Spring 2016, Part One

June 3, 2016

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STARTING A LANDSCAPE DRAWING, Part One   I always think it’s a good idea to warm up before starting a prolonged study. Before beginning any drawing we want to ground ourselves in the moment – get ourselves here rather than remain in our heads about what’s already happened today. Warming up is also good for …Continue Reading

March 2016

March 9, 2016

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THIS WEEK’S SHIFT FROM CRITICAL TO DEEPLY APPRECIATIVE I went to the Legion of Honor in San Francisco last week and saw the Pierre Bonnard show. I was so excited to visit all of his color again! I had seen his work in Washington DC when I was in my early twenties. And I felt …Continue Reading

February 2016

February 2, 2016

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HOW TO DRAW WITH PERSPECTIVE AND MAINTAIN YOUR FLOW   Perspective in drawing is a technique used for drawing architectural objects that move back in space. It is the skill of drawing solid objects so that they give the right impression of height, width and depth in relation to the surroundings. Being able to draw …Continue Reading

January 2016

January 1, 2016

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Happy New Year! May the year bring you great joy, love, health and creative growth. This painting was made recently by one of my private students, Jane Gardner. I’ve had the pleasure of working with Jane for over fifteen years, usually twice a month. We meet out in the landscape as the weather allows, or …Continue Reading

December 2015

December 2, 2015

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One of the reasons why I like the show at the Asian Art Museum by Hughen/Starkweather (discussed in the previous post) is that it speaks to making art in a non-linear way. It isn’t drawing or painting directly from looking at something. The artwork was created with a very real and personal involvement with the …Continue Reading