Saturday, December 31, 2011

Not the Harry Potter Sorting Hat





Revisiting one of my first paintings circa 2001 when I was on a tight budget; I painted sitting on the floor and used Basic acrylic paints on cardboard. This version will perhaps show the progress I have made in 10 years of painting on the occasional weekend. (For the original painting see http://notsittingstill.blogspot.com/2009/05/what-does-studio-look-like.html )

Thursday, December 29, 2011

Not A Potato



Trying to follow the advice of Ira Glass (December 22 post) and just paint a lot, mostly free-form without any sketching, planning, (not that I normally do much of any of either of those useful practices) ruminating, and looking for the right moment to waltz into the studio fully inspired and ready for action (those I do quite a bit and yes waiting around for that last bit wastes a lot of time).

Friday, December 23, 2011

An interesting goal

"...the treasure secretly gathered in your heart will become evident through your creative work."
— Albrecht Dürer (1471-1528) on learning to draw.

Thursday, December 22, 2011

The best advice