Floating Artists

October 18th, 2011
Floating Artists

Not all who wander are  lost.  –Tolkein I have been wandering. Not alone, but with a group of students from Castleton State College. We’ve been all over the southwestern US. Studying art and anthropology, we are finding both in abundance. The markings left by ancient people resonate with their ancestral traditions. Art is what we […]

How to choose a Roommate

August 14th, 2011
Liza Myers Gallery, Shard Nest, Acrylic Painting

Life is change. Growth is optional. Choose wisely. -Karen Kaiser Clark When you choose an art work, you are choosing a roommate, a life companion. I highly recommend that you choose carefully. Follow your heart! Art can be inspiring, soothing, stimulating, energizing. Sometimes it speaks to sorrow, sometimes to joy. Sometimes you just LIKE it […]

Winston Churchill, Plein Air Painting, Dead Rats and Towed Cars

April 23rd, 2011
Winston Churchill, Plein Air Painting, Dead Rats and Towed Cars

Success is the ability to go from failure to failure without losing your enthusiasm. -Winston Churchill Did you know that Winston Churchill was quite the painter? He was a late starter- He didn’t begin painting until he was 40- but over the next 48 years he painted more than 500 paintings. One of his works […]

Aloha and Mahalo

April 13th, 2011
Aloha and Mahalo

This is the most magnificent, balmy atmosphere in the world– ought to take dead men out of grave. Mark Twain in Hawaii As usual, Mark Twain is correct. Hawaii does have magnificent, balmy sea breezes which rustle through the palm fronds and froth the translucent waves. I had never been to these islands before, but […]

Tis a poor craftswoman who blames her tools…

April 7th, 2011
Tis a poor craftswoman who blames her tools...

          Anything you can do needs to be done, so pick up the tool of your choice and get started. Ben Linder Perhaps it’s frivolous to write a quote about art tools while quoting Ben Linder, but I know that he would undoubtedly have approved of choosing the appropriate tools to […]