“All art is theft,” David Shields from BrainyQuote After discussing in a previous post about the importance of artists stealing from other artists, I took a look at my favorite targets and why I chose to steal from them. Artistic theft is the truest form of flattery. We learn from those who have gone before by … More A Favorite Theft Target
Hoping you and yours have a wonderful 2019! Mary Gwyn and Twinkie
“Good artists copy, great artists steal,” Picasso as quoted from “Real Artists Don’t Starve” by Jeff Goins A couple of weeks ago, I was standing around in a FedEx Office store waiting for the computer guy to finish my project when in the distance I spotted the word, “Artists” in the title of a book on the rack where there are usually books on sales … More New Year’s Resolution: More Stealing
Have a Happy Holiday Season!
The generous application of a warm color to the red of the birds created an unexpected and unplanned vibrancy. The paint took on a life of its own.
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Watkins College of Art This beautiful article was a humbling thing to read but I was also quite proud of the things it highlights. The Art to Heart Project was a three year project from start to finish and quite involved. It took another year to see it published. Even though it was time consuming … More A Very Humbling Story
“Without the name, any flower is still, more or less a stranger to you,” John Burroughs This past Saturday’s Fall Flowers painting workshop featured some interesting flower varieties in the beautiful shades of purple, yellow, and rusty reds that so characterize autumn. The Community Education Department of Watkins College of Art supplies the flowers adding an … More An Eye for a Fall Paw