This watercolor landscape was painted after a trip to see my step dad in Central California. I love the shape of the land up there; curvy golden hillsides, forged smooth with time, and made soft & textured with grasses and shrubs. The fleshy horizon line along parts of the California highways remind me of reclined, slumbering figures.
A couple of blog readers sent notes this summer asking about the difference between my studio newsletter and subscribing to this blog, and why aren’t they one and the same? Each time new art is finished in my studio, a blog post is published here, so if I’m painting and printing a lot for an upcoming show, I might post 3-5 times in a week, and you’d get quite a few of my studio missives via email. Subscribing to this blog saves you from “driving over” to see what just came off my art table. I basically drive over to see you, as soon as I finish a new piece of art. 🙂 Some folks prefer occasional notes, with some art, exhibit dates, coupon codes for Etsy shop sales, and links to articles related to creativity, maybe once a month, give or take, so they subscribe to the newsletter. Plenty of folks subscribe to both, and you’re welcome to select whatever suits your fancy. Either way, subscribing ensures that I’ll drive to you. ???? Subscribe to this blog here. And Subscribe to the newsletter here. And be advised that on each, you’ll have to click a confirmation link that’ll get emailed to you. If you don’t recall confirming your subscription, look in your junk-folder.
To keep his errors down to a minimum, the internal Censor to whom a poet submits his work in progress should be a Censorate. It should include, for instance, a sensitive only child, a practical housewife, a logician, a monk, an irreverent buffoon and even, perhaps, hated by all the others and returning their dislike, a brutal, foul-mouthed drill sergeant who considers all poetry rubbish.
~W. H. Auden