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Our art studio is what you call outside...When you go outside, you are in our studio...Please behave accordingly...: There is nothing like waking up early to go feed Trumpeter Swans & telling people later: "It's for my job"...(Sari Grove on being an artist...)
Authored by Sari Grove , Authored with Joseph Grove
List Price: $16.13
5.5" x 8.5" (13.97 x 21.59 cm)
Full Color Bleed on Color paper
66 pages
ISBN-13: 978-1456461287 (CreateSpace-Assigned)
ISBN-10: 1456461281
BISAC: Art / Canadian
Co-Author: artist & good husband, Joseph Grove...
I decided that looking back in time was maybe a good idea, seeing as how it is hard to move forward with the past in tow...Excess baggage doesn't make for fast travel...I don't really have an art studio per se, well, there is a little shared room that I use for the indoor stuff, but I try as much as possible to work outside, for the pleasure & the good fresh air, plus the outside doesn't usually come with a rental agreement...Joseph Grove, my husband & friend, helps me with most of my work & really, any work of art signed by me is by him as well...
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  19. 19. Please draw in this book...Project SummaryIf I had a an art studio, I prom-ise Id invite you in for a look...:There is nothing like waking up earlyto go feed Trumpeter Swans & tell-ing people later: "Its for myjob"...(Sari Grove on being an art-ist...)Authored by Sari Grove , Authored withJoseph Grove
  20. 20. Please draw in this book...6.69" x 9.61" (16.993 x 24.409 cm)Full Color on Color paper54 pagesISBN-13: 978-1456461287 (CreateSpace-Assigned)ISBN-10: 1456461281BISAC: Art / CanadianCo-Author: artist & good husband, Joseph Grove...I decided that looking back in time was maybe agood idea, seeing as how it is hard to move forwardwith the past in tow...Excess baggage doesnt makefor fast travel...I dont really have an art studio perse, well, there is a little shared room that I use forthe indoor stuff, but I try as much as possible towork outside, for the pleasure & the good fresh air,plus the outside doesnt usually come with a rentalagreement...Joseph Grove, my husband & friend,helps me with most of my work & really, any work ofart signed by me is by him as well...This book ismostly images of my oil paintings, including worksin progress & some secrets...I have also includedBElanna & Jadzia, our intact lady bengal cats, whocause us to have a daily laugh without fail...Mostworks are 2 feet by 3 feet, except for my two new-est ones, Magnolia & Swans, which are both 3 feetby 4 feet...In 2010, I went back to this larger size,
  21. 21. Please draw in this book...with optimism for the economy...I also switchedfrom Schmincke Mussini resin oil paints from Ger-many to Kama Pigments walnut oil paints fromCanada, at the same time...The biggest problem with any undergroundplan is induced seismicity...Toronto is con-stantly micro-seismic...Excessive digging fromtall new building construction, near to thelake, near to the CN tower, near to subwaylines, has already contributed to greaterground instability...In 2009, I wrote to CityCouncil about my prediction(based on tremorsI noticed on my own street in the fall of 2009),for an earthquake in 2010...I also spoke toseismologists in Ottawa at that time...Any fur-ther digging for anything, include transit, will
  22. 22. Please draw in this book...most certainly result in another bigger earth-quake...
  23. 23. Please draw in this book...Hello, I want to make a life size Trumpeter Swannest...The shape is like a wreath or donut, butwith a floor instead of a hole...
  24. 24. Please draw in this book...I was trying to figure out which of your grasses& plants I could use & how... There are wild Trumpeter Swans here whowere raised in barns then released into thewild, who have not been taught how to make anest...A couple live here all winter, though it is veryvery cold...I would like to leave a very natural nest forthem near to where they are, on the wet sand,for them to consider... if I can make a swan friendly nest prototype,then there are about 1200 other Trumpeterswho might also like a premade nest...Other birds have taken to birdhouses, this isjust a bigger size idea...
