Posts Tagged ‘Painting’

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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The Art of Alzheimer’s

February 21, 2016

There’s an inspiring exhibition right now at Seattle City Hall that deals with Alzheimer’s and dementia. The works on paper were created by artists aged 60 – 101, all of whom are living with some stage of the disease. Please notice that I didn’t write “suffering from”…they are “living with” this disease, and that kind […]

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365 Days of Art: October 16 – Vincent Describes a Painting He Hasn’t Painted Yet

October 16, 2014

October 16, 1888 Vincent writes a descriptive letter to his brother: My dear Theo, At last I can send you a little sketch to give you at least an idea of the way the work is shaping up. For today I am all right again. My eyes are still tired but then I had a […]

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365 Days of Art: April 26 – Helen Frankenthaler Exhibition Opens at Andre Emmerich Gallery

April 26, 2014

April 26, 1990 Frankenthaler: Paintings on Paper opens at André Emmerich Gallery. Helen Frankenthaler loved paper since she was a child, and worked on paper exclusively at the end of her life, for at least a decade. Like many artists, she found working on paper to be easier while traveling, and when studio space was […]

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365 Days of Art: April 22 – Scientists Announce Discovery of World’s Oldest Oil Paintings

April 22, 2014

April 22, 2008 Scientists announce they have proved the world’s first-ever oil paintings were made in caves that were discovered behind, and after the destruction of, two giant statues of Buddha in Afghanistan. Ironically, the dynamiting of the statues by the Taliban in 2001 revealed the caves and art behind them. Scientists discovered that paintings […]

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365 Days of Art: March 18 – Thieves Steal 13 Works in Biggest Art Theft EVER

March 18, 2014

March 18, 1990 The largest art robbery in history occurs at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in Boston, where 13 paintings valued at $100 million are stolen. Disguised as Boston police officers, the two thieves claimed to be responding to a call. In Boston, in the early morning hours of St. Patrick’s Day celebrations, this […]

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Funny Portraits: This Girl Looks Just Like Her Grandfather

December 5, 2013

This colonial American painting really amuses me. That the little girl is a carbon copy of her grandfather, right down to the same nose, puffy eyes, and even hairline…poor kid! This painting is in the collection of Tacoma Art Museum.

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Summer + Art + Italy = Ciao Bella!

November 25, 2013

I’ve been invited to teach a summer painting course in Italy in July 2014. It will be my first time back in Italy since teaching there in 2008 with Professor Tony Miraglia of UMass Dartmouth. I can’t believe it’s been that long! The course is open to ten fun-loving students. No art experience required. There […]

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Successful Seattle Debut!

July 24, 2013

Thank you to all who came to my Seattle debut exhibition! Re•Place brought together some past mixed media work, paper collage, and brand-new digital collages. I was thrilled to introduce myself and my work, and to show at Majestic ARTS Presents, a beautiful gallery in the Greenwood neighborhood of Seattle. (Next time you’re there, look […]

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Road Trip: Sedona and Abstract Expressionism

September 16, 2011

In Sedona, it was easy to see the birth of Abstract Expressionism all around us. That sounds strange, even as I write it, because the movement is so closely associated with New York. But many of the painters were actually from, or lived in, the American West, (including Jackson Pollock, Clyfford Still, and Mark Rothko), […]

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Patron Saint of Painters

August 25, 2011

I’m wondering how it is that I’m just now discovering that St. Luke is the patron saint of painters… I knew that St. Clare is the patron saint of TV. Oh yes, even though she lived in the 12th century. She supposedly saw images on the wall when she was sick, and heard things too, […]

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New Anti-Gay Bullying Painting

May 24, 2011

This painting, part of my series against gay bullying, is called Before and After. Tyler Clementi and the other teens who have committed suicide because of bullying are still on my mind, especially after recent legal action on his case these past couple of weeks related to his former roommate and hallmate. Also, I’m in […]

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Why Painting Matters

April 19, 2011

Lots of people–web designers, photographers, regular folks and even sculptors, god bless them–ask me why you’d want to paint a painting when you can take a digital photo. It’s much easier, they say. Absolutely. Faster. More mobile. Of course. You can see everything better. Now hold on a minute… During a gorgeous sunrise in Sedona, […]

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ArtWeLove and Sarah Trigg

April 2, 2011

My recent trip to Arizona made me remember how much nicer people are to each other outside of NYC, and how hungry I was for pleasant interpersonal connections–at the grocery store, on the phone, passing by…the reason I bring this up just now is because I had a wonderful experience with a company called ArtWeLove, […]

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