Well, I went and did the unthinkable. I bought an Ipad with the intent of joining the 21st century. I get along great with my simple cell phone and my computer, but doing art work on the Ipad is going to take training wheels and a good deal of time. As an artist, like many artists, especially old ones like me, tech stuff, I find VERY difficult. Part of the problem, the biggest part, is that I'd rather not read instructions. I mean I don't even know how to work the coffee maker, as I usually only have coffee when someone is in town...then they have to make it. The other part of the problem is that nothing is simple anymore. Like the tv. No more easy off and on. No knobs. Yeah, yeah, I know there haven't been knobs since like 1975, but even the remotes were simpler then.
So, I'm learning....but at dowager snail speed. Meantime, I'm working on some good sized paintings that incorporate my mother in law's wall paper. Collage and paint. That I understand.
Friday, July 8, 2011
It finally rained here. Grateful us. Only downside is the mosquitoes are back. And I'm back working in the studio on drought banishing paintings. Can't help but be influenced by what is happening around me. I'm considering buying an ipad......it looks like fun and maybe could do sketches when I'm off to Calif every month. But, it means getting my brain cells around more technology...can I get them out of retirement and into the moment? It remains to be seen. But I could also play movies on the plane and read a book that doesn't weigh 3 lbs. Surely this is a good move. Hummm, thinking about it....almost ready to do it.
The web pages of some very good artists.
- roger lee's sculpture
- professor art, reflections on life and the creative process
- mark adams
- somethings i think about- annell livingstone
- harry stooshinoff
- banner mountain textiles
- katherine treffinger
- cecilia levy
- andy feehan
- mallory arts
- andre fromont
- richard russell
- susan rudat
- michael rohde
- HJ bott
- made in mississippi
- lydia bodnar balahutrak
- tim glover
- kelly moran
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- Gail Siptak
- I am living and painting in the little town of Houston. A far way from my San Francisco beginnings. I paint what I see of the human condition, be it human, animal or object. The glimmer of humor, pathos, and spirit in so much of what I see is the basis of what I paint.
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