Again, hope you are enjoying the new layout of my website. I've added some recent paintings and photographs. I still have more paintings to add and will do that soon. In case I don't post again before the holiday let me wish everyone a safe journey and quality time with family. Happy Thanksgiving! Back to my brushes.
"To travel hopefully is a better thing than to arrive." - Robert Louis Stevenson
Hope you enjoy the new layout! I'll upload some newer paintings soon. Back to my brushes.
"Don't brood, get on with living and loving. You don't have forever." - Leo Buscaglia
My arm is killing me. Back to my brushes.
"Other things may change us, but we start and end with family." - Anthony Brandt
Saw the Georgia O'Keeffe and Alfred Stieglitz Collection exhibit called "The Artist's Eye" at the Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art today. If you're going to this exhibit just to see works by Georgia O'Keeffe you will be sorely disappointed, as there are only two in this particular exhibit. For me, the delight was inclusion of many watercolors by various artists. I'm not positive, but to my count this is the most watercolors ever shown at this museum. Marin is well represented (understandably). Marin uses bold color, lets his brushstrokes show and uses little, if any, atmospheric perspective. The bold color in the background is the same color in the foreground, but note his use of texture to suggest the foreground instead. I like the fresh, crisp quality, but they are rather flat. Moving on... One Cignac watercolor, but it is representative of his work as a whole. (If you want to see Cignac's work make a trip to the Arkansas Arts Center.) My favorite watercolors in this exhibit were actually by two other artists: George Grosz and Charles Demuth. I enjoyed Stieglitz's photographs. There are some wonderful lithos and etchings. Be sure and take advantage of the iPod that is offered at the entrance to the exhibit. You may take photos as long as you don't use the flash. Back to my brushes.
"Creativity is the greatest expression of liberty." - Bryant H. McGill
I've been contemplating and sketching a new piece that has been on my mind lately. Had a quick jaunt out of town last week and have left my paintbrushes behind for a few days. I have tennis elbow which is really irksome and apparently will take a couple of months to heal. Not what I wanted to hear, but there it is. Back to my pencils.
"Change is the law of life. And those who look only to the past or present are certain to miss the future." - John F. Kennedy
If you enjoy film documentaries as much as I do, I've rated another on my Art Documentary Review page about Paul Klee. Don't worry - no spoilers. I only review the film as a whole and maybe mention a worthwhile travel destination. Good light, so I shall paint some today. Back to my brushes.
"We all live under the same sky, but we don't all have the same horizon." - Konrad Adenauer
Another packet put in the mail this morning! Hooray! The sun is shining today (for the first time in days) and it puts me in a great mood. I plan to paint all day and then attend a soiree this evening that includes jazz, wine, coffee, and art. Should be fun. Back to my brushes.
"Effort only fully releases its reward after a person refuses to quit." - Napoleon Hill
I am one happy camper because I finally got those entry materials completed and mailed today! A couple of more packages to complete and I can get back to painting. Hooray! Light was terrible and I am sitting here wrapped in an electric blanket trying to keep warm. My home is a cave. Back to my brushes.
"Never go backward. Attempt, and do it with all your might. Determination is power. " - Charles Simmons
We had beautiful weather here today, but instead of painting I have been getting some entry materials together. Hope to wrap that up this weekend and be ready to paint again on Monday. Have a great weekend! Back to my brushes.
"When I told my doctor I couldn't afford an operation, he offered to touch up my x-rays." - Henny Youngman