Excerpts from The Act of Drawing

Discovered a great book at the shared house for itinerant artists at the Hui No’Eau center: Edward Laning’s The Act of Drawing Here are some excerpts and some of my commentary below them. From The Act of Drawing, by Edward Laning p9. Artistic potential is develpoed and perfected only by practice, initially in close association with a respected master, and by frequent and studious visits to the musuem. These…

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For attendees of the John Porcellino Workshop

THIS POST HAS BEEN UPDATED MARCH 2, BY TOM HART Hi attendees of the John Porcellino Workshop: Thanks for signing up, and we want to communicate with you some specifics regarding what you may need or want for the week. Lodging: most of you have located some, or live in the area. Those of you who haven’t, please let us know if you would like us to help you…

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Images of Loss – The Angelus, Millet

SAW faculty member Dan Stepp texts over a loss image, by Millet, The Angelus. Read a bit about it here. This is why I like to surround myself by people smarter than me: to help me through the world. Dan also recommends the book Pictures and Tears by James Elkins, which I’m ordering now. He also sends in Van Gogh’s Old Man in Sorrow  

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SAW space in progress

Thank to Chris Fillie and the great guys at My Vibrant Community for outfitting the SAW space, happening now. We’re busy stocking up on drawing tables and chairs while he’s working on the walls, the doors, the lighting, etc. The entrance is on the other side of that palm tree. SAW – A great space for great work.

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