Art Workshop!

Last week I attended a painting workshop with Kim English.  I walked in knowing only that I love the light & gesture Kim catches in his work.  After 5 days of painting non stop, and watching him work in person, I’ve learned that eternal lesson, nothing is...

Why paint stuff?

I just saw this quote on Facebook, and it strikes me that it hits the core of why we make paintings(and art) of the things around us. A piece of art is really just appreciating and loving a subject, sharing what we see – the specialness –  and sharing how...

Sebastian Junger in Gloucester

I don’t get star struck by too many people… I mean, of course I love a good celebrity sighting like anyone, but it’s not really my thing. Unless it’s Sebastian Junger.  Mr. Junger was in Gloucester this week to talk about his new book...

Why all the Lego Kits?

There are so many cool kits of legos available.  It is dizzying, and so much fun to look at them all in the store… al the fantastic stuff you can build, if you follow the directions.  That is a big” if” in my world.  Following directions is not my strong...

More rusty boats

Just finished this one – it’s a new process, and I am really excited about it!  I decided since I love to draw, love mixed media, that aim not going to feel the need to be a “pure painter”.  This is marker drawing, painting, neo crayon, all...

I love kids art!

Check out this video created by my talented friend Jon Cooney.  It is a gift to teach this creative group of endlessly inspiring kids… https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qYvy6Fj0Glw#t=50

The gift of portraits…

Check this out – I love it.  If you have a chance to read the article, please don’t get distracted by the reporter weighing in on the “accuracy” of the portraits(in my opinion, these considerations are far from the point).  What I take away...

Creativity and Education

I can’t say anything more eloquently that Ken Robinson does here- though I am certain to try…..http://www.ted.com/talks/ken_robinson_says_schools_kill_creativity

Golfing Portrait

I love the idea of artwork showing what people are all about, what they love.  My nephew is a fantastic golfer, and I think showing him in his element says much more about him than a traditional portrait would. Hitting the links on a sunny day at the Salem Country...

When does a sketch become art?

I started this a few weeks ago – it is big, 32 X40 or so.  It’s fun to paint, I have to lay it on the floor and use big brushes.  I already see my biggest challenge – when to stop!...

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