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Quote on Wednesday

‘Painting is easy when you don’t know how, but very difficult when you do’.   Edgar Degas Friend of Mary Cassatt (who I quoted yesterday).  Realistic painters.   She, although single, is noted for her mother and child subject matter.  Degas is often associated with his ballet dancers, among other subjects.

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“All art requires courage” Anne Tucker

As I sit regarding the blank white canvas, I am struck by the quote by Anne Tucker.  Even though we (as professional artists) have made canvas after canvas, the blank canvas still ‘rquires courage.’   Once I asked my son why he wished to travel to exotic places, he said, “Mom, I’m just a blank…

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Exciting Exhibit – the Cortile Gallery

I was invited as a guest artist to show my work along with 10 other artists for the annual Gallery Labor Day Exhibition. The Cortile Gallery is located in Provincetown, MA….on Cape Cod. It should be a great opening on Aug. 29 from 6:30-8:30. For anyone who lives near, come on down! I am showing…

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See.Me Billboard Show

It was pretty exciting, seeing the work of hundreds of artists flashed on billboards in Times Square. I didn’t get to the city for this event, but published photos of the works were as thrilling as fireworks. I actually could not see my 4 acrylic paintings but realize they were there for the crowd to…

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Mannerists: The first Modern Artists?

As college student, I studied Renaissance Art and its non-conformist painters, the Mannerists. When I first viewed Parmigianino’s work, “Madonna with the Long Neck” , I found it so unsettling. It violated all the Renaissance compositions that reflected harmony and a sense of balance. The Madonna is extremely distorted and the baby on her lap…

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Grey Day in New England

I bought the house I live in because it has an all weather porch with 7 windows near my easel. Artists are certainly concerned with the light and today is so rainy and grey (as it has been most of week) I probably will not paint. When the sun comes out tomorrow, the painting will…