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 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..
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
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
This week I’ve been busting my butt catching up. I got a little behind over the Holidays, as well as some other things coming up that were completely unexpected. I’m way behind after having one of those, lay on the couch, covered with a blanket, leave me alone I’m checked out, weeks. That was two… Continue reading A Field of Sticks, Dreams and Heart
Its that time of year when everyone comes up with a New Years resolution. I’m not really a fan of resolutions because if there is something you want to stick to or change you should just do it when you want to, not on Jan 1. Okay, can someone help me down off my soapbox… Continue reading So its 2016