July 31, 2008
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Painted at Edgewater Beach, in 1993, this porthole painting is in the collection of an artist friend. It is pink and blue green and I applied a copper foil border/frame. There are three gradations of shore line in atmospheric perspective. Think of the summer haze.
The Chrysler building is a mythic symbol of all that the U.S.A. has to offer: stainless steel iconic qualities. It was purchased in 2008 by an investment group from the U.A.E. in Abu Dhabi. Let us stop driving gas hogs, and make public transportation the rule. The U.N. building is in the foreground opposite a rust colored building. I loved painting the silvery sky and wish I was riding in that little yellow cab, right now.
In the center and at a distance, is the Woolworth building, one of my favorites. To the right of it is a large green glass building. And to the right of that are the Twin Towers. The perspective is not 3 point. The buildings do not taper or have a vanishing point as they reach for the sky.
July 22, 2008
A friend suggested that he looks too gray. This is an older painting, I do not know the symbolism of the yellow rose. I think I may give him color glazes, and maybe write something about the emancipation proclomation on the scroll. It is sad that some of our children know more about Teletubbies, than the founders of our country.
I painted from photographs. The middle daughter had passed away earlier, so it was a challenge to make her look a little older. I read somewhere that in heaven, everyone is around 27 years old.
July 20, 2008
Mr. and Mrs. Fowler were living in a condo while their dream house was being built. Char called me to paint their portraits after seeing "Look Inside Yourself" at the Cleveland Center for Contemporary Art (now MOCA). CCCA actually promoted local artists way back then. I took photos for reference. Charles enjoyed dressing up.
July 19, 2008
In 1995, there was an exhibition of Greek antiquities at the Cleveland Museum of Art, titled: A Passion for Antiquities Ancient Art from the Collection of Barbara and Lawrence Flieschman. I was in my element.
The adulation from Greek Vase enthusiasts was astounding for me. This painting was commissioned by Lawrence, CEO of Kennedy Galleries and is in NYC. Hi Barbara!
July 15, 2008
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July 6, 2008
As a boy, I once bought plastic pearls for my Grandma on the walk home from Holy Cross School. After she passed away I painted this as a rememberence of the Mother who raised me. Every object was painted from life except the sculpture which is from a photo.
July 4, 2008
July 2, 2008
Yale Art School 1978, MFA critique, They said: We don't know what you want to do. TRUE! I was experimenting. This is an arch, half circle, installation of hand made papers. Winifred Lutz: Where are you? Winifred taught us how to make exquisite paper making screens. That half circle
is my leitmotif-stchick. Hallelujah.