A group of us met in June and took in the feelings that the Victorian Mansion in Holyoke, MA provided. I felt the energy of the Skinner Family, silk merchants, still alive and well in the house. My painting, “The Ghost in the Music Room” hung in the gallery over the fireplace and I hope it captured the emotions I had while in the museum.
Vision as Voice Last week, three of us juried the annual show in Monson, MA. There were over 250 entries, many of them digital. It was a congenial effort for all three of us. Reception is on March 23, 2013.
‘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.
After spending the spring and summer working on mixed media florals that are 18 x24″ or 16×20″ I decided to do some larger canvases. They are of an abstract nature and require the viewer’s response and interpretation.
“Fortune is a woman…”Machiavelli Michelangelo painted beautiful hands. If he was a guest at my dinner table he might quickly study hands, hands lifting wine glasses hands serving bouillabaisse in steaming pots hands arrnging yellow tulips, blue iris in a glass pitcher. If Leonardo ws a guest at my dinner table He’d bring his leather…
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.
Moving from nature and tornadoes to Kandinsky’s passionate philosophy about art making is a relief, even though the drama is revealed in the artist’s non-objective paintings. In his essay, “Point and Line to Plane,” he says the point is akin to language and is a language signifier. The point as period, but further he says…