Thursday, July 25, 2013

more from Plains series

light and space- I find as the paintings become more minimal they are closer to what I want. Ecco on top is one of my favorites. 36" x24" $750 oil on canvas but I love the warmth and sense of infinite space of July 20" x60" $950 oil on canvas

Thursday, July 18, 2013

Denver Art Museum

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

new work

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.
top May 13 oil on canvas 20" x60" $950 middle Road to Bent's Old Fort oil on canvas 36" x36" $900 bottom 10 AM Commanche Grasslands oil on paper 22" x15" unframed $350