I guess it is heartening as a painter to know that some of my heroes, namely Kandinsky, sometimes miss their mark. I refer to the early work pictured on my August Kandinsky calendar. Whoa, buddy, what were you thinking? Of course, Picasso had a few ‘unsuccessful’ works which still bring in millions at auction!
‘Painting is easy when you don’t know how, but very difficult when you do’. Edgar Degas Friend of Mary Cassatt (who I quoted yesterday). Realistic painters. She, although single, is noted for her mother and child subject matter. Degas is often associated with his ballet dancers, among other subjects.
It was my honor to win Best of Show at the annual juried exhibition of Monson Arts Council. This new work, as pictured, was inspired by Charles DeMuth’s “I See the Figure Five in Gold” which came from the poet, Wm Carlos Williams poem about a fire engine. My painting is “I see the Figure…
New acrylic work on canvas added today. Using tools instead of only brushes, I can scrape layers off and leave transparent passages that are juxtaposed against opaque shapes, then justified to create finished composition.
He is our family historian, he moves around the world with ease, discovering family secrets, uncovering lost traces. “I found the ship’s manifest online,” he said. “Shows the date and time Grandma Benzli arrived from Europe, with her Uncle John and sister, Betty.” Seeing the document I felt I had touched history, a fantasy made…
MY ACRYLIC CHOICES