Monthly Archives: February 2013

It’s Not what, It’s How. The Sea

Do you want to see the wheel spin? Then blur it. Do you want to see deep space and the motion of the waves then blur the edges . Blur the horizon, blur the waves.  The sea and sky are … Continue reading

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New 13-minute Painting Video

Painting the Sea – David Dunlop Painting the Sea at Prouts Neck, ME We posted a New 13-minute Painting Video from David at YouTube and Vimeo Last Fall David and I, his producing partner Connie Simmons, were filming several programs at Prout’s Neck, … Continue reading

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Creating Perspective

In 1436 Alberti finishes the first book describing linear perspective for artists. Immediately , the game of painting illusionary space changes. Artists continue to paint historic themes. They continue to use traditional designs, like the serpentine zig zag. But now, … Continue reading

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Forms For Radiant Space

We depend on precedents, on a vocabulary of  patterns  to organize and recognize our world. We use them  in art, music, cooking, everything.  As in everything else, in art we are often unconscious of our reliance on this vocabulary  and … Continue reading

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Desperately Seeking Excitement

I once sat beside a mathematically oriented professional investor.  When I mentioned my interests revolved around making arresting images he confessed he just was not interested in pictures and couldn’t see their value in his world. I wagered that he … Continue reading

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