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So Many Options!

  “No amount of skillful invention can replace the essential element of imagination.”    Edward Hopper   I received a lot of responses to last week’s blog.  It hit a positive note with a lot of people.  Yes, I am giving everyone permission to experiment and embrace the “happy accidents” that happen while you are…

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Embrace the Unexpected

  “Another thing about creation is that every day it is like it gave birth, and it’s always kind of innocent and refreshing.  So, it’s always virginal to me, and it’s always a surprise.”                                           Louise…

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Where Did that Come From?

“Ultimately, my hope is to amaze myself.  The anticipation of discovering new possibilities becomes my greatest joy.”      Jerry Uelsmann   Your supplies are ready, you are excited to have time to paint. The hours pass, and you come out of the creative zone, look at your work, and ask yourself; where did that…

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More on Simultaneous Contrast

Simultaneous contrast is not just a curious optical phenomenon; it is the very heart of painting.”                               Josef Albers (German artist/educator; 1888-1976) Last week I wrote about how everything in a painting is inter-connected, and introduced the term “simultaneous contrast”. Everything in our…

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“Imitation is not inspiration, and inspiration can only give birth to a work of art.  The least of man’s original emanations is better than the best of borrowed thoughts.”                                              Albert Pinkham Ryder A…

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