Monday, July 25, 2011

New AC!

It's been hot here, like everywhere else this summer and my old air conditioner wasn't working. I have cleaned and battled w/ it since spring. 5 stitches and a gob of money later, I now have a very cool work area. I've had studios in the past that had no ac and it's a workable situation, but it certainly slows me down. I even think slower in a 90+ degree work space. No excuses now ...except it is hard to paint detail w/ these wool mittens on ....

Saturday, July 23, 2011

The Price is Right @ David Lusk

It's almost time for The Price is Right Show. Here's the plates that I'll be showing.

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Sally Crewe and the Sudden Moves

Sally Crewe used one of my paintings for her band's new EP, Transmit and Receive! Pretty cool. Check them out- Sally Crewe and the Sudden Moves.

Sunday, July 17, 2011

Jan Fabre

A friend from the Netherlands brought this Belgian artist to my attention. I want to see more and see it in person!

above- The Man Who Measures the Clouds

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

RIP Cy Twombly

For a long time I didn't get Twombly's paintings. I saw them in magazines and books and they looked sort of gimmicky and slightly phony. Then several years ago I was at the Chicago Art Institute walking around, I turned a corner and came face to face with 3 large paintings by Twombly. They blew me away. They were so alive. They were the most spontaneous, alive (I can't think of a better word) paintings I have ever seen. Amazing. I became ... a fan seems like too frivolous a word- I was awe struck and have remained so since.
I saw some bad western movie and in it Gene Hackman says " life is about loss". If that is true, then the loss of Twombly is life. I'm just glad he left so much of himself behind.
Rest in Peace Mr. Twombly.