I LOVE PORTRAITURE! (plus art auction stuff)

Ambrose McEvoy, Christian Schad, Meredith Frampton, Alice Neel, Max Beckmann, Sylvia Gosse, John Singer Sargent, Otto Dix, Tamara de Lempicka, Klimpt, Leonor Fini, Diego Rivera & Frida Kahlo both. Etc. Etc. to get you started if you were looking for multiple visual rabbit holes today. I've been sitting with my 'reason why' I paint, and why I always gravitate to portraits. I'm... Continue Reading →

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Post Urban Scrawl, my interview, and other things.

Well I hope your Tuesday has been a delight so far. Last few days have been busy with backend business, gessoing (which is now a verb) new panels for the future, ordering supplies, and website maintenance. My Etsy store is having a sale (check that at etsy.com/shop/LandLabArts) and use bonus COUP10 for an additional 10% off... Continue Reading →

Pressure Cooker

I've been thinking for a while on what I want to talk about next. I have all these supplies you see, paints of all kinds, drawing things of all kinds, the computer stuff. My visual vocabulary is huge, HUGE! I can think too much (it's a gift), and as I say 'art makin' is a... Continue Reading →

The presence of the the other

I've been listening to lots of videos of and about George Carlin today. What I'd like to talk about is this video especially where Louis C.K. honors Carlin (skip to the 3 minute mark if you want to jump to). What interests me is the creative process that's revealed here. I've always been interested and... Continue Reading →

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