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I Know Magic When I See It

I’ve been shouting from rooftops recently. My voice is a little hoarse and my neighbors are a little deaf from the persistent refrain, “Have you read ‘Big Magic’ yet? Go out and buy this book NOW. No, I mean RIGHT … Continue reading

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Catch–23

“Pears seem to be selling really well. I think I’ll paint some pears.” “Susie Smith sells figures really well. I think I’ll paint some figures.” “My gallery liked the blue painting really well. I’d better start painting more blue paintings.” … Continue reading

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I Often Think of Ted

In the mid 90s I was lucky enough to take a workshop from the inspirational Ted Goerschner. A tall, manly man with a “Tom Selleck” mustache and a gun rack in the back of his truck, Goerschner was a contradiction … Continue reading

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Beauty, Silence and Prayer

Today I revisited the Richard Serra sculpture, “Sequence” at the Cantor Museum on the Stanford Campus. It is a monumental, awe-inspiring work made of ship steel plates that twist and curve to form elegant and stunning spaces. At every turn … Continue reading

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Nothin’ Like Shoppin’

Don’tcha just love getting new art catalogues in the mail? Good solid lunch time reading.  This whole blog is going to sound like a plug for Jerry’s Artarama so forgive me, it’s just that they have some really exciting new … Continue reading

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Paint What You See And Not What You Know Part I

For those of us working in two dimensions beginning artists are, typically, interested in realism; not always, but often.  (Abstract artists, bare with me.) Typically, most art classes for beginners teach painting by using still lives to “copy.”  There is … Continue reading

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