I’ve toyed with the idea of adding in subtle figures in some of my landscapes. Especially with the intense, surreal ones. In this latest painting I added a figure because it was important for the message of my painting. Even though it is just two small brush strokes, and very abstract, I feel it completes… Continue reading A subtle figure
I’ve been working on a new oil painting the last few days. I’ve been creating the entire scene from my imagination, using memories and dreams to flesh out the details. A lot of stuff runs through my head when I paint. Sometimes I go on autopilot depending on what stage I’m on. Mostly in the… Continue reading My dirty little secret..
I tend to overthink things. I’ve become a lot better at that as I’ve gotten older. I don’t really obsessively think about things like I use to. Like worrying about my health, or fretting over doing my taxes, or speaking in front of a crowd. That stuff doesn’t really bother me anymore. Lately I’ve been… Continue reading Lost artist – FOUND!
One of my friends use to say “Life is like a roll of toilet paper, it goes so much faster at the end.” Okay, that sounds a little negative, but the truth is life has been going by really fast lately. I’ve been traveling a lot, teaching workshops and visiting family. It makes the year… Continue reading Life is like a roll of toilet paper…
We’re going to talk about practice, man. Allen Iverson won 0 championships, but he didn’t like talking about practice, man. Okay, the video is funny, cause he says practice a lot. But against Allen Iverson’s wishes I’m going to talk about practice. I just finished reading the book The Practicing Mind by Thomas B Sterner.… Continue reading Talking about practice…
When I stepped outside to load my car up with my suitcase I checked the tempature. 15 degrees F. Pretty cold, but not all that bad for a February day in Northern Maine. I knew I’d be hitting warmer weather soon, because I was heading to the airport to fly out to Orlando to teach… Continue reading The Orlando Adventure
Last night the NBA all star game was on. It wasn’t a great game to watch, because no one was playing defense and it was a ridiculous score at the end. Watching the game got me thinking. I remember when I was a kid my biggest dream was to be in the NBA. I loved… Continue reading Words of doubt