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Monday, April 06, 2009
  new painting

This painting is called Slate, and is 56"x24", oil on panel. It is one that I'll be taking to Circa Gallery in Minneapolis on Wednesday. I go back over ten years with Circa, and think of it as my "home" gallery. It's time for a big overhaul of my work there--I'm taking in about seven new paintings, and bringing about the same number of older pieces.

The past few weeks have been confusing for me...lots of work in the studio, and all of it is heading here or there. So I've been sorting that out, and at the same time I'm doing new work, and also at the same time getting ready for my workshop next week in Rochester. And tomorrow I'm shipping off three boxes of small paintings that my friend Pamela is going to hang in the gallery she has in her house in Ithaca. I'm thinking, some day it will all get quiet again, and I can just paint in peace. But I do look at all of this in a positive light. Things are happening and I can't complain.
 
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It seems at times that new experiences and chaos (in limited and grand quantities) can bring about both the fantastic and the daunting, hind sight defines a lot of it for me and at times it is what took me out of my peace that brought me more peace.

That new panel looks grand on the web, seeing the dimensions it must quietly make itself heard.
 
Oooh, I know the feeling. It's all good but oh, so distracting! As is spring and family and other good things. But can't help wishing for quiet.
 
Hi Rebecca,
I like the paintings that you have been posting as of late. They have a wonderful sense of place. I find that the exposed red layer that comes through on the left layer of Sahara makes that painting clcick. Slate is especially beauiful. It evokes the feeling of winter. I was curious if you use the R & F pigment sticks.? This past Sunday I was at an Art Expo in Summit NJ sponsored by Jerrys of West Orange . I have to say that even though I work with acrylics those pigment sticks looked very inviting!
 
Thanks friends--interesting comments--and NJ, yes, I use R and F pigment sticks--they are gorgeous. If they are calling to you, I say try them! You could use them on TOP of acrylics I would think.
 
Those R&F's are too much fun! Have a small art supply here on the south side of Chicago that actually has a stock of the original "Oil Bar" brand before W & N bought them up...must be about 10 yrs old, and they are still juicy and very usable...a very fun way to lay a painting out and to add more in the later stages...

Oil sticks do call one...best to give 'em a whirl!
 
Oh you will have to steer me to that store if I come to Chicago for workshop this summer--!
 
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