When Tulips Are in Bloom Again

The name of this blog says it all: Art and Tulips They have long gone hand in hand for me, even before “The Colors of Jazz.” Painting flowers has never held much appeal for me because I know it’s impossible for me to truly capture their beauty except perhaps in a good photograph, so using photographs in collages has seemed the best way, for me … Continue reading When Tulips Are in Bloom Again

Doing As Little As Possible

“Boy, Howdy” ©2018, Molly Larson Cook, 22 x 28, acrylic on canvas Available The Dog Days of August are upon us…the lazy, hazy, crazy days of summer with heat waves everywhere on the planet.  This weather is conducive to one thing for artists – doing as little as possible. Not that we’re not doing anything.  We’re just doing the little things like reorganizing our supplies, … Continue reading Doing As Little As Possible

Breaking the Rules, Asking the Questions

“Soft Summer Breeze” 22 x 28, copyright Molly Larson Cook, 2018 Acrylic on Canvas   Although Robert Henri wrote and painted years before abstract expressionism came into play, I find a lot of inspiration for my abstract work in some of the passages in his never-out-of-my-sight book, The Art Spirit. To wit:  “A great painter will know a great deal about how he did it, … Continue reading Breaking the Rules, Asking the Questions

It’s Not Just About the Paint

  My summer vacation – I say that with a wry little smile – is about over, and it’s time for me to get back to work. This year, my summer vacation was more about doctors, lab technicians, pharmacists and naps than it was about artists, canvas or painting.  I know that into each life some glitches are likely to fall and mine fell hard this summer.  All things considered … Continue reading It’s Not Just About the Paint