May 25, 2014
April 28, 2013
A landscape artist takes a horizontal view of a scene ranging from foreground to horizon and everything in between -- usually painting realistic objects from foreground, to fields to buildings to forests of trees to skies with clouds. It suddenly struck me that some of the most abstract views we have are of skies at night and the random scenes of buildings in a city. The night sky is so abstract, that for thousands of years people on the ground attributed names to them -- like Lyra, Cygnus, Taurus, Gemini, Scorpio and Sagittarius. I called these Star Scapes. The city skyline contains buildings with reflections on them and (at least with me) the wonder that architects and builders can make these edifices -- designing them and putting them together with complex mathematical computations. I called these City Scapes.
Here are the six Starscapes.
(From left to right Hi-Rise, Hi-Rises and Far Hi-Rise)
December 9, 2009
It was a warm day in late spring, pollen and tiny moths were falling so I placed one of the surfaces on an outdoor table under a shelter. I prepared the surface, and began dripping various colors, seeing in my mind's eye shapes, forms and color fields. I dripped both continuous paths of enamel, and small drops of enamel. I then poured large fields of bright enamel color to various sections of the painting and the result was exciting and dynamic. Since it takes enamel fields a long time to dry, I left the first piece outdoors until it could be moved. During the hours it was drying some of the pollen that was falling adhered to the paint (luckily no moths adhered.) The resulting painting Pollen in Plein Air (salute to the many artists who work outdoors "in Plein Air) is one of the most exciting of my works. It was the first piece prepared for the "20 Women Show." This is it:
December 7, 2009
August 4, 2008
All of them gathered there, displayed there and argued their various philosophies of color and art. There are art shows at Ashwagh 52-weeks a year where many new artists in East Hampton -- still gather and share techniques.
On June 13, 2008 I was part of a show produced by Vito Sisti called "20 Women Artists." I decided to feature my most recent work, my representational abstracts based upon by trip to India that I call my Sari Series for short. Many of these paintings are shown in my previous post.
Here are some photos taken at the show:
With my Son-in-law and Philadelphia photographer,
Harry Roth, Esq. Harry helped me hang the show
March 30, 2008
Saris at a Market
Saris among Palms
Saris at the Milk Market
The two most recent paintings in this series are large 50" by 30" canvases. Those who have seen them are excited by them, as I am.
Saris in the Sun
As memories of the trip continue to arise I may do more of these, although I still spend time on my abstract subjects -- as this recent painting called "Through the Glass Lightly" is an example of.
August 31, 2007
The sun was shining, and we went into a famous brasserie and was struck by the colors that set these spaces apart from other eating places. I developed several impressions of these colors in small studies. The wooded bar, the bright red colors and the combinations worked well in the space for which they were designed. One of the impressions was chosen by my client. It was done as a 24" x 36" acrylic on canvas. Here it is:
Under The Boardwalk
June 7, 2007
On this canvas I added a geometric reference to my design with striking results as you can see below: