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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 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 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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January 7, 2016

Today my painting jumped the shark: knowing that I shouldn’t, I nonetheless introduced some black and white, and I also fell down the rabbit hole of too much detail. Why do we repeat our mistakes, even while knowing that they are mistakes? I’m getting lost in the canva...

January 6, 2016

Continued painting. Trusting the inspiration, since I have a reference photo but nothing so grand as a plan... I started adding the true colors today, which was scary and confusing, but so far it's working. Despite a disoriented, high-wire feeling at times that I was p...

January 4, 2016

 

One day in the mid-1990s, I walked away from art forever. I moved out of the loft to which I had aspired for so long – the one that a full-time job and draining commute enabled me to afford but that left me scant time for painting – leaving my half-realized work and d...

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