Friday, November 11, 2011

Unusual sky colors

Saw this yesterday afternoon enroute home.   Just like our freaky snowstorm in Oct this was the first time I saw the sky this red...before sunset starts.

Thursday, October 2, 2008

Strange But True

Years ago I met someone whose wife was an artist.  They lived in Paris, I lived in New York.   Until that neither of us knew anything about each other's work.  But her husband saw my work hanging in my then office.   He commented to me that my style was similar to his wife's.  I found that interesting.  He then told her.  Later a few weeks went by and a couple of us from work went to his place...and I saw for myself it was true.  Our styles were similar...and even more so our palettes were the same.    It reminded me when I saw an exhibition at MOMA of Picasso and Braque's work side by side.  Those two knew each my case it wasn't the case.  She and I have met a few times over the years...and each time we are both struck by the similarities our works take.

Sunday, September 7, 2008

Style directions

I find it a struggle sometimes as my style changes...I go thru this period of "artist's block", the equivalent of "writer's block".  I wonder do other artists experience this too?

For me this is a time when I'm pre-occupied with other things in life, looking at new methods, new experiences.  Or sometimes, just doing nothing special.

Right now I'm going through one of these periods, trying on a new direction, as though I was trying on a new suit...only this is about finding a new voice to my work.

Tuesday, August 5, 2008

Impatience...wanting to finish quickly

Whenever I start a new painting...there reaches this point, where, I become impatient and want to see it finished. It's almost like when we were kids and would ripe the wrapping off presents to see what was inside...or the anticipation on xmas morning.

Sunday, August 3, 2008

Style Evolution

I've noticed over time, that my style evolves right after I've entered a dry period. Writers experience "Writer's blocks", I experience "Dry Periods". These are periods of time that I want to paint, but just don't have anything to express...or it just seems that way.

When I was younger, I used to think these meant something, like I wasn't really an artist, after all arent'artists always creating? Now I realize that it's just part of the process. Something that happens. For me these dry periods have always resulted in a shift in my painting style.

What I see appearing on the canvas is still expressive, but the style is a different than what I was producing a year ago...and the palette is changing too. I'm excited to find where this one takes me and for how long.