The Hawthorne Effect

The Hawthorne Effect

As I consider the teachings of Charles Hawthorne featured in the book Hawthorne on Painting, I am governed by an important thought when it comes to making adjustments to a piece: The areas in my painting I want to fault as lacking necessary detail, may in fact be due...
How is Art Like Surfing?

How is Art Like Surfing?

Have you ever witnessed a popular surfing spot? It makes a great object lesson. Surfers paddle two or three hundred yards out against the tide to get to the perfect spot. While some are struggling to swim, others have caught the big wave. Some are ducking out of the...