Alternative Surface painting by Florida artist Carolyn Land

Be a Better Artist

“Success doesn’t come from painting one picture.  It results from taking a certain definite line of action”.                Georgia O’Keeffe Some are born with a natural talent, others need to tap into their “creative child” and work at developing their creative ability to its fullest extent. But, in the…

The Happy Place

  The minute I sat in front of a canvas, I was happy. Because it was a world, and I could do as I liked in it.”   Alice Neel  On Monday of this week the local newspaper printed in “Letters to the Editor”, a piece by Gary R Libby: Director Emeritus of the Museum of Arts…

Pastel by FL artist Carolyn land

Expressive or Creative

  “Between beauty of expression and power of expression there is a different function.  The first aims at pleasing the senses, the second has a spiritual vitality which for me is more moving and goes deeper than the senses.” Henry Moore   Today I am “thinking out loud” so to speak. Creative or expressive, can…

Starting on the right foot

  “To be an artist is to believe in life.”                     Henry Moore We have been discussing what inspires us to create, and I have frequently said, “paint what you love”. We should pick a subject which inspires us, and we know about, then work to discover all the different ways we can interpret it. If…

Collage by FL artist Carolyn Land

Stages in the Painting Process

“The notion that a painter suddenly imagines a composition expressive of his feelings and straightaway puts it down is untrue.  He begins with a general idea…He proceeds by trial and error…the process is one of exploration as well as expression”.            Joyce Carey I work on more than one painting at a time, and if I…