I’m not doing anything differently; I’m painting something different. It would be a sign of failure if my Maine looked like my New York, wouldn’t it?
The honest painter thinks about rocks’ color and fracture patterns, and doesn’t just throw in a generic rock face in the general area it’s needed.
The Marginal Way is a metaphor for life: a cavalcade, a passing parade, in which our own appearance is terribly brief. Best to use it well.
The men and women who gave land into the public trust during the last century were great visionaries. They recognized that the coast would eventually be built up and that we would need access to it.
If anyone suggests using medium or oil at this phase of your painting, back away slowly. There are teachers who encourage students to coat their canvases with medium and paint into it for a sort of cheap faux luminism. These paintings will darken and crack over time.
I realized a simple fact: I love to teach there, my students love to paint there, and their families love to be there. So we will be offering the workshop from August 6-11, 2017, and you should sign up soon.
Answered prayer can be big or small but it always leaves you chuffed.
The tinkle of broken pastels is the saddest sound known to mankind. A single stick can range from $3.50 to $7.00 and a good artist might carry more than a hundred of them.
We are so overstimulated by years of fielding emergencies that we don’t even recognize peace when it shows up at our door.
“Why would you want to be in the City when you can be here?” I asked my friends, with all the enthusiasm of the recent convert.