the first step

No one will ever accuse me of being a focused painter. Case in point: I was given homework in mid-July 2017 and I’m just now getting around to doing it. When Ruth Buchanan came to give a workshop last summer, she left me with homework. “You told me on the first day that you get …

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Too tired for a real post

I have been working hard. I know, you have no reason to believe me, but it’s true. The caveat, however, is I don’t want to show you what I’ve been working on yet. So, I’m going to do a random post and get some things off my list. Red Harness I’m either done or at …

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Just gonna tell you about everything

It’s a three-day weekend. You might think that this would be a perfect opportunity to write a great blog, full of insight and pictures. Ha. I’ve mostly just sat around doing the things I want to do, occasionally getting something like grocery shopping or laundry accomplished.  But as this day (and weekend) heads to a …

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A dream (almost) fulfilled

If you ask any artist what their dream is, they will tell you the same thing: Storage space. All artists DREAM of an empty studio, with all finished paintings miraculously sold, all failed paintings quietly removed from reality without decisions to be made, and the only thing on the agenda is the next idea. This …

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Stealth project reveal – Cosmo and Zoe

As an artist, an especially an artist who plays too much on Facebook, I am constantly barraged with lists of things I could or should do. Sometimes these lead to experiments, but more often these lists just fill me with a vague sort of guilt that I have not accomplished them. A couple of years …

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Featuring fish, fowl, and fossils

This morning was my monthly critique group excursion. While I haven’t exactly been producing at a record speed (or even producing anything very good…) I have been working. I sorted through the piles and came to the realization that I needed some help more than I needed anyone to admire some of my latest successes, …

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I need a keeper

There is a meme of which I am particularly fond. I have it on a notebook as well as hung in my studio. Today was all about the frustration, errors, and experimentation. Mistake #1 I am on day three of a 4-day-weekend, and today my goal was to paint. But, well, I was a little …

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The right collector comes along…

As an artist, sometimes you do a painting and you know it’s not perfect, but you like it. This painting of Taylor Said and Winning Machine in the 2012 Longacres Mile is a painting that I have liked for a long time, but I’ve also had some concerns about. In fact, it’s gone through a …

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