Monthly Archives: February 2012

Shadows and Fog

Just for fun, on this day of the Oscars, we’ll make the connection between the movies and painting when discussing the important technique of chiaroscuro—definition: a pictorial representation in terms of light and shade without regard to color (line or … Continue reading

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Dream a Little Dream

Imagine the life of “Downton Abbey.  Picture Czarist Russia and Rockefellers and Guggenheims on 5th Ave. The music of grand waltzes of Austria and Eastern Europe conjure images of bejeweled ball gowns and luscious elegance. That ordered life for the … Continue reading

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A True Aim

As we lean toward the “getting done” instead of the “doing,” in this season of art-making, it is still critical to keep an eye on the quality of the encounter. There is no substitute for true engagement in the paint, … Continue reading

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