Monday, December 31, 2012


                                                                                                January 1, 2013

On the calendar page, jailed numbers are forced to do time. In a painting, time stretches out, and light on a face can last for centuries. Artemisia Gentileschi was able to achieve this, as others have before and since. 

The paintings included here all had other incarnations: they were started, then set aside, and then re-started after a lapse of time. In contrast, the drawings spiraled-out from a single point, over minutes or hours, in a single day.

Please note that the last of these drawings, “Leaflin In a Wool Cap,” will be included in the exhibition, “The Drawing Salon” at the Eloise Pickard Smith Gallery, UC Santa Cruz,  January 20-March 10.  There will be a reception on Sunday, February 10, from 3-5. I hope to see you there.

Happy New Year!


"In Red & Black"-oil on canvas, 24" x 20"

"Eduardo, Drawing"-colored pencil on paper, 12" x 9"

"Hieratic Robe"-oil on canvas, 48" x 36"

"Dancing Child"-colored pencil on paper, 12" x 9"

"Pink Cake"- oil on canvas, 24" x 24"

"Leaflin In A Wool Cap"-charcoal, tempera & acrylic on paper, 26" x 20"