Wednesday, July 27, 2016
Monday, July 25, 2016
Thursday, July 21, 2016
Sunday, July 17, 2016
The top view is the painting redone to suit my notan....I like it better......
This is a value scale using orange and blue...its a little bit wonky but close....
Monday, July 11, 2016
Friday, July 8, 2016
Tuesday, July 5, 2016
Saturday, July 2, 2016
I have a book which was a Christmas gift and I love some of the painters thoughts and feelings. I have been contemplating what growth is and how it happens. Robert A. Johnson's words follow..."Ultimately it became clearer and clearer that the process of learning itself was the goal, and the painting skills quietly crept in the back door and magically appeared on the canvas. The push to learn and understand seemed to free me from the constraints that the ego imposes. As long as I was learning, the opinions of others had little effect. Even my own attitude was liberated from the grip of ego. If the painting did not meet the standard I aspired to, I was not dissatisfied but often derived an overriding comfort from my belief that I had learned something in the process. If nothing more than a deeper understanding of the weaknesses and mistakes that held the painting back.
I bought these cardinal salt and pepper shakers in lieu of our crazy cardinal that made the exterior of our home his work.....he...