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
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
To be, or not to be, that is the question. Shakespeare’s Hamlet is contemplating death and the unfairness of life … Continue Reading There’s an easier way to be
An essential aspect of creativity is not being afraid to fail. ∼Edwin Land I painted in my twenties and thirties. Then … Continue Reading What does fear of failing prevent you from doing?
I joined artist Mary Glikerson’s 5-day challenge last week, and finished five quick studies (see here) for the challenge. The challenge was to paint for a set amount of time—20 to 40 minutes—and to stop when time was up. The … Continue Reading Daily Practice is Fun!
“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