Al Setton

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Reviewing Past Work

In preparation for a presentation to Watercolor West on Saturday October 25th, I have been going through my past work and have found the process so enlightening that I recommend it to everyone. For one thing it is like visiting old, cherished friends with whom you can easily pick up where you left off. I am transported to past moments of intensity and happiness as I painted them. I am able to see them for what they are more objectively and, as in the case of family members,  the passing of time has enabled me to more easily forgive their shortcomings. I can also trace the artistic journey I have taken, shaped by opportunities to learn from admired artists I chanced across, exciting discoveries in art books and museum shows,and thegrowth of my own aesthetics. I intend to share the results of this trip down memory lane as the subject of my presentation on Saturday. i invite you to join me.


Thursday, October 23rd, 2008 Uncategorized 1 Comment

Update for October 3rd from Upstate New York


Overcast, gray, rainy. Then the sun broke out and the world is full of color again! Fall color is begininng to show. It gives me a good idea for a painting which will be predominantly muted cool color with bright jewels of warm color.

I’ve working all day on the order of my slides for the presentation for Watercolor West on October 25th. What fun to retrace the various phases of my artistic journey. Hopefully others will also find it entertaining and instuctive.

Blogging is  a blast!

Friday, October 3rd, 2008 Uncategorized No Comments

Thoughts for Today 9/27/08

Being involved in art is time consuming and sometimes frustrating. I am not talking about the painting part but the scurrying around town to pick up and deliver paintings, get them framed, set up a website, etc., etc.  But its all good as even Picasso had to do some of this (except for the blog and website part).

Taking digital photographs of one’s past work is like visiting old friends who have been out of one’s life for a while,  only to resume the relationship where one left off, without missing a beat. Such treasured memories!!

Saturday, September 27th, 2008 Uncategorized 1 Comment

New launch

Hi! We just launched my new site. Would love to hear your questions, what you liked and what you weren’t so crazy about!

Saturday, September 27th, 2008 Uncategorized 6 Comments


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