The Composition #8

“The elements of composition embrace the whole creative process.” The Art of the Artist – Composition – by Fletcher Martin   The COMPOSITION #8 Color is an informative, structural component of a composition. Each and every color has a “value scale” of it’s own as well as a several other attributes which I will touch […]

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 […]

Women Impressionists

Last week I visited a show called “Coastal Impressions” Painters of the Jersey Shore 1880 -1940.  It’s a small show with a lot of spirit.  The 120 select works of art tell a story of significance and value that in my opinion should not to be missed. Each room had a breath taking collection of […]

At the Orchard

Plein-air painting is one of the most challenging things I have engaged in creatively speaking.  For me it’s a constant journey into the beauty of the unknown.  This begins with the adventure to new locations and extends all the way down to finding a scene and picking up the paintbrush to being the conversation of […]

Brilliance in Today

“Winter on the Canal” It’s a beautiful day out today. A little chilly but sunny.  As I am working on getting a few necessary tasks done I am thinking about where I would like go out an paint.  Getting outside to paint from life seems to be a priority for me today.  Sometimes I find […]