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April 11, 2018

is taking art classes!  Seriously, I don't want to go to art school, because that involves pressure and grading and schedules.  But taking art classes and workshops is just so much fun for me!  I get to learn new techniques, materials, make new friends....what could be...

November 19, 2017

"Series"....years ago while I was still working in technology, I took a course at ArtEast and the instructor recommended I select a subject (like a chair) and do a series of 20 paintings.  Every inch of my body yelled NO!!!!! Between 2.5 hours of commuting every day to...

October 15, 2017

My personal trainer cautioned me to do at least 15 minutes of cardio to warm up my muscles before I lift weights. Without that warm-up, I dramatically increase the chance of getting hurt.  I follow that advice, and it works.


Conversely, even though years ago, I l...

October 9, 2017

 At the Robert Burridge workshop I attended last week, Bob talked about HOW he works as much as HOW to paint.  I've been quite stubbornly resisting being too focused, but he convinced me of the reason to practice multiple paintings of the same subject.  Repetition buil...

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Thoughts on a series - 180 degree turn

November 19, 2017

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