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  • What I should be doing

    Just wanted to paint today, so that is what I’ve been doing, even though I really should be updating my website and dealing with other technical stuff. The computer never really has…

  • Varnish

    I love new brushes. Had this one recommended to me by one of the guys at Flax, a fancier art supply store in the neighborhood. I regularly buy supplies there because even…

  • My favorite work of art

    What makes a work of art powerful? Size or color? Political content? Or being validated by a major art institution? I will admit to being swayed by all of those things, but…

  • In focus

    In art school, other students would often ask “Who are you looking at?” Besides being tempted to some smart ass response like, “You,” I often felt a bit on the spot since…

  • Invisible writing

    This piece has made me craaaaazy but, as tends to happen, now I like it better for how difficult it was. Not just because of the difficulty, but because the ones with…

  • It isn’t easy being…blue

    The blue I mixed today was a combination of phthalocyanine blue, French ultramarine, alizarin crimson, yellow ochre, cadmium red hue, and chromatic black. Although I have been known to make life harder…

  • Rhubarb, rhubarb, rhubarb

    I finally got my frozen rhubarb in the mail today! Actually, it was my Plywerk panels – not as good in pie but perfect for my new Wood & Water letterpress prints.…

  • True story

    A gradually increasing sense of boredom and dis-ease with my current paintings led me to throw it all out this week and start fresh. I am now less certain where I am…

  • 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…

  • 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…