Friday, February 28, 2014

1740 Resist

still life, acrylic, 6" x 6" $100 click here to purchase 
Today I viewed artist William Kentridge's video The Refusal of Time at Boston's ICA. It is comprised of five simultaneous projections of dance, music, movement, drawing (and metronomes) - all dealing with themes of politics, time/death and the defiance of it all. 

Thursday, February 27, 2014

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

1737 Ocean State

still life, acrylic, 6" x 6"

sold I scooted down to Rhode Island tonight for a talk by illustrator, Mary Jane Begin. Begin has illustrated many children's books including her own version of The Wind in the Willows. Her rendition of Mr. Toad is inspired by Providence's former  Mayor Buddy Cianci - can you see a resemblance? 

Monday, February 24, 2014

1736 Saltz

still life, acrylic, 6" x 6 n/a
Art critics Jerry Saltz and Roberta Smith spoke to a full auditorium tonight at Boston University. Saltz opened the discussion by stating, "Art first, all else will follow." Saltz and Smith are also husband and wife and seldom (if at all) hold a talk together. Saltz writes for the New York Magazine and Smith writes for the New York Times. Saltz believes in as much engagement and conversation as possible with his readers (and beyond - he was a critic on the television show "Work of Art"). He welcomes direct comments online to his articles and responds back creating an interactive dialogue. Contrarily, Smith admitted to having more of a thin skin when it comes to direct confrontation about her writing. However, she does Tweet, I'm off to follow her now!  

Sunday, February 23, 2014

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Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Monday, February 17, 2014

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Saturday, February 15, 2014

1727 More Snow

stil life, acrylic, 6" x 6" $100 click here to purchase 

Other News: Below are photos of a 30" x 70" commission I recently finished. Before doing the painting I painted a quarter scale sketch for the couple's approval. Due to the unusual size, I stretched my own canvas using heavy duty stretcher bars from Twin Brooks Stretchers. The stretchers are handcrafted in Maine and feature a mechanical locking system which is so much easier to assemble than banging (and cursing) together the traditional wedge stretchers. 

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

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Saturday, February 1, 2014