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Tension beneath the calm

It’s October. The tides have been high.

I’ve recently been working in ways that are new for me.


New Paintings

This week, I went back to traditional painting. In my Painting II class, we’ve been working on interior/exterior painting, and we looked at some of … 279 more words

Where Creativity Works

Interior with a Book

Interior with a Book, 1959
Richard Diebenkorn

“Richard Diebenkorn worked in two styles-gestural realism, as in Interior with a Book, and complete abstraction, as in the Ocean Park Series. 101 more words


“When I am halfway there with a painting, it can occasionally be thrilling… But the struggle is there. It’s the invisible enemy.”

“When I am halfway there with a painting, it can occasionally be thrilling… But it happens very rarely; usually it’s agony… I go to great pains to mask the agony.

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Window to Mountains

This is the view from our window. Matisse and Diebenkorn painted a number of works that juxtaposed inside and outside light. Their paintings inspired this study. 38 more words

Personal Stories

Before the Moon Project Began

This is an excerpt from one of my journals:

Thinking about the Moon Project, my watchful eye, my travels. Covering things up. Layers of the onion. 269 more words

Journal Keeping

The Waukesha State Bank Art Gallery Presents: Les Leffingwell


Les Leffingwell is native to the Milwaukee/ Waukesha/ Pewaukee landscape and is attracted by its rich visual arts heritage. He graduated from UWM in 1969 and found work as an art educator, fine art restorer and on-the-spot courtroom illustrator for television news. 201 more words