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  • The bells

    When it comes to artwork, as well as life in general, now and then I find myself wondering if I should pursue what comes easily or what scares me the most. I…

  • Coincidence

    Happy New Year, everyone! Today is the birthday of painter Paula Rego, who I first heard about when I was studying art in England in the early 90s and whose work inspires…

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  • A thousand words

  • Lucky

    I got a commission to do a mural in this entranceway, which is a bit larger than it appears here: there are hidden walls to the sides that come around, so there…

  • Grind

    After a couple of weeks on vacation, it was a little tough coming back from this: To this: I still love my city, and I am happy to be home, but…it wouldn’t…

  • Focus

    So I went on my first SFUSD elementary school tour last week. Don’t worry, you’re not at the wrong blog, and this will have a painterly conclusion! This particular school, the Harvey…

  • Flashy

    This week I watched Gerhard Richter Painting, which you can stream for free on Netflix if you have it. I was prompted to watch more documentaries about artists by my “manager,” and…

  • The manager is in

    Do you know this old Andy Warhol quote? “When I think about what sort of person I would most like to have on a retainer, I think it would be a boss.”…

  • Again, again

    When I was around 10, one Saturday I went to the county fair with one of my best friends and we had one of those completely magical days. I don’t mean just…