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0 Fish printing

Dear Artist, At April Point on Quadra Island I meet up with Mineo Yamamoto. He’s a master Gyotaku printer who has come here to give an international workshop in fish printing. Lots of fish around here: cod, flounder, haddock, salmon.…

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0 Strategy

Dear Artist, In this workshop at Painter’s Lodge amateurs rub shoulders with seasoned professionals. Indoors and out artists are able to see what their neighbors are up to. I’ve always noticed that some artists are better able to strategize their…

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0 The Quiller Wheel

Dear Artist, My co-instructor here in the workshop on Vancouver Island is Stephen Quiller. He’s one of those laid-back artists who is maddeningly capable of making true visual magic. As well as that he’s a passionate communicator who really knows…

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0 Goddess

Dear Artist, Here at Painter’s Lodge on Vancouver Island, Stephen Quiller and I are conducting a two-week workshop. He’s working with fifteen artists for one week while I work with another fifteen. After one week we’ll switch. As well as…

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0 Overpainting

Dear Artist, Deborah Worsfold of Toronto, Ontario wrote, “I have been painting five days a week since January. I’m represented by four galleries and had a solo this year. I can’t seem to stop overpainting. I’m supposed to be getting…

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0 The groove

Dear Artist, I’ve never been fully able to put my finger on what it is — but I’m going to try again. For those of you who might know more about it, I’d really like to hear from you. I…

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0 Relationships

Dear Artist, A non-artistic friend of mine is successful in pretty well all areas of life — his star shines everywhere and everyone who knows him is enriched. Yesterday, when we were in the car, I quizzed him on his…

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0 Freedom and Democracy

Dear Artist, We awoke to the realization that the images we were seeing were not special effects, but the piercing of the very heart of freedom and democracy. I had tried to paint as usual on Tuesday, moving from time…

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0 Donated Art

Dear Artist, Last Thursday I gave a painting away. It was a large one, one I worked on diligently during the last two weeks. I gave it to an organization in our town called the Scotiabank Dance Center. The painting…

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5 Autodidact

Dear Artist, Kelly Borsheim of Cedar Creek, Texas, wrote to say that many artists proclaim themselves to be “self-taught.” She cannot imagine that anyone is truly self-taught. She says, “I have learned from books, art exhibits, life, relationships, observations, and…

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