Skip's Studio Notes

  1. Maine July Class 2014

      Another great 2 weeks of shared passions. These artist surprize me everyday with their creativity, enthusiasm, diligent quest authentic imagery.  They are also very enthusiastic about the after class “wall wall meetings” that have become a tradition like non other.

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  2. June Workshop 2014

    What a great first workshop for Maine 2014 the weather was perfect as was the class.  Diverse, enthusiastic, committed, and fun are the words most appropriate to describe the students.  I look forward to following their journey and to the opportunity to be their coach in the future.

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  3. The days before Maine

    In just a few days we will back out of the garage with a van full of the normal stuff plus one quite Cocker Spaniel name Rothko, an eagerness to share our love of Maine, art, and lobster.  Maine has become our second home.  We have as many friends there…

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  4. Freedom To Make Your Mark

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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. “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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