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2 tips to make better art

Every part of our art practice relies on us. Getting ourselves to the studio, having the materials, staying motivated, getting our work out there— it can feel overwhelming, especially when…

Raining

#8157 Kept going on 8157. Almost everything gets re painted over and then by the time I come around to paint it again it is done in a different way. The ghosting of under painting is very interesting when it is contrasted with a thickly painted shape nearby or on…

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Saturday Afternoon

#8157 #8283 Today I kept working on #8157 and #8283-both of which have changed into very different paintings than the way they started. One thing that I find difficult is putting marks on a painting when I know that they are not right. But the very act of being careful…

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Falling Backwards

#8157 #8165 Heard the poet Billy Collins last night. Wonderful…he left me with the feeling that having no plan or direction might just be viable. He described the importance of writing about nothing in particular- a found chess piece, a bit of string or maybe a hippo. Stumbling along, bumping…

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