Sunday, October 19, 2014

Sunday Pick: Alice McCabe


Pale Office Man Eating a Banana, 2013, Acrylic on Canvas




Woman in a Fur Coat, 2012, Acrylic on Canvas


He Brought you the Flowers that I Wrapped, Acrylic and Oil on Canvas
I am happy to have stumbled upon Alice McCabe's work through the internet, the wormhole that seems to just keep giving.  McCabe lives and works in Zurich, Switzerland and makes really nice, pretty funny paintings. 

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Some New Things to Look At

I got some beautiful new things in my daily world...



Finally followed through on this project: a collage from dried flowers picked in Greece on our honeymoon and berries from Cezanne's studio grounds




Gorgeous ceramic set gifted to us




A fruit basket from the street market in Apt, France (red pears...whhaaa?)




A pastel drawing of flowers, fruits and a Matisse poster by Karen Segal

Sunday, October 12, 2014

Sunday Pick: Ian White Williams

I keep having this experience where I see a painting that I really like and go to write down the name of the painter and it turns out to be the same name: Ian White Williams.  It has happened both online through blogs or facebook and in person, at the Woodmere Art Museum.  So basically this post is way overdue.  The wonderful work of Ian White Williams (click to check out many more beautiful drawings and paintings):












Equally poetic yet unencumbered words on his work too:


 I PREDOMINATELY MAKE DRAWINGS AND PAINTINGS, OFTEN IN THE FORM OF SMALL WORKS ON PAPER. MY WORK MEDITATES ON THE CONSTANT HUM OF THE PERIPHERAL AND UNNOTICED.I ATTEMPT TO TRACE OR MARK THE FORMLESSNESS OF INFLUENCES ACTING ON ME AND MY SURROUNDINGS IN THE MOST ORDINARY OF MOMENTS.
  

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Friend Paintings #2

Emanuel Seitz . 2010
Emmanuel Seitz


Milton Avery
Milton Avery


Saturday, October 4, 2014

New Painting

 2014, Oil on Panel, 50 x 48 inches



  






I finally finished this painting that has been lingering in my studio for close to a year.  It has many layers of failed paintings of this same space (my bedroom) underneath.  I think it might be one that not everyone responds to but for me it is taking on that rare, sacred, touchstone-type painting persona.  I'll have to hold on to it for a while and see what happens.  

Its a bit hard to photograph, a lot of subtle change in the dark values, comes through a bit better in the detail shots.  

Friday, September 26, 2014

Sunday Pick: Liliane Klapisch














I am enjoying the work of Liliane Klapisch.  A painter born in France in 1933 who now lives and works in Jerusalem, Israel.  Her roots in french painting (thinking Vuillard & friends) are present but there is an emptying out and simplification that reminds me of a modernist I love: Biala.