  25. 25. Please draw in this book...Any thoughts...Sari GroveGroveCanadaContents of this Document: Bio,Artist Statement, Resume,Education, Family History, Sig-nificant, Collectors...BioSari Grove...is a Canadian icycold Northern born blueish
  26. 26. Please draw in this book...light tending towards miser-able(though has been referredto as “Sunshine”), knife n oils,righty & sometimes lefty(handed), self-employed visualartist, painter... Lately,things related to the word“Grove”...Style is a stone archbridge between Impressionism& Expressionism whichmeans, there is subject butfoggy, there is message butgentle... Educated internation-ally & locally, though livingfree range philosophically(I al-low myself to roam),as if all that formal trainingwas merely an appetizer to themain course...6 ideas that are important totheartist ... 1)Charity work isworth it...2) Ex- gallerists are stillappreciated...
  27. 27. Please draw in this book...3)Social skills are part ofbeing an artist ...4)Education is continuous...5)Good family relationsareintegral...6)Survival skills belong tothe daily regimen ...I won a fishing competition atOkeechobee Lodge when I was7,best fisherman of the week- af-terthat huge one time success, Ididn’tfeel the need to fish again...(Ifyouask I’ll tell you how I won)...When I was 9 years old I gotmy first paying job as Gloria inWait UntilDark at The Toronto TruckTheatre which had two loca-tions, one of which
  28. 28. Please draw in this book...was in the Colonnade on Bloorstreet...I got good reviews &earned 50 dollarsa week for seven weeks, 6shows a week two on Saturdaynight...IE grove@sent.com Wwww.grovecanada.ca PH 416 924-9725 Sari Grovebought a Lloyds of London ste-reo system with eight track, arecord player &it came with a cool metal &white arborite shelving unit...Iwas a star...My first year of university (col-lege actually) was near to NewYork & Iended up being the driver intothe city, because we alwayshad to borrowsomeone’s car, & my brotherhad already taught me how todrive stick...I
  29. 29. Please draw in this book...seemed to have a knack forgetting parking spots, whichmade me feel like Iwas a naturally luckyperson...This was later rein-forced when, as an adult, Iused to win the door prize cakeat charity events, or the chicnew (untattered)jacket that I totallyneeded...Eventually, I decidedthat somehow, Iwas a winner...(this has beenimportant in surviving as anartist...)After university, while I wasstill figuring out who I wantedto be, I rentedan apartment in Toronto thathad a balcony...That balconywas the stage forsome of the most incrediblecolour shows I have everseen...I began to paint
  30. 30. Please draw in this book...sunsets, only because Godseemed to be requiring it ofme...One day I
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  32. 32. Please draw in this book... showed a sunset paint- ing to my fa-
  33. 33. Please draw in this book...ther, who told me I should be-come apainter...Which I did becausethat was the first time he hadtold me I shouldbecome anything...I speak french really well, &have an excellent ear in manyotherlanguages...In my life I havetried very hard to make for-eigners feel welcomein Canada, & learning to speaka few tidbits of their languagehelps...I guess
  34. 34. Please draw in this book...I have also travelled alot,which I thought at the time,was pretty normal butnow I realise, not so much...Idon’t travel much anymore,possibly because
  35. 35. Please draw in this book...someone nicked my passport adozen years ago, & I rememberthinkingmaybe the person was sendingme a message that I was tak-ing too many
  36. 36. Please draw in this book...airplanes...So, I have beenlearning how to stay put, inCanada, & wow is ithard...When it is cold, I amhere...When it is boring, I amhere...When there
  37. 37. Please draw in this book...is nobody who understands art,I am here...Now I am married,which makesall the staying put even twiceas hard...I can’t just leaveanymore when I am
