Monday, December 16, 2013
I painted this in September after a wonderful trip to the Jackson Hole area between Wyoming and Idaho. We stayed with friends in Victor, Idaho and this is a view of the large valley ringed by mountains. One day we saw this weather phenomenon, a virga, as my husband informed me. Basically it is when rain forms in the sky but doesn't quite hit the ground. This was a bit or a outlier from the Plains series but it was all so beautiful and memorable I had to paint it. It is 36" x24" and was purchased at the Open Studio in December. I will miss it but it is in a good home with a true art lover. So I guess that means I am back to the studio to get more work done...
Saturday, December 14, 2013
Thursday, December 12, 2013
Thursday, July 25, 2013
Thursday, July 18, 2013
There is so much to see at the Museum this summer and it will take multiple visits to see it all. I have spent an afternoon at the Spun exhibit and there is still much more to see. The Nick Cave show is spectacular and this Friday there will be a performance of his work at Civic Center. What may get overlooked is the jewel of an exhibit of early work by Mark Rothko. A big plus of this excellent show is that it is next door to the Clyfford Still Museum. I hadn't realized how Still had influenced Rothko and it is very evident in the exhibit. For any painter the show is a must-see and for anyone who wants to understand how an artist develops his ideas. The magnificent Rothko's from the 1960s didn't just spring fully formed from his brush. There were years of development as he worked through ideas and influences ranging from Picasso, Andre Masson, Still and even Milton Avery. It is all there and I can't wait to return.
Friday, July 5, 2013
We took a trip to the eastern plains of Colorado in May. It is a landscape that touches me deeply- now even more so after reading The Worst of Time about the dust bowl in the 1930s. Light and air- all qualities in my abstract work are front and center in these new paintings.