Tis The Season of Visuals…good or bad?

    A slightly off topic…slightly scroogey me… As I pry open this touchy can of worms, I can’t help but apologize in advance for doing so.  Marketing madness, expectations and visual overindulgence can induce a Merry Migraine.  My blog post How we feel is how see addresses a fraction of this concept.  My goal…

The Brain of an Artist

  “We are on a highway without exits or rest stops. It is straight. It is smooth. It is slick and icy. It is bumpy. It has dangerous curves ahead. It has brilliant vistas. It has falling rock. It has no berm or guardrail. It is clogged with traffic. It is desolate for miles. It is…

Migraine Through Morphine…

My last post briefly outlined the influence of feeling when selecting a palette.  The medium is part of that feeling. In The Evolution of Migraine Through Mixed Media, the first image (triptych, panel one, Three Days In August) showcased the steely, colorless, textured world interpreting my perception of pain. In ‘Migraine Through Morphine’, while some texture remains, medication represents color and depending…

How we feel is how we see

Black and white and shades of gray…is a thoughtful, even mysterious palette, whereas full spectrum color is often perceived as candid, even happy. Granted, those are not hard and fast rules, but typically those sentiments apply. We document our physical and emotionally highs and lows subconsciously. A good example of this is an exercise using…