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The Dynamics of Rejection

February 19th, 2012

I have had a "lucky streak" lately of having my work accepted to local juried shows. Upon deciding to raise the bar and submit to a very competive exhibit for artists state-wide was a bit more formidible. I received a very kind rejection notice, as I... 

Sales Equal Quality?

September 18th, 2011

One would think so......But, I question that. I suppose the volume of sales of their work an artist has is a barometer of "success". To the professional artists among us, this is of vital importance. However, I have seen/read the challenged "How m... 

Changing Gears Artistically

August 7th, 2011

As artists continually perfecting and exploring our craft, we will sometimes arrive at a point where the "same old, same old" subject matter ceases to inspire us. Or painting the the subject matter in the same way begins to get stifling. A graphic ar... 

Painting What We Feel

July 24th, 2011

In recent or not so recent world events, negativity "carries the day". News medias bombard us wth the violence......shooting rampages, road side or market bombings, rebellion spreading in the Mid East and the harsh reactions of those in power as a co... 

Trompe loeil

October 17th, 2010

One of the most difficult things about painting is to achieve a representation of 3 dimensions from paint on a flat surface. Some refer to it as depth. I would call it aerial perspective, particularly applicable in landscape painting. It is use of c... 

Point of completion

July 24th, 2010

Numerous times the student, novice artist or other interested person(s) will ask "When do you know when a piece [of artwork] is completed? Tough question, because the artist simply "knows". I shall try to explain it here. In the current painting I... 

For eons the artist's "social" is depicted in coffee houses, cafes and bars. It is where we congregate to discuss art, life and world politics. We are almost infamous for that. Now we have......the World Wide, our social interaction is no... 

Depicting the Visual

July 3rd, 2010

I think the single most difficult artistic endeavor is painting what is seen in the mind. I am using "Water Sports" as an example. I had actually visualized this piece a bit differently than the way it turned out. I had visualized the light source a... 

Brushes Matter

June 26th, 2010

I used to be an active member in a local art association. At one of our monthly meetings there was a flurry of excitement as several proclaimed "The brush man is coming! The brush man is coming!" Okay.....having never experienced a visit from the ... 

Acrylics vs Oils continued

June 17th, 2010

To begin where I left off, I have done a few small pieces on coated Masonite (ie: Ampersand's products) in acrylic and really like the results. So, it could be a surface application. I will explore it further. Oils by far, are my favorite medium...... 

Acrylics vs Oils

June 15th, 2010

June 15,2010 As I work in both mediums, on canvas, when and how do I decide to use those mediums? The attached image Oklahoma Rocks was painted in acrylics. I chose that because I needed to create a piece quickly, as I had 2 works in progress in ...