Thursday, April 14, 2011

Robert Genn

New books came in today, among them The Painter's Keys, A Seminar With Robert Genn, by Robert Genn.

I first found this author from his Robert Genn's Twice Weekly Newsletters. Here's the most recent issue. Even when I am falling behind in my blog reading, that is never the case with his fine blog/web site.

From Hour 1, The Child and the Recipes:

"Something I am going to try to bring to you in this seminar is that as adults we should learn to daily and hourly dig out our wondering child and train ourselves to always look at what we are seeing as if it were "baby-eyes" new. When we develop again this way of seeing, our life and our work become fresher. We don't repeat ourselves so readily, and we don't become jaded. As I have explored my possibilities as a visual artist I found that this attitude became central to my happiness."

The near entirety is available via Google Books.


  1. This looks like a good read; thanks so much for the link. I will have to make a nice hot mug of tea and curl up on the couch to read it this weekend!

  2. I got in a couple of chapters last night. It wasn't long before I felt like I was in the room with them and their conversations.

    The comments on his articles are great reading too.