notan, part two 2.11.2021

In my continuing study of Notan, these are the remaining exercises I completed from the book Notan: The Dark-Light Principle of Design, by Dorr Bothwell and Marlys Mayfield. You can read Part One of my Notan study here. The third exercise in the book was about the control of tension, balance and movement in a … Continue reading notan, part two 2.11.2021

notan, part one 9.10.2020

Earlier this year I bought a book titled Notan: The Dark-Light Principle of Design. Notan, a Japanese term, involves the concept of dark and light; black and white; positive and negative. It's a small book of 80 pages, but it's jam packed with great information. As a life-long student, I was pretty excited to discover … Continue reading notan, part one 9.10.2020

colorado art redux, round III 10.13.2016

Here's my final installment of the art I saw in Denver last month. Here I am standing outside the Clyfford Still Museum. I didn't know much about Still, and the museum displays not only his artwork, but Still's archives of his letters, sketchbooks, personal items, and more. Apparently Still, an abstract expressionist, "has been credited … Continue reading colorado art redux, round III 10.13.2016