January 29, 2018

I think I am closer to understanding what it means to be an artist.  To understand what I am.  Most of my artist friends disagree with me on my definition, but many very successful artists have a similar understanding, so I feel emboldened to try it out.  I first poste...

December 18, 2017

I don't have the answer.  Yet, I hope.

Figuring this out is my obsession.

I recently posted to facebook.

"I thought I knew, but I realize I have not touched the fringe of the mystery of what it is to be an artist."

It is weird to have "become an artist" only to realize tha...

November 7, 2017

I was talking with a guy who says he knows nothing about art.  He has a new house with empty walls and he wants to liven it up.  This guy is pretty wealthy so he is getting advice of what artists to buy as an investment, and what gallery or dealer he should work with....

October 31, 2017

I am an Artist.  I am also an Engineer.  I am always both but today the engineer really took over in the art.  

I read a lot about how on encaustic (wax) paintings you must fuse the wax or it will flake off.  There are as many ways to fuse as there a...

October 24, 2017

I'm an emotional guy.  I may hide it most of the time, but I feel deeply.  I care deeply.  I am a sucker for the charity emotional appeal, and romantic comedies.  So I should understand my emotions pretty well.  I do not.  They are confusing and spinning around in my m...

October 11, 2017

You've worked on a big important project for months, maybe years.  You've put in many long hours, stressed over problems, and rejoiced over big successes.  You've been stretched beyond your comfort and came out a success (or maybe not) -- and you are better for the exp...

October 4, 2017

Since becoming a full time artist I have noticed a few common approaches to browsing and buying art.  I have a bias for buying directly from the artist, but most of these approaches can be seen in galleries also. 

Art can be intimidating when you see the...

October 2, 2017

Today is the the opposite of Friday.  On Friday I was looking for anything to do except get in the studio and start working on my new painting series -- doubts and fears!  Today I can't wait to get back to the studio.

I woke up at 2AM all excited like I was a kid g...

September 29, 2017

All the stories are complete. 

All the sketches are done. 

The wood panels are complete and stacked, waiting for me. 

The wax, pigments, torch, brushes, heat gun, knives and hot plates are all waiting. 

But where am I? 

I am looking for something else to do. 

I decide I...

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