30 May 2010

Threshold

oil on stitched canvas
69h x 29w

Nope, it's done. The imperfect thing does deserve to live, after all, I am no abortionist.

26 May 2010

...wings unfolding

This is what I mean:

Looser, more energy feeling, less precise thinking.

It's this: The thing not said, but implied.


Then with leftover paint I got a start on these:




Lots of little 10x10" hints going on here!

19 May 2010

First your legs get heavy and tired.

Then comes the floating feeling of wings unfolding.

So I've been looking at some of the work I was doing a couple of years ago and I'm thinking when did I start doing all those little windows? all thuk-thuk-thuk plinkety plink in neat little well-articulated rows? I wasn't doing that 2 years ago. there's some free quality in those earlier paintings that really appeals to me. hmmmm.

...waiting for those wings to unfold.

16 May 2010

Memory



Remember these?







Now they look like this.



A new canvas stitiched. This one already has a name: Cathedral.



The continuing spinning infinity:

03 May 2010

tradition

"In my last letter I spoke of tradition. ...what tradition seems to have meant lately - an historical patchwork (...) which is used to cover up the nakedness of the bare word. Tradition means much more than that. It means generations of different poets in different countries patiently telling the same story, writing the same poem, gaining and losing something with each transformation - but, of course, never really losing anything."

I've been avidly reading the poems and letters of Jack Spicer.
Working a lot in the studio.
Finally got the internet connection up in our new old house.
Now here is another blog post, made possible by the infinite www.

underpainting

a few glazes later
64w x 28h


in progress
69w x 29h


before burnt umber

after burnt umber
was that an improvement? hmmm....
3@ 26.5w x various heights


41h x ...96w approx
Can you see the holes in these? An intentional defiling of the painting surface.


24w x 68h
underpainting & first glazes


A Clear Stratosphere - re-worked yet again! The final incarnation, I think. Though I've said that before haven't I....


Dusking
oil on canvas
8 x 8"