Tuesday, December 29, 2009
It's one about which I continually hear, "Oh, I love that one," but as yet has not been taken off on its way into the world, so I'm hoping... Happily, I've sold a few things from the show: "Incensed Sensibility," "Even In..." and most recently, "Black and White," about which I've wondered, "does anyone but me like this one?" (a personal favorite, in truth), thus I'm pleased of some positive feedback on that one.
Monday, November 2, 2009
Here are pictures of the most recently finished paintings. The cat is still in want of a decent picture: I've tried several lighting situations, but as yet...
Friday, September 25, 2009
Also of course, I hate to have an entry with no picture: "Bigelow Brawl," 30 x 24 inches, acrylic on canvas, one of the old Tea Paintings. These fellows have probably had too much wine, themselves. At any rate, I recommend hopping over to the poetry foundation site to check out Mr. Pavese's work: most all of his poems have the distinct sense of time, place, and (annecdotal) event; and the manner of writing that has the immediate, visual presence I most enjoy (in writing).
I seem to be enjoying parentheses as well...
Friday, September 4, 2009
Tuesday, August 18, 2009
I'm incorporating the picture of the Ponte Vecchio into the background of the painting with the birds that is only drawn in above. Truth be told, I've already painted that background, but I need to photograph it along with the other two, which, at least for those, involves a bit of set up for good reproduction and also photographing them with the nondigicamera for slides. I need to get slide film.
Monday, July 20, 2009
The idea for the colored center with uncolored sides came directly from the Tea Paintings, particularly the ones using Twinings envelopes:
At any rate, the uncolored sides presented themselves to me, conceptually, as an area beyond the edge of the canvas and not, "the main picture," but implying that there is more happening or more to see than what is presented as, "the picture." Not all the works played up this concept so much or so well: "Screen," the picture shown above, I feel doesn't. Most likely I'll put up some more in the future...
Also, in the way of bad photographs, here are a couple works in progress. Already the progress is further along than in these (week old) pictures, but just to give some idea of what I'm working on at the moment.