Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Teaching At Omega

Here are a few photos of my recent workshop at Omega, "Intuitive Painting".  Thanks again to all who participated! 
GREAT studio space, with lots of light


Playing with Cut Paper

Playing with a viewfinder

Cut up, re-assemble

My examples of Ways To Make Shapes

Juxtaposing unlike elements

Busy busy BUSY!!!

Student work on the wall

More work on the wall, a series by one student
Thanks for visiting.  I will be teaching again at Omega next year, June 3 - 8, 2018.

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Elements of Visual Language is AVAILABLE!!

Finally, the book I have been working on all winter and spring (having made notes on it for the preceding year or so), is now available from Amazon.  You can download an excerpt here.

Abstract Painting: The Elements of Visual Language emphasizes the practice of observing your work as it develops, without judgment or self-criticism.  My hope is that it allows you to be more personally expressive and authentic in your artistic explorations.

Hope you enjoy it!  There are more in the pipeline.  And a video coming out later this summer.

Click here to purchase.

Friday, June 2, 2017

A Look at the Rauschenberg Show

Julie Fe Fan Balzer posted an amazing group of photos of the Rauschenberg show that is currently up at MOMA.  It is called Robert Rauschenberg Among Friends, and includes works by Jasper Johns, Cy Twombly and others. I am cheating and posting a screen shot of one of Julie's photos.  This is a close-up of Minutiae, 1954, part of a collaboration Rauschenberg and Jasper Johns did with the choreographer Merce Cunningham, and the composer John Cage.