The “Mess” of Creating

11/5/15 Notes to Myself: I read a blog post this week that spoke to a “mess” being part of progress. Music to my ears! I needed to hear that as my creative process has become quite messy and unpredictable in many ways. Right now I am doing a lot of experimenting with my painting. Using […]

How to BE a Tree?

10/28/15 Notes to Myself: Continuing on this week with my “painting a day”. Knowing, this is a season of change and the color will last only as long as it’s supposed to; I’ve been inspired to get out and capture what I can. I think the peak has arrived. Lots of emotions and feelings come […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

A Globalized Aesthetic

Last night I attended an exhibit called “World Sampler” at Artworks in Trenton, NJ. It was a group exhibit with a variety of works of art that spoke to an emerging “globalized aesthetic”.  It also touched on the idea that “we live in a world that is constantly changing and becoming conceptually smaller and more […]

Inspiration in the Mundane

Good morning…it’s Saturday and I am considering is there inspiration in the mundane?  Is anything really mundane?  What does that mean for me? Is that a matter of perception? I have some chores and responsibilities to tend to today. One is taking down my Christmas tree.  I’m not sure how I feel about that.  I […]

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 […]