Month: September 2013

More risk and another pastel in the standing figure series

The third in a series, the pastel that I am about to show you has been half, no, more than three quarters finished since September last year. (I only know this from the notes in iPhoto on the progression photos – I couldn’t believe it’s been a year!) Sometimes pieces need to sit for awhile.

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Kara Walker – in black and white

  One of the more challenging rooms Cam and I visited at the Chicago Institute of Art (at the beginning of August) was one exhibiting the work of Kara Walker (b.1969) in a show titled, Rise Up Ye Mighty Race!. I’d vaguely heard of her before but had no idea we were about to encounter

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When is a painting finished?

  The other side of the blank canvas syndrome is the When is a painting finished question.   Today I bring you a creation that I started some time ago and have worked on, on and off, over the last few months. It’s one of those really exploratory pieces I’ve been doing, ones where I

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