Category Archives: Teaching

Constructing composition

Last week when I was walking in the woods with a neighbor and our dogs, I mentioned that I had been awake part of the night planning the exercise I was going to use in my painting class that morning. … Continue reading

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Under the bed

Impossible Possibilities, no.9; 42″ x 42″ Recently I was visiting a friend who has a couple of my paintings in his living room. As we sat talking, I realized one of the pieces, although created a couple of years ago, … Continue reading

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What’s the story

Here I am trying to explain the unexplainable. Not easy but interesting to try. Abstract art is non-verbal communication, not about words. So how does one interpret an abstract painting much less paint one. Where does one start, anyway. One … Continue reading

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Beautiful Baddeck

Came home Tuesday from a week in beautiful Baddeck, Cape Breton. I was teaching a four-day workshop on abstract painting. There were seventeen students, presenting a full spectrum of art experience and age. I brought along my teaching assistant — … Continue reading

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Because of the Duck

(“Because of the Duck, no. 13″; 12″ x 12”; oil & collage on canvas) Because of the puppy and the fact that I will be teaching in Baddeck, Cape Breton for a week in September, I had to move my … Continue reading

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Living the toreador

I love a challenge. Keeps me on my toes. Of course, painting is that, always. As well, I’ve been having a great time lately teaching. I’ve had three different places around the Province where I am or did teach recently. … Continue reading

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