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My Philosophy.
I teach through action and immersion. Just keep moving, contemplate later. In art, for me at least, there are times of rest and contemplation, and times of work. Art making is a time for work. It is the time to pull from the mental and make physical. Create a reality, a piece of art. For this the contemplative brain needs to move over, the art critic side isn’t even invited to the party. Learn to ask and answer your own questions on the move. The sooner I can get you making art the better. Get something done and then we have something to talk about.

Monday, July 19, 2010

More of my Philosophy...Art History

Know the history behind what you are doing, it will follow you no matter, you might as well use it. For example if you are painting people in oil the whole history of oil portraits well influence the work. Both you and the observer will bring that to the work. For this reason I use art history in my teaching. If I think another artist or period of art has something to offer my student I make sure to open them up to it. 


  1. I've been going to the Timken once a week for almost a month now. I take a little sketchbook and a #2 mechanical pencil. I select one painting from the Putnam collection and draw a miniature of it in my book. It is my treat for working well the rest of the week. And what an education to be gained from the masters!!