Painting, I’ve found is quite a different thing to attempt… and I never seem to approach it the same way twice.
When you really look at something, finally come to see it clearly and completely… you will see the flaws alongside the beauty.
And even though I have more experience now, the rules still apply. But its becoming more and more tempting to want to bend them, break them, or even move beyond them.
On my way home from the Bedlam Farm Open House last Saturday, I stopped in at the opening reception for the Landscapes for Landsake charity art show, where proceeds from the sale of artwork go to benefit farmland conservation in New York State. A mix of people had come from […]
Gone are the days of toting a portfolio of work around to galleries. I didn’t even have to make a CD. In this new Internet age, many things have become so much easier.
…painting seems to me no different than writing or any other art: after you learn some basic rules, everyone goes about it their own way eventually.
I started this painting today, recreating an old farmstead I photographed last September in Penn Yan, New York. I loved filling in the bright sky, but especially starting the green grass brimming with sunshine. And I love all the shadows, too. It will be fun to do this one, I […]
A couple weeks ago I returned to my Thursday afternoon painting class, an outlet I always realize I miss very much after my teacher, Joan, closes our sessions down for the summer and during the holiday season. I felt the same mix of relief and relaxation spark up as I started […]
“Blessed are they who see beautiful things in humble places where other people see nothing.” – Camille Pissarro I think, according to his statement, that the painter Camille Pissarro must have felt like a truly blessed human being. His paintings portray common men and women in simple, natural landscapes, doing […]
Inside the only stall of a women’s bathroom at the hospital where I work, a garden of bright pink, flowery faces greets my every visit. On the opposite wall there is a similar bunch looking down, some smiling, some frowning, growing together in their rather strange field over matching pink tile. The bathroom decor is clearly old, […]