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Freedom To Make Your Mark

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  • Terri Rea

    Mar 18, 2014 at 2:50 pm Reply

    nice, helpful, thanks!

  • Ruth Armitage

    Mar 18, 2014 at 6:05 pm Reply

    Thanks for sharing what you’ve been up to in the studio. As I’ve said before, you have a gift for helping artists feel free to experiment 🙂 I will miss seeing you in Santa Barbara this year…

  • Philippa Hutton

    Mar 23, 2014 at 5:12 am Reply

    Thank you Skip. This sets me back on the road after ‘getting stuck’ and helps to refresh my thoughts as I face the blank paper. Best wishes for Pemaquid this year.

  • Joanie Springer

    Apr 16, 2014 at 4:58 pm Reply

    Can’t wait to receive this issue. Love your work, your teaching, and man oh man, was that Santa Barbara workshop R I C H ! I’ve been painting nonstop since returning home. Thank you times a million, Skip, for your ongoing inspiration!

  • MS. TODD CHALK

    Jun 22, 2014 at 5:08 pm Reply

    HI SKIP YOU DON’T KNOW ME BUT MET YOU AT SPRINGMAID YEARS AGO.I HAVE BEEN PAINTINGS FOR LOTS OF YRS. ALL MEDIAMS OVER YRS AND NOW MORE OR LESS MIXED MEDIA.ON CANVAS AND YUPO AT PRESENT. I HAVE HIT A WALL AND CAN’T SEEM TO GET OFF THE GROUND/BEEN PAINTING 35 YRS SO HAVE DONE PRETTY MUCH ALL THINGS CONCERNED W/ MAKING ART WORK.HAS THIS EVER HAPPENED TO YOU AND IF SO HOW DO YOU GETOVER THE WALL AGAIN???REALLY WOULD LOVE TO DO ANOTHER ONE PERSON SHOW BUT……HELP!!!! MS TODD CHALK/YEP A WOMAN NAMED TODD!

    • Skip Lawrence

      Jun 28, 2014 at 7:10 am Reply

      HI Todd, I hope by now the question you posed is mute. When faced with the dilemma you are in I do one of two things. Approach one is to knuckle down and get over it by going through it. My second approach is to make a major change. This could be a change in materials , size, subject or anything to restores enthusiasm. I know that when I am not excited about what I am doing there is little chance of success. Good luck, Skip

  • Leslie Richardson

    Aug 28, 2014 at 9:26 am Reply

    Hi Skip, I was going over my notes from one of your classes, and I have a question. You said that if your emphasis is on the line, then don’t just “fill in” the lines with color. Can you give me some examples of artists who emphasize line and incorporate color interestingly? Miro is the only one who comes to mind,and maybe (if I’m understanding the concept) and perhaps Cy Twombly. Thank you.

    • Skip Lawrence

      Aug 28, 2014 at 1:40 pm Reply

      Take a look at Tom Dixon and Tom Lieber. Both of these artist feature line and not outline. Color, while adding much to the feeling tone of the image, is not front and foremost.

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