From the Studio: Re-stretching a canvas

March 15th, 2014
From the Studio: Re-stretching a canvas

  Recently I had an fortunate/unfortunate experience in the process of selling a large canvas. (Well, 4′ x 4′- not that large.) Having someone fall in love with the painting and take it to a new, happy home was great. A successful sale was great. But one of the stretcher bars had warped. Not so […]

Joseph Raffael

June 23rd, 2013
Joseph Raffael

Now that I’ve delivered the work to my show at Gallery in the Woods in Brattleboro, VT. I can get back to some other art I’ve  been wanting to share. I’ve blogged about Joseph Raffael before, but this artist does NOT disappoint. Earlier this spring I went to NYC again to see his work at […]

Wonderful Workshop with Morten Solberg

June 20th, 2010
Wonderful Workshop with Morten Solberg

The whole world, as we experience it visually, comes to us through the mystic realm of color. Hans Hofman I just had the good fortune to spend three days at the Bennington Center for the Arts immersed in color and creativity. Morten E. Solberg was the featured artist at the Art of the Animal Kingdom […]

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 […]

Spring Cleaning.

April 5th, 2010
Spring Cleaning.

He who wants to change the world should already begin by cleaning the dishes. Paul Carvel, Belgian writer And that's what I have been doing. Spring cleaning at home. Spring cleaning at the studio. Moving things around, sorting them, giving things away, posting them on our local free-cycle and elsewhere. At home spring cleaning means, […]

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 […]

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. […]

Whirlwind to NYC

December 13th, 2009
Whirlwind to NYC

Joseph Raffael exhibit at the Nancy Hoffman Gallery, Chelsea, NYC "I am treading more and more into leaves and silence. I see more faces watching, non-human faces. Ironically, I, who profess no religion, find the whole of my life a religious pilgrimage. The origins of this hunger are as mysterious as why we, who are […]

Cyber connectivity and Inspiration in the Art World

October 1st, 2009
Cyber connectivity and Inspiration in the Art World

Self-expression must pass Eternal Return by Joseph Raffael into communication for its fulfillment. Pearl Buck Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, email, texting, cell phones, Skype, hoaxes, cyber art… new technology surrounds us with tools, options, decisions and distractions. The barrage is constant. The only control available is in your head. Choosing inspiration is a good start. I […]