  38. 38. Please draw in this book...unhappy...I think this has mademe a better person, & notably abetter artist...E grove@sent.com Wwww.grovecanada.ca PH 416 924-9725 Sari GroveArtist StatementA lady’s flat wide (was once)white bowl of steaming hotslow cook Cream of Wheat,cooled by a pour of cold milk,burnished with granules ofmelting brownsugar...Approach from thethickened edges with a wellworn metal spoon...Steam riseslike vapour from a horse’snostrils in a winter morningbarn, while crystalline diamondin the rough snow twinkles col-ours as the kaleidoscopemelts into a hay of texturedsweetness ...Somethingabout how good that is, some-thing like that is what Sari
  39. 39. Please draw in this book...Grove is trying to paint in herworks of art...Tags on herlife: Canadian, oil painter, Ex-pressionist, Nature’s child,optimist,educated, travelled,friend, wife, butterfly...Subject happens as it happens,Spirit of the Time , keepingworks of art topical to happen-ings around town ... Materialsare classical, the finest oilpaints (though now made lo-callyin Canada & selectively walnutoil paints for their lowlow impact on the planet & theyare tree nuts, not like in the-ground grown linseed/flaxseedwhich can be allergenicto peanut sufferers!) on qualityBelgian linen canvas,though dammar varnish usesoranges rather than turpen-tine(
  40. 40. Please draw in this book...made in Canada too), knives topaint instead of animalhair brushes, my stretcher barwood from Canadianbasswood, which,regrows quicker than pine(more sustainable) & no rab-bitswere harmed for the size orground...Method is rooted inautomatism, which allowsfor a freedom of expression,though subconsciousE grove@sent.com Wwww.grovecanada.ca PH 416 924-9725 Sari Groveseems so much more specificnow than before... comfortwith abstraction allows worksto be closer to reality, as, inmany ways, realism is actuallyvery abstract...edges arethick & painted, wire is copper,packaging is fabric bags
  41. 41. Please draw in this book...not plastic... Ethically, ambound by many rules, the merehint of likeness often scaresthis artist into dissolving animage with a gentle opaqueglaze to obscurerecognition...Like a movie starwears sunglasses, subjectshide , for privacy...Resume...Full Gallery Representation &Gallerists2010 New system: See a paint-ing online, meet at NationalMailbox in Toronto to see inviewing room,by appointment with Sari Grovegrove@sent.com or 416-924-9725 (1/3 commission toNational Mailbox for physicalityof viewing room)...2009-2010 Water Lily soloshow director/owner UshaMakan
  42. 42. Please draw in this book...2008 Kohl Gallery of Arts, Eg-linton ave. , “ Tree Perspectives“ Director Gary Kohl2007 Scollard Street Gallery,Scollard st. , Grand Opening ,curator Serge Chriqui2006 Yorkville Gallery, Hazel-ton ave. , “ Toronto Film Festi-val“ curator Chun Chen2004-2006 Lanes Gallery, Ha-zelton Lanes,solo, “ Chiaro-scuro“ curator Bahman Fadaie-nia2000-2003 Studio 99 Cafe &Gallery, Scollard street,solo, “Cubism“ curator Warsame Boch2000 Art Canadiana Gallery &ArtistsDog Gallery , MontrealNY curator Michael Cooper2000 Original Papers Art Gal-lery, Prince Arthur st.,solo, “Marsh “ curator Tom Gottlieb1998 Elaine Tennyson Gallery &Artfocus Gallery & The Red
  43. 43. Please draw in this book...Head Gallery,Darling Buildingcurator Pat Fleisher1996-1999 Yorkville FineFrame , Bellair avenue,solo , “Automatism “ curator HuangKun Lee(Jay & Meong Wan)E grove@sent.com Wwww.grovecanada.ca PH 416 924-9725 Sari Grove1995 Gebo Artworx, Queenst.west , “ Abstract Portraits “cooperative curatorial1994 Artalog Art Gallery, ElteCarpets, North York , “ StarFormations“ curator Mark Buck1993 Studio 2007, Sherbournest. , “ Pointillism “,solo, curatorSari Grove1984 Graduating year (grade13) Art Exhibition, Universityof TorontoSchools, “Stripes & Spheres“curator Mr. Boutros (artteacher)Education...
