Tag Archives: Abstract art

Well . . .

Recently a friend who knows more than me about the business of art told me I would sell more paintings if I raised my prices. He meant, I think, that collectors like to be proud of paying a lot of … Continue reading

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When the dentist’s office called to cancel, I cried.

Exhibition at Orange Art Gallery, Ottawa, Ontario, March 4, 2020 The last straw, I guess. Everything is cancelled including fun stuff. Even the parks. No more long walks with Romeo running free. So I am painting a lot. I read … Continue reading

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The pleasure/pain principle (in art)

Etel Adnan,  “Untitled” (2014), Oil on canvas, 10 ½ x 13 ¾ inches (27 x 35 cm) (© Etel Adnan, Courtesy Galerie Lelong & Co.) Recently I came across the art of Etel Adnan and have been smitten. It’s not … Continue reading

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After the exhibition

  Totally exhausted is all I can say. Came home from Ottawa eager to get back to work. After a day home, one morning in my studio, and I have come down with a bad cold/flu. Nothing like the body … Continue reading

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How to spell Trouble

Let’s Talk, no. 1; 36″ x 112″; oil & collage on canvas Lately I’ve been scaring myself when I am painting. This has happened periodically before but this time I don’t want to back away from what is frightening to … Continue reading

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Aftermath

Sometimes, Someone, Something, Somewhere, No 4. Curious about how my exhibit at the Secord was received, I asked Phil, the owner, about it. He said: “One fellow referred to the work as being more ‘talkative’. which at the very least … Continue reading

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Open Studio

    It was that time of year again, Open Studio Weekend, as part of the Peggy’s Cove Area Festival of the Arts. For one thing, I am grateful to have a good reason to clean up my studio! But … Continue reading

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Seven years of change

At the Harrington Brown Gallery in Memphis, TN, March 2011   Seven years ago, in 2011, I had an exhibition at the Harrington Brown Gallery in Memphis, Tennessee. It was one of those shows where I took a major right … Continue reading

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Rembrandt and me

  I am an abstract painter. Right from the first day, abstraction spoke my language. I never wanted to paint otherwise. For me, it talks to the inexpressible part of being human. Not being attached to objects, it makes sense … Continue reading

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Next, again and again and again

  Actually, I do not agree with Michelangelo when he said: “No great work of art is ever finished.” I titled my exhibit at the Orange Gallery “Next, Again”. Originally I planned to call it just “Next” because that’s what … Continue reading

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