I’m back in the studio after the Thousand Oaks Arts Festival, and work is full-speed underway on the next group of watercolors and printmaking for upcoming shows.
If you’re in Southern California, save these dates to come visit:
I’ve been posting little studio snippets of video and images of art in process on Instagram, so if you’re in there too, come follow me (@bdelpesco) and I’ll follow you back, so we can keep each other company while huddled over the art table.
For a few years now, I’ve subscribed to Maria Popova’s smart, reflection-inducing writing on Brain Pickings. Do you read it too? An artist at the Thousand Oaks Arts Festival described the pit of creative block she fell into, so I sent a meaty article assembled by Maria a few years ago on the subject. In case you’re wrestling with crickets chirping in an empty room where your creative mojo should be hosting a confetti party with a full bar and an indoor/outdoor swimming pool, here’s a link to that article. I love artists who can articulate process from a deep well of informed thought, and a broad history of experience. Read up, and then get back to work.❤︎
See you in the next post!
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Part of the joy of looking at art is getting in sync in some ways with the decision-making process that the artist used and the record what’s embedded in the work. ~ Chuck Close