Daisy, Green Vase6″x 6″, Framedoil on gessoboardStudio Tip:I like to paint on panels and boards, and my friend, Doug, built a storage system to hold them. Now…. I needed to come up with a way to hold/support them on my easel. There is a “li…Read More
The Book Thief, by Markus Zusak. Excellent narrator Allan Corduner!
“It’s just a small story really, about, among other things, a girl, some words, an accordionist, some fanatical Germans, a Jewish fist-fighter, and quite a lot of thievery.
I miss my dad’s Valentine’s Day cards.
It didn’t matter what it said, I just miss his signature, “Love, Dad”.
He passed away several years ago.
Soon after he passed, around Valentine’s Day, I read this blog post by my friend, Gwenn Seemel, who is a portrait artist. In her blog post, “Signature Style”, she wrote,
“I’ve never wanted to sign the fronts of my paintings….My decision originates on a very visceral level—the act feels like a desecration!—but there’s a logic to it too: signing art seems redundant to me. Shouldn’t the work itself represent the artist better than her-his name?”
No signature????? That’s all I remember about my dad’s cards!
When looking at a piece of art, I look first at the work, and second at the signature. I may recognize the piece, but the signature let’s me know it is from the artist.
I get some sense of satisfaction.
I know it’s from them.
Here is a charcoal drawing I did using Sofft tools, charcoal, white charcoal, and PanPastels.I originally saw this on one of David Kassan’s videos and one of David Darrow’s videos.David Kassan has an excellent list of tools here.My left hand is getting…Read More