Photographic Insight Into The Hypermodern Studio 2002

I was finishing up my thesis at Cornell University and taking double loads of classes in art and cognitive psychology in addition to Spanish. Note the lightsaber, Motorola v200 (Awesome for texting, but the speaker broke 3 times and I swapped out for Nokia 3660 the first camera phone in the US) and various cords […]

How To Become Clutter Free

“Being patient, forgiving, and methodical set me free.” How I did it: I visualized what I wanted my ideal space to be like.  I started sharing my goal with others.  I gave away or sold things that I found distracting.    Lessons & tips: Take the risk to give / sell the things that take your […]

An Open Letter To Studio Visitors From Pete Ippel

Welcome to my studio. For more than ten years I have explored and combined traditional art materials with digital techniques demonstrating creative fluency. By moving with ease and grace through a variety of media, I focus on communicating ideas and I gain knowledge in the process. I work intuitively and iteratively when creating art and […]

Hans Hofmann on Subject Matter

Each artist has a way of working…here’s Hans Hofmann’s Every subject matter depends on how to use meaning. You can use it in a lyrical or dramatic manner. It depends on the personality of the artist. Everyone is clear about himself, as to where he belongs, and in which way he can give aesthetic enjoyment. […]

Jasper Johns and Studio Practice

Inspiration from old Xerox copies I’ve been sorting through…Here’s a bit from Jasper Johns’ sketchbook from 1965. One thing working one way Another thing working another way. One thing working different ways at different times. Take and object. Do something to it. Do something else to it. ” ” ” ” ” Take a canvas. […]