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Bachelard and Braque on metamorphosis

Over the past year, more and more, I’ve been involuntarily daydreaming as I paint, in a way that reminds me of what Gaston Bachelard talks about in The Poetics of Space. It’s an idiosyncratic book, beautifully evocative and almost impossible to classify, though it’s often considered a work of philosophy because of its approach to […]

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Body of work

A three-part show about the human and animal body (heads, arms and legs, and skulls) opened at Manifest–I wrote about it two posts ago–and this remarkable gallery in Cincinnati drew 293 people to the reception. (The email from Manifest to participants was specific about the number, didn’t round it up to “around 300″, which is testimony […]

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The Goldilocks Zone

To continue the train of thought from my last post, I’m working on a modest still life, very simple, painting it at Goldilocks speed, not too rushed but not too cautious, either. If I can generalize an area of varied color into a single hue, I’ll do it, and save the detail work for later, or leave it, or I […]

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The Many Faces of Pookie, Zeus and Zena are Finished – Inspired Pet Portraits & Animal Paintings by Dana Feagin

The completed paintings of Pookie, Zeus and Zena are soon to be headed down to California! They are part of the “Limitless Love” project, which is now a 501(C)(3) – for a traveling museum show featuring artwork of Pookie, Zeus and Zena. Admission fees to the show will be donated to an animal charity. These sweet dogs … Read more

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It’s all about the paint, almost

I had lunch with a couple friends a couple weeks ago, one of them fellow painter Rick Harrington. We had an interesting discussion about the importance of paint. Two painters talking about paint. Shocking, isn’t it? Rick was expressing his feeling that working from photography inhibits him and has a tendency to turn his attention away […]

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Banksy backlash, er, splash back

Girl with the Banksy Accessory molested in Bristol. A new mural by elusive graffiti artist Banksy has been vandalised just 24 hours after it appeared on a wall in Bristol, his hometown. Tenant Ellie Morgan . . . said: “It’s a real shame and a bit annoying. Someone just snuck down, did it and then […]

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Halloween Shadowbox

Custom framing’s a great way to showcase three dimensional objects. Here’s a small shadowbox that I put together for Halloween/Day of the Dead featuring a bottle of Rogue Dead Guy Ale. The silver skull frame from Direct Moulding nicely complimented the glow-in-the-dark bottle. The inner box was created from a piece of bright orange, suede covered, matboard. [...]

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Masks

During the month of October, Art Presence Art Center ha […]

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Deadlines

I’ve begun to have a deeper appreciation for deadlines. I’ve been painting on firm deadlines for a couple years now, first for a two-person show at Oxford Gallery in 2012, then a solo show at Viridian Artists this past summer and now another two-person show at Oxford in March, 2015. This last deadline is pushing […]

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Dana Feagin’s Open Studio – Saturday and Sunday, October 11 & 12th, 11AM – 5PM

Visit me in my home studio during the first annual Ashland Gallery Association Open Studio Tour this weekend! This free event on October 11th and 12th from 11am to 5pm, offers a glimpse into the private creative spaces of 28 artists in Ashland, Talent and Phoenix, OR, working in different media.  Maps for the tour are available … Read more

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