Your Math Teacher Wasn't Lying

When your math teacher said you’re going to need addition and subtraction in everything you do, he wasn’t lying. Painting is a process of what you add and subtract, and the result is just as much about what you didn’t do, what you removed, and what you left incomplete as it is about what you did do, what you added, and what you completed. We’re going to start with basic paint mixing techniques, and somehow end up creating a link between underpaintings and monotypes– positive space, negative space, additive painting, subtractive painting. Seurat, Vermeer and Degas will definitely be involved… perhaps a few others. Game on.

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The Making of Material Things

An introduction to my ideas and ideals: art as study, art as nourishment, art as passion. The Making of Material Things explains material meaning, the limitlessness that knowledge can bring to painting, and outlines the understanding upon which all future posts will be grounded. 

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