Short note on making

(personal reminder) “Culture is not a territory to be won or lost but a resource we are called to steward with care. Culture is a garden to be cultivated.” Makoto Fujimura ‘Cultivating the garden?!’, ‘what antiquated nonsense’, you might say … ‘Isn’t it all supposed to be gender-race-political-eco-art these days?’ And of course: If these…

Short note on talent

The following is quoted from: Creative Authenticity: 16 Principles to Clarify and Deepen Your Artistic Vision, by Ian Roberts I think the best definition of talent I’ve ever heard is Whistler’s: “The ability to do hard work in a consistently constructive direction over a long period of time.” Nothing about natural gifts or genius. Just…

Elisabeth Cummings

The Australian artist Elisabeth Cummings (born 1934), it is said, almost exclusively paints what she sees; landscape, still life and very occasionally portrait. But one must admit she has a very peculiar & unique vision, a very-very original way of seeing. Cummings’ paintings are intimate, emotive and require the viewer to take time to interrogate…

On line

Ian McKeever on drawing: Ian McKeever was born in Withernsea, Yorkshire in 1946 and lives and works in Hartgrove, England. He has studied English Literature and began working as an artist in 1968.

Two tiny paintings

Working with a limited palette – testing what colours can become. Shapes & lines … … left to the whim – .

A walk on the wild side

Second draft, many more to go – everything is still open to change, except for the title … apparently?! 😅

Hiroyuki Hamada

I love colour — – all the same, it happens I find the world even more beautiful in black & white … … Hiroyuki Hamada (b. 1968, Tokyo) Hamada lives and works in East Hampton, New York.

Marks, motifs, symbols …

I’m collecting marks in my sketchbook. Marks, or motifs, as I (via Fiona Godfrey) have come to think of them. Making, collecting, contemplating – . Some feels like mine, others have to go – even if I love the look of them. I’m not satisfied with using my eyes only. The motifs have to connect…

A lexicon of shapes, lines, marks and symbols

A short report from an ongoing study: Marina Strocchi – A Survey 1992-2014 from Marina Strocchi on Vimeo. I think the art of the Australian painter Marina Strocchi makes a wonderful addition to my library of artists making great marks. Marina Strocchi’s works incorporate the dynamic ‘Roar’ collective aesthetic, indigenous landscape influences and rural Australian…

A Painter’s Path

Nothing to do with anything, all to do with everything — And while you’re here, and if it is still weekend, why don’t you have some cake … ? “The Cake painting sits on the wall. Each viewing provides new pleasures. The waistline does not change.” –Gary Komarin Komarin’s Cakes are an unexpected marriage between…