  44. 44. Please draw in this book...University of Toronto, Toronto,Ontario 1991Humber College, Ontario, 1990Harvard University, Cambridge,Mass. U.S.A. 1990Ryerson Polytechnical Univer-sity, Toronto, Ontario 1989Atkinson College Ward’s Island,Toronto, Ontario 1989McGill University MontrealQuebec Bachelor of Arts 1986-1989Sarah Lawrence College 1984 -1985University of Toronto SchoolsU.T.S. Diploma 1979-1984The Toronto French SchoolT.F.S. Ontario age 2-1/2 - 1979Media & Books & more...2009<http://www.urbanphilosophy.net> episode 2 oncamera interview ‘Aesthetics’,(Ontario College of Art
  45. 45. Please draw in this book...campus but by University of To-ronto students)as GroveCanada on Twitter,Facebook, MySpace & more...2003 Atlantisia gallery...askedto comment about art bychimpanzees who had beenrescued from medical researchinto aids... (yes, it is art, wasthe short answer (Sari gavea long answer, as per usualthough), aired on local newstelevision)Published 2001 “ The TalkingVegetable Garden” children’sbook...(written by her Dad, ed-ited by her brother & publishedwith help from sister-in-law,with tremendous inputfrom hubbyJoseph)...2003 ArtistsDog, Mi-chael Cooper2000 Art Canadiana, SharonNorman & Ray Argyle,
  46. 46. Please draw in this book...E grove@sent.com Wwww.grovecanada.ca PH 416 924-9725 Sari Grove1998 ArtFocus, Pat Fleisher1996 Giclees Altron Colour Im-aging New Brunswick (FineArt Photography Transparen-cies shot by “See Spot Run”)1994 MediaTV on CITYTV inter-view about Computers & Art1993 Osmosis 500 limited edi-tion prints Mahon GraphicsMarkhamFamily History:Sari’s grandfather & great-uncle are Lou & Nat Turofsky ,foundingcollection of sports photo-graphs (5,000) at Hockey HallofFame , see ‘ TurofskyCollection’at <www.hhof.com/>Memberships...
  47. 47. Please draw in this book...CARFAC Canadian Artist Repre-sentation FederationArtistes Canadiens...CARCC Canadian Artist Copy-right Collective ...<http://www.artistsdog.com/> Artists’ Digital Online Gallery(DOG)<http://www.grovecanada.biz> Macintosh (Collectors metinperson)<http://www.grovecanada.net/> Blogger (Art Blog Writings)<http://www.grovecanada.tv/> Magnify (Movies Peergroup)<http://www.grovecanada.com/> Fotopic (Photo AlbumBritish)<http://www.grovecanada.ca/> Weebly (Canadian &shop)<http://grovecanada.fm/>GoDaddy (International +
  48. 48. Please draw in this book...Twitter)E grove@sent.com Wwww.grovecanada.ca PH 416 924-9725 Sari GroveSignificant...married 1996 toartist Joseph Grove, ownedby B’Elanna & Jadzia bengalcats...E grove@sent.comGroveCanada (the word youuse when Googling online...)<http://www.TreeCanada.ca/> Joseph & Sari Grove liketo supportTree Canada who plant trees...Collectors...Collections & Dona-tions...FAR Museum PhoenixArizona...as of FridayMarch 5,2010...(Yay! This is myfirst museum)...”Pigeon&
  49. 49. Please draw in this book...Baker ”securitytag registered athttp://www.fineartregistry.com> titleregisteredofficially to Teri Franks,inventor of the FAR se-curitytag...(love Teri, lovethose tags, saved mylife when Ihad toprove ownership prove-nance in gallery dis-training...)Haiti benefit February 24th at GlendonCollege, 6-9pm, TeodoraPorumb organiser, “Pussywillows”24x36 framed float oilslinen...(raspberries in bowl underneathtop painting...)“Wild Lilacs”went to awriter...(television producer/writer),
