Sunday, May 31, 2009

New Abstract - Glory Days

Another abstract on paper 30X22 I even have a name for this one "Glory Days". I have decided to spend my summer studying Rauschenberg's work. I could look at his paintings endlessly and always find something new and interesting. This is my favorite Rauschenberg book. I bought mine at the Met Store (soft cover) for a LOT less.

To say that my art work right now is very inspired by Rauschenberg is an understatement - I love the edginess and the freedom of his work (no pretty paintings) - so I could do a lot worse as far as a hero.

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

New Abstract on Paper

This is a new abstract I finished today. I haven't painted in awhile - these are not pretty pictures but I like doing them. I am not sure what I will do with them - I don't really want to mat and frame them but am not sure how to display them.

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Abstract

Abstract on paper 30X22 - acrylic, collage and mixed media. I was working on 2 paintings today and was thinking my new work - "it ain't pretty". Well this is the look I am going for - edgy and raw - and that is most definitely not pretty. So does a painting have to be pretty to be valid or saleable? I think not - well I hope not. I look at the work of Robert Rauschenberg and don't find anything pretty - but I do find amazing art work. It is deep and thought provoking - what more can one ask for!

Monday, May 11, 2009

Some new abstracts

I have been painting some work on paper - so far I have 5 full sheets completed. This is the second one in the series.

I took a drive up to the art guild tonight to visit with the Monday night art group - I wanted to see what they are working on and show them my latest. It was a nice night - lots of good abstract art to look at and discuss - I am inspired!!

Sunday, May 03, 2009

Gallery Opening

Last night was the opening for my two person show with Sheila Garbarsky at the ABstract EXpressions Contemporary Art Gallery. The show looks wonderful - our paintings work so well together - our style, colors and shapes really complement each other. I am so excited and proud of this show. It is so nice to walk into a beautiful spacious gallery and see a body of your work - I usually do not get to see a lot of my paintings together like this - it was a thrill. The show will be on display until June 5, 2009.

Here are a few more pictures - I was so busy talking to everyone I neglected to take many photos.

Two of my paintings


Sheila's work





The front window of the Gallery