Tag Archives: semi-abstract

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: 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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One: Divine

“To live nonviolently—both toward humans and nature—requires that we recognize God’s image in each living thing. We cannot be violent toward someone or something when we see the divine in them.” Richard Rohr, Daily Meditations, 9 March 2018. My raison d’être We have separated the Divine from every other aspect of life. In fact, it […]

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Different Strokes: New Work

Just after Christmas is the best time for me to produce an abundance of new work. This year has been exceptionally busy with commissions and unexpected projects, the spice of my life. Celebration Last night culminated the recent request for a special gift for a special person, Claudette Tardif. Commissions always offer a particular challenge […]

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Different Strokes: Happy Easter

As I gaze outside my window, I find it hard to believe Easter Sunday has arrived. Yet I know it to be true. Winter clings tenaciously as the temperature dips to unusual depths. Snow continues to accumulate or melt, the crocuses are keeping their heads low and the frost on the windows blocks the view. […]

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Different Strokes: Illustration

Illustration has filled the minutes or hours, as the case may be, while I wait for paint to dry. My inspiration came from an article in The Painters’ Keys concerning the original illustrations for Ursula Kroeber’s Earthsea series. Ruth Robbins did a wonderful collection of wood cuts for first edition. Since I am creating my […]

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