Friday, October 23, 2009

"But perhaps my art is the art of a lunatic, mere glittering quicksilver, a blue soul breaking in upon my pictures." Chagall

Tomorrow is the opening of a 3-person show I'm in at Lucia Douglas Gallery. Pressure does funny things. After finishing all the paintings I needed to have done, and spending all kinds of time on other things like re-sizing images and putting on hanging wires, I felt like painting one more just for fun. With no pressure to make it work, the painting came together quickly and easily. Maybe the more time you have the greater the odds you will ruin a painting.

I guess no one ever really feels ready for a show. But I will refrain from bringing a brush to the opening for surreptitious touch-ups. Here's the new one, Monorail Tracks:


  1. Wonderful new painting! I was just talking to somebody today about how the work fills up to fill the time allotted, and the corollary, "If you want something done, ask a busy person."

    Also -- there's the joy in just doing what you love, after having to attend to non-painting details for a while.

    How was the show? I so wish I was in your neighborhood!

  2. Thanks, it went well. The place was packed since my mother-in-law contacted everyone she's ever known. Sold some pieces, too, so that's encouraging.

  3. Suzanne,

    I forgot to identify myself -- I'm Cath's brother, Bill.

    I'm grateful for this blog (from which I'm learning so much), and grateful to Cath for pointing me in its direction. It deserves a large audience.

    I love Monorail Tracks, which is why I'm commenting here. Congratulations on your recent show.

    Bill Mac

  4. Thanks - glad you like Monorail Tracks. Just heard from the gallery that a couple moving to Australian just bought it in order to take a NW memory with them. This painting will be better traveled than I am.