State of mind: Fear and sadness have been stalking me. I’m trying to figure out where it is coming from. Buyer’s remorse? I have had that before. I just stocked up on some art supplies that I may or may not have needed. Last night, I really beat myself up. Lots of bad dreams Mom […]

Best Laid Plans

Today’s watercolor experiment: Inspiration I was trying to figure out how to make visible, a dream I had last night. It was, as most dreams seem, amorphous. I remember that I was in the process of creating something. It was a medical procedure, Frankensteinian, in a way. A body lay flat on a wooden bed, another, […]

Neuro Dream

My dreams have been a bit odd lately, even by my standards. The other night I dreamed that I had an MRI scan and that I was deficient in elemental gold and silver in the region of the caudate and putamen, central gray-matter structures deep inside the brain. The treatment (obviously) was to infuse gold […]

Push Pull in Nature

I’ve been trying to apply the concept of ‘push pull’, a term coined by the abstract expressionist painter and teacher, Hans Hofmann, to my watercolor experiments. As explained by The Art Story website: “The Hofmann School taught the basic principles of ‘push/pull,’ which stressed the importance of applying and combining opposing forces in one’s art, whether these […]