BOOKS: “Painting, Passion and the Art of Life” by Michele Bledsoe

    Painting, Passion and the Art of Life by Michele Bledsoe   “As artists, we are explorers. Every blank canvas is the beginning of a new journey.” -Michele Bledsoe   My wife Michele Bledsoe recently completed her first non-fiction book, Painting, Passion and the Art of Life. This collection of inspirational essays on painting … Continue reading BOOKS: “Painting, Passion and the Art of Life” by Michele Bledsoe

PAINTINGS: “LIFELINE FROM A FRIEND,” A New Collaboration by Michele and Richard Bledsoe

Michele Bledsoe and Richard Bledsoe  “Lifeline from a Friend” Acrylic on Canvas 12″ x 6″  Michele Bledsoe and I have completed the fourth piece in our ongoing collaborative series. I started this one, and it was a mess. This time we decided to divide the surface diagonally, from top to bottom. Usually I begin a … Continue reading PAINTINGS: “LIFELINE FROM A FRIEND,” A New Collaboration by Michele and Richard Bledsoe

PAINTINGS: “Do the Work,” a New Collaboration by Michele and Richard

Michele Bledsoe and Richard Bledsoe “Do the Work” acrylic on canvas 12″ x 6″   Michele Bledsoe and I have completed the third piece in our ongoing collaborative series. As we develop our art and our lives together, we have found inspiration in a book by Steven Pressfield: Do the Work. “A child has no … Continue reading PAINTINGS: “Do the Work,” a New Collaboration by Michele and Richard

STUDIO: Collaborative Painting with Richard and Michele-Part 4, Completion

Michele Bledsoe and Richard Bledsoe “Tusk” acrylic on canvas, 12″ x 6″    “The Remodernist artist formulates expressions of personal liberty in pursuit of higher meaning and significance.” –The Remodern America Manifesto  Our first collaborative painting has been completed, and actually has been displayed in two shows so far. Michele and I both created our … Continue reading STUDIO: Collaborative Painting with Richard and Michele-Part 4, Completion

STUDIO: Collaborative Painting with Richard and Michele-Part 3

The Collaborative Painting Continues: Drawing it Out  Once we started defining the composition, the painting moved rapidly. It is a small piece, 12″ x 6″, which happens to be one of Michele’s favorite sizes. Basically we were both arranging our own 6″ x 6″ squares, and making them harmonize. I tend to do my drawing … Continue reading STUDIO: Collaborative Painting with Richard and Michele-Part 3

STUDIO: Collaborative Painting with Richard and Michele-Part 2

A Collaborative Painting by Richard and Michele Bledsoe: Taking Form . The collaboration continued. We very quickly determined the needed dynamic. We are opposites in so many ways. Michele worked on the painting for much longer periods of time than I did. She is a meticulous, slow painter. She laid out her drawing in detail … Continue reading STUDIO: Collaborative Painting with Richard and Michele-Part 2

STUDIO: Collaborative Painting with Richard and Michele-Part 1

It Begins: A Collaborative Painting from Richard and Michele Bledsoe  It’s surprising it’s taken us so long to do this. My wife Michele Bledsoe and I are both painters, but very different kinds of painters. We do share a studio in our home. We’ve spent countless hours together making art. We work back to back, … Continue reading STUDIO: Collaborative Painting with Richard and Michele-Part 1

ARTICLE: Michele Bledsoe in “The Labyrinth Beyond Time”

Creatures Great and Small: Michele Bledsoe with her painting “Under the Pillow” . I’ve written a number of times on the amazing creativity of my wife, artist Michele Bledsoe.  Michele was recently the featured artist in an article in The Foothills Focus, a weekly newspaper focused on life in north Phoenix and its environs. Read … Continue reading ARTICLE: Michele Bledsoe in “The Labyrinth Beyond Time”

ARTICLE: A Profile on Michele Bledsoe from 2005

Michele Bledsoe “Moon Liquor” acrylic on canvas 30″ x 24″ . While searching through my email recently I stumbled across a long forgotten gem, from all the way back in 2005. It was a profile I had written for an online art site about my wife, artist Michele Bledsoe. The website, “ARTish,” is long gone. … Continue reading ARTICLE: A Profile on Michele Bledsoe from 2005

“ART IS FOR EVERYONE” A Pop Up Gallery Experience at SEEDs For Autism

Remodern America Presents: ART IS FOR EVERYONE: A POP UP GALLERY EXPERIENCE AT SEEDS FOR AUTISM Seeds For Autism Hosts Group Art Exhibit PHOENIX, AZ – Local artists present a pop up gallery experience at Seeds for Autism. Community artists and the talented participants at Seeds for Autism present a special one night show on … Continue reading “ART IS FOR EVERYONE” A Pop Up Gallery Experience at SEEDs For Autism