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“I Can’t Paint”

How many times have you thought this to yourself.  It’s the phrase that every artist creating original, honest art thinks to themselves many, many times.  Doubt, fear, and uncertainty are all part of the artist’s palette.  So many times the emotion borders on despair.  The artist looks at an empty canvas, brushes in hand, saying to
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The Struggles of an Artist

People really have no idea how hard it is to create good, honest (and this is an important word), original work.  Putting something into existence visually exciting, that impacts the viewer emotionally is a great challenge.  This is especially true with abstract art. Where do you start?  What colors do you use?  What shapes  do you use? 
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The Process Of Creating Art

one of the best quotes I’ve ever heard about the process of creating art was said by the art critic Harold Rosenberg…………  “At a certain moment the canvas began to appear to one American painter after another as an arena in which to act – rather than a space in which to reproduce, redesign, analyze
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Erasing Sean Scully

This is the first painting in a series I’m calling “ERASURES”.  It’s done in acrylic on canvas and was motivated by a work that the artist Robert Rauschenberg created in 1953.  There’s a terrific video of how he created the work on YouTube. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tpCWh3IFtDQ I created a painting a few years ago that was influenced by the
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Emerging Artists

When I look through the various art magazines that are published in the United States and the around the world,  invariably I will come across a section entitled “Emerging Artists”.  This really bothers me at times, especially when I see that the article is about someone who is over 50 (or so).  It’s as if
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Welcome

welcome to my blog. You’ll find this site unlike most blog sites. As a professional artist who has taught painting and drawing for over 40 years, I have decided that it’s time to share with the world this wealth of experience. You’ll have the opportunity to read my observations on art, artists and the creative
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