How do we acquire the vocabulary necessary for creating a satisfying picture? And once we begin to recognize the many elements of our visual experience how in the world do we organize it all. How do we figure out what element to employ, and where and when? How do we learn how to use light/dark […]
From: The New York Times The Opinion Pages | OP-ED COLUMNIST When Beauty Strikes JANUARY 15, 2016 David Brooks Across the street from my apartment building in Washington there’s a gigantic supermarket and a CVS. Above the supermarket there had been a large empty space with floor-to-ceiling windows. The space was recently taken by a […]
Some links to articles about drawing : “On The Importance of Drawing” Whenever something looks interesting or beautiful, there’s a natural impulse to want to capture and preserve it – which means, in this day and age, that we’re likely to reach for our phones to take a picture. Lovely article about drawing and […]
Some paintings by people I feel lucky to know, and who I think are original and talented painters. Enjoy!
from: Cabinet Magazine The Invention of Clumsiness Alexi Worth One afternoon in May of 1853, the painter Eugène Delacroix went for a walk in the forest with two old friends. As they walked, the three men returned to topics they had discussed before: questions of spontaneity, how finished pictures are “always somewhat spoiled” compared to […]