Archive | November, 2013

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Personal Observations: Artistic happiness

What are the happiest times of your painting life? How do you conceive artistic happiness? What is it about painting that gets you excited? Is it the conceptual phase of the painting where you bandy about various ideas, make decisions regarding media, approach and size. Is it the opportunity to disappear into your own process? […]

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Art And Success

What is success in art? How do you define artistic success? I often get asked about my art sales as a measure of my success. This question somewhat confounds me. In a job that produces a product that is not a necessity in life how do you put a monetary value to it? Society at […]

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The “What if” attitude

I often begin a painting by throwing paint on the surface immediately. There is something in that white, empty space that sends fear into my heart. It is commonly known amongst artists as “white paper syndrome”. Once the color is applied the fear subsides and my mind immediately goes into what is termed the “what […]

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Serendipity and Art

Have you ever wondered about what role serendipity plays in your artistic life as well as the role it plays in your everyday life? Think about this for a minute. You could have been born in a very poor country where your life opportunities might have been minimal. You could have been in a country […]

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