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Inspirational Quotes

October 1st, 2011 by Pat Pendleton

Quotes from artists, some well known and others perhaps new to you, are added to inspire you and energize you. If you have collected some good ones send them along and I’ll put them in the blog.

Here are a few to start sharing:
“On the floor I am more at ease. I feel nearer, more a part of the painting, since this way I can walk around it, work from the four sides and literally be in the painting.” – Jackson Pollock


“The attitude that nature is chaotic and that the artist puts order into it is a very absurd point of view, I think. All that we can hope for is to put some order into ourselves.” – Willem de Kooning


“The child is really an artist, and the artist should be like a child, but he should not stay a child. He must become an artist. That means he cannot permit himself to become sentimental or something like that. He must know what he is doing” – Hans Hofmann

The Joy of Color

September 29th, 2011 by Pat Pendleton

Everyone – even babies – responds to color both on a conscious and a sub-conscious level. It’s the gift that keeps on giving; a freebee just for being alive. We choose our clothes, paint our walls, connect with art and nature and enjoy our food in part because of color.
May your life be filled with the joy of color!

Helpful Hint

September 29th, 2011 by Pat Pendleton

When you paint notice your edges. Are they all sharp? Are they all fuzzy? Try mixing it up so it’s not all the same and predictable.

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The Art of Facilitation

September 29th, 2011 by Pat Pendleton

The following chapter from the book,”Patron Saint of Rascals” to be released in late 2011, is an example of how the creative process can be expressed in many ways. I use my experience as a group facilitator when I paint and take what I know as a painter into my world as a facilitator. Do [...]

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