Painting

Overcommitted and brief

I had every intention of writing a big long post, because I have lots to report and many paintings. And the day and weekend caught up with me. And my phone stopped cooperating. And I scratched my eye and had to go to the urgent care. So, it’s 8:30 on Sunday and I’m calling it and I’ll try to write…

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So now what?

For the last three weeks, I’ve been exploring the idea of artistic style. Week one was about determining if my style was noticeable. Week two explored what elements of style might come easily to me. And in the penultimate post, I discussed what elements of style my paintings displayed. So where is all this taking me? Earlier this year, I…

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A plan forms (in the middle)

As usual, I came up with a plan for this series someplace in the middle of the process. I’ve had the idea for a series on painting style for a while, but my ideas seemed too uncoordinated for a real series. Then I had a week without a topic and… BAM! This series started. To recap, I started with a…

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Then a survey

Take a simple survey (this link will take you off this site.) Style is a fairly encompassing term which can refer to several aspects of art. Style can mean the technique(s) used to create the artwork. Pointillism, for example, is a method of creating a painting by using small dots of color and allowing color blending to occur within the…

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Starting with a Quiz

Quiz: For each line of paintings, choose the painting that was done by me. “Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star” by Barney “ABC” by the Jackson Five “Ring of Fire” by Johnny Cash Side by Side The final day of the Jean Pederson workshop (back in May) my table mate, Chris Kondrat, arrived late to the workshop. We were just about to…

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Painting, Personal

It got away from me

It continually amazes me. You want to take the tiniest break from something, and suddenly it’s been a month and you can’t figure out how things got so far out of control. Please, folks, forgive me for not updating this blog for a while. I’d like to tell you that amazing things have been going on, but the truth is…

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Flow

This weekend something unusual happened. I suddenly became interesting finishing all the things. This almost never happens. It’s much more common to get “startitis” where you want to do all the things. For once, my location and available interest coincided with this passion for finishing, so I have been quietly chugging through the items on my desk, getting up every…

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Opprobrious

opprobrious [uh-proh-bree-uhs]¬† (adjective):¬†outrageously disgraceful or shameful. There are many reasons why this seems like a good title for today’s post. Whatever your guess, you probably aren’t wrong. (Seriously? We are here again?) But the introduction I meant to start had to do with my travels over the last week. A week ago Saturday, Key and I went to a nosework…

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An artist’s weekend

Saturday 5:00 am – Wake up due to back pain. Roll around a little trying to get comfortable, ignoring the hopeful panting of the dog. Finally, I give up and feed the crew, then get dressed, etc. 6:00 am – Arrive at the park. Check on the red-tailed hawk (RTH) nest. I see a baby today! 7:00 am – On…

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Brush Buddies

It’s been a busy week. The Jean Pederson workshop is still very much on my mind, but other artistic ventures have crept into my available time. First, and most excitingly, the dual show between Sandra Pearce and myself went up on Wednesday. We put together this little preview, hoping to entice a few people to come see it. For those…

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