roughly speaking…

Here’s where I am…sometimes. The sun is out, you know. I have to take advantage of that!

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Work in progress, oil on canvas, 36″ x 36″

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creative block

It very well could be a serious lack of vitamin D, when will the sun come out? Try as I might, and I’ve made several sketches….I’m stuck. So, I’ve been looking at things I did thirty years ago, take for instance this lovely paper sculpture? Sculpture because this isn’t a painted piece. I dyed cotton linters in individual colors, rolled and cajoled the colors in this portrait and then sponged out the water. So sculpture. I will say that things have changed since I exhibited hand made papers…it was not considered a fine art at all, just a “craft.” Ha!

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sculpted fiber (cotton linters, procion dyes) circa 1990 16″ x 24″ mounted on canvas

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There. Now, isn’t that better?

I fully expected to finish this today, however, when I walked into the studio I saw that it was already complete!  Ha!  I stood there for more than a moment, inspecting, critically tearing apart the strokes, the color, the shadows….nope, there’s nowhere to apply paint.  It says exactly what I set out to express, some quizzical inquiry into the future and man’s rush toward utilization of artificial intelligence…  I titled it Temptation: 404 Page Not Found.

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“Temptation: 404 Page Not Found,” 2017, oil on canvas, 30″ x 40″

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So, ah, I started something new….

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work in progress, detail, oil on canvas, 30 x 40 inches

This is fun, isn’t it?  It doesn’t really have much “context,”  this is detail that I was working on today, roughly one-third of a larger piece.  As I was painting, I was thinking that glass is a temptation!  Is this Adam and Eve after the reboot?  And, that’s where context would help.  Where are these two?