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Painting the Figure

Painting the Figure

As a teacher, Will Barnet urged his students to consider the figure as a source of abstract inspiration, advising them not to copy the model, but to infuse the forms in their paintings with emotion through composition and the formal elements of design. His paintings reflected those aims as well. For example, in his painting Great Grandmother, he avoids […]

Stage One of my Creative Process: Stalling

Stage One of my Creative Process: Stalling

“Doubt is natural and healthy. It keeps us humble, but it needs to be partnered with strong affirming voices.”  Shaun McNiff Lately I’ve noticed how beginning a new painting frequently brings up feelings of self-doubt and fear. Can I turn this subject into a satisfying painting? Do I have what it takes? Will it work or will I just be […]