Tag Archives: creative process

The Artist’s Block

Recently, a friend asked me for advice because she had begun to dread going into the studio. I took the question very seriously because while a musician, I had a full on, catastrophic block that led ultimately to my putting … Continue reading

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On Emotion And Drawing

The question arises, how does one express or capture emotion in a drawing? I can tell you with certainty that it doesn’t happen through copying the form or appearance of an emotional subject. One of the worst art shows I … Continue reading

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Jann Dryer, Where Is She When We Need Her?

These days, I often find myself playing the role of the old guy who thinks all the new work sucks compared to what people made during my time as an emerging artist. I am particularly offended by most of what … Continue reading

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Matching the Scales of Impulse and Action / Matisse and Cezanne

Bare with me on this one. It’s something I’ve thought about a lot, but it is hard to put into words. There is a quality in mature Matisse paintings that I think we all should aspire to, but that quality … Continue reading

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