Tuesday, July 25, 2017

"Call It a Night"

10 x 10"
oil on panel
sold


If you have a bucket list, add seeing the painting Nighthawks by Edward Hopper in the Art Institute of Chicago.  

Hopper's iconic painting done in 1942 is one of the most recognizable paintings in American art.  Hopper and his wife Jo attended an exhibit of paintings by Henri Rousseau at the Museum of Modern Art - about a month after Nighthawks was hung in a New York gallery - and in attendance was Daniel Catton Rich, the director of the Art Institute of Chicago and Alfred Barr, the director of MOMA.  Jo told Barr he just had to go see Edward's new painting Nighthawks.  It was Rich who went to see it shortly after and purchased it for $3000 and the painting has hung in the Art Institute ever since.

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Thursday, July 20, 2017

"An Invitation"

6 x 8"
oil on panel


A young woman is seemingly being invited to play on the beach in Joaquin Sorolla's Two Sisters, Valencia in the Art Institute of Chicago.

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Sunday, July 16, 2017

"Express Yourself"

9 x 12"
oil on panel


Mark Rothko was a complex, educated man and it would be futile for me to even begin to analyze his paintings, especially the color fields in his abstract expressionism works.  I will include a quote from Rothko that does it for me - "The fact that people break down and cry when confronted with my pictures shows that I can communicate those basic human emotions.  The people who weep before my pictures are having the same religious experience I had when painting them.  And if you say you are moved only by their color relationships then you miss the point."

A young man stands before Mark Rothko's Untitled, (Purple, White and Red) in the Art Institute of Chicago.

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Monday, July 10, 2017

"From Their Perspective"

6 x 8"
oil on panel
sold


I enjoyed loosening up with this new painting - two young women resting on a bench in front of Mark Rothko's Untitled, (Purple, White and Red) in the Art Institute of Chicago.




"Puppy Zen"

12 x 12"
oil on panel


These are my darling pups, Zac and Joey, when they were about four months old.  

I know, it's out there for me.





Wednesday, July 5, 2017

"Get With The Program"

6 x 6"
oil on panel
sold


I love this painting.

From the Art Institute of Chicago, a couple rests on a marble bench in the Art Institute of Chicago.