Monday, September 27, 2021

Memories From The MoMA


12x24

oil on stretched canvas

In 1997, I was working as a designer in New York City and visited the MoMA on my lunch hour one day to view a modern still life exhibit. Picasso's 'Still Life with Pitcher and Apples' really captivated me. It was that plate of apples sitting on top of that super curvy pitcher that inspired me. I had never seen this piece in my art history class or any of the art books I owned. I loved how fresh and casual it was for a still life. It made me feel like he actually had fun painting it. Even though it was painted in 1919, it still looks modern. I bought a poster of the Picasso still life at the museum gift shop that day and it still hangs in my house today!

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Thursday, September 23, 2021

Three Amigos

 





6x8

oil on cradled linen panel

I'm still in the throes of back to school.  With the kids busy, I've been experimenting with some paint colors that I've had for awhile but never really explored their possibilities.  This week it's been viridian.  It can overpower a painting and look a little acidic at times, but I'm starting to realize it can be really beautiful when mixed with other colors.  I love how it complements the red of the apples.

This is painted on a cradled panel, hardware is included and it's ready to hang.

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Wednesday, September 1, 2021

Here We Go

 


6x6
oil on linen panel

Apples always seem like a symbol of school to me.  We had our start of school a couple weeks ago, and it was very bitter-sweet this year.  I have 18 year old twins that started college,  each 4 and 5 hours away.  We were so excited for them to start this new chapter in their lives, but at the same time it was so hard to let them go.  I have another son that is in his junior year of high school, and still at home.  I think he's getting more attention now than he is used to!