Tuesday, April 19, 2011


I am continuously intrigued by trees, their shapes in particular.  When painting them i feel as though i am sculpting instead of painting.  On many occasions i have found myself wandering off the road, (fortunately no accidents yet, knock on tree) because i am observing to the point of distraction!  I remember a million years ago when i was in art school.  In my very basic drawing courses i was instructed on how to render pieces of wood and drapery.  The ultimate goal was to make the subject matter appear three dimensional.  My incredible teacher, Bonnie Blau would urge me to look around the object, stretch.  I credit her to teaching me how to see.!

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