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? C'mon - next month is your turn.

Sandy passed through here this week and left some incredible destruction. In some places but not all. We got kind of lucky in the West Village. We've been without power, heat and hot water, no internet or cell service. But others are MUCH worse off. here's a short video I took along the Hudson River as the storm just started coming ashore. I took my computer to the Upper West Side so I could get this newsletter off to you. That part of the city was spared.


Brooklyn born artist Barbara Leonardi (and relation to you know who?) also has homes in Puerto Rico and Florida.

A couple that paints together stays together (usually)..in this case it's Donna and Tom Dickson.

Do the paintings of Florida artist Hope Reis remind anyone of Sorolla?? Does me.

Pennsylvania artist Joyce Guariglia paints exclusively in pastel while using sanded papers as her support.

Here are the bold and expressive paintings of Lisa Freidus as her work is online with Manhattan Arts International.

Here's the work of good buddy and all around good dude New Yorker Marc Cavello.

See the contemporary Southwest scupltures (and TV video) of Vail, Colorado artist Felicia (only a first name here).

Lisa Tureson was twice voted Designers' Top Choice of Decorative and Fine Arts Studios.

Here is the blog and paintings of friend and helluva painter Robin Cheers - from down south.


Painting stolen from museum despite high tech security.

Friend and client Elide Beltram Ph.D. has a talk show named Call the Shrink where she discusses anything connected to our self awareness. You would have to answer to questions like “does your style match your personality” or “ where does creativity come from” or “ where does your drive to paint come from” or even “ do you paint when you are angry?”. It’s 20 min. long and done from the comfort of your home phone.

This so cool. Here's what one resourceful starving artist is doing.. Thanks to Nancy for sharing this.

Enjoy looking at this video of the paintings of Paul Cezanne.

Hell of an artist - and friend, who I will call 'anonymous' has this pet peeve: "the idea of the cheap online art auctions. I think its really hurting artists. The daily painting galleries have people offering art at bargain basement prices. And some of it belongs in a basement really. We aren't educating people - and we aren't creating COLLECTORS with this crap... I think its a disservice to all artists out there. The sites are making money for the people running them and for the magazines who get advertising from them I suppose."

What do you make of the art world when a criminal vandal get's his own show?

Update on my workshop to Cuba: There are only a few spaces left for either single or double occupancy. Click here for details. And following that will be a workshop for painters and non painters alike to Jersualem and Tel Aviv.

I'm passing along this email regarding Kolinsky sable hair brushes: "English-made Kolinsky sable-hair brushes, comparable to Winsor & Newton Series 7, used by professional artists worldwide, available at substantially discounted prices. Request free sample brush with price list, testimonials: geohaber@optonline.net."

Kudos to the Denver Art Museum for it's Van Gogh show.

artist quotes

"The artist must create a spark before he can make a fire and before art is born, the artist must be ready to be consumed by the fire of his own creation." Auguste Rodin

"A good painter is to paint two main things, men and the working of man's mind." Leonardo da Vinci

"I put my heart and my soul into my work, and have lost my mind in the process." Vincent Van Gogh

"Color is my day long obsession, joy and torment." Claude Monet

"Only put off until tomorrow what you are willing to die having left undone." Pablo Picasso

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