Scraping Down

11/12/15 Notes to Myself: As I posted last week, I was experiencing a lot of frustration with this plein air painting. After bringing it home and walking away from it for awhile I decided to scrape it all down. What you see here now is the result of that experience. As I scraped off the […]

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 […]

Transitions

Having wrapped up a series of posts on composition I must admit to feeling a little unsure of where to go with my “ArtFull Thoughts”. What comes up is the word transition.  Perhaps fitting as the season begins to shift from summer to fall.  Leaves are changing color and beginning to float to the ground. […]

The Composition #4

“The elements of composition embrace the whole creative process.” The Art of the Artist – Composition – by Fletcher Martin   The COMPOSITION #4 One way to create a sense of space and depth in a composition is to identify the following areas:  Foreground, Middleground and Background.  This is a component of perspective that came […]

The Composition #3

“The elements of composition embrace the whole creative process.” The Art of the Artist – Composition – by Fletcher Martin The COMPOSITION #3 Simplification of the subject can be a helpful tool in communicating through painting.   What does it mean to “simplify”?  A definition from Webster’s: SIMPLIFY – “to reduce to basic essentials ; to […]

The Composition #2

“The elements of composition embrace the whole creative process.” The Art of the Artist – Composition – by Fletcher Martin The COMPOSITION #2 Design as part of a composition can help orchestrate the page and create balance.   Here are a couple of definitions from Webster’s on Design. DESIGN – “To conceive and plan out in […]

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 […]