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, 2018 6.28.2018

I just returned from my annual vacation in Denver, Colorado. The main reason I go is to visit both of my daughters. But there are plenty of great art museums to visit while I'm there, too. This time I toured the Kirkland Museum of Fine and Decorative Art, which has been closed on my two previous … Continue reading Colorado art redux, 2018 6.28.2018

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