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June 24, 2016

An ongoing inability to get into the studio and stay there was starting to worry me, so I committed to an hour-a-day painting challenge. I chose 20 photos from my years in Vermont and pledged to paint one each day. I quickly discovered, however, that the 18 x 24-inch s...

May 1, 2016

Oh, hello there, long time no post! I didn’t realize I’d “gone dark” for so long; April kind of got away from me. During those 30 days now past, I started a painting class, created an Instagram account, attended a social media marketing class on creating Wix sites (whi...

February 22, 2016

 

Among the items I re-discovered during my recent archeological dig into my creative past were two large (50 x 75 cm) untouched pieces of black Canson scratchboard. Scratchboard is a stiff paper or cardboard that’s coated with white clay. It’s available in white and bl...

February 18, 2016

I’ve always worked mostly with or from photos, but I didn’t have many of the options available today for playing with them. In the early 1980s, Photoshop did not exist, and color Xerox was a new technology, fairly primitive by today’s standards: it used fewer toner gra...

February 15, 2016

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

At the time I had an unfortunate penchant for choosing non-archival materials: not deliberately, but because they offered possibilities that standard substrates and pigments didn’t. One notable example was a large wedding...

January 12, 2016

My initial plan for Fiesta Moon was just to brighten and reinforce the colors, maybe play with the effects that years of weathering created, but once I got started I wanted to do more.

 

This piece has always felt unfinished to me, floorcloth or no. I like the crude spla...

January 11, 2016

I took most of today off to shop for new materials: interference colors, translucent inks, gel mediums, liquid colors, and pastels. Then dailyness intervened, and I was unable to start work until late in the day, when I finally dragged Fiesta Moon in off the porch.

 

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