Monthly Archive: August 2010


Savageries: The Technique Of No Technique

Those painters who strain after techniques that will produce a tree, a grassy field or a cloudy sky should listen to Van Gogh: “My brush stroke has no system at all. I hit the canvas with irregular touches of the brush, which I leave as they are. Patches of thickly laid-on colour, spots of canvas left uncovered […]


Encouragement: A High Calling

Another kind of influence and, to me, the most important kind to a creative person’s life and work, is encouragement. I don’t discount the other artistically molding experiences of course, they are quite important. But to touch someone’s heart to the degree that they are inspired to go further is indeed a high calling