A link to a gouache and ink technique tutorial page….inspired bya project in the afternnon class (could be useful and fun to try!)


Van Gogh at the Phillips Collection



Statement from the Phillips Collection for this exhibition:

“Van Gogh Repetitions takes a fresh look at the artistic process of Vincent van Gogh (1853–1890). While recognized for the intensity and speed with which he painted, the artist could also work with careful deliberation, creating numerous versions of some of his most famous subjects. The first exhibition in Phillips Collection history devoted to the artist, Van Gogh Repetitions goes beneath the surface of some of his best-known paintings to examine how and why he repeated certain compositions during his 10-year career, inviting viewers to look more closely than ever before at van Gogh’s celebrated works.”

Artistic Confidence

“Just stop thinking, worrying, looking over your shoulder wondering, doubting, fearing, hurting, hoping for some easy way out, struggling, grasping,…Stop it and just DO!…”
Sol Lewitt

As artists, we are often our own worst critics, and when my one friend posted this on her facebook for us to see, she said, “Everyone should read this.”  And so I did.


This article encapsulated everything I try to say to people when they feel frustrated or burned out.  This is a perfect mantra to rev yourself out of any funk!


Read the correspondance between Sol Lewitt and Ava Hesse. Decide for yourself.


Read the article:



Downtown Chambersburg Mural Project

GREAT JOB on the mural project!!! 


What a fun and crazy fast way to jump into the semester!  The murals turned out fabulously and I have dropped them off at the Chambersburg Chamber of Commerce for their display.  They are going to have an official opening reception day for it (I believe at this month’s Second Saturday festivities rumor has it).


If you want to follow this project of theirs on facebook be sure to like it:

Downtown Chambersburg Mural Project FB Group



Great work, everyone!

Welcome to the Fall 2013 term!

Welcome to the Fall 2013 term!


In this Color and 2-Dimensional Design course you will learn how to analyze the basic elements and principles of visual design.  You will be usual traditional media, such as drawing, painting and printmaking as well as learning how to create art on the computer.


Here’s to a great semester!  Be sure to bookmark this page and refer back to it as I post inspirations and added tips and tricks for your projects.


Art on,

Professor Redding