Category Archives: painted sketch

Art in a Box and Seattle Arts Festival

Yes, I’m going to write about the Memory Paintings and LxWxH again! Yes, there are still some available! Yes, you even preview some of them here! First, Carrie, at Gingham & Gold, is a Seattle design blogger and long-time friend … Continue reading

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LxWxH Launch Party, Friday the 13th

This Friday, July 13th LxWxH (LengthWidthHeight) will be having a launch party for the July/August issue: re Place. You should probably come. Where is it? VERMILLION ART GALLERY, 1508 11th Ave, Seattle, Washington When is this happening? Friday, July 13th … Continue reading

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LxWxH (rePlace) Opens July 1st

On July 1st, LxWxH will begin selling their July/August issue: rePlace. The issue contains original works by Julie Alpert, Adam Boehmer, and Ryan Finnerty. There are only 20 issues available, and each box sells for an extremely modest price. (Order … Continue reading

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The One About All Things at All Times

Work on the memory paintings continues. These paintings will be featured/available in July’s LxWxH. This afternoon’s was an ambitious painting: This painting never fails to dazzle me. It’s a kind of visual encyclopedia of the Northern Renaissance. I teach a … Continue reading

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Memory Paintings, Pt. 2

There are more of these each day. As I discussed earlier, in an effort to develop new approaches to painting from observation, I’ve been plumbing the depths of my visual memory. Here are the RULES: 1. Use known paintings. Maybe … Continue reading

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Alley 1016 Open Studio… Seriously.

This Sunday, April 1st, my studio neighbors and I will be hosting an Open Studio event from 12-4pm. Free and open to the public.                       I’ll have some old and … Continue reading

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Sketching From Memory, Pt. 1

While I typically work from direct observation, I’ve recently been working on ways of inventing imagery, i.e. making things up. While this kind of working has a long tradition in Western Art, (think: almost anyone before Courbet) I’ve been encountering … Continue reading

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Title This Sketch

A fun processes I use for conceiving scenes is to sketch directly with paint and a rough idea. Capriccios, or imaginary scenes, may start with a half-baked scene in my mind or a compositional shape I want to try out. … Continue reading

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