Tag Archives: Abstract

Perceptual Distortion

I don’t often work with oils, mainly because of the messiness involved in having canvases lying around that take ages to dry, but occasionally I get the chance to paint a portrait where I have the sitter available for several … Continue reading

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The Pros and Cons of Bauhaus

Bauhaus design and the aesthetic it embodies are problematic for me.  I both love and hate Bauhaus at the same time. On the one hand, I like the idea of the built environment, the furnishings and the art within being … Continue reading

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What You Can Do With Left Over Paint

You know the problem.  In a moment of over-exuberance, you’ve squeezed out too much paint on your palette and the painting is finished, leaving lots of lovely, expensive, fresh, wet paint behind.  Washing it away or letting it dry seems like … Continue reading

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Picasso Was Right

Every child is an artist.  Recently, I had the pleasure of hosting a birthday party for nine year olds (and ages thereabouts).  We chose a local venue that provides the kids with a blank canvas, some brushes and acrylic paints … Continue reading

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