Rediscovering John Marin, American Watercolorist

He was ambidextrous & worked with brushes in either hand. The freshness of his work proved his restraint.

Use “color charts” to stay in the moment & enjoy your materials.

Your thoughts are focused, but the activity is not all-consuming mentally. It is not a heavy cognitively challenge. For me, it’s relaxing…There are no rules. You can do a color chart however you want.

Confucius says, “We insist on making it complicated”

The boardwalk is floating over a bog. So it is a marsh below and surrounding the walkway…but it would easily swallow any brush, bag, or cell phone that happened to slip toward the edge.

Magic wands. Tools of the Trade?

When the brushes used for calligraphy were completely worn out, artists wrapped them in silk and buried them in a beautiful place.

Pro Artist? 6 Social Media Tips for Savvy Self-Promotion and Pete’s Peppers, too

Know how to eat up the life of a professional artist? Juggling priorities, keeping up with art trends, sparking personal creativity, volunteering, chasing money, marketing your “brand,” pitching to galleries, and actually CREATING art.  After all that, you might think about social media. As a professional artist, I found that frequently I could spend only […]