Studio Records | the trail of a painting

Several years ago during a visit to Santa Fe, I saw one of the most interesting presentations of fine art I’d seen in a museum gallery.*  It left a big impression.  Next to each painting, there was a display of relevant documentation by the artist.  Field notes, sketches, photographs.  Paste-ups with drawings and photos combined.  It gave me a sense of something being worked out for that specific painting, not just appearing fully formed onto a canvas.  I couldn’t get enough. Continue reading “Studio Records | the trail of a painting”

Where’s the Mess? | open studios

This year I displayed the following essay in the studio and it turned out to capture people’s attention:

I’ve been doing Open Studios since 2007, spring and fall.  I set it up like a gallery.  I’m aware that some people are expecting to see an “artistic” mess. Continue reading “Where’s the Mess? | open studios”