Thursday, August 4, 2016

296: An Interview with Dan McCaw

Work in progress, 48' x 48', acrylic
–I FIRST met Dan McCaw at a guest lecture at Utah State University when I was studying illustration and Dan was pursuing a successful career as an illustrator in the impressionist tradition. I was 23 and Dan was 33 and I sensed that he was already on a unique path.

Although I own his excellent book on painting (A Proven Strategy for Creating Great Art) I hadn't read or heard anything from him for years until I stumbled onto this interview conducted by painter Anne Ward.

I agree wholeheartedly with his philosophy–making art can be frustrating and the resistance we encounter is an essential part of the process. I hope you enjoy the interview as much as I did.

Brad Teare –August 2016


7 comments:

  1. Thank you Brad for introducing me to both Dan and Anne. I've just subscribed to her site and look forward to following Dan's work as well.

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    1. They are both remarkable artists. Anne is the wife of painter and art educator Ian Roberts.

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    2. +Interesting, I didn't know that but I've also been following Ian for quite a while and have his book on Composition.

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  2. Thank you for sharing this video. I really enjoyed it.

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    1. You are welcome, Bon. I stumbled on it at a good moment for me. Very useful stuff!

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  3. Thank you for sharing this video. I really enjoyed it.

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  4. I enjoyed the video and, of course, it's right on target with what I needed to hear right now. It's my time of self-discovery.

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