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Process is every­thing. Arriv­ing at the des­ti­na­tion is always so much less than the jour­ney when it comes to cre­at­ing — for me, any­how. The thrill is in see­ing how things emerge, the spirit that comes through…or in some cases, drops back from the orig­i­nal con­cept in a piece. There is so much learn­ing. There is so much learn­ing and this is what excites me about paint­ing. It is dif­fer­ent every day.

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Magic, the super-natural and giv­ing over of one­self to the alchemy of it all is some­times the only path an artist can walk. Here are two freaky pieces I’d con­sider my best work ever that came out of a healthy dose of Stephen King, thun­der and lightening.

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There are ups and downs in every artist’s stu­dio. This week has had all of that. Here are my epic fails and tri­umphant wins.

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The very inter­est­ing thing is that no mat­ter where you are in rela­tion­ship to the paint­ing, it changes accord­ing to the reflec­tion of the light source.

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There are many things one thinks about in a paint­ing. Often, it’s how to han­dle your cho­sen medium and how to best reveal the light in a three dimen­sional form on a two dimen­sional surface.

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I’ve been work­ing today on “The Artist’s Daugh­ter” for the third ses­sion of the work. It’s com­ing along nicely, but not there yet! See for yourself…

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Sim­ply, I’m grate­ful that the Cre­ator has made me an artist today.

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How a canoe is tra­di­tion­ally built reflects the form human so per­fectly as well. There is a bone struc­ture to it — a rigid­ity but yet flex­i­ble struc­ture that under­pins the func­tion and pro­vides form. The skin — a can­vas in many cases for the older canoes or actual skins of trees or ani­mals with ear­lier indige­nous canoes, the ves­sel itself becomes this human­is­tic art form for me.

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Here is the pro­gres­sive work on Day 3 for the oil on linen panel work by Jan­ice Tan­ton — “The Artist’s Daughter”.

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