Although I am over on the new community site with the blog, I thought I would, from time to time, reprint some of the blogs here, to help keep the archives going. I have posted some 2,400 blog posts here and I kind of like the place, you know?
Wanna take a sneak peek at the space where I do my artwork? Here's a photo I took last night of my studio desk:
If you look close you can see the Rembrandt self-portrait I poached from (see the small photo from the book, left, center). The unfinished piece in the foreground has some nice patina work and I'm anxious to work on it today. Several of the other mages I have posted here are also on the desk. I like to keep them around for inspiration.
Gus "The Mapinator" Walker reminded me he tried to get me interested in the Ashcan artist Robert Henri a couple years ago, and I'm sure he did. I guess it proves you have to hear about something three times before you accept it. Ha.
"The artist is the man who leaves the crowd and goes pioneering. With him there is an idea which is his life."