Sunday, April 29, 2012

April 29, 2012 Still Life

Still Life #80 22"x22" gouache on w/c paper
Still Life #79 22"x22" gouache on w/c paper

 I set a goal for myself, a yellow painting, I am not satisfied with either of these.

 It remindes me of a quote by Martha Graham (American Dancer, Teacher and Choreographer of modern dance, 1894-1991) "There is a vitality, a life force, a quickening that is translated through you into action, and there is only one of you in all time, this expression is unique, and if you block it, it will never exist through any other medium; and be lost. The world will not have it. It is not your business to determine how good it is, not how it compares with other expression. It is your business to keep it your clearly and directly, to keep the channel open. You do not even have to believe in yourself or your work. You have to keep open and aware directly to the urges that motivate you. Keep the channel open. No artist is pleased. There is no satisfaction whatever at any time. There is on a queer, divine dissatisfaction, a blessed unrest that keeps us marching and makes us more alive than the others."

 Today I will begin again.....

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Tuesday April 17, 2012 Still Life #75


Still Life #75 22"x22" gouache on w/c paper

This is my latest still life. I have made a small change in the grid, on which the composition is based, the viewer is no longer able to see the horizontal lines, as much, therefore less aware of the original grid. Still working with Joseph Albers ideas about color.