  50. 50. Please draw in this book...“I hear the trees speak in colour”wentto a famous hair colouristwho changed a molecule & created ahair colour line that wassafer...“One Little Tree”went to a Christian golfclub owner who is alsomaking green meal replacements & gar-lic & oregano oils & ownsan exotic healthy food deli adjoining aninternet cafe...Sunnybrook Hospital Brain centre Tran-scranial Doppler machinecharity silent auction: painting went toBjorn who works forMercedes (Laird & Eglinton) “Sales-girl”oils linen oil sticks R&Fpigments, gold powder, icing decoratortool from CanadianTire, water taffetta laundry bag, copperback wire...thank youBjorn.Hazelton Lanes (through Vince, attorneyfor Hazelton Lanes)“Earth”,”Wind”, “Fire” & “Water”, 3 feetby 4 feet by 2 inches oils onE grove@sent.com Wwww.grovecanada.ca PH 416 924-9725 Sari Grovecanvas from 2004-5National Gallery of Canada (throughArtMarketing on Bay
  51. 51. Please draw in this book...St.)(Joseph &Sari Grove’s‘Space Ships’ 30x40inch framed underplexiglass, watercoloursgum arabicwatersolublecrayondoublethick illustration board)(Plus avaried collection from the “Marsh Se-ries”works on 300lb. Arches paper inD.L.Stevenson acrylics Canadian,severalworksdonated...(more than 5)Art Gallery of Ontario (through Art Gal-lery Store)(Osmosis)Sunnybrook Hospital Heart Centre (Si-lent Auction)(Jane’s Tree)Sunnybrook Hospital Oncology Cen-tre(Figure Skater , Bald Eagles,Skeleton, oils 2x3ft)St. George’s Society (Indian Summer byJoseph Grove, 300lbArches paper,D.L.Stevenson acrylics, brush)“Marsh Series work”Sacre Coeur School(purchase at Silent Auction throughteacherHodo )Rosedale Dental Clinic ( 2 22x30inchCanadian made acrylics onFrenchpaper)
  52. 52. Please draw in this book...Mailboxes Etc. (Skiier, oils)U.P.S. store (through Chantal from Haiti, Birthday Cake oils)Lanes Gallery (Sous le Pont oils, & View-Daniel Smith metallicoilson wood panel cradledYorkville Fine Frame (Cow 30x40 inchframed plexi. watercoloursSchmincke gum arabic crayon, Fruitwent to Laurie-L.LaB.aquapasto30x40inch unframedon doublethick architect board Cur-ry’s)(now framed)Hudson’s Bay Company (through DesignAcademy student- possibly(was stolen)bronzeof blowfish,Music 22x30inch acry. on paper framedplexi.) Helen...Toronto Ability School (Osmosislim.ed.print Mahon GraphicsMarkham)Fraternal Order of Eagles (Osmosis 100lim.ed.prints for charityM.D.)E grove@sent.com Wwww.grovecanada.ca PH 416 924-9725 Sari GroveAdoption Council of Canada (works byJoseph Grove, extensivecollection) large donation...
  53. 53. Please draw in this book...Aji Sai (Tsunami, oils)National Mailbox (fridge magnet design, Joseph & ‘Mary’ Grove)Sony Animation Studio (through AustinGrant Dusseldorf HollywoodNiger Freelance Animation Technician-Walkabout , Pangea 3x4 foot oil by Jo-sephGrove)Tilley Endurables (through Joshua Let-terman , work on paperframedMarsh series)M.O.C.C.A. (Museum of ContemporaryCanadian Art when it wasup inNorth York) fullset of professional slides Marsh collec-tion from 2000Horwath Orenstein Chartered Account-ants (completely abstractportraitof Joyce Rashidatgarden party oils)Bochner Eye Institute (through gift toportrait Dr. Bernard J.Slattat dentist , paper)Lorac Wine Inc. (through Carol Slatt , Iwon a ribbon oils 3x4feet,Marsh framed plexi
  54. 54. Please draw in this book...watercolourspaper crayon watersoluble &/or oil pas-tel)Kerbel Communications (through giftPointillism oils, GoldenDragonpaper acr. )Metro Canada Logistics (through giftCasa horse oils 2x3 ft.))Information about artist Sari Grove...(&her husband, JosephGrovetoo, who works with Sari on manyprojects...)LCBO (through employee purchase atdiscount Crow oils, experimentalw.brush))Gallery One (through Baycrest Rehabili-tative centre silent auctionpurchase Osmosis)E grove@sent.com Wwww.grovecanada.ca PH 416 924-9725 Sari GroveUniversity of Toronto Schools (throughdesign submission MapleLeaf digital image)Bridge- cold wax +oils on linen 24 x36inches unframed went to Dena ourneighbour...a teacher...at a local privatecatholic school...
