In the gray of winter we found COLOR!

January 20th, 2014
In the gray of winter we found COLOR!

The world around me is white and gray, but in my classroom at Castleton State College there is COLOR! It was so much fun to guide this group in color exploration, composition and design elements. There were some pretty fantastic results, especially considering that many of the students (first year through senior college students) had […]

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 […]

Cyber connectivity and Inspiration in the Art World

October 1st, 2009

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Progress, skunks and technical difficulties….

August 25th, 2008

“The great thing in the world is not so much where we stand, as in what direction we are moving.”– Oliver Wendell Holmes. The image is a little dark, but if you compare it with the photo from a few days ago, progress is visible. I'm having some frustrating incompatibility issues with the new compute […]

Coral Reefs again and again.

August 21st, 2008
Coral Reefs again and again.

Long is the road from inception to completion.-Moliere Finally almost finished with the first illustration on a two year old project. Just too many things along the way that seemed more urgent. Feeling seriously guilty for not having already completed it, and seriously on task in the process of getting it done NOW, already! My […]

Coral Reefs again and again.

August 21st, 2008

Long is the road from inception to completion.-Moliere Finally almost finished with the first illustration on a two year old project. Just too many things along the way that seemed more urgent. Feeling seriously guilty for not having already completed it, and seriously on task in the process of getting it done NOW, already! My […]

Harvest: Tangible and Intangible

August 17th, 2008
Harvest: Tangible and Intangible

   “Now is the accepted time, not tomorrow, not some more convenient season. It is today that our best work can be done and not some future day or future year. It is today that we fit ourselves for the greater usefulness of tomorrow. Today is the seed time, now are the hours of work, […]