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  • Clean slate

    I was taught to clean my palette each day after painting. Needless to say, I have never gotten in the habit of that, which is why every few weeks I find myself…

  • Lemonade

    For an oil painter, your medium is very important. You depend on it both to create different effects with paint, like thin glazes, and to protect the paint itself. For years I…

  • Just a bunny

  • The no pain picture show

    I was catching up on This American Life this week and caught this great one from April 21, Picture Show, which presented a broad range of stories in which getting a picture…

  • Lunch or this drawing

    Here is the latest Wood & Water piece that I am working on. These are all destined to become a series of letterpress prints, and I am hoping to have ten done…

  • How to tell if you’re an artist

    I have thought about it a lot, and I believe I have the answer to what is the most basic requirement for being an artist (or at least what drives me): An…

  • Why you should hide your graduate degree and burn your artist statement

    I was recently re-reading some of art critic Dave Hickey’s hilariously titled Air Guitar, a book of essays on “art and democracy.” If you are an artist or just interested in art…

  • The red hand

  • World peace

    Today I spent four hours painting this little yellow/white section. Recently I have been thinking about my career choices and specifically about my current direction as an artist. Sitting back, looking at…

  • Slowly

    It does not matter how slowly you go as long as you do not stop. -Confucius