Tuesday, December 16, 2014


The large painting is finished and I've decided on a new title: Movie.

45" x 75"     oil on linen     2014


  1. There's something disquieting about this concentrated glimpse of urban life. "Movie" is saying a lot in disarmingly simple terms: a quiet subject infused with an uncanny disaffection. The picture is a great accomplishment, both in its austerity and its eloquence.

  2. Wish I could be standing in front of this 75" theatre. Choosing to put this story on such a large scale reinforces the actual experience of being there; had it been on the small size the message would have come over as a whisper ... like watching a movie on your phone instead of a big flat screen. Tell me why the fellow in the film looks afraid? Revolted? Certainly not happy to have the woman on top? Sometimes I don't know if you're inserting one of your private amusements or if the scene is just what it is at first look. Part of the fun of knowing your penchants.
    - Christine



"There is more power in telling little than in telling all."
- Mark Rothko

“The mind loves the unknown. It loves images whose meanings are unknown, since the meaning of the mind itself is unknown.”
- Magritte

"Now, the idea is to get everything right -- it's not just color or form or space or line -- it's everything all at once."
- Richard Diebenkorn

“What I am seeking is not the real and not the unreal but rather the unconscious,
the mystery of the instinctive in the human race.”
- Amedeo Modigliani