“Drawing is the backbone. It is no good having a lovely sense of light and color if there isn’t the firm foundation underneath.” Alexander Creswell
This weekend was spent in Terri Myers Wentzka‘s studio paying attention to drawing and developing a composition for a future watercolor. It was a wonderful weekend with lots of personal attention and learning along side the other participants. Terri paints beautifully and her drawings are awesome.
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Having just spent a week-end at our lake place near Alexandria, Minnesota I was struck by the beauty of the colors that just popped into peak fall color. Why does after 60+ years of noticing fall colors I am still in awe of what nature delivers to us this time of year? Spectacular once again!
A couple of weeks ago I painting this impression of fall colors and I think the thoughts of Mary Oliver in her poem,
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Artscape Studio and Gallery (Kathy Grundei) and Three Havens Studio and Gallery (Linda Gaugert) will be on the Alexandria Crafters and Artists Studio Tour.
November 3-5, 2016
Thursday, 4 pm-7 pm
101 Three Havens Dr. NE Alexandria, MN 56308
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“ As artists, our job is to get people to enjoy their vision, instead of just using it to get around”
I love the work of Maira Kalman. I love the ideas of Maira Kalman such as “I walk everywhere in the city. Any city. You see everything you need to see for a lifetime. Every emotion. Every condition. Every fashion. Every glory.” She sees the world as she walks. Maira records the moments most people don’t even notice and makes them beautiful.
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“Look closely at the most embarrassing details and amplify” Brian Eno and Peter Schmidt-Oblique Strategies
I love when I stumble upon something I had never heard about. My latest “stumble upon” came from a blog I was reading that mentioned “Oblique Strategies.” The other amazing thing was that I was reading this blog in a creative “dry period” that I have been experiencing since the studio open house from a couple weeks ago.
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