Category Archives: Art

More Lilies

Robert Henri, author of The Art Spirit, required his students to look at the subject, then go to another room to do the sketching or painting. This would develop an understanding of each line and each brushstroke. In my case, … Continue reading

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Return of the Arachnid

This sounds like it ought to be the name of a spy novel. I think I have got the “novel” part, but I am not going after the spy. The original conception of this project was to turn something to … Continue reading

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A Question of Proportion

Ok, why does one shape “work” and another not? This has been a topic of research for I don’t know how long. Great art seems to conform to the proportions laid out in the golden section or golden rectangle. Getting … Continue reading

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Creativity

Have you ever driven up to an intersection and stopped for a green light? You know by the reaction of the drivers behind you how the world views the creative process. Somehow it is the lot of the dreamer, of … Continue reading

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The Essence of Art

The Essence of Art This is the difference between the artist and a technician. The technician builds his skill to a level of proficiency and then enters business as usual. The artist is always being pitted against his limitation regardless … Continue reading

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