Monthly Archives: January 2016

Painting & Eating :: Peinture & bouffe

You little dumpling… So fluffy and endearing, floating on that sea of brown, appearing as a bloated whale. I won’t be interfering with your buoyancy. Won’t even be peering into the pan. I’m waiting for the moment when you, dumpling, are dumped upon my … Continue reading

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:: Throwing clay ::

Sensory perception is the silken web that binds our separate nervous systems into the encompassing ecosystem. — David Abram We went to a pottery workshop today and it was very very nice! I had never “thrown” clay before, and it was … Continue reading

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:: David Bowie’s flowers ::

I had to resign myself, many years ago, that I’m not too articulate when it comes to explaining how I feel about things. But my music does it for me, it really does. — David Bowie These flowers are for … Continue reading

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:: Learning: never too late ::

I have to feel an empathy toward the subject, and desire to form a relationship with it, as I am inevitably affected by the feeling or mood. — Dion Archibald This is so funny as when I saw Shari’s post today … Continue reading

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:: Forgot the title ::

If you slightly squint your eyes, you will see that at least 2 and possibly 3 values of color make up any object in the natural world. Practice creating entire paintings with no more than 3 values on any object. … Continue reading

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:: Another promise fulfilled ::

I was obliged to be industrious. Whoever is equally industrious will succeed… equally well. — Johann Sebastian Bach They say that Johann Sebastian Bach worked at least 60 hours a week on his music. Pablo Picasso painted 18 hours a day. … Continue reading

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:: Singing flowers ::

If I shall sell both my forenoons and afternoons to society, as most appear to do, I’m sure that, for me, there would be nothing left worth living for. — Henry David Thoreau Charles Reid’s video was just what I … Continue reading

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:: Contour drawing ::

The only way to have a friend is to be one. — Ralph Waldo Emerson I bought Charles Reid’s DVD (downloadable) on painting flowers and he shows us his method of drawing with connecting dots without lifting the pencil, very … Continue reading

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Happy New Year :: Bonne année

Happy New Year :: Health, love, wisdom & a long life. Here in Rigaud the winter light is crisp and we are under a foot deep of white snow and even the birds seem to be rejoicing. At least 12 … Continue reading

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