In Wildness Lies the Preservation of the World
Commemorating the retirement of Jensen Bissell, Director of Baxter State Park On left, Aaron Megquier, Director of Friends of Baxter State Park, with Jensen Bissell on right I'm so pleased that my painting "Katahdin Sentinel" was presented to Jensen at his retirement party. Many people in Maine and elsewhere know that Baxter State Park is not a "state park" in the typical sense of that description. But for my friends arou
One Red Painting
After all of my thoughts, (and your suggestions), I decided to paint the rose. There are many other "red" paintings waiting to come into being, but they will come another time. Hope you like it! Affectionately, Evelyn
What Do YOU Want in 2018?
Evelyn Dunphy Artist, Activist, Educator my words for the year What Do People Want to See in 2018? Images of "Silence and Solitude". This is the headline of an article by Adobe Stock, a company which reports on culture world-wide. "As we begin a new year, we're focusing on the importance of renewal and reflection. In our world of overwhelming and constant digital input, research suggests that silence is one of the least-appreciated productivity tools. But the incessant buzz
Wanted.....a Red painting!
Out of the blue (smile.....!), I suddenly thought "I want a red painting"! Yes, Valentine's Day is coming, but that came to mind after the fact. For some reason, it just popped into my head. Perhaps it's all the snow we have been seeing! So I have just came back from the store with a bouquet of red roses. I must confess that I have never painted a red rose. White ones, yellow ones, pink ones......but never red. According to Johannes Itten in my favorite book of all, "The Art
As I was searching for a file on my computer, I discovered this note that I had written two years ago, before I did the painting of the oysters. It brought tears to my eyes, and I am daring to share it with you this morning. "The blessings of the day. A family member went in to the biopsy scared, came out smiling. It had not been as bad as he expected. Peter brought down his beautiful oysters, opened then for me. They looked wonderful on the plate in the studio. The students
A Cool, Contemporary, Colorful Website
I thought I'd pass on a recommendation for the artist who designed my new website. His name is Ben Junta, and he's great to work with - lots of good ideas, and he will go the extra miles for you to make sure you end up with a site that really tells your story and presents you work in the best possible way. Ben is a really good artist himself, and understands what artists need in their websites. Read his story on his website. https://benjunta.wordpress.com I really like this p
We had a blizzard!
Friends from around the country (and beyond) have called and written to see if we are okay as the weather news has spread far and wide. So nice to know they are thinking of us! This is what I am thinking of!
Is it done?
Mountains of words have been written telling artists to "stop before you put down that last stroke", or "stop before you overwork it, (how do you tell when that point has arrived!!) So often, I hear students say, "I don't want to do any thing else. I'm afraid I'll ruin it". Here's an example of a painting that was "finished" and framed. It had been carefully composed and executed; my desire was to create the delicate peach colored petals of my hollyhocks and the soft warm gr