Tag Archives: mixed media

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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One: Challenge

So, I got the challenge all wrong. What I understood meant one painting a day for thirty days. Consequently, I started early. Managing the challenge Preparing the paper, I tore it into eight by eight-inch pieces. I prefer ragged edges. Several panels of quarter-inch plywood which I use for drawing boards, graced the table. Taking […]

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One: Multitasking

Multitasking is one of the best ways to maintain a creative flow. At this moment in time, according to my schedule, it is essential. Two of four exhibitions are already up and showing in their respective galleries. One is ready for shipment in early September and the other is under construction. Paying attention While the […]

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One: Friends

What would we do without friends? August has certainly tested the waters especially with one friend in particular. Doris is always willing to help. Sometimes too willing it seems. Her willingness keeps her out of her studio. Personally, I am very thankful for her help. Integrity As a professional artist, one of my main goals […]

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One: Supplanted

When the painting takes over I feel certain elements of design have supplanted me and my intentions. Choosing a photo as inspiration is the usual first step in the development of an image. There is something there, catching my eye. A little notan study helps me identify the essence. Notan: supplanted already With my latest […]

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