Author Archives: Nell Ruby

About Nell Ruby

Atlanta Artist Teacher Citizen

Victoria, leafing through a catalogue, has a fond reminiscence

from an email: “I was looking through a catalogue, ran across Cezanne Étude de Pomme water color, reminded me of the fruit watercolor exercise from your painting class!” title: PAUL CÉZANNE Étude de Pomme. PAUL CÉZANNE Étude de Pomme. Watercolor and pencil … Continue reading

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Word, Image and Hyperactivity

Like any good story, a successful process log tells the viewer/reader about the progress of the artwork in a compelling way. Luckily the author of the electronic blog gets to spin the tale in words, pictures and the added bonus … Continue reading

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Risk Chance Hazard Possibility Danger Loss

[Belinda]: Taking the risk of letting go of what’s in my head and what I ‘think’ I know seems to be right for me. I am learning more about the media, technique, and rules of design (and how to use … Continue reading

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The Difference Between Listening and Pretending to Listen

“The difference between listening and pretending to listen, I discovered, is enormous. One is fluid, the other is rigid.  One is alive, the other is stuffed. Eventually I found a radical way of thinking about listening. Real listening is a … Continue reading

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Taking Your Time

How exciting to post some beautiful observations from Art 241 / 341 sketchbooks. The joy of a sketchbook is that it allows the artist/observer to pay attention only to the things she finds delightful — free from worry about the … Continue reading

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Processing process

In the mac lab for ten minutes we tried to learn a great deal. Here we are demonstrating three descriptions of space. We are looking at what happens to scale and color and detail as we closely study a subject. … Continue reading

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