How now, Artfully Painted Cow?

June 26th, 2010

All the really good ideas I ever had came to me while I was milking a cow. ~Grant Wood Grant Wood, of American Gothic fame was a mid-western boy who understood the meditative value of chores and cows. I was recently in Burlington Vermont on the shimmering shores of Lake Champlain and had the good […]

Who do I blog for? And why?

April 9th, 2010
 Who do I blog for? And why?

Edna St Vincent Millay What terrible fear causes Man to address the Void as Thou? Edna St. Vincent Millay Blogging is much like shouting into the void. Arias in the wilderness. Cyberspace is vast, dark and airless. Who is even out there? And if there is someone there, are they listening?  Why would they? Why […]

Scottsdale

March 24th, 2010
Scottsdale

The booth Take calculated risks. That is quite different from being rash. George S. Patton (1885 – 1945) It was a long haul for a calculated risk. Almost 6000 miles back and forth across the wide expanse of America. What a beautiful drive! We have done it twice in the past year, taking a different […]

Scottsdale

March 24th, 2010

The booth Take calculated risks. That is quite different from being rash. George S. Patton (1885 – 1945) It was a long haul for a calculated risk. Almost 6000 miles back and forth across the wide expanse of America. What a beautiful drive! We have done it twice in the past year, taking a different […]

Nuances

February 15th, 2010

Raven with Shards “I paint objects as I think them, not as I see them.”– Pablo Picasso For me it's always a bit of both. Visionary realism is about moving beyond what's immediately visible.The subtleties and nuances always take me forever. I've been tweaking the colors and beak size and shape Raven on Barbed Wire […]

Nuances

February 15th, 2010
Nuances

Raven with Shards “I paint objects as I think them, not as I see them.”– Pablo Picasso For me it's always a bit of both. Visionary realism is about moving beyond what's immediately visible.The subtleties and nuances always take me forever. I've been tweaking the colors and beak size and shape Raven on Barbed Wire […]

Faster horses

February 6th, 2010
Faster horses

Raven on a wire- not quite finished "If I had asked people what they wanted, they would have said faster horses." -Henry Ford Following one's own muse is the only way to success, whether personal  or financial, or professional acclaim. Being an artist is a solitary endeavour. Yesterday I spent 13 hours at the easel, […]

Faster horses

February 6th, 2010

Raven on a wire- not quite finished "If I had asked people what they wanted, they would have said faster horses." -Henry Ford Following one's own muse is the only way to success, whether personal  or financial, or professional acclaim. Being an artist is a solitary endeavour. Yesterday I spent 13 hours at the easel, […]

Consider the lily

December 24th, 2009
Consider the lily

Peacock and Lily Tell them dear, that if eyes were made for seeing, Then beauty is its own excuse for being ~Ralph Waldo Emerson Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow; they neither toil nor spin, yet I tell you, even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these. […]

Art, art I want you.

October 2nd, 2009
Art, art I want you.

Kidz Aartz Summer Studio program in my studio in BRandon Vermont Working joyfully with clay in Kidz Aartz The voyage of discovery is not in seeking new landscapes but in having new eyes. – Marcel Proust I just received a great Youtube connection: inspiration and innocence, set to music, a poem about how important the […]