  55. 55. Please draw in this book...“Murcielago” oils w. cold wax.framed in big black wood byScollard Street Gallery , went toJ.W.M. to support DurhamHumane Society recorded: Jun17, 2010E grove@sent.com Wwww.grovecanada.ca PH 416 924-9725 Sari GroveLook every business deal is anegotiation...Stating a number, a percentage,that should occur between an artist & a dealeris just way too formulaic for a business whereeverything fluctuates...The correct way to ad-dress the question is to offer possibilities forpercentages based on what the gallery is, whothe artist is, previous sales on both parts, &any middlemen in between like agents or artconsultants or other facilitators...A commission
  56. 56. Please draw in this book...rate is a negotiable item, & should be based onvalue of service offered...What I see today aregalleries milking the fact that artists are soft onbusiness sense...People are actually payingmoney to have shows to day too- which seemsludicrous on the surface, but I have plenty ofpeople argue that point with me...Many verysuccessful artists will not work with a gallerywho take more than a one third commission...Ihappen to be one of them...Every artist is enti-tled to their own deal & perspective on the is-sue, but I have a problem with absolutes whichimply that that is the only option...Art societieswill often take less...Here in Ontario, one ofthem takes only a 10 percent cut, but you haveto be juried in for membership & run your ownshow on their premises...Other groups, co-ops,small new galleries, are offering different ratestoo...The key is that this is a negotiable item...Ihave never never ever never thought that thework of Monet, or Seurat, or Miro, or Van Goghwas ever worth the exact same amount as thepeople that sold their work...Sorry, I just dontbuy into this hype...The artist is worth morethan the sales rep, always...& if it is not re-flected in the commission split, it is meaning-less to say so... I am especially sad for young artists who dontknow differently...It is hard enough to makemoney as an artist without being exploited bythe gallery...Good Day...
  57. 57. Please draw in this book...I was water dunk baptised at Agin-court Pentecostal(1990), later con-firmed at St. James Bond Angli-can(1995)... Married Joseph in1996(at City hall mini-christianceremony with two Salvation Armyministers present) (which counts asa sacrament) & had been first con-verted in 1987( a neighbour taught
  58. 58. Please draw in this book...me Holy Bible)...Its been 23 yearsfor me Christian, my first 21 jew...Itdoes get better...
  59. 59. Please draw in this book...“evergreen hedges with thick foliage such asLeylandii, can filter out up to 30% of atmos-pheric pollution. ” (from the first Google resulton Leylandii trees)…Cutting down trees to put up flowers is an in-teresting choice…Using weed killer is an-other…Where I live, getting anything green togrow is a challenge-such a different perspec-tive here…Cypress family trees can be pruned…It is morework than killing them though…Here in Toronto, it is tall buildings that stealsunshine…Our anger is more tuned to that in-sidious growth…Your metaphor is one way of looking atthings…But sometimes, the marsh, the swamp,the messy forest garden you have been givenneed not be changed…A rotting tree is a happyhome for many an endangered bird speci-es…When a church in Chile stopped usingpalm fronds for Palm Sunday, they saved anentire species of parrot…
  60. 60. Please draw in this book...I get what you are saying about getting rid ofpeople who don’t work anymore…But some-times people & things need to be left alone, &in the longer term, may bring unexpectedgifts…The untended swamp may bring a TrumpeterSwan…The untended garden, or untendedfriend list, may bring the joy of tolerance as anew character trait…That kooky, long haired, talks too much, smellslike oil paint friend might be me…Please don’tcut me down…Animal hair brushes are not gottenby merely giving an animal a
  61. 61. Please draw in this book...haircut...I learned how to paintwith a knife, which also does notrequire solvents...In the past, a gallery could take between 20 &40 percent, tops...& they were makingmoney...Lots of money...In fact, it is only sincethe advent of the higher percentage takes,combined with the crude new method of pay asyou go spaces, that galleries have been losingmoney hand over fist... Which says to me three things...Yes, one it isthe economy...War is not great for the artbusiness...(though it does pick up as a reboundeffect afterwards...) Two, that the older lowerpercentage commissions were fine as profitmargins for gallery businesses...& three, thatthere is a high correlation between artists beingunhappy with the new percentage split, & agallery closing, or being open but being bad-mouthed by its own artists...
