Monday, October 27, 2008

The best of times, the worst of times



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Does the top one look familiar? it is a larger version of Quiet. This is Quiet Too
the middle one is Anticipation and the bottom one is Pentimento. Perhaps they are all a homage to this month to quote Dickens, " the best of times, the worst of times" a time of anticipation, dread and a heartfelt desire to have this election over so we can get on with our lives. Of course that will depend on it going the way we wish to hope and change via Barack Obama.

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Is a painting ever truly finished?

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Portrait has changed. I did some more work on it. Compare to the earlier version in the previous post- what do you think?

Tuesday, October 7, 2008





I finished Portrait( middle image) today. I discovered it had affinities with 2 others- all based on Guanajuato. I looked at 9 together and am exploring how the painting work together in different groupings.
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Thursday, October 2, 2008


I am now exactly half way through my new series; ten paintings completed and ten to go. I hope to complete the series by the end of the year. They really look good together- right now I am positioning them 4 across and three down which makes a single piece that is 60" x 80". I am calling it the Hill Town Series- the inspirations comes from my time in Oaxaca and Guanajuata as well as Italy. I wouldn't necessarily describe Rome,Denver or San Patricio, Mexico as hill towns, but each place has been part of the inspiration for the series. By the time I complete painting number 20 I believe the title for the series will reveal itself.

October paintings


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top: Melaque bottom Green Building