Sunday, June 28, 2015
Thursday, June 25, 2015
When I saw this dog he seemed stressed out by the crowds at the market. I'm not sure if I captured that, but I felt his stress painting him. Every painting takes on a life of its own. I thought I'd share the following quote I like.
“A true work of art in no way depends for its justification on its seeming connections with the place that many call the real world and that I call the visible world.” Gerald Murnane, A Million Windows
Tuesday, June 23, 2015
The break I took from painting these past few months has been hard to come back from. I haven't been able to get into the flow, zone, gesture, you know what I mean. I like Samuel Beckett's quote about struggling, "Ever tried. Ever failed. No matter. Try Again. Fail again. Fail better."
Monday, June 22, 2015
Thursday, June 18, 2015
Wednesday, June 17, 2015
Monday, June 15, 2015
You know how you wonder why a painting isn't working, but you haven't been able to figure it out? That's what happened to me with this painting. My eye kept looking at the handle's shadow between the two front tomatoes. That became my center of focus, and in fact I wanted it to be the cup.
After reading Richard Scott's book Sketching from Square One to Trafalgar Square I asked myself what interested me most about this still life? How do I emphasize the cup and deemphasize it's shadow?
Thursday, June 11, 2015
Saturday, June 6, 2015
Wednesday, June 3, 2015