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Documenting a period in my development that could become pivotal

Saturday, May 26, 2012

Review of BETWEEN THE FOLDS by filmmaker Vanessa Gould

"Much of the beauty that arises in art comes from the struggle an artist wages with his limited medium."  Henry Matisse

Paper folding has become an art form that reflects the nature of everything in the universe. The process of folding is basic to all that moves in the universe. So no wonder paper folding is a fascination of scientists, mathematicians, and musicians. It is an educational tool for all kinds of mathematics.  Paper in our culture is a humble medium without an archival longevity making the paper folded masterpieces hard to be seen as valuable for marketing. The process of making  incredible paper art is most valuable to the artist/scientist.

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

How I am making painting a more relaxed experience

1) Keeping a journal
2) Doing more sketches in preperation
3) Sketching to brain storm solutions
4) A three hour time limit on painting sessions
5) Setting a whimsical mood by displaying my grandchildren's drawings and paintings in the house and their painted ceramic tiles in my garden.
6) Inviting friends to paint with me

Monday, May 14, 2012

Looking for a way of painting that is more relaxing

The way I get life into my paintings is to become supercharged and excited.  That is a way of the past. I want to paint serenity.