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Fooling Around

Fooling around is good. Lately, I have been fooling around with crayons. After all, it is claimed by none other than Mr. Picasso that the more childlike you are, the better the work. Full disclosure is that the crayons are … Continue reading

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Recent Work: Tech Triptych

These are three oil paintings making up a triptych. According to Wikipedia, “The triptych form arises from early Christian art, and was a popular standard format for altar paintings from the Middle Ages onwards. Its geographical range was from the … Continue reading

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Recent Work: Italian Hill Village

This imaginary landscape is done in Post-Impressionistic style, something that I don’t believe is my usual thing. It was done with a thought that it would be a gift for an old friend of mine. He is a noted scientist … Continue reading

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Knowing when to stop

As we stood in front of a large Kandinsky at the beginning of MoMA’s “Inventing Abstraction, 1910 – 1925 show, a pal of mine said that he could not figure out how Kandinsky knew when a picture was finished. It … Continue reading

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Three Heads from 1971

This work is anything but recent. And, for that I apologize. It is a big oil, 30 by 50 inches. That’s big for me anyway. It was done before I knew any better, some 40 years ago. The foundation is … Continue reading

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Dragon Bird

This is from what I am beginning to think of as an ongoing series of paintings, tentatively called “Zombie Paintings.” It started with some left-over paint and a quick painting, done without much “malice aforethought.” Everyone who saw it, though, … Continue reading

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Dr. Zwig and Mummy

Another example of what happens when there is paint left over on my pallete. What happens is that I do a zombie painting. A visitor seeing it said this to me: “ we all have demons and it seems that … Continue reading

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