My favorite kind of
phone call from Beth Urdang Gallery:
A young couple just purchased 6 of my abstractions series.
So exciting to view the grouping together.
As I paint them, never can I imagine how or where they’ll end up.
But when I learn about multiple purchases like this one, it is so gratifying
to have someone this captivated by what I’m doing, or trying to do.
And of all the hundreds of 8×8 abstractions, my first (#1) just sold.
New and old koi in progress.
I’m revisiting the one on the far left.
Painted in 2002!
wow. hard to believe I’ve been painting koi
The two on the right – 12×12 each – are new.
Complex images with hyper pigmentation.
I’m leaning more towards the simplicity and
narrower palette on the left one – 16×16 inches,
entitled “ Red, White and Blue.”
I love it when juxtaposed with my art pal Ana’s
lovely mostly red painting above.
Big project nearing completion during this Covid isolation period.
Remember these slide carousels?! The slides in this carousel are
from my talk at Montserrat College of Art many years ago,
maybe in 1999…
All those piled in the boxes have since been tossed.
Some 600 images in all have been digitized by a wonderfully professional
service called Everpresent here in the Boston area.
Thank you Sally Seamans for the recommendation.
I chose the highest resolution option with descriptive labeling.
(Some of the slides had labels with descriptions typed on
a typewriter, then glued on with rubber cement. This was
pre-Sharpies and self adhesive labels. Dinosaur technology
So happy to have had this project behind me.
It had been on my to-do list far too long.
having fun with some new koi
one of the biggest challenges is editing the photographs for this blog.I seem
to have to choose between accurate red-orange-yellow warmth
over blue-green cooler colors.
Difficult choice at best.
It’s worse when I shoot the paintings in the studio as in the case with this
24×24 oil on canvas
this looks nothing like the actual painting!
The actual colors are sensuous orange and vermilions and subtle
But, this is the best I can do for now. 🙁