Making (and re-making) Art – Nobody’s Perfect

“Secure Your Chains” ©2018, Molly Larson Cook 18 x 24 Acrylic on canvas “X-rays of famous paintings reveal that even master artists sometimes made basic mid-course corrections (or deleted really dumb mistakes) by overpainting the still-wet canvas.” –Bayles and Orland, Art & Fear Several years ago, back in the days when I was a full-time writer instead of a full-time artist, I taught a course … Continue reading Making (and re-making) Art – Nobody’s Perfect

Constancy and Choice – The Tools an Artist Needs Most

In my last post, I wrote about a change in the artistic weather for me as I left behind my Colors of Jazz collection and headed down an entirely new track.  Oh, how we kid ourselves. After finishing the first two paintings (posted here earlier), I believed I was headed down the wrong new track and gave this a lot of thought.  I longed for … Continue reading Constancy and Choice – The Tools an Artist Needs Most

Coming On Like Blazes

  copyright, 2016 Several years ago when I was offered two different jobs, both of which were good and both of which I was quite capable of doing, I found myself in a dilemma. One of the jobs paid very well. The other job paid a lower salary but was at a well-regarded art school and the fringe benefit was free (and quite expensive) art … Continue reading Coming On Like Blazes