Notice…and Listen

  “…notice the objects you notice… Or put another way: make objects that talk–and then listen to them.” –Bayles & Orland, Art & Fear Straight, No Chaser Colors of Jazz Series 24″ x 36″  © 2018 For the past couple of weeks, I’ve been listening to this painting.  It was supposed to go with the others I took from Mexico to storage on the way … Continue reading Notice…and Listen

A Tribute to Wackiness or What Happens When All the Paint is Packed

“If we suppress our wackiness we’ll seal off the source of some of our most truing impulses. Our potential will dwindle. We’ll no longer feel the sweet daze and speed of the push of it.” —David Greenhood, the Writer on his own Today’s post is a tribute to wackiness. Artists, writers, musicians, chefs, bus drivers…whatever your line of work, let a little wackiness come through.  … Continue reading A Tribute to Wackiness or What Happens When All the Paint is Packed

Art, Old Tracks, New Melodies and a Wayward Dogie

“I did not punch that dogie” ©2018, Molly Larson Cook 20 x 24, Acrylic “When old words die out on the tongue, new melodies break forth from the heart; and where the old tracks are lost, new country is revealed with its wonders.” –Rabindranath Tagore I’m not going so far as to say that any old tracks have been lost, but when any artist or … Continue reading Art, Old Tracks, New Melodies and a Wayward Dogie

Another Month in the Gallery!

October has been a happy and busy month with the show at HYPE Gallery and my gigs as a participating artist gallery-sitter through the month.  I don’t know about the other artists in the show, but I love being at the gallery and talking to any and all who wander in. The good news now is that the show has been extended through November. I’ve met … Continue reading Another Month in the Gallery!

A Note on Technique

Last time I posted a photo of a recent painting, “Map of the Elusive Waterway,” and it generated a couple of questions about my technique. Did I have a plan when I started a painting?  Did I just throw the paint on and see what happened? I think any abstract artist might be asked similar questions.  Anyone who thinks Jackson Pollock’s drip or action paintings … Continue reading A Note on Technique