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 […]

O’Keeffe, Dove, the Clark

September 11th, 2009
O'Keeffe, Dove, the Clark

Joseph Mallord William Turner It's already been several weeks since our wild ride down the back bone of the Taconic Mountains to Williamstown MA, and the Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute to see: Circles of Influence, O'Keeffe and Dove. It was wonderful to see old friends by O'Keeffe such asThe Lawrence Tree painted in […]

Listening to my muse

July 26th, 2009
Listening to my muse

River Nest FInal ”When your work speaks for itself, don't interrupt.” River nest, almost but not quite. Henry J. Kaiser I'm hearing that voice loud and clear.  I thought it was finished, but it kept calling to me, telling me that it needed more movement and interest in the lower left. Color differences in the […]

In the land of Georgia O.

June 12th, 2009

Marie, sitting in the patio watching me work. The days you work are the best days. Georgia O'Keeffe And working is what I have been doing. Painting in acrylic and watercolor, ink drawings, charcoal, and clay sculpture. Also a little plein air and cloudscape. How can you not respond to this astonishing landscape, so overwhelming […]

In the land of Georgia O.

June 12th, 2009
In the land of Georgia O.

Marie, sitting in the patio watching me work. The days you work are the best days. Georgia O'Keeffe And working is what I have been doing. Painting in acrylic and watercolor, ink drawings, charcoal, and clay sculpture. Also a little plein air and cloudscape. How can you not respond to this astonishing landscape, so overwhelming […]

Perseverance!

September 7th, 2008
Perseverance!

 People of mediocre ability sometimes achieve outstanding success because they don't know when to quit. George E. Allen This quote made me laugh outloud. It's not self denigration, just humor.I'm actually quite excited. I just FINALLY finished the coral reef image that is the introductory page for the children's book that Cynthia and I are […]

Summer School

August 4th, 2008

That is what learning is. You suddenly understand something you've understood all your life, but in a new way. –Doris Lessing That's my hope for the students in this new class: that with the effort we put forth in the next two weeks we will begin to see more deeply and thoroughly. Color and form, […]

Roadmaps and trail markings

June 6th, 2008
Roadmaps and trail markings

I can't say I was ever lost, but I was bewildered once for three days. Daniel Boone -Daniel Boone Not that I'm lost, but perhaps perplexed. Now there is an intriguing word. From the latin: thoroughly (per) involved, entwined or braided. (plectere)My life is currently quite entwined (and usually.)Many threads interwoven into a riotous, whole […]

Studio time

May 22nd, 2008
Studio time

Rocky outcrop strewn with spring. "It is natural for man to indulge in the illusion of hope." – Patrick Henry And we know what happened to him. He lives forever in the minds of thoughtful citizens as one man who gave everything for his belief. Passion, focus and sacrifice. I am perennially hopeful. Not much […]

Full moon, January 2007

January 4th, 2007

January… the new year. Hope and promise and the full moon rising in the misty east. Misty? In January? In Vermont? The northlands are reeling with warmth. Where is the snow? I was given new telemark skis for christmas, but there is no backwoods snow. My skis are white with bright flowers on the front, […]