“Jazz Me Blues” The Colors of Jazz Collection ©2020, Molly Larson Cook 28″x22″, Acrylic on canvas In his book, A Passion for Seeing: On Being an Image Maker, artist and teacher Frederick Franck writes: “Art is neither a profession nor a hobby. Art is a Way of being.” A phrase like that might initially sound a bit pompous, a little elitist, possibly exclusionary, … Continue reading Art as a Way of Being Although the Eyes Have Had It
“Boplicity,” 20″ x 24″, acrylic on canvas, copyright 2017, Molly Larson Cook I read a question the other day on one news site or another, a question about art. I’ll paraphrase here, but it went something like this: “With all the craziness going on in the world and in the United States, all the corruption and politics, threats of war or actual war, why does … Continue reading Looking for Your Lost Joie de Vivre? Try Art!
I’ve just been reading an article about the ways different artists “make their marks.” “Markmaking” is a topic that often engages artists as they talk about their work. Or it engages critics and gallery-goers as they view the work. When I was in art school in Maine, our drawing instructor, a well-established painter, gave us one key rule about our drawings – no erasers allowed. … Continue reading Making Our Marks in the World