News from the studio
Yesterday my lovely niece Sophie and I had a great afternoon
strolling the LES looking at work, we started on Canal and Orchard
at Miguel Abreu Gallery where they had a cool show of Cuban Socialist Posters
From there we headed north walking in and out of a billion galleries.
So many great shows!
I love using the NY Art Beat app to see what's going on.
Super excited about using a CMY palette
I haven't really started yet, it needs to really switch at the beginning of a new painting
looking at stuff differently. I guess the big changes will be that I have never used Magenta as a mixing color
and the idea of going through orange and red with it enthralls
I have shied away from mixing fuchsia and yellow because I think of magenta being so close to purple
and I rarely use cyan/thalo, and when I do it is to go green and not into the red blues
I've never mixed thalo and magenta,
now I'm imagining mixing colors with a fuller rainbow
Bikes are beautiful,
& because they’re designed to carry the figure there is something very figurative about them.
Something natural and not, because they are made to fit our proportions.
They make lovely compositions.
There are great frame makers who make beautiful bikes that are works of art to begin with and are wonderful to look at (and paint pictures of)
Bikes get personalized through use, either with deliberate customization or wear and become unique and associated with a person.
I often see my friends bikes locked up outside and know they are around, painting bikes celebrates my community and celebrates cycling.
When people bring me their bikes to paint it is great to learn the ways they are into cycling and always very positive, humbling and inspiring.
Bikes are both unique and universal
They are a powerful symbol of independence.
With a bike you are going somewhere!
I took myself on a field trip up to the Metropolitan Museum of Art for a wander
Love all the Degas
I forget who
Manet, love this sea scape and everything about the figure
Motherwell - I have been looking at the Met's collection for so long it is like making a visit to old friends.
Pollock close up
Then, in the Rachel Uffner Gallery on Suffolk
and saw this by Curtis Talwst Santiago
I like the use of different mediums, drawing pastel or charcoal on spraypaint.
I should use spraypaint.