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Studio journal 2/21/17

I’ve always approached painting as a process of carving away and revealing, the way I imagine a sculptor approaches sculpting.  Not modeling but carving.  I bring this up because this unfinished painting, Sub Rosa, is a pretty good example of my approach.   There are many ways to talk about painting, of course.  I used to talk about…

In the studio

After working on paintings with a lot of figures in them, working on The Photographer’s single figure is refreshing.  I don’t actually know the woman in this painting, which is based on one of many photos I took at a local fair.  Anyway, she struck me as a tough customer; all business, if you know…

In the studio 4/26/2015

Junk in a junk shop–oops!, antique shop–and people milling about doing what people do. Main Street #1 is composed from three photos. I moved figures around, as I often do, in a photo of an antique shop on Main St, and added figures from two other photos. Three photos for a painting is about par for me these…

Invisible art

Whenever I go to mass (I don’t go as often as I should), I’m alert to the art in the church. Last winter, we made our first visit to Our Lady, Queen of the Most Holy Rosary Cathedral, which is seat of the archdiocese of Toledo, Ohio. The cathedral is resplendent with mosaics of every kind.…

In the (new) studio 11/16/2014

This is the first ‘In the studio’ update from the new studio. The Picnic has been thoroughly roughed-in and the over-painting is underway. The dark tones will be pushed next. The folding chairs in the foreground will be very dark. This photo shows two of the three easels (the third is smaller). I worked on…


Tom Hudson

It’s a great day on Lake Erie. The air is crisp, cool, and sun-drenched. Waves pound the beach throwing up plumes of white froth.

Waves pound our beach

Waves pound our beach

In the studio 4/20/2014

The lower painting has along way to go; the raw umber ground is still visible beneath the figure on the lower-left and other places. It’s 40″ x 56.” The upper painting is nearing completion. It’s called “Explain” or “Plain” or some such. The lower one is titled “Dinner in Trenton,” by the way.