News from the studio

NYC Half Marathon fundraising kick off!

January 25, 2019 - 12:16pm

My big project for today is to get the ball rolling for my fundraising half marathon.
It's the first time I've done this kind of thing.
I want to do something for my self, for my brother, a way to honor him and help with my own solace. 
He was into fundraising challenges and he would have liked this one.


I’ll be running the 2019 NYC Half Marathon on Sunday, March 17 with Team in Training to raise money for LLS, the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.

My brother Pavel is my inspiration for this project. After he died in August 2017, from complications of esophageal cancer, his friends and I organized an annual 5k event in his memory. 
The first edition of the LES Revel Run 5K, last October, was a big success. While working on it, I got the idea to participate in  the NYC Half and fundraise as an homage to Pavel, a way to channel my grief into something productive. 

I choose the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society  because my father, who we lost this last August, had survived Lymphoma in 1992 and I have long been aware of the toll and cost of cancer.  
The therapies funded by LLS have transcended blood cancers and now help those afflicted by many types of cancer. I want to help advance treatment and help find a cure.


 Please consider a donation to help me reach my goal of raising $2,000 to fund LLS's mission.


Rainy Painting Day

January 24, 2019 - 1:42pm

Great to be able to spend the day inside painting.
Working big, 30 x 40 on canvas
the 1938 Paramount
It’s a smaller bike than I remembered
This is just a start
I hope I can keep it simple.

Chelsea Galleries

January 23, 2019 - 7:26pm

Productive day
I photographed lots of little sketches
then Dave and I went for a morning run

I rode into town for Reiki
then dropped off prints at Fishs Eddy
then went to some galleries


Dana Schutz was at Petzel

I love the way she uses paint, big thick sculpted
I see Philip Guston and more.


The other galleries were looking back 

there were prints of Jackson Pollock at Washburn Gallery
love the litho's the black flat of the ink 
contrast with active marks.


Then Hans Hoffmann at Miles McEnery Gallery

good to see after D. Shutz.  
Paint texture and color and surface!


after galleries I hit the short pose class at Minerva's


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