Tag Archives: getting back to painting

the studio tour approaches- better get those elves busy!

Special events volunteer job finished – check! Finished helping a former student with her 5th grade art students’ “trash animals”- check! Garden pretty much planted – check! Studio intern on board – check! Now, on to getting paintings finished, framed, … Continue reading

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in a row

It always takes a bit of an adjustment. A reset,  after finishing up some sort of art event- coordinating one, participating in one, or being one in the case of the recent two day studio tour in town. This feels … Continue reading

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ideas (and other things) fermenting…

Now that I am painting a bit more, I find myself being pulled towards a change in the subject matter and destination in the paintings.   I was realizing that when I made a rather abrupt shift a few years ago, … Continue reading

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ruh roh….

Does this ever happen to you… you bring some piece of work home and it gets stored, and then you bring it out, and it gets the thrashing it deserves? I think I’ve been mulling over the work that I … Continue reading

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Get this Straight….

OK, is it just me, or do the pre-made medium stretcher bars always seem to warp?  I have had bad luck in the last couple of years with fairly large canvases that I stretch and prime looking really wonky when … Continue reading

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happy thanksgiving accidents

during the last week or so, I have been more in my painting life, which has felt just perfect, thank you. Today, I was working away  on one painting, thinking it would be nice to have some more dense areas … Continue reading

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“the most you can do is try”

Nathan Oliveira “Western Site XI,” 1978 monotype, 26″ x 22″ Collection Saint Louis Art Museum this past weekend, Nathan Oliveira, an incredible painter, printmaker, and teacher died. I haven’t thought about him for a while, although when visiting the SF … Continue reading

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Ultimately, we all end up in a 100 square foot room

I’m thinking about lots of things not directly related to painting these days. Most notably, my 90 year old mother who has been in a “health care center”  -(when did this euphemism for nursing home appear?) for several months. At … Continue reading

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Writing in my Head….

Gradually, since I primarily write these entries for my self anyway, I hope to get down some thoughts about the last two months, and also the years coming up. Nothing like helping a 90-year old person through some serious hurdles … Continue reading

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