Monthly Archives: February 2011

Re-boot

As I attempted to shake the hangover from the richness of the weekend or mine it for inspiration—having luck with neither– I got distracted trying to make a comment on Brendan’s blog, the Trader Joe’s Wine Compendium (which you all … Continue reading

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Our Job

Observation when painting– the more anxious I am to grab what I want out of a painting the more it wants to escape. Have you ever broken a thermometer and tried to pick up the mercury? The most successful creative moments I experience are … Continue reading

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Go Figure

In Camelot, Arthur asks Merlin what is the best thing for being sad.  Merlin says “To learn something—it’s the one thing that never fails. You may grow old and trembling in your arteries. You may lie awake a night and … Continue reading

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Duende

Working from the figure is the basis of classic, academic drawing. But more importantly, the presence of the model allows for a hard-to-define energy to seep into the creative process. My favorite term for this mysterious force is duende. From … Continue reading

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