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I can't believe I've painted all these years and never considered my palette. That's odd, huh? Never crossed my mind to reconsider cutting out a palette from a half-inch foam core, taping the sides, and using it until it had too much paint clumped on it. Throw it...
So, yesterday's session went slower than I'd planned. That said, I've learned if you don't add life into the eye of the marlin, regardless of the time it demands, then all you've got is just another painting perfect for a shower curtain. As an artist, you have to...
I've always used a hodgepodge of oil paints over my career. I was never loyal to a brand. I bought whatever colors I needed when available at the store with TONS of mediums to get my paint to do cute little tricks—dry at different rates—thickening and...
I was going to start today by typing something groovy-ish about how I was supposed to start this blog yesterday but didn't. The simple fact is, I'm late. My natural inclination should be to use the claim by all the great procrastinators, "Better late than...
Okay, now it’s proper time to move back into the sport fishing world with a brand new painting. The one thing I’ve always done is push the boundaries of art that’s in the marketplace. This painting will feature shoving things forward. That, I promise.
Well, I’ve finally finished my first painting in a very long time. (I got a bad case of the “Artist Interruptus” after my luxurious stroke.) And, not only did I fight my way to the finish, I had cascading memories, and I signed the painting this morning. I don’t remember ever enjoying adding my “TG” nearly near as much as this time. Why? ‘Cause, I’m more fleet of the mind, nowadays.
Attention to detail can birth a painters sanity. Be Forbes explains what it’s like when he arrives at the stage when he makes his “punch list,” because to do so earlier and the list would be too damned long!
I’ll tell you guys something I’ve told only 2 people to date, and oh boy is my good friend, Helena, going to want to slap me for this—the only way to accomplish “a full recovery”
I explain where I am emotionally now in the process of painting this original, using metaphors and stuff like that. Like, DEPRESSION LEVEL IS AT DEFCON 5!
Sometimes, controlled chaos can be a really good thing. I’m going to equate how my painting is currently by what I witnessed during construction of my friend’s restaurant. Or, something like that. Who knows?
There are struggles with simplicity going on in this painting, which seems, albeit, a contradiction of terms. As an artist, I’ll explain!
So, today I had another visitor in the studio. He/she simply appeared and seemingly out of thin air. The thing that makes me honestly believe I’m batshizo crazy … I actually enjoyed his/her company. (Honestly, the pronouns nowadays.)
It’s Christmas Eve and I’m painting in the studio! Which is makes me very happy considering there was a time when I couldn’t tie my friggin’ shoes! Or, walk. (So, I’m sorta celebrating and rejoicing His birth).
I apologize about the lighting in these photos …
Today, I had a crowd of fans in my studio. One of these dogs wants to marry me, and lately that’s seemed logical to consider. Just click and I’ll explain!
There are things about returning to the studio to paint seem like riding a bike after years of not. It just happens, naturally, while other experiences surprise me because I had forgotten all about them. Click and I’ll explain.
Starting in the art studio where I left off. Well, sorta. I just looked in the mirror and I am rust colored. Now, let’s get that rust off.
Does the world really need another blog? Well, I have my reasons and they’re completely self-absorbed. I feel oddly secluded. Yet, I’ve found a man hasn’t really arrived until he’s been banned from Facebook! Because, I’d have never done this otherwise.
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