Painting, I’ve found is quite a different thing to attempt… and I never seem to approach it the same way twice.
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.
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 think. And it simply felt […]
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 working again on this painting […]
Last Saturday I went with some friends to my local paint and sip, a place where mostly women congregate to create a kind of paint-by-instruction piece and drink at the same time. I’m sure the wine and beer are meant to help loosen everyone’s creative inhibitions, but I also think they can end up making the paintings look a lot […]