About the MotmotExploring the natural world with pencil and paper from high atop a one-story bungalow in the middle of Oklahoma.
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Ms. Magazine founder and icon of feminist activism, Gloria Steinem, will be the keynote speaker at the Choices 2013 fundraising dinner and art auction on September 21 at the National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum in Oklahoma City. The event … Continue reading
Our arts-friendly town has become very bike-friendly of late. So, the Norman Public Arts Board with co-sponsor Fowler Volkswagon held a bike rack design contest and got over 200 submissions. I’m very proud and honored that two of my designs were included … Continue reading
It was my fault. I was allowed to suggest a pose today, and said, How about this one? As the session progressed, the model’s muscles twitched and her toes curled. I felt her eyes on me, and felt twinges, too- … Continue reading
She had been working on this picture for so long that she had felt her style shifting as different areas of the painting neared completion, and now that it was almost finished, the sections began to merge ungraciously, with rattling … Continue reading
Mitsuno Reedy has long been a shining star in the art firmament of Oklahoma; her portraits are in hot demand at the top government and corporate level and her paintings hang in the State Capitol’s permanent collection. Clearly, she is doing … Continue reading
I hardly ever start painting right off the bat. A three hour work session broken into 20 to 25 minute blocks allows time to figure out composition and shadows, to slow down and see. The first time block, for me, … Continue reading