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Yearly Review and Setting Art Goals for 2017

Yearly Review and Setting Art Goals for 2017

“I will join Alice and explore every rabbit hole, even at the risk of shrinking and expanding. I will join Huck and ride the river, even if con men are waiting. I will discover the essence of poetry, unravel the mystery of song, grasp the intricacies of color. I am one terrific explorer.”     Eric Maisel  […]

How to Break Out of a Creative Rut

How to Break Out of a Creative Rut

A comment from a reader on my last post inspired me to think about some of the strategies I use for breaking out of a painting rut. When fear and inertia start creeping in, I seek stillness and solitude, and in my journal I write down ideas and thoughts for where I might take my painting practice next. Here are some of […]

Fall Musings and Discovering Continuity

Fall Musings and Discovering Continuity

“I trust in nature for the stable laws of beauty and utility. Spring shall plant and autumn garner to the end of time.”  Robert Browning “Go to your studio and make stuff.”  Fred Babb I love this time of year! Autumn, the season that Irish poet William Allingham called “the mellow time,” when everything slows down and we transition from summer […]

Watercolor Magic in Hawaii

Watercolor Magic in Hawaii

I’ve just returned from teaching my last workshop of the year and it couldn’t have been held in a more perfect place – Hawaii!  I had the honor and privilege of jurying the Hawaii Watercolor Society’s fall exhibition and teaching a 5-day workshop in Honolulu. This was my first trip to Hawaii and it exceeded all my expectations! The students were enthusiastic about the workshop content […]