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Be Inspired: 02.17.17

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The Blue Plaid Dress (Annie), Robert Henri. American Ashcan School Painter (1865 – 1929)

Be Inspired

The Art Spirit

I don’t believe any real artist cares whether what he or she does is ‘art’ or not.  Who, after all, know what is art?  I think the real artists are too busy with just being and growing and acting (on canvas or however) like themselves, to worry about the end.   23 more words



Strokes carry a message whether you will it or not. The stroke is just like the artist at the time he makes it. All the certainties, all the uncertainties, all the bigness of his spirit and the littlenesses are in it. 245 more words


Drawing Trees over the Holidays

Get one form that looks like the tree, rather than little pickings at the branches. Give the tree its gesture. Some trees are heavy, ample and full. 168 more words

Season of Mists *

As Autumn steadily sweeps across us, the temperatures dipping further down with each day, nature’s exhibition of its colourful canvases growing ever more spectacular, we slowly ready ourselves for the winter.  323 more words


Autumn Return to the Cave

First Night back in the Man Cave Studio

The man who is forever acquiring technique with the idea that sometime he may have something to express, will never have the technique of the thing he wishes to express. 796 more words

Henri's Wisdom

The technique learned without a purpose is a formula which when used, knocks the life out of any ideas to which it is applied.

Robert Henri, The Art Spirit… 124 more words