Art, Coffee, Tea and Blogs

Art, Coffee, Tea and Blogs

By Donald Kolberg

Suddenly February is nearly gone and for most of us our New Year resolutions are a thing of the past. So maybe its time to take a few minutes and revisit them. I did. With shows, writing and working in the studio I was fully charged with ideas and energy.¬† And then I came across a post that stopped me. It’s the publication of Diebenkorn’s sketch books. It made me want to look at mine. So I started pulling them out and exploring ideas and images I had jotted down over the years. Amazing how this can build that spark of imagination and inspiration we sometimes need. It also made me realize that I had not been carrying a sketch book with me anymore. This was an important resolution I had made. The blog about how Diebenkorn would put down a book and return to it months or years later was inspiring. So I grabbed one sitting on a shelf, found a few empty pages and did a few sketches. Click here to see the post and sketchbooks

http://museum.stanford.edu/diebenkornsketchbooks/


Bob Davies post in Art Tudor explores framing art.

So many styles and sizes of frame. So many colours to choose. Is it a watercolour or pastel ? Should it have a mount or mat colour? Should it be a single mount or a double one?¬†Matching, plain or contrasting colours? Non-reflective or plain picture glass or acrylic sheet? etc. etc. –

 

There was a great article on Contemporary art on the Art Critical blog by
The Zombies: Contemporary Abstraction and Its Critics– Definitely worth reading with a discussion from such artists as Joanne Greenbaum, Philip Taaffe, and Stanley Whitney along with bob Nickas as Moderator.

Click here for the link


So that’s it for now. Carry a sketchbook and a pencil because you never know when you might want to make your mark. And of course remember

Imagination is never still. The marks we make are Verbs!

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