Category: Inspiration

Hands in Paintings (at SAM): Willem de Kooning, "Woman," 1943, oil on board, 28 1/4 x 23 1/16 in (71.8 x 58.5 cm), Seattle Art Museum

Hands In Paintings At The Seattle Art Museum (SAM)

Last week I was in Seattle for a couple of days and while there I took in the Seattle Art Museum (SAM). An interesting and varied collection, I wanted to share some of what I saw with you. I decided on the theme of hands in paintings. I find hands some of the trickiest subjects

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I took an awesome workshop with Bob Burridge!

A couple of weeks ago, I spent five blissful days in a workshop with Bob Burridge. It was FANTASTIC and right off the bat, I’m going to recommend it to anyone who wants to have a change from working in the studio, who wants to paint looser, who wants to renew their passion with painting,

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Is it a Painting or a Drawing? The debate over the status of pastels

Recently on the Pastel Society of America (PSA) Facebook page, a conversation was initiated by someone who had had work rejected from an exhibit because as a pastel, it was considered a drawing by the organizers and the show only accepted paintings. You can imagine the furor that started in this pastel group!   So

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John Singer Sargent at the Art Institute of Chicago

While at the Art Institute in Chicago recently (you can read a bit more in a previous blog), Cam and I came upon five John Singer Sargent (1856 – 1925) paintings on display. They ranged from paintings I was fairly familiar with (including a life-sized portrait) to one that was a complete and utter surprise

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