Browsing: Letters

Letters
0 Bounty

Dear Artist, Spain is a country that gives lessons in the organization of form. I’m thinking of whitewashed villages with soft cubist motifs; light, shade, color surprise and varied textures of tile, masonry and stone. These magic places seem to…

Letters
0 Tradition

Dear Artist, South of Arles on a small canal there’s a famous bridge. Moved from its former site, it’s almost as Vincent Van Gogh would have seen it in 1888. Today it’s off a secondary road and fairly difficult to…

Letters
0 Impedimenta

Dear Artist, Music pervades the studio, the headset-phone rings from time to time, the brush proceeds. Here in the solitude of the easel-station there’s time to consider. I’m looking at hold-ups. Did you ever stop to realize how drawing holds…

Letters
0 Process

Dear Artist, Imagine, if you will, an artists’ encounter group. Imagine they are sharing, in one sentence each and with impunity, their current processes. It might sound like this: I look in nature until I see something that appeals to…

Letters
0 Poverty

Dear Artist, “A true artist must expect to be out of step with his times and live a life of public disdain and poverty.” A commendable thought, I suppose, and almost a usable quotation, written by a respected name in…

Letters
0 Creativity Methods

Dear Artist, In looking at quotes you have to ask two questions: “Is it true?” and “Is it true for me?” You have to be careful in this quotation game. Take, for example, this quote of Claude Monet from a…

Letters
0 Quotations

Dear Artist, Stephen Vizinczey’s seventh commandment is “Thou shalt not let a day pass without rereading something great.” I’m kind of converted. For a while I kept Bartlett’s at my elbow as I painted, flipping randomly while paint was drying,…

Letters
0 Dealer Loyalty

Dear Artist, And now for something completely different. After last weeks’ walk in the mystery of morphic fields and the remarkable letters that followed, I was left with the creepy feeling that there is nothing new under the sun. What…

Letters
0 Morphic Fields

Dear Artist, There was an immense amount of interest in the subject of morphic fields arising from the last letter. This little understood phenomenon suggests a Jungian collective consciousness — I have often wondered about the presence of this condition…

Letters
0 Studio Companion

Dear Artist, I know there is a possibility that I will be accused of certified lunacy, but I need to state the following: I think animals, particularly dogs and cats, are a type of angel that has been sent from…

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