No Boundary Line to Art

Sunny Side of the Street ©2021, Molly Larson Cook30 x 24, acrylic$800 Charlie Parker:  “They teach you there’s a boundary line to music.  But, man, there’s no boundary line to art.” I write this with snow falling just outside my window.  It’s a lovely sight – peaceful and clean and quiet.  But it’s chilly.  There’s no sunshine today and perhaps not tomorrow.  Still, a snow day … Continue reading No Boundary Line to Art

It’s Okay to Change Your Mind

Raoul Dufy painted maritime and racing scenes. Vincent Van Gogh painted starry nights and irises. Leonardo painted the Mona Lisa. Remembering the Rain 2019 24 x 18 I paint jazz. I’ve turned to my old friends Bayles and Orland, Art and Fear: Observations on the Perils (and Rewards) of Artmaking, for guidance as I try to understand the quick change from a switch to painting … Continue reading It’s Okay to Change Your Mind

The Art in the Map

Work in progress…Map of the Far Horizon “Do they still make, even sell, paper maps?” That question from retired New York marketing executive Michael Lissauer is emblematic of our daily reliance on digital navigation. “Other than in a history class, Europe before World War II, who needs a paper map?” My answer to Mr. Lissauer’s question is, “Me. I need a paper map.”   I don’t … Continue reading The Art in the Map