The Spinning Wheel

6/23/16 Notes to Myself: I’ve had a spinning wheel for many years. It’s been in my basement waiting for me to do something with it. I always thought I would, do something with it. Spin again perhaps. Put it in my living room even just to admire it’s beauty. I have fond memories of time […]

The World You Create

“And surely one of the more astonishing rewards of artmaking comes when people make time to visit the world you have created.” Art and Fear by David Bales and Ted Orland   This weekend I had the opportunity to participate in a local “paint out” on the grounds of the Morven Museum in Princeton,NJ. I’ve […]

Do You Choose Your Subject or Does it Choose You?

Over the years I’ve read about artists who speak to merely being a “channel” and that the work flows through them not from them.   This is closely related for me to the idea that the artist is brought to the subject or that the subject draws the artist to it.  Some of the great masters […]

Plein Air Adventures

Having the opportunity to paint in the “open air” with my plein air group is something I relish on Sundays.  That’s just the beginning.  inevitably I almost always have the equal benefit of meeting new people and learning things.  Nature has a habit of drawing interesting folks to it and I get a glimpse at […]

An Artists Life

Things breakdown.  I don’t like it when it happens to me. My life is full of daily happenings and challenges just like anyone else’s. For me, things breaking down always seem to come in clusters, when I least need them financially or otherwise! One of the benefits, I think of having an artist’s mind is […]