Skip's Studio Notes

  1. Freedom To Make Your Mark

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  2. Maine Workshops 2013

      The Maine workshops were exceptional.  Both the June and July classes were filled with creative, provocative, mysterious, daring,and personal works of art. There was also lots of fun. After class get together Here I am demonstraing a new stamping technique. The 4 O’clock “Wall meeting” where we share profound thoughts….

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  3. Permission and Freedom

    I have found that when students are given permission to explore ideas about making art the results are exactly what we all profess to be the ultimate – personal and creative images. The question is do we really want to be creative artist or imitators of what has gone before….

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  4. Scissor show at the Delaplaine

    Painting is a isolated activity. I have never found a way to make it otherwise.  Every step requires solitude. It begins by a trip to the lumber or art store where, in my case, I buy 4′x8′ panels of hardboard. These are panels ofter referred to a masonite.  As it…

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  5. Glenn Bradshaw

    Glenn Bradshaw at 90

    Glenn Bradshaw is 90.  His life as artist  and teacher is a model for all who share these titles.  The Palette Magazine is honored to feature Glenn in the upcoming issue.  For those who have studied with him or can call themselves friends you will not want to miss his…

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  6. Making Thoughtful Choices

      Choices The Renaissance period of western culture (1300-1600) provided for the art education of young men (girls were not included) in a practical and effective way.  Adolescent boys were shipped off to the studio of a master craftsman to be guided in the rules and skills of the craft….

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  7. “Steal Like An Artist” by Austin Kleon

    We found  ”Steal Like An Artist” by Austin Kleon at the bookstore of the Phillips Collection, Washington DC. The ideas in this book apply to anyone who’s trying to inject some creativity into their work. The ideas in this book apply to anyone who’s trying to inject some creativity into…

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  8. July Maine Workshop New Harbor

    At the mid point of the 2 week workshop, with an emphasis on WORK, the class thrills and amazes me and each other with their unique imagery. This most certainly is not your mother/fathers watercolor workshop. There is little talk about technique or materials. Only ideas are honored.    …

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  9. June Workshop 2012

      I can report that after week 1 of a 2 week workshop the class is creating, thinking, working, and still have time to share an adult beverage and laugh.  The weather has been great with daytime temperature in the 70s. One day of cloudiness with rain after dark all…

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  10. Rothko, Bellows, and Johns

    To celebrate Diane’s birthday, father’s day ,and my birthday, Diane, Carly, Joshua,(wife and children) with Jen and Scott (their sweethearts) spent the day in Washington, DC. Our plans included visits to the National Gallery of Art, The Phillips Collection, and Jaleo’s restaurant. The National has just acquired three of Mark…

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