Are You an Urban Sketcher?

8/28/15 Notes to Myself: Trying new things this week in the realm of “plein air”. I recently learned that a group known as the “Urban Sketcher’s” is coming to Princeton tomorrow. Having no idea what this was a friend hooked me up with their web link. As it turns out this is the New Jersey […]

No Time For “Thinking”

Spontaneity is an invigorating adventure.  Last week I ventured out to do some painting toward the end of the day.  After driving around for a bit I just needed to make a decision and park myself somewhere as the sun was heading down rather quickly. I had been by this spot before and it resonated […]

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 […]

Youth, Heart and Art

This quote by Picasso says a lot for me.  In so many ways it draws me to the beauty and uninhibited creativity of a child.  The pure unadulterated joy of taking paint, a crayon, a marker or whatever and just letting it flow on the paper.  Too often as we grow into adulthood this part […]

Grounds For Sculpture

There are so many ways to interpret this title “Grounds For Sculpture”.  What I like about it is that it brings up a lot of questions and gives me a framework of consideration and perspective.   Some of the questions that I find arising are the following:  How do I interpret “Grounds”? Do we need grounds […]

The Color Purple

In one of my posts last week on color I mentioned experimenting with violet/purple.  As luck would have it, I had the opportunity to join a few friends to work on the still life you see here where one of the “feature” colors was a rich purple cloth used as a back drop to a […]

Reworking Art is that “Upcycling or Recycling”

Having just “reworked” a painting of mine yesterday I was thinking about this process and then it dawned on me as to whether this might be like “recycling” or “upcycling”. To be honest I’m not sure I really see the difference between “recycling and upcycling”.   It sort of sounds like a new word to make […]