Tuesday, August 24, 2010


oil on canvas
10 x 10"

I have been going through my work getting pieces ready for the Fall Fresh Art tour - www.freshart.org. A friend came over this morning to help, and we came upon this piece I had done during my last southwest trip. It is a piece I hadn't thought much about, but she really liked it - it is interesting to look through someone else's eyes - so I will include it in the show.

I have also been looking at Gerhard Richter's work and reading his words. He is an artist who I think very successfully straddles doing work that is sensual and beautiful, yet also has a conceptual component, however subliminal.

"One has to believe in what one is doing, one has to commit oneself inwardly, in order to do painting. Once obsessed, one ultimately carries it to the point of believing that one might change human beings through painting. But if one lacks this passionate commitment, there is nothing left to do. Then it is best to leave it alone. For basically painting is total idiocy."
- Gerhard Richter

1 comment:

Mary Logue said...

The painting really looks great on the post. The colors are so vivid--like color blocks, really. The quote by Richter is funny and profound--great combo. If we are passionate are we thus not idiots?!