Monthly Archives: January, 2012

  1. A List of Rules for Thinking About ART

    Diane Santarella , my creative and thoughtful wife, has this list hanging off her easel. She also has the list given to us by Richard Diebenkorn (That I will share later) .  The list is by Sister Corita Kent of  The Immaculate Heart College Art Department. I think it is worth […] Read more

  2. Art and Philosophy

      I must admit to being a bit cautious about addressing the subject of the “what” and “why”  we paint (make art) for fear that some will hear accusation in my words. It is not my intent to devalue  anyone who invests their time and energy in making art. Or to set up […] Read more

  3. How to Use Watercolor Like Oil Paint?

    The blog post: “Oil, Watercolor, and Acrylic – Each is Great” prompted this question from a reader, “Tell us how you  use watercolor like oil paint.” Traditionally watercolors have the reputation of only looking good when applied in such a way that features transparency.  If you like the watercolors of John Singer Sargent, […] Read more

  4. Happy New Year

    It is January 1, 2012. It is that time when we traditionally , after looking back, look forward to new possibilities, awarenesses, and to insights that will make us better at whatever we do. I paint. I have been reading The Accidental Masterpiece by Michael Kimmelman. The lessons of this writing are how […] Read more

  5. Renewing a Friendship with Printmaking

    Print making is the process of creating art through a sequence of transferring images from a matrix coated with ink or paint generally to paper. The matrix can be zinc, copper, glass, plexiglass, wood, and any surface that works for your intended purpose. Art prints generally refer to the making of images requiring creative decisions as […] Read more