She said 'Make his Shirt Blue"

26 June 2012

Here's a comissioned  portrait of a man - she said "make the shirt blue'.   What a treat to get out my oils as I've been using acrylics mostly.  Opening my box brought back memories of New York - the smell of oils in my studio was wonderful. 

From Blueprints to Art

10 June 2012

Here's a huge machine - that prints on plastic which is the underlying foundation for the artwork which will hang in the board room of I2M which stands for Innovation to Manufacturing.  The press from Italy is gigantic and seeing it at the Crestwood Industrial Park, helped me to understand the blueprints.  Certain areas in the work took on an abstract feeling - like a Diebenkorn with repetition of shape and color tying everything together.   Lisi at Marquis in Wilkes-Barre has come up with the perfect framing solution - simple.  I can't wait for the hanging!!

Rothko Altar

02 June 2012

Mark Rothko is the centerpiece of my altar - his calming paintings blew me away when I saw them at his retrospective in DC years ago.   The scale of the works - the progression of his palette from light to dark as he progressed into his depression was hauntingly beautiful.   One of these days I really want to see the Rothko Chapel in Houston, Texas . 
The Rothko Chapel, founded by Houston philanthropists John and Dominique de Menil, was dedicated in 1971 as an intimate sanctuary available to people of every belief. A tranquil meditative environment inspired by the mural canvases of Russian born American painter Mark Rothko (1903-1970), the Chapel welcomes over 60,000 visitors each year, people of every faith and from all parts of the world.  On the plaza, Barnett Newman's majestic sculpture, Broken Obelisk, stands in memory of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

A 6" x 8" Portrait

21 June 2012

She said "make his shirt blue"  - a little rememberance of a face - the sort of thing artists  were constantly asked to do before the camera.