In the previous post, I asked the question: What is your most important creative work? And I suggested an activity—answering … Continue Reading Identifying THE Most Important Thing To Do
Plein air 6×8″ oil painting, May 3, 2019. A crayon drawing on the bedroom wall of a gradeschool friend was … Continue Reading Reawakening to Creativity
Insist on the beauty of form and color to be obtained from the composition of the largest masses, the four … Continue Reading Insist on the Beauty of Form
Don’t try to paint good landscapes. Try to paint canvases that will show how interesting landscapes look to you — your pleasure in the thing. ~ Robert Henri in The Art Spirit When I passed by this Wisconsin farmstead on a … Continue Reading Fields and Clouds
6×6″ oil on wood panel. Ancient Greeks and Romans believed creativity implied freedom of action. Poets were thought to be creative, because they brought to life new worlds. Artists were not considered creative, because they copied what they saw—imitated, in other … Continue Reading Creativity: What is It?
“Hope” 8×6″ oil on linen panel. Updated January 10, 2018. Last year began well, but health problems surfaced in April that … Continue Reading It’s a New Year