Category Archives: Beauty

Susan Grabel: Art that Explores the Human Dimension of Social Issues

Susan Grabel’s recent retrospective at the Staten Island Art Museum offered an exhibition that recognized her 35 plus years of creating art with a social purpose, and brought together works representing the feminist critique of contemporary culture that has brought a larger meaning to her creative work her throughout her career. Continue reading

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Painting ‘Plein Air’ Watercolors and Creating Visual Memories

Why plein air (open air) paint? If you have never taken the time to sit and stare at where a ridge meets the sky or how a branch attaches to the trunk of a tree, or how a hillside reflects in a lake, I encourage you to put all fear aside and go for it. If you do you could discover that the experience of careful observation is satisfying in itself and that it is aided by trying to record it as a visual memory. Continue reading

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Day Thirty – -Two Artists Share A Painting A Day for 33 Days

Day thirty in the 33 Paintings in 33 Days Project of Alaskan artist Nikki Kinne and Wisconsin artist Helen Klebesadel. Continue reading

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Day Twenty-nine –Two Artists Share A Painting A Day for 33 Days

Day twenty-nine in the 33 Paintings in 33 Days Project of Alaskan artist Nikki Kinne and Wisconsin artist Helen Klebesadel. Continue reading

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Day Twenty-eight – -Two Artists Share A Painting A Day for 33 Days

Day twenty-eight in the 33 Paintings in 33 Days Project of Alaskan artist Nikki Kinne and Wisconsin artist Helen Klebesadel. Continue reading

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Day Twenty-seven – -Two Artists Share A Painting A Day for 33 Days

Day twenty-seven in the 33 Paintings in 33 Days Project of Alaskan artist Nikki Kinne and Wisconsin artist Helen Klebesadel. Continue reading

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Day Twenty-five –Two Artists Share A Painting A Day for 33 Days

Day twenty-five in the 33 Paintings in 33 Days Project of Alaskan artist Nikki Kinne and Wisconsin artist Helen Klebesadel. Continue reading

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Day Twenty-four -Two Artists Share A Painting A Day for 33 Days

Day twenty-four in the 33 Paintings in 33 Days Project of Alaskan artist Nikki Kinne and Wisconsin artist Helen Klebesadel. Continue reading

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Day Twenty-three – -Two Artists Share A Painting A Day for 33 Days

Day twenty-three in the 33 Paintings in 33 Days Project of Alaskan artist Nikki Kinne and Wisconsin artist Helen Klebesadel. Continue reading

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Day Twenty-two -Two Artists Share A Painting A Day for 33 Days

Day twenty-two in the 33 Paintings in 33 Days Project of Alaskan artist Nikki Kinne and Wisconsin artist Helen Klebesadel. Continue reading

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