Art Stuff Newsletter

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OK, let's dive right into the web sites.

If you haven't shared your web site with the rest of us send it to me and I guarantee it will be in the next newsletter. Wouldn't you like 3100 of your peers to see what you're up to? Well, wouldn't you?

Web Sites

Washington DC Christine Nicoll Parson is a multimedia painter and works in stained glass. Her work explores the divinity in each one of us.

Check out all the artists in the Central Ohio Plein Air group. Here's a nice slide show of them in action.

Mother and daughter artists Carol and Yvette Creel are Louisiana natives and paint with watercolors.

Noel Darvie is a Signature Member of New York Plein Air Painters and lives on Long Island in Valley Stream.

Luca Raimondi is a young artist from Italy whose style is based on a contemporary use of chiaroscuro.

Good friend and Art Students League buddy Yorgis Vrachnos (aka George) paints some powerful images.

Charlotte artist Karen Crandall Simpson works in watercolors, graphite, mixed media and colored pencil. I lost her web site until today, when she sent it along again...


I just found this story about Lucian Freud. Did you know what he puts his models through when they sit for him? Unbelievable! And here's a painting he did some years ago of super model Kate Moss. Don't forget to read the comments people posted. Compare Freud's painting with what graffiti artist Banksy created for Kate Moss.

I'm leaving in a few days for the Brittany workshop with Kim English so am saying 'a trés bientôt'. One third of the people attending are repeat customers and I like that they come back again and again. My goal for the group as usual is for them to feel they've experienced 8 days of heaven.

The locksmith as artist? Here's that local locksmith shop in Greenwich Village. I walk by every day with my dog and am always amazed.

I just bumped into a new web site - new to me that is. It's a site that has something for everyone: from the very traditional to the very modern. Here it is.

Here's what's up for my schedule the rest of this year and next. Actually I was looking to do less workshops but things kind of took on a life of their own - that happens.

Tim Horn's Burgundy workshop is late in September - just in time for the harvesting of the wine grapes. Looking for a woman to room with a woman who's already registered for the class.

Teresa Vito will be teaching in San Miguel de Allende in November. Vito (as we call her) has taught for me in Burgundy, Provence and Bordeaux.

Margaret Dyer is a master pastelist and is also teaching in San Miguel de Allende but in January 2012.

I just signed up Jeanette Le Grue to teach in Honfleur - the 'birthplace of Impressionism', June of 2012. Looking for a woman to room with a woman who wants to go. Remember that if you room with someone based on my 2 for 1 special you'll each be saving in the neighborhood of $1000. Nice neighborhood.

Julie Cohn is teaching a watercolor painting workshop in Aix en Provence September 2012.

My sister Myrna sent me this link to an article and video "Cincinnati Art Museum Lets Visitors Watch Van Gogh Restoration".

June 13 marks the fourth year anniversary of the death of good friend Charles Sovek. He is still missed.

Uh Oh... we are exposed! No longer can we hide behind the myth of the starving artist.


artist quotes

Every artist dips his brush in his own soul, and paints his own nature into his pictures. ~Henry Ward Beecher

Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes. Art is knowing which ones to keep. ~Scott Adams

Art is the only way to run away without leaving home. ~Twyla Tharp

The aim of every artist is to arrest motion, which is life, by artificial means and hold it fixed so that a hundred years later, when a stranger looks at it, it moves again since it is life. ~William Faulkner

Painting is poetry that is seen rather than felt, and poetry is painting that is felt rather than seen. ~Leonardo da Vinci

An artist cannot fail; it is a success to be one. ~Charles Horton Cooley

Every portrait that is painted with feeling is a portrait of the artist, not of the sitter. ~Oscar Wilde

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