Posts Tagged ‘creative process’

More Moby Dick

November 14, 2017

On this day in 1851, Moby Dick was published. I admit to having a fascination/obsession with this book. I lived in New Bedford, Massachusetts, where Herman Melville once also lived. (He also lived in Pittsfield, Massachusetts, where I was born). The parts of the novel that took place on land are set in New Bedford. […]

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The Oak and the Cypress: Mal di Mare

October 5, 2017

…And stand together yet not too near together: For the pillars of the temple stand apart, And the oak tree and the cypress grow not in each other’s shadow.” Excerpt from “On Marriage” by Kahlil Gibran This body of work is about being married, or in a long-term relationship. Nine years ago, the first time […]

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The Oak and the Cypress: Hesitation Change (Waltz)

October 5, 2017

…And stand together yet not too near together: For the pillars of the temple stand apart, And the oak tree and the cypress grow not in each other’s shadow.” Excerpt from “On Marriage” by Kahlil Gibran This body of work is about being married, or in a long-term relationship. Mia is an avid dancer, and […]

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The Oak and the Cypress: Roadblock

October 5, 2017

…And stand together yet not too near together: For the pillars of the temple stand apart, And the oak tree and the cypress grow not in each other’s shadow.” Excerpt from “On Marriage” by Kahlil Gibran This body of work is about being married, or in a long-term relationship. Being married usually means in-laws, and […]

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The Oak and the Cypress

October 5, 2017

…And stand together yet not too near together: For the pillars of the temple stand apart, And the oak tree and the cypress grow not in each other’s shadow.” Excerpt from “On Marriage” by Kahlil Gibran This body of work is about being married, or in a long-term relationship. The seeds of this painting were […]

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The Oak and the Cypress: If Love Is Like Wine: You Are My Predilection (Neruda)

October 5, 2017

…And stand together yet not too near together: For the pillars of the temple stand apart, And the oak tree and the cypress grow not in each other’s shadow.” Excerpt from “On Marriage” by Kahlil Gibran This body of work is about being married, or in a long-term relationship. This title is a quote from […]

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The Oak and the Cypress: Tangier Overture

October 7, 2016

…And stand together yet not too near together: For the pillars of the temple stand apart, And the oak tree and the cypress grow not in each other’s shadow.” Excerpt from “On Marriage” by Kahlil Gibran This body of work is about being married, or in a long-term relationship. This painting was inspired by our […]

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The Oak and the Cypress: Mia, Siena, Stripes

October 7, 2016

…And stand together yet not too near together: For the pillars of the temple stand apart, And the oak tree and the cypress grow not in each other’s shadow.” Excerpt from “On Marriage” by Kahlil Gibran This body of work is about being married, or in a long-term relationship. This painting was inspired by a […]

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The Oak and the Cypress: Diving In (Gina’s Window)

October 7, 2016

…And stand together yet not too near together: For the pillars of the temple stand apart, And the oak tree and the cypress grow not in each other’s shadow.” Excerpt from “On Marriage” by Kahlil Gibran This body of work is about being married, or in a long-term relationship. When I’m thinking, I always look […]

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The Oak and the Cypress

October 2, 2016

The Oak and the Cypress …And stand together yet not too near together: For the pillars of the temple stand apart, And the oak tree and the cypress grow not in each other’s shadow.” Excerpt from “On Marriage” by Kahlil Gibran This body of work is about being married, or in a long-term relationship. The […]

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Behind the Scenes, Part 2

March 17, 2016

“What does it mean?” “What were you thinking about when you painted this?” A few times: “I see a golfer”. It’s amused me to think of doing a series on golfers to give the people what they seem to want, but I don’t really care for golf. So instead, here’s what I was thinking about […]

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Behind the Scenes (The Painting Fought Back)

March 7, 2016

The author David Foster Wallace once said something like, When writing a book, there always comes a time where you fall to the ground and bang your head against the floor. I see a lot of parallels between writing and painting, but I don’t feel this way with every painting because there are some that […]

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Keep Getting Out of the Tent

June 14, 2015

By euphro (Flickr: Horseshoe I Mount Searle with Sally Cove) [CC BY-SA 2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

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365 Days of Art: December 5 – Dieter Roth Receives Award for Artist Books

December 5, 2014

December 5, 1960 Dieter Roth is awarded the William and Noma Copley Foundation Award for his artist books. He’s credited as the inventor of this genre, where the book isn’t meant to be read in the way we might read a paperback novel, but to be appreciated as a work of art. For Roth, books […]

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365 Days of Art: November 26 – Whistler v. Ruskin Libel Trial Concludes

November 30, 2014

November 26, 1878 The two-day trial, filed by James Abbott McNeill Whistler against art critic John Ruskin, concludes. In July 1877, Ruskin writes a heavy-handed and extremely critical review of Whistler’s work in a group show, that causes Whistler to sue him for libel: For Mr. Whistler’s own sake, no less than for the protection […]

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