My final pottery class was last week. Not the last forever - I hope. I've been too uninspired to get the most out of it and felt it best to take a break now before I became too frustrated. While I made little progress with my throwing, I have honed in on a few glaze … Continue reading Glaze Finale
A friend recently sent me information on this new art initiative http://www.urbansketchers.org. Included was a postcard with a little block marked with "your sketch here". I complied with a quick sketch of the view from my office window. I have no idea what I'm supposed to do with said sketch. That would require reading the … Continue reading Urban Sketching
Fourth (and nearly last) Firing.
I really tried to think of something mildly interesting to write about, but all I've been doing lately is painting. Not a bad thing, of course, but it doesn't leave me with much to say. I have a pretty low burn-out threshold, so I suspect I'll move on to something else soon. Until then, I'm … Continue reading Painting 11
Since I've been on a Lawrens Harris kick lately, I thought I'd try a couple more. Harris painted "Miners Houses, Glace Bay" (left) in 1925. Nearly 100 years ago, and it still feels so contemporary to me. I could not find a large picture to print for reference, so I … Continue reading Lawrens Harris Masterstudy II
As I have stated many times before, I am a total novice when it comes to painting. I must be learning the hard way, because it is HARD. I can say that I've become far more comfortable with the acrylic and oil mediums. What I can't seem to master is the full process. My background … Continue reading Painting #10
Every time I start a project of any type, there is always an objective. Sewing clothes to wear, building a sofa to sit on, planting flowers to avoid mowing. I am a very purpose driven person. And it's no different with creative projects. When starting a painting, the first question is what skill needs to be honed, … Continue reading Done and Done
A quick study in rock formations and dappled morning light. How fortunate am I to live near such natural beauty?
I started my 365 drawing project almost 365 days ago. Sadly, I only made it to 125. I'm perturbed that I wasn't able to sustain my initial energy, but I'm not actually surprised. I put in a lot of man hours, and life does tend to interfere. On a positive note, I made it to … Continue reading Project 125
I'm beginning to think that every blog entry of mine this year has been a resignation. I was on a roll with my 365 blog until I switched jobs and lost momentum, and I haven't gained traction since. I have tried several times to will my mojo back, but I find it takes more than … Continue reading Back to the Beginning….Again