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Category: abstract

Time Warps and WIPs

I’m in the in-between time of having shipped off several canvases to their forever homes or to galleries to strut their stuff or hang in exhibits yet to open. They’re all dressed up with everywhere to go, while I and their younger, yet to fully develop little sibling paintings are hanging out in the nursery, aka basement art room These little “works in progress” (WIPs) are rowdy, demanding my attention. They wake me up in the night demanding a new brush of paint, or perhaps just one more swipe of… Read more Time Warps and WIPs

Jostling Joy and Selective Perception

I’ve joined an art mentoring group, something I’ve wanted to do for a while . Each meeting involves lively discussion, critique of previous effort and homework. This month I’m asked to purposefully consider what I like about the work of other artists – what draws me in, is intrinsically pleasing. At the same time I’ve been asked to thoughtfully look at my “style”…what I like about the way I paint, what colors I come back to, brushstrokes and symbols/patterns that repeat. As I work toward completion of my painting homework,… Read more Jostling Joy and Selective Perception