Be a creative monk, know your priorities

Painting is a solitary activity.  You are really a monk of creativity.  Actually there are some similarities in being a monk and an artist.  You’re in a spiritual profession, because painting is a spiritual activity as well as a solitary one.  You must use your...

Why retreating is good (& coming back strong is better)

  Why is my website changing again?  And what was I doing the last few weeks? a – did the “caveman” thing and retreated to my cave. b – went senile and found myself…in a thriftshop. c – quit the art life, now I’m a certified...

Just a bowl?

Some say it’s just a bowl, I call it a work of art.  A very simple drawing of one of my favorite objects, a clay Indian bowl.  Done in the Old Master’s tradition of conte crayon on blue pastel paper.  It demonstrates if you break the art in its simplist...

Painting by the river makes for a nice afternoon

Sandia Red River oil on canvas board  11×14 It’s a nice day out in ABQ, NM and decided to paint outdoors, even though I don’t have a french easel yet (but I just ordered one), so I went to the Rio Grande River to paint.  I know some secluded spots and...