New work posted
Posted August 18, 2012
"Layered Transitions" is my most recent digital art.
New work posted
Posted June 07, 2012
My portfolio contains a collection of new work. Please drop by for a visit.
Posted December 12, 2010
I have added a new digital painting, "Cosmic Dance."
Charcoal and Graphite Drawings
Posted May 13, 2010
My charcoal and graphite drawings are about how we confront, survive, and are changed by the challenges life brings our way.
Free Play: The Power of Improvisation in Life and the Arts
Posted April 25, 2010
I recommend the book Free Play: The Power of Improvisation in Life and the Arts by Stephen Nachmonovitch (Tarcher/Putnam, 1990). The author speaks eloquently and simply to both performing and visual artists, endorsing playfulness, trust in the unknown, engagement in the process, intuition, recognition of new possibilities when our work leads us off our usual paths. This book is a welcome companion in the life of an artist. --- Jeanne Sturdevant
Copyright infringement experience
Posted March 25, 2010
When I "googled" my name recently, I discovered three images of my work on an unfamiliar commercial web site that allows subscribers to upload images which customers can choose to have imprinted on posters, mugs, calendars, etc. Among stock photos, snapshots of cats, etc. were three photos I had taken of several of my three dimensional digital paintings -- bearing my titles and my name. These had been infringed from my other web address (not Blue Canvas, which doesn't allow right click, save a...
What we want art to do for us...
Posted March 22, 2010
"What we want art to do for us is to stay what is fleeting, and to enlighten what is incomprehensible, to incorporate the things that have no measure, and immortalise the things that have no duration." John Ruskin (1819-1900)
Posted March 21, 2010
"I want to tell you something which may not make any sense, but I should say it so that one day you might remember it and maybe it will make you feel better. At a certain point in your life, probably when too much of it has gone by, you will open your eyes and see yourself for who you are, especially for everything that made you so different from all the awful normals, and you will say to yourself, “but I am this person.” And in that statement, that correction, there will be a kind of love...
Dimensions of our being...
Posted March 20, 2010
"Those dimensions of our being that are audacious, outrageous, searing, dark, giddy, profound rarely see the light of day because they stand opposed to propriety and it is along the threshold of propriety that much of our affection is won." London, Peter. No More Secondhand Art: Awakening the Artist Within, Shambala, 1989. page 62.
Posted March 19, 2010
"Art lives upon discussion, upon experiment, upon curiosity, upon variety of attempt, upon exchange of views and comparison of standpoints." Henry James
Quote about originality
Posted March 18, 2010
"Don't worry about your originality. You couldn't get rid of it even if you wanted to. It will stick with you and show up for better or worse in spite of all you or anyone else can do." Robert Henri, art educator and painter
Becoming an artist....
Posted March 17, 2010
“BECOMING AN ARTIST IS A LIFETIME PROCESS. IT BEGINS WITH THE WAY YOU SEE THINGS. THEN YOU WANT TO EXPRESS WHAT YOU SEE AND FEEL. YOU TRY SOMETHING. EXPLORE IT. CHANGE IT. REWORK IT. DESTROY IT. AND START IT AGAIN. EACH TIME YOU DISCOVER SOMETHING NEW ABOUT YOURSELF. BECOMING AN ARTIST DOESN'T STOP WITH TIME OR CIRCUMSTANCE OR JOB OR AGE. ITS REAL VALUE IS TO YOURSELF. A WAY OF LIFE. BUT IT'S NOT A LIFE FOR EVERYONE. THOSE WHO CHOOSE IT, FIND IT FULFILLING AND STIMULATING. BU...