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Should Art Mimic Photos ?

April 21st, 2013

The trend today seems to preoccupied with realism. For many it seems to be a contest to paint in a manner that imitates photography.I'm not saying this is bad. I've done my best at lifelike art when it was called for and I will continue to do so whe... 

ONE Style, Are you kidding ?

March 26th, 2013

The idea that an artist should endeavor to develop a single style or technique and adhere to it throughout their life is short-sighted, ridiculous and not particularly creative and probably conceived by people who are not artists. An artists style ... 

Nearly all man made objects began as a thought, then a sketch. The sketch was refined into a detailed drawing and the object was fabricated and produced. A Drawing is usually done with intent or conscious purpose. Most drawings take time as they prog... 

Is It Finished ?

January 29th, 2013

The painting which appears is called "Sundog" and was created in a very short time. It's a quick painting of an Indian with the sun beaming on his face. It was spontaneous and unplanned and I declared it done after only about 2 hours work. It's not n... 

Organic Cubism

May 11th, 2012

The abstract image shown is a good example of what I refer to as "Organic Cubism". Many of the personal abstract paintings I create consist of varying shapes and forms. The work is spontaneous and the only forethought is the action to paint. The wo...