Observations (in the raw)
I just spent the last two days at a portrait workshop. I am so energized. The instructor was the amazing Teresa Oaxaca. (If you're an artist and she's offering a workshop in your area, do not hesitate to sign up.) We worked primarily in charcoal and I came away with a renewed respect for this wonderful medium. It is ancient and contemporary all at the same time. I am still reeling, and partly, from the energy of being in a room filled with like-minded individuals. I must make the effort to spend more time around fellow artists. It is a vital connection. One can become so narrowly focused creating in isolation. So, it's back to life drawing!
Pat Greenwell is an artist. A painter and sometimes poet, he has been searching the New Mexico desert for several years now, looking for lost possibilities and probable intentions.
"...mostly stream-of-consciousness stuff, you know...