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Saturday, November 21, 2015

Jumping Rope

 Jumping Rope
Oil on black canvas, 24x36 (diptych)
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I'm having an absolute blast painting people in general, and specifically, people in motion. And generally, I don't see artists showing paintings like this.

LeRoy Nieman did, if you remember him. You can see some of his action paintings here, and some of his paintings of the Olympics here. I see painters with figurative work, but by and large, the figures are posed, or at least stationary.

Maybe this is because people don't like and don't buy paintings of action? Maybe it's because jurors don't like paintings like these and don't let them into shows? I can't believe it's because other painters just don't paint them. What do you think?

I will say, these are the scariest paintings I've made, and the most challenging.

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MY PAINTINGS LOOK great in Center Framing and Art's Christmas window! And as you can see, the gallery is moving. They're going just around the corner, but it's going to be a big change, after 42 years in the same spot. And it's going to be interesting to see what happens to West Hartford Center, when so many of the businesses leave. 

Until Jan. 1, Center Framing and Art will remain at 56 LaSalle Road, West Hartford Center, CT. Check out their website here.

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Dog of the Day

This guy was working as hard as he could to defend his car! 

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A Final Thought

"An artist never really finished his work; he merely abandons it."

- Paul Valery



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