Thursday, September 30, 2010

A little Neel

Gray Still Life, 1959, Oil on Canvas

Such a gem from Alice Neel. I love a lot of her work. Beautiful, honest line quality. I love this especially because its more of a caught moment than a conscious, set-up portrait which is more my interest. Plus the light coming in, varied grays and ambiguous, tender objects create such a mood. So good.

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

George Segal

These are from one of the best kept secrets of the PAFA library...a small blue book which holds about 30 color reproductions of George Segal pastels and an interview. Both have been important to me. I find these much more compelling than the sculptures he is so well known for.

Friday, September 17, 2010

A few new things

Here is a finished piece I posted earlier in progress, a little painting of objects in the studio and a detail and drawing of the same. I am currently trying to figure out a way to make paintings that merge the sensibilities in drawing from life with the freer inventiveness I feel in working from a photo...

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Thomas Chimes

photo courtesy Locks Gallery

I love these two Chimes that recall the Bay Area, done around the same time. I think I was supposed to live in the 60s.

Friday, September 3, 2010

A little Bonnard

This is one of my favorite paintings. It took me a while to come across a color representation so I thought I'd share. I love the composition and relate more to the cool light in this piece than most of his warm southern Francy light. Plus a painting that incorporates a woman, a wicker chair, a window and a table scape is pretty much perfect (Diebenkorn has done it, George Segal in his pastels too...but that's for another post...)