Creative Routines

  • Jarnefelt: Son's Portrait

  • Shopping Pentaagon City Mall

    Pentagon City Mall, Arlington, VA, photo by Joan Hart, 2012

Start with the people around you—portraits really– that could stir many a painter’s imagination. Have you ever estimated how many portraits you see each day?

ILLUSTRATIONS—Everyday Portraits — Jarnefelt, Portrait of the Artist’s Son

How about the mall or other shopping center?  Have you thought how many visual stimuli impact your senses? Pretend, for a moment that you are touring a museum, full of an incredible range of colors and shapes, patterns and designs, all expertly lighted and attractively displayed.

ILLUSTRATION—Shopping — Pentagon City Mall photograph

And don’t forget the environment of your office!

ILLUSTRATION—The Office Environment–Frank Lloyd Wright Lobby Office Building