Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Woman with a Grey Cat

I'll be opening an exhibition at the Adelson Galleries Boston this Friday, February 6th. The reception will be 6 to 8 pm - all are welcome - and the exhibition will run until March 15th.  After, it will travel to the Adelson Galleries in New York, opening there on March 24th and running until April 25th.

Here's a link to the e-catalog:  AVS Exhibition

At the end of December, I finished another in my series of cat paintings:

Woman with a Grey Cat
11 1/2" x 9 1/2"     oil on linen     2014     
Private Collection, California

This composition sets the energy of bright red and green complementary colors against the balancing dark notes of the sky, skirt, and cat, while the underlying structure plays the diagonal of the figure against the counterpoint of the second smaller diagonal of the skirt and cat. All looks simple enough, but it was an interesting image to paint.

The idea came from a quick sketch done in November:

Woman with a Grey Cat, initial sketch 
ca. 5" x 4 1/2" pen on paper 2014

Woman with a Grey Cat, drawing #2
6 1/2" x 5 1/2" pencil on graph paper 2014



"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