Practice: this category of my blog includes all articles and videos that discuss the practice of making art.
Art = idea + technique + person. And the “person” part of this equation makes real art inimitable. L’art = une idée + une technique + une personne. Et la partie de cette équation qui est la personne rend l’art inimitable.
I’ve always loved how the English word for the flower comes from the French one, “pensée,” which, in a pretty piece of poetry, is also the French word for “thought.” Je trouve ça beau que la fleur soit nommée pour ce qui nous passe par la tête.
And I mean to make a revolution.
Just how well does art translate cross-culturally? Dans quelle mesure l’art se traduit-il d’une culture à l’autre?
There’s nothing quite like a painting that’s as big as my studio to teach me a thing or two about how I paint. Ce tableau est aussi grand que mon atelier, et il va me réapprendre comment peindre.
While I love the idea of helping clients create a surprise gift for a loved one, my way of working doesn’t always allow me to do so.
This is my first bilingual vlog. Ceci est mon premier vidéoblog en anglais et en français.
This is my very first video blog and it’s about painting a frontal portrait.
Ever since I started out, I have made work in conceptual series. The resulting bodies of work always had more appeal than a disparate group of unrelated paintings, and it was more fun to improvise on a theme than to create without direction. The focus of each series stimulated my creativity by limiting the scope of my exploration.
Sean Scott’s photograph of me working captures an essential part of my process: staring.
It’s impossible to create something from nothing.
A diptych is a pair of matched compositions, but also a pair of paintings that help to paint each other.