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To Copy a Burchfield…

September 17, 2020

…is not easy though I thought it would be. Of course Fantasy of Heat is a watercolor: it is painted transparently with easy fluid brushstrokes and I can’t paint that way. I put some paint down and add and edit, not really knowing what I am doing [...]

Sketchbook Number Nine: Judith Simonian

April 3, 2020

The first Simonian I ever really saw was Fleshy Pink Room. (see below) It has a marvelous sense of space. At the same time, the elements that define the space are quite beautifully painted. So I looked at the scarf on the back of the couch in the [...]

Sketchbook Number Eight: Clintel Steed

March 26, 2020

  Steed’s paintings have a unique surface—interlocking shapes of color that somehow produce a powerful sense of space and depth. Except for a sassy drawing that stays right on the surface of a dollar bill, his sketches show his study of [...]

Sketchbook Number Seven: Liza Phillips

February 29, 2020

It seems uncannily appropriate with China so much on our minds to show, among others, a few sketches that Liza Phillips made at a residence in Taohuatan China last October. Here are her descriptions: Lucky with raised hand and Tai Chi champion, [...]