Author Archives: mikeorsteve

Put the Bleeding Edge on the Wall

Gubbart staff reports and views:  Mike Lee suggests channeling your next tech urge into something more soul satisfying… In 1986, I bought one of the first Macintosh computers Apple made. The Macintosh Plus was all the rage, with a roaring 1 megabyte of RAM. I recall that was twice the memory of its predecessor. The […]

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Art Can Transport You

Gubbart staff reports and views:  Steve Ladd on the moving power of art… When art is made with great care and devotion it becomes a passage into and out of one’s life, not only for the artist who creates it but also for the person who sees it. Other things in life transport us too. Food […]

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The Friendly Medium Of Oil Paint

Gubbart staff reports and views: Steve Ladd on the intrinsic merits, modernization of the medium… No medium can magically make one a great painter, but if materials and techniques are cause for worry and woe in your painting, consider using oil pigments. This article of course is for those artists and visitors to Gubbart who […]

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The Words ‘Why Bother’ Do Come to Mind

Gubbart staff reports and views: Mike Lee on defying the odds… A fantastic trip to the northern California coast over a recent weekend included browsing in some of the many, quaint, hopeful, boutique/gallery/gift shops in one of the many, quaint, hopeful towns that dot the rugged coastline. Along with the clever, affordable and familiar items made […]

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Staying a Step Ahead of the Profiteers

Gubbart staff reports and views: Mike Lee on the narrowing playing field… In the realm of 3-D art, including usable creations such as a handmade knife, there is always the possibility (likelihood) that a sort of rambling free marketplace tragedy will follow the first act in which the artist hits a popular nerve among the buying public […]

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Painting Inside and Outside the Frame

Gubbart staff reports and views: Steve Ladd on making a painting feel at home… Paintings are like children; they grow up, maybe, and move out of the house, hopefully. They will need to have their own place to live in. That’s what a picture frame is, to my way of thinking, a home for the […]

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