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Painting from Music

There are many inspirations for a piece of art. Some painters have attempted to translate a musical experience into a painting. Kandinsky was one such that cited music as a source. Matisse’s “Dance” also comes to mind. Disney did a … Continue reading

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A Short Jazz Tutorial

The essence of jazz is improvisation, playing variations on a melody, substituting extra notes and chords. Every musical piece has a harmonic structure; that is, a sequence of chords that fit together, sound good. Almost all musical pieces have a … Continue reading

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Trompe L’oeil and the Conquest of The Senses

The practice of art was preceded by the art of language which communicates in symbols representing real or imagined things and ideas. The first artists drew symbolic images of animals imbued with the idea and behavior of the real thing, … Continue reading

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Zen Art

An Artist Revisits “Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance” While stumbling around in the art world, I finally tackled Pirsig’s rambling autobiography that includes a review of classical Greek philosophy, and more importantly, tries to reduce and unify all … Continue reading

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TIPS FOR ADULTS WITH ATTENTION DEFICIT

This article is dedicated to my son and wife who provided all the content. 1. Understand what the condition ADD means and that it is permanent. It can’t be cured. Trying harder doesn’t work. Other people don’t understand because they … Continue reading

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PHOTOGRAPHY AND ART

We’ve heard a lot about how the advent of photography impacted the world of painters. Now 150 years after the invention of the film camera I think we have adapted to the camera to the point that many artists use … Continue reading

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Grand Canyon Boat Tour July 2014

This inner canyon tour is not just a raft trip. It is partly rafting down the Colorado River, 200+ miles. It is also camping nightly on the many small beaches along the river. It’s running some 50+ rapids, and it’s … Continue reading

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