Unfinished Work?

5/4/16 Notes to Myself: I think all art as a matter of “creation” is inherently “unfinished”. There’s an exhibit on view right now at The Metropolitan Museum in New York City which features a collection of “unfinished” works of art. When I noticed this I thought what a great topic to look at. The question […]

Picking Up the Brush

4/3/16 Notes to Myself: Part of my “practice” is being mindful of the benefits of simply picking up my paintbrush and painting. Realizing that I don’t always need to have an outcome in mind. The simple act of acting I know adds to my process of strengthening myself as a painter. Over the past few […]

Collaboration of Resources

4/9/15 Notes to Myself: “You can’t create in a vacuum. Life gives you the material and dreams can propel new beginnings.” -Byron Pulsifer Life does give one “material”. I love that! However, this often means I need time in quiet to distill the multitude of material that can be contained in a day vying for […]

The Wonder of Color #1

Nature’s color in any season carries it’s own brilliance and inspiration! And oh, to have the opportunity capture a moment in time with color. So what is it about color that’s so appealing? At the core in a literal sense it’s an organic product of light and reflection.  Perhaps on a more spiritual level it’s […]

Reflections

Change is colorful! As fall approaches I am acutely aware of the gradual change that occurs. One of my favorite parts of this transitional time of year are the colors.  It’s amazing to me how each day there is a little bit more.  I wait in anticipation for the experience but also with an unsettling […]

The Composition #12

“The elements of composition embrace the whole creative process.” The Art of the Artist – Composition – by Fletcher Martin   The COMPOSITION #12 This post wraps up the series on “Composition”.  I hope the last 11 weeks have been helpful and prompted further discovery or question. I’ve touched on many of the foundations that […]

The Composition #11

“The elements of composition embrace the whole creative process.” The Art of the Artist – Composition – by Fletcher Martin   The COMPOSITION #11 Many elements of composition have been covered over the past weeks.  What I’d like to touch on this week is  TEXTURE as part of a composition.  Perhaps we are more familiar […]