  62. 62. Please draw in this book... The fact that a gallery owner fears revealingthat information amongst a group of artistssays that something is rotten in Denmark...Themost important person, people, to please in theart world, is, are, the artist, artists... Which includes having a huge roster in onecoop...Artists like to feel special, & working involume, or from a volume perspective, makesthem feel unloved... I also want to say that being both an artist & agallery owner, in my mind, is like being both ahunter & conservationist...Most artists hire gal-leries because they cant handle the businessside of their own brains...Galleries hire artistsbecause business minds often are not creative,& business people admire the beauty of thecreatives work... As an artist, I look for a gallery where theowner has the mind or the qualifications of anM.B.A. ...if they say they are also an artist, Irun...Hi, I was reading about how you are about tohave a show in Santa Fe & wanted to give yousome courage...Decided not to post again on
  63. 63. Please draw in this book...someone elses blog, instead, here on Face-book... What you wrote about how good your art is(asa question), made me go have a look... What I want to say is that your method is whatis captivating...Not that the paintings arentgood by themselves, but HOW you are gettingthem is just so right...It can be hard to see on-line the difference between someone who goesout into the wild, & someone who cheats &traces from a photo... Alot of people dont realise how hard it is togo outside to work...I told someone once thatshe shouldnt trace from bird photos & shelaughed & scoffed at me saying :" What youactually want me to go out & find this bird inperson?"...Well, yes, was the answer...That iswhy artistsare so pre-cious, be-cause theydo that sortof thing... Anyways,good luckwith theshow...Like a
  64. 64. Please draw in this book...well worn scar, its often the story behind thescar that makes it special...(make sure to tellpeople your stories)(or post a map at the showwith thumbtacks & the places where all thepaintings were painted.Two: 1)go underwater in your bathtub, holdyour nose, open your eyes, & look at the bub-ble bath bubbles on the surface of the water...Ittakes a few moments to focus, so wait...Whatyou will see are circles...Transparent circlesoverlapping each other like a Venn Diagram, orif you don’t remember math, just think of manypieces of paper, in circles, you punched out ofthe bigger piece of paper with theholepunch...(when you needed to put a blankpaper into a three ring binder & it didn’t havepre-cut holes?) Those overlapping circles yousee are what Georges Seurat saw...Those cir-cles of bubble bath, (this was Irish Spring, myfavorite), sitting on the surface of water, aremolecules...Molecules of bubble bath...You cansee them with your own two eyes...(some peo-ple have three eyes, so I write twoeyes)...(Your third eye is the one that knowsstuff your other two don’t)...ok offtopic...Molecules...Anyways my next painting,work of art is going to be retro...Pointillism issomething I did back in 1993-4...Going to go
  65. 65. Please draw in this book...back to that for fun...Gold, pale gold, silver, &rich gold are going to enhance the retrolook...I’m going to use walnut oil sticks over themetals a bit to maybe add some contour &depth...The way to avoid nihilism I am told is tolower my standards...I say, that the way toavoid nihilism is to be better...Although, beingbetter might mean expecting less ofmyself...Hmmm...Ok, fine...I will stop destroy-ing decent artwork...I will stop giving away art-work that is decent...I will stop lowering priceson artwork that is decent...I will stop saying de-cent now...When you sketch from life or memory, thenlater use that sketch by transposing it onto abigger canvas, you lose detail...Why? becausethe small sketchbook you used to draw yoursubject was too tiny to delineate every tinyfeather or fur or wrinkle or scar...Then you blowit up & your subject has huge expanses ofblank space where you don’t remember whatwas there...However, this lack of realismmakes God happy maybe...Why? becauseGod is not crazy about realism...Except that Iread that telling a story with clarity is betterthan speaking in tongues...is this a contradic-tion between the Old & New Testaments? Like
  66. 66. Please draw in this book...in the Old, an eye for an eye...In the New, turnthe other cheek...Is realism the new black???

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