“In short, no pattern is an isolated entity. Each pattern can exist in the world only to the extent that it is supported by other patterns: the larger patterns in which it is embedded, the patterns of the same size that surround it, and the smaller patterns which are embedded in it.”
Design theorist, Emeritus Professor-Berkely
I create mandala designs when I seek time for quiet and meditation.
» Read more about: The Architecture of Mandala »
“Art isn’t everything, it’s just about everything.” Gertrude Stein
I am really excited about our studio open house being held next weekend. I am in a “cottage” that is subdivided into three studio spaces. As a collective group we decided to open our studios to the public for an open house. I am looking forward to showing off my compact studio and having my watercolors for sale.
I am going into my second year of having a studio space and it has been the best decision I have ever made.
» Read more about: The Importance of Having your Own Space »
It is Labor Day weekend so the labor of art is an appropriate topic.
I have spent the last couple of weeks (on and off ) working on a watercolor of a stack of rocks that someone had made in a ditch near our home. The painting idea began in my sketchbook with studies of positive/negative space, a focus on shapes, and then value drawings. I thought I would be able to go back to my studio with all sorts of reference drawings and begin the painting with confidence.
» Read more about: Watercolor is Labor »