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In The Art of the Sea

All around town I see posters for a new film, In the Heart of the Sea. It promises star power, stud power and a really really big fish. This movie is based on a book of the same name by Nathaniel Philbrick. It recounts the tragedy of the Essex, a whaling ship that was destroyed […]

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Painting by Numbers

The Problem I hit a rough patch, painting-wise, during the dregs of winter. After spending a few months staring at the sky, I found that my practice was becoming stale. I’d amassed quite a few studies done directly from my windows (see Sky Studies), only to find that my plans of turning these into the […]

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Painted sketch of green apple on blue ground.

Practicing Painting Polygamy

During the two years I spent working on that chair (the one from “Finished! Finished I Tell You!”),  I spent a lot of time making no progress at all. For months I’d work my way backwards, determined to ignore my direction. Then the work became so torturous, the feeling like I wasn’t painting it so […]

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