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“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

Abstract Figures

Last week I took a 3-day workshop on abstracting figures. I’ve been wanting to really loosen up in my work and have this idea of just slapping on paint, stepping back, and voila, I’ve created a masterpiece! 533 more words


Helpful Direction 4.7.2017

Back to Aber, and a helpful tutorial after a couple of weeks of painting at home.

  • Don’t change it. It’s fine. Good use of cool and warm colours to create depth.
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Leaf or Trees?

The work of Richard Diebenkorn was in the back of my mind today. I have been reading about his Ocean Park series. Everything about my paintings is different than his. 160 more words

Personal Stories