Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Certain Days

So many of these figures are sitting & seeing, their minds are working in parallel with their sight. They're doing much the same thing I'm doing as I draw or paint them. They vary in the way all self-portraits vary. A respectful distance turns out to be very close indeed.

"Figure With Datura"- mixed media on paper, 12" X 9"

We often see by means of a grid. Our vision is caught, not by the wires in the net, but by the openings.

"Dark Tree"- acrylic on paper, 10 1/2" X 9 1/2"

Gestural art make it clear that there's an emotional proportion as well as an anatomical one. There is also an emotional foreshortening.

"Gardener"- mixed media on paper, 8 1/2" X 5 1/2"

My favorite narrative paintings are mostly landscapes.

"2 Trees"- acrylic on paper, 13" X 9"

Drawing doesn't register line or mark, it shows two forms of light, the fragmentary & the interior--& also the shadows that serve them.

"Messaging"- mixed media on paper, 12" X 9"

Every form of art seems to me to be a form of listening for music.

"Garden Turn"-acrylic paper, 13" X 9"

Sometimes in a face,  myths of continuity & discontinuity meet.

Foot Rest"-acrylic on paper, 12" X 9"

The only thing that effectively changes the scale of an image is intimacy.

"Striped Skirt" -mixed media on paper, 8 1/2" X 5 1/2"

Certain days are the ones we remember. We're made of them, because we've made something out of them. Paintings are certain days.

"Water Garden 3" - oil on canvas, 60" X 48"