Skip's Studio Notes

  1. Pine Disease makes for interest paintings

    The White Pine trees of Maine, and other states, are dying from a disease. Needle blight pathogens have been a primary issue affecting white pine since approximately 2010.While this is unfortunate for many woodland creatures and insects it offers me a visually exciting palette.  The edge of pine forest that […]

    Read More

  2. Students Work from Skip’s Maine Workshops 2017

    The images have been offered by many of the students who attended Skip Lawrence’s Maine Workshops 2017.  I have never done this before, but feel that their efforts deserve attention. The goal of these workshops is to encourage each student to find subjects, styles, approaches that are unique to that […]

    Read More

  3. Chairs 4

    I never know what will catch my eye and initiate a new series.  Two metal chairs are the subject of my most recent exploration. I cannot recall where I spotted these particular treasures but my immediate step into this rabbit hole was found to be rewarding.  A small sketch of two […]

    Read More

  4. Making the Unseen Visible or Choosing A Different Reality by Skip Lawrence

    Dianne Schelble’s love affair with Chase’s Market – seen and felt.   I have been privileged to share some very special moments with some very special people, artists. Artists who are excited about new awarenesses that move their art to a new level. The most wonderful thing about these moments is […]

    Read More

  5. A Presentation Alternative.

    There are those among us, that in addition to painting on canvas and panel, like the surface of paper.  If , like me , you enjoy works on paper, but do not like the need to present these images under glass here is an alternation.  The image shown is done […]

    Read More

  6. The Concept of Content

    The Concept of Content   There seems to be confusion about the ideas of content.  It is really very simple the question is where are you trying to go? Generally Form does follows Content.  That means that first you decide on an idea and then you make a plan as […]

    Read More

  7. A Change in Direction

    Several months ago my work took a new direction.  Actually it was not my work that took a new direction it was my intentions that changed. The sequence of change went something like this: Christopher Schink was working on an article about styles and interpretation and asked a number of […]

    Read More

  8. Inspiration or New Language

    New Yorker Mag 2015 Change Handwriting Can Change Thinking ? There was a time when people used pencils to write letters and there were  handwriting analyst who by seeing ones handwriting could make a personality profile of the writer.  It was also thought that by changing ones handwriting one’s personality […]

    Read More

  9. Jurors Statement

    Have recently judged the The Rocky Mountain National and the San Diego Watercolor 34th International Exhibition the opportunity to share my thoughts on the process of judging and being judged. The decision to enter a competition  should be considered.  What do you hope to gain by entering a juried show? […]

    Read More

  10. In Search of the Next

    My most recent post is a reprint from “The Palette Magazine”, that I hope and trust that anyone reading my post will be a subscriber. The transition from scissor to pencil is equally interesting to me as it allows full range to creative possibilities.  Most of what I now create […]

    Read More