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I’ve mostly moved inside the studio for the winter – here are a couple of paintings from back in the fall.  Filed under: Landscape, painting, Paintings, Uncategorized Tagged: landscape, painting, plein air, tree

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DIY Torn Paper Santa Holiday Cards

My Christmas cards this year are a graphic image of Santa made from cut and torn pieces of red, white and tan paper. These are easy to make and would be a fun project to do with children. Materials: I … Continue reading

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Jam econo

Dana Gould served as a guest host on Kevin Pollak’s podcast recently, and he had this exchange with his guest. I love the term “jam econo,” which isn’t just about money. Jonah Ray: A lot of people want fame and money and if they have a knack for comedy they use that to get fame […]

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Evoking the invisible

Drawing from Within, a solo show of drawings by Bill Stephens, is on view in the Wayne Williams and Tom Insalaco Gallery at Finger Lakes Community College. It isn’t a large space, but Bill’s drawings fit perfectly into it, and the show makes a striking impression when you walk in. Everything is framed and matted […]

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Best in Show

Candy Jar #9 will be awarded Best in Show tonight at The Red Biennial, presented by The Cambridge Art Association, on view at the Kathryn Schultz Gallery in Cambridge, Massachusetts. The exhibition was jurored by Joseph D. Ketner II, the Henry and Lois Foster Chair in Contemporary Art Theory and Practice at Emerson College, Boston. He also […]

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Agnes Martin’s slow art

“You have to have a mind of winter to see nothing that is not there, and the nothing that is.” — Wallace Stevens 1 Agnes Martin painted like a thief. She seemed to be attempting to leave behind as little evidence of herself–or anything else–whenever she touched a canvas. It’s a self-effacing posture consistent with […]

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DIY Holiday Origami Envelopes

Today I thought I would share some Christmas envelopes I made for my friend Margie. She had seen the ones I made earlier this year and wanted some made from Christmas wrapping paper. Back in April, during National Letter Writing Month, … Continue reading

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Drawing from the Mind

I’ll be there for the talk, and for a tour of the show. I’ve been watching Bill work on this series for a while, and own one of the best ones he’s done. It’s fascinating work, and I have a sense that Bill is always balancing between conscious technique and subconscious impulse, tending the process without […]

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Art, spirit and the road

Jim Mott’s lecture series When: November 2nd, 9th, 16th at 7:00 p.m. Location: Center for Creativity, Spirituality and Justice, Downtown United Presbyterian Church, Shaw Room (2nd floor), 121 N. Fitzhugh St. NOV. 2: A NECESSARY JOURNEY The First Tour: cross-country creative odyssey. NOV. 9: ART, SPIRIT, AND THE ROAD Spiritual wandering and creative nonconformity. NOV. […]

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SALE time!

About once a year I decide I need to get seriously organized and I go through the studio finding pieces that I’d like to find a nice new home.  These are pieces I love but don’t have plans to show and so I’d much rather get them to folks at a great deal instead of […]

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