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Tuesday, June 02, 2009
  old walls and lost paths

The working title for my October exhibit at Darnell Fine Art is Old Walls and Lost Paths, a reference to the time I spent last September painting in Catalonia. I continue to feel strongly the influence of the textures of the ancient buildings and ruins, and the memories of walking in the landscape.

As time passes, though, their influence is more generalized, less specific to the particular place or experience from my residency. The old, time worn surfaces, and overgrown paths in the Catalonia landscape have taken on more metaphoric and universal meanings for me, and I find myself paying more attention to such images here in my own environment.

Almost every exhibit that I've had in the past has been titled some variation of New Work or Recent Paintings. For this exhibit I'm pleased to have a more specific idea or theme, which has come naturally out of my experience.

The painting above is Warm Wall, 42"x36" (oil on panel.)
 
Comments:
I love your textured panels Rebecca. This one is especially 'earthy' and reminds me of the anticipation of new growth in the spring.
 
Love this painting Rebecca. I'm really looking forward to seeing your new work. Great title, for this piece, and I also love your choice of title for your show.
 
I like your color and composition. ;) I linked your blog on my blog . ARe you OK?
 
Thanks for these great comments, and thank you Maco for the blog link. It is so wonderful to realize how far this blog reaches, to know that around the world there are people who can and do read it.
 
I often see landscapes in your work, reflected in some manner onto a worn surface or in the mid distance of a larger section of one of your pieces.

I won't be specific as to which ones, as they are my mind's interpretations of the works, but suffice to say it is a delight...
 
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