Tag Archives: abstract

One: Archiving

Archiving one’s work ranks as one of the most important aspects in the life of a professional artist. Over the years I have discovered some practices which reduce the time needed for this chore. As I deal with various materials and supports, the tricks vary somewhat. Taking photos In the beginning I tried to follow […]

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Different Strokes: Shapes

Picking out the shapes in the chaos of drips, drops and texture is the real challenge. At this point, one allows the photo reference to slide into a vague memory as one is more and more involved with the selection of size, value and placement. The notan study done previously becomes essential. Nature does not […]

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My Creative Process: Gold

From grays to pure colour Having consistently resisted adding anything but the wonderful gray combinations it is time to introduce some pure colour in selected areas. I usually begin with the tree trunks especially when they are in the foreground. In this particular painting I used Cobalt Blue and Quinacridone Burnt Orange for the combination […]

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Teaching

  Teaching is a pleasure Every once in a while events remind me about why I find teaching such a pleasure. Just lately the Redwater Art Society asked me to present a workshop on Abstracts. They offered me one day to cover this immense topic. Where to begin? Winging it I arrived early and discovered I had left my lesson […]

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