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Because I do

Lately I have been thinking about intention: is the intention of my work mine or the painting’s intention. I cannot impose my intention on my work but it is there as a background colour or rather flavour, always. Even when … Continue reading

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‘Tis the season

  It is close to, probably past, the eighteen year anniversary of this blog. Hard to believe. Like a lot of other things these days. There have been times when I thought I couldn’t write any more, as if I … Continue reading

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The other side

  I live in a very idyllic setting, surrounded by pine trees, beside a fast running brook, facing a big peaceful lake with wonderful neighbours who are far enough away I can’t see them but they are always there for … Continue reading

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The art of today

  I finally realized that painting, making art, won’t solve everything. At least, not for me anyway. It won’t bring predictable weather, it won’t solve the covid-19 pandemic, find a cure or a vaccine, open the restaurants and other activities, … Continue reading

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Jean Miro

  Quote: “I struggle more and more to achieve a maximum clarity, force, and plastic aggressiveness–in other words, to provoke an immediate physical sensation that will then make its way to the soul.” YES.

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October is done

  October was a busy month. Long days and short nights. It was exhilarating and exhausting. I have finally caught up on lost sleep, am settled into my regular life and back to an intense work schedule. In the early … Continue reading

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Twiddle Dee & Twiddle Dum

So . . . I’ve been working on a new group of paintings, started in the last month or two. Because I had a three month hiatus, didn’t paint at all (rare for me), it feels like I could have … Continue reading

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Suppose we do

Yesterday, when painting, I had a major insight about how to work with the color field. I have been working on some blue paintings, not my easiest color choice. But I like the challenge and when they work, at least … Continue reading

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The Daily Bread

  Today is National French Toast Day. Did you know that? Or maybe it’s just in Canada. One of my favorite French toast memories is from when I lived in NYC. There was a restaurant on the corner of 8th … Continue reading

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The Question of Light: Tilda Swinton’s speech at the Rothko Chapel

Originally posted on Conner Habib:
Below is the only place to read Tilda Swinton’s moving and radiant speech at the Rothko Chapel in Texas. Why do I have it?  A brief explanation. Last year, actress Tilda Swinton was presented with…

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