Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Gray chilly morning and I'm stuck at home with the Peoples Gas man.
Good time to blog.

I framed "Times Square". Here's an un-official photo…

"Times Square"
24" x 36" + Frame
Oil and acrylic gel transfer on board

Next on the agenda is finishing up "Don't Forget to Call",
the painting based on my own living room.
I'm having a lot of fun working on it.

"Don't Forget to Call"
36" x 48"
Oil and Acrylic Gel Transfer on Board

It's a constant battle to decide how detailed to be or how suggestive.
After going to the Mattisse exhibit, I want everything to be very blocky and flat,
but sometimes my hand can't stop. And often those small touches add so much.
I just keep going back and forth until the balance feels right.

Here's a small piece, 16" x 20", that I started.
It's inspired by a painting by Hopper.
I'm loving the palette, but it still has a long way to go.

I'll be participating the in the smART Show
at the Flatiron Building June 4-5-6.
It will be my first opportunity to exhibit the "Windows" series,
though I will also have many works from earlier series.
It's been a while since I've been down at the old maze of a building and I miss my friends and the weekends filled with crowded hallways and lost souls looking for the staircase.
It's always a party and the art keeps changing and growing.
It's a great place to discover a new artist. You should come out!

Flat Iron Arts Building
1579 N. Milwaukee

June 4-5-6
Friday 6-10pm
Saturday 12-10pm
Sunday 12-6pm

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