Portraits of Imaginary Friends and Other Impulses

Archive for November, 2018

Influenced by Frans Hal


While in the Netherlands last month I visited the Frans Hal museum again, but this time was really struck by his depiction of his ruffled collars.  A week or so later, in Spain I created these two works, both different but both influenced by my recent viewing of Frans Hals works.

Art Retreat in Spain

I spent another week at the Snow White Art retreat with Mike Snow about a week ago.  This time I focused on pushing depth perception, loosing up my work, and painting fabric (which I always have avoided). The thing Mike really focused on with me was to encourage me to push a bit further.  When I go for a feel, a color, or an idea to just keep pushing it without fear of going too far.  As he loves to say “There is always more paint!”

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