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Pearls from artists* # 247

* an ongoing series of quotations – mostly from artists, to artists – that offers wisdom, inspiration, and advice for the sometimes lonely road we are on. 242 more words

An Artist's Life

Q: You use an impressive assortment of soft pastels to create your pastel paintings. Which are your favorite?

A:  My favorite brand of soft pastels is Henri Roché.  They offer subtle variations in color and hue since they make more colors than any other company. 135 more words

Creative Process

Q: What art book are you reading for inspiration now?

A:  I am re-reading “Dear Theo,” van Gogh’s autobiography as expressed in letters to his beloved brother, a book I read more than twenty-five years ago when I first started out as an artist.  98 more words

An Artist's Life

Q: What's on the easel today?

A: I’m putting finishing touches on a small, 20″ x 26,” pastel painting called, “Survivors.”

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Creative Process

Q: The imagery used throughout your work evoked glimmers of childhood memories, specifically "Punch and Judy" puppet shows. Would you talk about your use of this kind of slightly sinister iconography?

A:  I don’t really see my iconography as sinister, although I know some people do.

I search the markets and bazaars of Mexico, Guatemala, and elsewhere for folk art objects – masks, carved wooden animals, papier mache figures, children’s toys – to bring back to New York to photograph and paint. 591 more words

An Artist's Life

Letterwork revisited

Yikes, calligraphy. Here’s me about 10 years ago, (looking a lot younger than I do now :-)  ), doing some heebie jeebie work for a friend of ours’ church.  433 more words