Sunday, October 21, 2012

October 21,2012 6:03am
Trying to work out Matisse Studio so I can get it on the canvas today. Weather is still warm so I can work in the garage. I have this one to lay out,at least get the wash of color and Matisse Couch. Both will be the same size since that's what's left in canvas inventory. I'll need to order more canvases. I made a list of the artists left in the first studio series. Palettes of Derain. I  took my big Derain canvas off the stretchers. Thinking of gluing it on wood. Back to the list.Small square canvases for Braque.
Leger and a portrait of LeCourbusier,he was kind of freaky looking.Villion,who had a shelf ala Cezanne. That should do it. I need to work on the photographs I took at Homer's studio. Need to decide what size. Oh, and the 2 paintings sitting on  the deck  I've been spray painting.
Other than that?
I have another application for an opportunity in Maine. When I got off the Downeaster in Portland last week I thought" Are you nuts " How the hell am I going to drag this stuff to Maine.So rather then worry about that I'll do another now that's nuts!
Sun will be up in about half an hour,time to get to work.

Saturday, October 20, 2012

October 20 2012 7:37 pm
On the deck.What a beautiful night. Listening to music and having wine and wrapped up in my Our Lady of Guadalupe Robe. I realized today I need her back in my life. So on my way to Highwire I played her music.
I wanted to start my Winslow Homer studio drawings but need to finish Matisse. Worked today on his studio. Then took a walk to a motorcyle shop..Matisse paintings will be about 40 x 60.
I'm distracted.

Saturday, October 13, 2012

October13th 6:50am
Just a few days ago I stood in the rain on these rocks in Maine. How many years ago Winslow Homer sat on these same rocks just watching the sea. I learned so much about this man in just 1 week. But  that will come later. I have one more painting to finish in my first studio series as I also begin the next. As soon as I saw the interior of Homer's studio I had in in my head. I can see it on the canvas. Just like I saw Cezanne's I can see Homer's. The chair,his pipe the fireplace. I have a new bag of paint I haven't looked in but I'm sure I'll need different colors. Deep brown and reds. and when I saw his paintings he had the hint of a blue,beautiful blue. And the size is important. In Cezanne's it was about the shelf and the ladders. Homer needs to be more intimate yet the scale still the same. I think I'll do some of the long skinny pieces of his bed. I'm also looking at John Marin,well,since I saw his work on the first trip to Maine and then at the MET over the summer. And can't forget Eakins. This is my new trio!Eakins was a real weirdo,actually a real creep! More on him later also. Oh and why do I take the train. Everyone asks why the train. I can't imagine Winslow Home on anything but a train,had to be a train.As he made his way up the coast through the same towns looking out the window just like me!

           " Seems to me,"he has stated the true artist must perforce go from time to time to the
            elemental forms Sky,Sea,Mountain,Plain and those things pertaining there to,to sort
            of  re-think himself up,to recharge the battery! For those big forms have everything
            But to express these,you have to love these to be part of these in sympathy. One doesn't
            get very far without this love.
                    John Marin