For the past year I’ve been pretty dedicated to my sketchbook. I try to draw at least a few times a week. I’m going to make a goal to up that to 5 times a week for 2017. But that’s not why I’m writing this post. I’ve noticed over the year little improvements in my… Continue reading Analyze it all…
Here I am, writing a post for my blog, The Art Year. My previous post was in April, about 7 months ago. At the beginning of the year I had a big goal to hold myself accountable and post on my blog frequently. I wanted to do that because it would make me focus on… Continue reading I need more RAM for my brain.
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
I’m in the process of expanding my work into different areas. To do that I’ve been experimenting with the sketchbook, as well as different “loose” painting. Loose painting is something that seems so hard to do when you’re a beginner, and it’s taken me years to realize that sometimes you can get more information out… Continue reading Practicing, exploring